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Preparing for AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Exam? This study guide will help you do that

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  1. 1. Preparing for AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certificate exam? Don’t know where to start? This post is the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certificate Study Guide (with links to each exam objective). I have curated a list of articles from Microsoft documentation for each objective of AZ- 900 exam. I hope this article will be your AZ-900 Exam Study Guide. Also, please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam. To view the pdf version of az-900 study guide, check here AZ-900 Course (Online Training) Edit Skillshare (2 months Free) Microsoft Azure Certification – AZ 900 LinkedIn Learning (Learning path) Exam Prep: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) Udemy AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals Exam Prep In One Day AZ-900 Practice Tests Edit Whizlabs (Mock test available) 5 Practice Tests of AZ-900 (275 Questions) Udemy Practice Tests AZ-900 (Practice Tests + Lab) To view other Azure certificate guides, click here. Full Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I receive a commission when you purchase through them. Looking for AZ-900 dumps? Read this! Using az-900 exam dumps can get you permanently banned from taking any future Microsoft certificate exam. Read the FAQ page for more information. However, I strongly suggest you validate your understanding with practice questions.
  2. 2. Understand cloud concepts (15-20%) Describe the Benefits and Considerations of Using Cloud Services Understand terms such as High Availability, Scalability, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery https://blog.interfaceware.com/disaster-recovery-vs-high-availability-vs-fault- tolerance-what-are-the-differences/ Understand terms such as Scalability and Elasticity https://blog.turbonomic.com/blog/on-technology/cloud-elasticity-vs-cloud-scalability Understand terms like Agility https://www.cio.com/article/2416812/cloud-computing–two-kinds-of-agility.html Understand the principles of economies of scale The principles of economies of scale Understand the differences between Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx) Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx) Understand the consumption-based model Consumption-based model Describe the Differences between Infrastructure-as-a- service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-service (SaaS) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/principles-cloud-computing/5-types- of-cloud-services
  3. 3. Describe the Differences between Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Models https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/principles-cloud-computing/4-cloud- deployment-models Understand Core Azure Services (30-35%) Understand the Core Azure Architectural Components Describe Regions https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/explore-azure-infrastructure/2-azure- datacenter-locations Describe Availability Zones https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/explore-azure-infrastructure/4- availability-zones Describe Resource Groups https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group- overview Describe Azure Resource Manager https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group- overview Describe the benefits and usage of core Azure architectural components LinkedIN Learning: Core Azure Architectural Components Describe Some of the Core Products Available in Azure Describe products available for Compute like Virtual Machines https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/azure/virtual-machines/windows/overview Describe products available for Compute like Virtual Machines Scale Sets
  4. 4. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machine-scale-sets/overview Describe products available for Compute like App Service Functions https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machine-scale-sets/overview Describe products available for Compute like Azure Container Instances (ACI) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-instances/container-instances- overview Describe products available for Compute like Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/intro-kubernetes Describe products available for Networking like Virtual Network https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-networks-overview Describe products available for Networking like Load Balancer https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-overview Describe products available for Networking like VPN Gateway https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-about-vpngateways Describe products available for Networking like Application Gateway https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/overview Describe products available for Networking like Content Delivery Network https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-overview Describe products available for Storage like Blob Storage https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blobs-overview Describe products available for Storage like Disk Storage https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/managed-disks- overview Describe products available for Storage like File Storage
  5. 5. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-files-introduction Describe products available for Storage like Archive Storage https://docs.microsoft.com/en-in/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-storage-tiers Describe products available for Database like Cosmos DB https://docs.microsoft.com/en-in/azure/cosmos-db/introduction Describe products available for Database like Azure SQL Database https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-technical-overview Describe products available for Database like Azure Database for MySQL https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/overview Describe products available for Database like Azure Database for PostgreSQL https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/postgresql/overview Describe products available for Database like Azure Database Migration Service https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dms/dms-overview Describe the Azure Marketplace and its usage scenarios https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/about TechTarget: definition/Microsoft-Azure-Marketplace 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 Hub and IoT Central https://www.ibm.com/blogs/internet-of-things/what-is-the-iot/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-fundamentals/iot-introduction https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-hub/about-iot-hub https://docs.microsoft.com/en-in/azure/iot-central/overview-iot-central
  6. 6. Describe Big Data and Analytics and products that are available for Big Data and Analytics such as SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight and Azure Databricks https://www.sas.com/en_in/insights/big-data/what-is-big-data.html https://www.sas.com/en_us/insights/what-is-analytics.html https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-data-warehouse/sql-data-warehouse- overview-what-is https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/hdinsight/hdinsight-overview https://databricks.com/blog/2017/11/15/a-technical-overview-of-azure-databricks.html https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-data-warehouse/sql-data-warehouse- overview-what-is Describe Artificial Intelligence (AI) and products that are available for AI such as Azure Machine Learning Service and Studio https://www.datarobot.com/wiki/artificial-intelligence/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-in/azure/machine-learning/studio/what-is-ml-studio (Studio) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-learning/service/overview-what-is- azure-ml (Service) Describe Serverless computing and Azure products that are available for serverless computing such as Azure Functions, Logic Apps and Event Grid https://aws.amazon.com/lambda/serverless-architectures-learn-more/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-overview https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/logic-apps/logic-apps-overview https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/event-grid/overview Describe DevOps solutions available on Azure, such as Azure DevOps and Azure DevTest Labs https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/user-guide/what-is-azure- devops?view=azure-devops https://docs.microsoft.com/en-in/azure/lab-services/devtest-lab-overview
