AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals Certification Course

Prepare for Microsoft AZ 900 Exam with Detailed explanations and Labs

8 sections • 151 lectures • 8hrs 29mins
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AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals Certification Course
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This exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundation level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for candidates with non-technical backgrounds, such as those involved in selling or purchasing cloud based solutions and services or who have some involvement with cloud based solutions and services, as well as those with a technical background who have a need to validate their foundation level knowledge around cloud services. Technical IT experience is not required however some general IT knowledge or experience would be beneficial.

This 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 Azure or Microsoft cloud services exams. While it would be a beneficial first step, validating foundation level knowledge, taking this exam is not a pre-requisite before taking any other Azure-based certifications.

Who is this course for?

  • Candidates with non-technical backgrounds who are interested in learning about the cloud
  • Candidates with technical backgrounds who are interested in getting more advanced certs in the future
  • Participants from Management and Senior management who would like know the benefits of cloud computing ( Azure )
  • Students who wish to start learning how to use the Azure Platform
  • Any one who wants to put their feet wet with Cloud Computing and get their cloud fundamentals right .

Even with zero Azure/Cloud experience, this course will prepare you for the Microsoft AZ-900 exam. This course is an entry point to rest of the Azure certifications. So, if you are looking for an entry point to Microsoft Azure, this AZ-900 exam prep course is the ultimate way to go!

