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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals – AZ-900 Exam Prep (LA)

Course Description


The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational knowledge of cloud services, and how those services are implemented with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for those students who don’t have a technical background but have an interest in the Cloud. This includes those involved in selling or purchasing cloud-based solutions and services, those with a technical background who have a need to validate their foundational-level knowledge around cloud services, and those who are simply interested in exploring the world of cloud-based solutions to determine if it’s a career-changing building block.

The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam can be taken as an optional first step in learning about cloud services and how those concepts are exemplified by Microsoft Azure. It can be taken as a precursor to Microsoft’s Azure or Data and AI certifications. It will validate that you have the foundational knowledge necessary to start your learning journey to become an Azure Administrator, Developer, Architect, or DevOps Engineer. It can also be used as a starting point for those interested in data and AI job roles.

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Course Syllabus

Getting Started

An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

  • Course Introduction
  • About the Training Architect
  • About the Exam
  • About The Book of Basics
  • Course Features and Tools

Cloud Services: Benefits and Considerations

  • Overview
  • High Availability, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery
  • Scalability and Elasticity
  • Business Agility
  • Economies of Scale
  • Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx)
  • The Consumption-Based Model

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)

  • Overview
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Comparing and Contrasting the Three Service Types

Cloud Models: Public, Private, and Hybrid

  • Overview
  • The Public Cloud Model
  • The Private Cloud Model
  • The Hybrid Cloud Model
  • Comparing and Contrasting the Three Cloud Models

Azure Architecture

  • Overview
  • Regions
  • Availability Zones
  • Resource Groups
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Architecture: Usage and Benefits

Azure Products and Services

  • Overview
  • Compute: Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, App Service, and Functions
  • Networking: Azure Virtual Network, Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Application Gateway, and Content Delivery Network
  • Storage: Azure Blob Storage, Files, and Archive Storage
  • Databases: Azure CosmosDB, SQL Database, Database Migration Service, and SQL Data Warehous
  • The Azure Marketplace
  • Deploying Your First Azure Virtual Machine
  • Intro to Creating Azure Virtual Networks
  • Intro to Using Azure Blob Storage

Azure Solutions

  • Overview
  • Internet of Things (IoT): Azure IoT Hub and IoT Central
  • Big Data and Analytics: Azure SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, and Data Lake Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): Azure Machine Learning Service and Machine Learning Studio
  • Server less Computing: Azure Functions, Logic Apps, and Event Grid
  • Benefits of Azure Solutions

Azure Management Tools

  • Overview
  • The Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, and the Azure Portal
  • Azure Advisor
  • Accessing and Using the Azure Portal
  • Accessing and Using the Azure Cloud Shell

Network Security in Azure

  • Overview
  • Azure Firewall
  • Network Security Groups (NSGs)
  • Azure DDoS Protection
  • Choosing an Azure Security Solution

Azure Identity Services

  • Overview
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Azure Active Directory (AAD)

Azure Security Tools and Features

  • Overview
  • Security in Azure
  • Azure Security Center
  • Azure Key Vault
  • Azure Information Protection (AIP)
  • Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

Azure Governance

  • Overview
  • Azure Policies
  • Azure Initiatives
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Resource Locking
  • Security Assistance in Azure Advisor

Monitoring and Reporting in Azure

  • Overview
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Service Health
  • Azure Monitor and Azure Service Health: Use Cases and Benefits

Azure Privacy, Compliance, and Data Protection Standards

  • Overview
  • Industry Compliance: GDPR, ISO, and NIST
  • The Microsoft Privacy Statement
  • Microsoft Trust Center
  • Microsoft Service Trust Portal
  • Microsoft Compliance Manager
  • Determining Azure Compliance for Business Needs
  • Azure Government Services
  • Azure Germany Services

Azure Subscriptions

  • Overview
  • Azure Subscriptions
  • Subscription Options and Uses

Planning and Managing Azure Costs

  • Overview
  • Purchasing Azure Products and Services
  • The Azure Free Account
  • Cost Factors
  • Billing Zones
  • Pricing Calculator
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator
  • Minimizing Azure Costs
  • Azure Cost Management

Azure Support Options

  • Overview
  • Azure Support Plans
  • Opening an Azure Support Ticket
  • Additional Azure Support Channels
  • The Azure Knowledge Center

Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

  • Overview
  • Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Finding the SLA for Azure Products and Services

The Azure Service Lifecycle

  • Overview
  • Public and Private Preview Features
  • Accessing Preview Features
  • General Availability (GA)
  • Monitoring Feature Updates

Final Steps

  • How to Prepare for the Exam
  • What’s Next After Certification?

Final Exam

  • Microsoft AZ-900 Practice Exam


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