Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)

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Duration: 1 Day
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Exams: Included
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Course Information

Course Overview

This one-day course will provide foundational level knowledge on Azure concepts; core Azure services; core solutions and management tools; general security and network security; governance, privacy, and compliance features; Azure cost management and service level agreements. You will not have to perform hands-on exercises in this course.

This course does not provide an Azure pass or time in the classroom for students to do any hands-on activities.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the basics of cloud computing and Azure, and how to get started with Azure’s subscriptions and accounts.
  • Describe the advantages of using cloud computing services, learning to differentiate between the categories and types of cloud computing, and how to examine the various concepts, resources, and terminology that are necessary to work with Azure architecture.
  • Outline the core services available with Microsoft Azure.
  • Discuss the core solutions that encompass a wide array of tools and services from Microsoft Azure.
  • Describe the general security and network security features, and how you can use the various Azure services to help ensure that your cloud resources are safe, secure, and trusted.
  • Discuss the identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features, and how Azure can help you secure access to cloud resources, what it means to build a cloud governance strategy, and how Azure adheres to common regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Discuss the factors that influence cost, tools you can use to help estimate and manage your cloud spend, and how Azure’s service-level agreements (SLAs) can impact your application design decisions.

Outline

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)

Module 1: Cloud Concepts

In this module, you’ll take an entry level end-to-end look at Azure and its capabilities, which will provide you with a solid foundation for completing the available modules for Azure Fundamentals.

  • Introduction to Azure fundamentals
  • Fundamental Azure concepts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of cloud computing in Azure and how it can save you time and money.
  • Explain concepts such as high availability, scalability, elasticity, agility, and disaster recovery.

Module 2: Core Azure Services

In this module, you learn about core Azure services like Azure database, Azure compute, Azure storage, and Azure Networking.

  • Core Azure architectural components
  • Core Azure workload products
  • Azure networking services
  • Azure storage services
  • Azure database services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe core Azure architecture components such as subscriptions, management groups, and resources.
  • Summarize geographic distribution concepts such as Azure regions, region pairs, and availability zones.
  • Understand the services available in Azure including compute, network, storage, and databases.
  • Identify virtualization services such as Azure VMs, Azure Container Instances, and Azure Kubernetes.
  • Compare Azure’s database services such as Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL, and Azure Database for MySQL.
  • Examine Azure networking resources such as Virtual Networks, VPN Gateways, and Azure ExpressRoute.
  • Summarize Azure storage services such Azure Blob Storage, Azure Disk Storage, and Azure File Storage.

Module 3: Core Solutions

In this module, you’ll learn about AI machine learning, Azure DevOps, monitoring fundamentals, management fundamentals, serverless computing fundamentals. and IoT fundamentals.

  • Choose the best Azure IoT service
  • Choose the best AI service
  • Choose the best Azure serverless technology
  • Choose the best tools with DevOps and GitHub
  • Choose the best management tools
  • Choose the best Azure monitoring service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Choose the correct Azure AI service to address different kinds of business challenges.
  • Choose the best software development process tools and services for a given business scenario.
  • Choose the correct cloud monitoring service to address different kinds of business challenges.
  • Choose the correct Azure management tool to address different kinds of technical needs.
  • Choose the right serverless computing technology for your business scenario.
  • Choose the best Azure IoT service for a given business scenario.

Module 4: General security and networking features

In this module, you will learn how to protect yourself against security threats, and secure your networks with Azure.

  • Security Tools and Features
  • Secure Network Connectivity

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Strengthen your security posture and protect against threats by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
  • Collect and act on security data from many different sources by using Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Manage dedicated physical servers to host your Azure VMs for Windows and Linux.
  • Identify the layers that make up a defense in depth strategy.
  • Explain how Azure Firewall enables you to control what traffic is allowed on the network.
  • Configure network security groups to filter network traffic to and from Azure resources.
  • Explain how Azure DDoS Protection helps protect your Azure resources from DDoS attacks.

Module 5: Identity, Governance, Privacy, and Compliance

In this module, you will learn about Azure identity services, how to build a cloud governance strategy, and privacy, compliance and data protection standards on Azure.