Course content
8 sections • 151 lectures • 8hrs 29mins

Introduction - 04mins
What is Cloud Computing - I - 05mins
What is Cloud Computing - II - 05mins
Benefits of Cloud Computing - 09mins
Key concepts and Terminology - 05mins
Economies of Scale - 01mins
Capex vs Opex - 02mins
Cloud Models: Public cloud - 01mins
Cloud Models: Characteristics of Public Cloud - 01mins
Cloud Models: Private Cloud - 01mins
Cloud Models: Characteristics of Private Cloud - 01mins
Cloud Models: Hybrid cloud - 01mins
Cloud Models: Characteristics of Hybrid Cloud - 01mins
Review and What next - 29secs
IAAS - 03mins
Use cases of IAAS - 01mins
What is Paas - 02mins
Common scenarios Paas - 03mins
What is saas - 02mins
Cloud Models: Shared Responsibility Model - 09mins
Introduction - 15secs
Azure Regions - 01mins
Special Azure regions - 01mins
Regional pairs - 01mins
Feature Availabilty - 01mins
Availbailty zone - 01mins
Availability Sets - 02mins
Resource Groups - 01mins
Azure Resource Manager - 01mins
What next: Azure Core Services and Products! - 02mins
What is Azure Compute - 50secs
Virtual Machines 1 - 01mins
Virtual Machines 1 - Lab - 14mins
Virtual Machines II - Lab - 45secs
Virtual Machines III - Lab - 02mins
Virtual Machines IV - Lab - 03mins
Virtual Machines V - Lab - 02mins
Virtual Machine VI - LAB - 03mins
What are containers - 03mins
Containers - Lab - 06mins
Containers vs Virtual Machines - 03mins
Virtual Networks - 01mins
Virtual Networks Lab - 14mins
What is Load Balancer - 01mins
VPN Gateway - 55secs
Azure Application Gateway - I - 02mins
Azure Application Gateway - II - 20secs
Content Delivery Networks - 01mins
How CDN Works - 03mins
Azure CDN Lab - 07mins
Azure Storage Services - 41secs
Structured Data - 01mins
Unstructured data - 01mins
Semistructured Data - 52secs
Blob File Disk and archival intro - 02mins
Creating Storage Account - 07mins
Storage Account Overview Blog - Lab Activity - 07mins
Storage Account Blobs - 16mins
Storage Account Files - 08mins
Tables and Queues - 03mins
Azure Storage Explorer - 06mins
Azure Database Services - 01mins
Sql Services - Demo - 09mins
Azure Marketplace - 01mins
Internet of things - 01mins
IOT HUB - 01mins
IOT HUB Demo - 09mins
Big Data Intro - 01mins
Azure Sql Data Warehouse - 01mins
HD Insights - 50secs
Azure Datalake - 01mins
Machine Learning - 01mins
Azure Machine Learning Services and Studio - 01mins
Serverless Computing - 02mins
What is Devops - 02mins
Azure Management Tools - 51secs
Powershell Demo - 04mins
Azure CLI Demo - 07mins
Cloudshell Demo - 04mins
Deployment with json - 08mins
Azure Advisor - 02mins
Chapter 2 Summary - 01mins
Introduction - 54secs
Azure Firewall Introduction - 02mins
Azure Firewall Lab Steps - 01mins
Azure Firewall Lab - 19mins
Azure DDOS - 02mins
Network Security Groups - 02mins
Application Security Groups - 01mins
Choosing Azure Network Security Solutions - 03mins
Authentication and Authorization - 50secs
Azure Active Directory - 01mins
Azure MFA - 01mins
Azure Security Center - 01mins
Azure Security center - LAB activity - 07mins
Azure Key vault - 02mins
Microsoft Azure information protection - 02mins
Azure Advanced threat protection - 03mins
Azure Policy - 02mins
Azure Policy - Lab Activity - 06mins
RBAC - 01mins
RBAC Lab - 06mins
Azure Locks - 01mins
Azure Locks - Lab - 01mins
Azure Blueprints - 49secs
Subscription Governance - 01mins
Azure Tagging - 02mins
Azure Monitoring - 02mins
Azure Monitor- Lab Activity - 03mins
Azure Service Health - 01mins
Monitoring Applications and Services - 03mins
Compliance Terms and Requirements - 02mins
Microsoft Privacy Statement - 40secs
Trust Center - 01mins
Azure Trust Center - 01mins
Azure Government Services - 01mins
Microsoft Azure Germany - 01mins
Azure China - 01mins
Introduction - 01mins
Azure Subscriptions - 02mins
Management groups - 01mins
Purchase Azure products and services - 01mins
Usage Meters - 51secs
Factors Affecting Costs - 02mins
Zones for billing - 02mins
Pricing Calculator - 01mins
Azure Total Cost of Ownership ( TCO ) - 01mins
Minimize costs in Azure - 03mins
Azure Cost Management - 01mins
Support Plans - 03mins
Alternative Support Channels - 01mins
Service Level Agreements ( SLAs ) - 03mins
Composite SLAs - 02mins
Improving Application SLAs - 03mins
Public and Private Preview features - 01mins
Providing Feedback - 26secs
General availability - 59secs
Azure updates - 01mins
Conclusion - 34secs
Networking Fundamentals - Part 1 - 03mins
Networking Fundamentals - Part II - 08mins
Storage Fundamentals - 08mins
What is Compute - 04mins
Overview of Azure Services - 10mins
What Can you Expect in this Section - 51secs
Azure Portal Demo - 05mins
Azure Portal Overview - 15mins
Using Azure CLI - 05mins
Service Categories - 10mins
Design a Solution - An Overview - 06mins
How do You manage the services - 07mins

In this course, you would find detailed explanations along with lab demonstrations for the services in Azure. After this course , you are fully prepared and confident with the knowledge required to pass the AZ 900 Exam. Here is the Agenda of the Az 900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification

Module 1 : Understand cloud concepts (15-20%)

Describe the benefits and considerations of using cloud services
· understand terms such as High Availability, Availability, Elasticity, Agility, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery
· understand the principles of economies of scale
· understand the differences between Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx)
· understand the consumption-based model

Describe the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
· describe Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
· describe Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
· describe Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
· compare and contrast the three different service types

Describe the differences between Public, Private and Hybrid cloud models
· describe Public cloud
· describe Private cloud
· describe Hybrid cloud
· compare and contrast the three different cloud models

Module 2 : Understand core Azure services (30-35%)

Understand the core Azure architectural components
· describe Regions
· describe Availability Zones
· describe Resource Groups
· describe Azure Resource manager
· describe the benefits and usage of core Azure architectural components

Describe some of the core products available in Azure
· describe products available for Compute such as Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, App Service and Functions
· describe products available for Networking such as Virtual Network, Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Application Gateway and Content Delivery Network
· describe products available for Storage such as Blob Storage, Disk Storage, File Storage, and Archive Storage
· describe products available for Databases such as CosmosDB, Azure SQL Database, Azure Database Migration service, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse
· describe the Azure Marketplace and its usage scenarios

Describe some of the solutions available on Azure
· describe Internet of Things (IoT) and products that are available for IoT on Azure such as IoT Fundamentals, IoT Hub and IoT Central
· describe Big Data and Analytics and products that are available for Big Data and Analytics such as SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight and Data Lake Analytics
· describe Artificial Intelligence (AI) and products that are available for AI such as Azure Machine Learning Service and Studio
· describe Server less computing and Azure products that are available for serverless computing such as Azure Functions, Logic Apps and App grid
· describe the benefits and outcomes of using Azure solutions

Understand Azure management tools
· understand Azure tools such as Azure CLI, PowerShell, and the Azure Portal
· understand Azure Advisor

Module 3 :Understand security, privacy, compliance, and trust (25-30%)

Understand securing network connectivity in Azure
· describe Azure Firewall
· describe Azure DDoS Protection
· describe Network Security Group (NSG)
· choose an appropriate Azure security solution

Describe core Azure Identity services
· understand the difference between authentication and authorization
· describe Azure Active Directory
· describe Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

Describe security tools and features of Azure
· describe Azure Security
· understand Azure Security center usage scenarios
· describe Key Vault
· describe Azure Information Protection (AIP)
· describe Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

Describe Azure governance methodologies
· describe Azure Policies
· describe Initiatives
· describe Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
· describe Locks
· describe Azure Advisor security assistance

Understand monitoring and reporting options in Azure
· describe Azure Monitor
· describe Azure Service Health
· understand the use cases and benefits of Azure Monitor and Azure Service Health

Understand privacy, compliance and data protection standards in Azure
· understand industry compliance terms such as GDPR, ISO and NIST
· understand the Microsoft Privacy Statement
· describe the Trust center
· describe the Service Trust Portal
· describe Compliance Manager
· determine if Azure is compliant for a business need
· understand Azure Government services
· understand Azure Germany services

Module 4 : Understand Azure pricing and support (25-30%)

Understand Azure subscriptions
· describe an Azure subscription
· understand the uses and options with Azure subscriptions

Understand planning and management of costs
· understand options for purchasing Azure products and services
· understand options around Azure Free account
· understand the factors affecting costs such as resource types, services, locations, ingress and egress traffic
· understand Zones for billing purposes
· understand the Pricing calculator
· understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator
· understand best practices for minimizing Azure costs such as performing cost analysis, creating spending limits and quotas, and using tags to identify cost owners; use Azure reservations; use Azure Advisor recommendations
· describe Azure Cost Management

Understand the support options available with Azure
· understand support plans that are available such as Dev, Standard, Professional Direct and Premier
· understand how to open a support ticket
· understand available support channels outside of support plan channels
· describe the Knowledge Center

Describe Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
· describe a Service Level Agreement (SLA)
· determine SLA for a particular Azure product or service

Understand service lifecycle in Azure
· understand Public and Private Preview features
· understand how to access Preview features
· understand the term General Availability (GA)
· monitor feature updates

Anand Rao

Anand Rao is a senior technical instructor and cloud consultant. He has worked with large enterprises for about 15 years and has a wide range of technologies in his portfolio. Anand is adept at not just cloud platforms (Azure , AWS and GCP) but also well-versed with IAM, security and automation with powershell and python.

In addition, he has been developing and updating the content for various courses. He has been assisting many engineers in the lab examinations and securing certifications.

Anand Rao has delivered instructor led trainings in several states in India as well as several countries like USA, Bahrain, Kenya and UAE. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer globally for Corporate Major Clients.

Anand is also a Certified seasoned professional holding certifications in following platforms:

Microsoft Certified Trainer ( MCT )
SY0-401 : CompTIA Security +
Scrum Certified master ( SCRUM )
Certified Network Defender ( CND – EC-Council )

Certified Ethical hacker ( CEH – EC-Council )
70-640 MS Active Directory
70-533 MS Azure Administration
70-534 MS Azure Architecture
AWS certified solutions Architect – Associate
AWS certified sysops administrator – Associate
Google Cloud Platform-Cloud Architect (GCP)
Certified Cloud Security Knowledge ( CCSK )

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