  • Core Azure identity services
  • Azure Governance Methodologies
  • Privacy, Compliance, and Data Protection standards

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between authentication and authorization.
  • Describe how Azure Active Directory provides identity and access management.
  • Explain the role single sign-on (SSO), multifactor authentication, and Conditional Access play.
  • Make organizational decisions about your cloud environment by using the CAF for Azure.
  • Define who can access cloud resources by using Azure role-based access control.
  • Apply a resource lock to prevent accidental deletion of your Azure resources.
  • Apply tags to your Azure resources to help describe their purpose.
  • Control and audit how your resources are created by using Azure Policy.
  • Enable governance at scale across multiple Azure subscriptions by using Azure Blueprints.
  • Explain the types of compliance offerings that are available on Azure.
  • Gain insight into regulatory standards and compliance on Azure.
  • Explain Azure capabilities that are specific to government agencies.

Module 6: Azure Pricing and Lifecycle

In this module, you will learn how to plan and manage Azure costs, and how to choose the right Azure services though SLAs and service lifecycle.

  • Planning and Cost Management
  • Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Lifecycle

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator.
  • Describe the different ways you can purchase Azure products and services.
  • Use the Pricing calculator to estimate the monthly cost of running your cloud workloads.
  • Define the major factors that affect total cost and apply recommended practices to minimize cost.
  • Describe what a service-level agreement (SLA) is and why SLAs are important.
  • Identify factors, such as the service tier you choose, that can affect an SLA.
  • Combine SLAs to compute a composite SLA.
  • Describe the service lifecycle in Azure.

Assessment

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)

  • Exam time: 90 minutes
  • Multiple-choice style: 45 questions
  • Pass mark: 700 (on a scale of 1000)
  • Closed-book exam (i.e. no reference materials are allowed during the exam)

What's Included

  • 1-day training and exam preparation from NILC’s accredited Microsoft trainer
  • Microsoft Azure course notes and materials
  • Microsoft examination voucher – valid for 12 months
  • Exam Pass Guarantee – if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free. All that will be payable is the examination fee which is charged by the examination board. Applies to instructor-led courses only.

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Microsoft Technical FAQ's

How do I take my Microsoft exam?

You can take a Microsoft certification exam either online or in-person at a Person VUE test center.

Which Microsoft Azure course should I take?

The best Microsoft Azure certification for you depends on your career goals and experience level. Here are a few of the most popular Microsoft Azure certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900): This is a foundational certification that covers the basics of Microsoft Azure. It is a good starting point for anyone who wants to learn about Azure, including IT professionals, business decision-makers, and students. Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104): This certification covers the skills and knowledge required to administer Microsoft Azure. It is a good choice for IT professionals who want to manage Azure resources, such as virtual machines, storage, and networking. Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate (AZ-204): This certification covers the skills and knowledge required to develop applications on Microsoft Azure. It is a good choice for developers who want to build and deploy applications on Azure. If you are new to Azure, we recommend starting with the AZ-900 certification. Once you have passed the AZ-900 certification, you can then choose a certification that is aligned with your career goals.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that offers a broad range of services, including computing, storage, networking, databases, analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Azure can be used to build, deploy, and manage applications and services.

What are the benefits of using Microsoft Azure?

There are many benefits to using Microsoft Azure, including: Scalability: Azure is a scalable platform that can be easily scaled up or down to meet your needs. Reliability: Azure is a reliable platform with a 99.9% uptime SLA. Security: Azure is a secure platform with a number of security features, such as encryption and role-based access control. Cost-effectiveness: Azure is a cost-effective platform with a pay-as-you-go pricing model.

What jobs can I get with an Azure certification?

Here are some of the jobs you can get with an Azure certification: Azure Administrator: Azure administrators are responsible for managing Azure resources, such as virtual machines, storage, and networking. They also work with customers to design and implement Azure solutions. Azure Developer: Azure developers are responsible for developing applications on Azure. They use Azure services to build, deploy, and manage applications. Azure Solutions Architect: Azure solutions architects are responsible for designing and implementing solutions on Azure. They work with customers to understand their needs and then design and implement solutions that meet those needs.

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