  7. 7. Describe the benefits and outcomes of using Azure solutions https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/solutions/ Understand Azure Management Tools Understand Azure tools such as Azure Portal, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, and Cloud Shell https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-portal/azure-portal-overview https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/azure/get-started-azureps?view=azps- 2.8.0 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/get-started-with-azure-cli?view=azure-cli- latest https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-shell/overview Understand Azure Advisor https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/advisor/advisor-overview Understand Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Trust (25-30%) Understand Securing Network Connectivity in Azure Describe Network Security Groups (NSG) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/security-overview Describe Application Security Groups (ASG) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/applicationsecuritygroups/ Describe User Defined Rules (UDR) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-networks-udr-overview
  8. 8. Describe Azure Firewall https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/firewall/overview Describe Azure DDoS Protection https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/blog/azure-ddos-protection-service-preview/ Choose an appropriate Azure security solution https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/fundamentals/services-technologies Describe Core Azure Identity Services Understand the difference between authentication and authorization Medium Post: authentication-vs-authorization Describe Azure Active Directory https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/active- directory-whatis Describe Azure Multi-Factor Authentication https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/concept-mfa- howitworks Describe Security Tools and Features of Azure Describe Azure Security Center https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-intro Understand Azure Security Center usage scenarios https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-using- recommendations Describe Key Vault https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/key-vault/key-vault-overview
  9. 9. Describe Azure Information Protection (AIP) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/information-protection/what-is-information- protection Describe Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-advanced-threat-protection/what-is-atp Describe Azure Governance Methodologies Describe policies and initiatives with Azure Policy https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/policy/overview https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/policy/overview Describe Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/overview Describe Locks https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-lock- resources Describe Azure Advisor security assistance https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/advisor/advisor-security-recommendations Describe Azure Blueprints https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/blueprints/overview Understand Monitoring and Reporting Options in Azure Describe Azure Monitor https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/overview Describe Azure Service Health
  10. 10. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-health/ Understand the use cases and benefits of Azure Monitor and Azure Service Health https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/what-s-the-difference-between-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 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/gdpr https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Compliance/iso-iec-27018 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/compliance/NIST_CSF Understand the Microsoft Privacy Statement https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement Describe the Trust center https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trust-center/product-overview Describe the Service Trust Portal https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/get-started-with-service- trust-portal Describe Compliance Manager https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSF39Oq8Xgs Understand Azure Government cloud services https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-government/documentation- government-welcome Describe Azure China cloud services https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/china/
  11. 11. Understand Azure Pricing and Support (20- 25%) Understand Azure Subscriptions Describe an Azure subscription MSDN Blog: arunrakwal/2012/04/09/create-windows-azure-subscription/ Understand the uses and options with Azure subscriptions, such access control and offer types https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/role-assignments- portal https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-how-to-switch-azure-offer Understand subscription management using Management groups https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/management-groups/overview Understand Planning and Management of Costs Understand options for purchasing Azure products and services https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/predict-costs-and-optimize- spending/1a-purchasing-products Understand options around Azure Free account https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/videos/azure-friday-azure-free-account/ Understand the factors affecting costs such as resource types, services, locations, ingress and egress traffic https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/predict-costs-and-optimize- spending/1b-factors-affecting-cost Understand Zones for billing purposes https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/bandwidth/ Understand the Pricing calculator
  12. 12. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/predict-costs-and-optimize- spending/2-estimate-costs-with-the-azure-pricing-calculator Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/predict-costs-and-optimize- spending/3a-total-cost-of-ownership Understand best practices for minimizing Azure costs such as performing cost analysis, creating spending limits and quotas, using tags to identify cost owners, using Azure reservations, and using Azure Advisor recommendations https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management/quick-acm-cost-analysis https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-spending-limit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-learning/service/how-to-manage- quotas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHQYcYGKuyw https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-save-compute-costs-reservations https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/azure/advisor/advisor-cost-recommendations Describe Azure Cost Management https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management/overview-cost-mgt Understand the Support Options Available with Azure Understand support plans that are available such as Dev, Standard, Professional Direct and Premier https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/support/plans/ Understand how to open a support ticket https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-supportability/how-to-create-azure- support-request Understand available support channels outside of support plan channels https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/support/faq/ (Check the question ‘What support is included without an Azure Support plan?’)
  13. 13. Describe the Knowledge Center https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/resources/knowledge-center/ Describe Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Describe a Service Level Agreement (SLA) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/support/legal/sla/summary/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/support/legal/sla/ Understand Composite SLAs https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/reliability/requirements Understand how to determine an appropriate SLA for an application MSDN Blog: how-to-calculate-sla-for-a-product/ Understand Service Lifecycle in Azure Understand Public and Private Preview features Access public and private preview features Understand the term General Availability (GA) General Availability On Wikipedia Understand how to monitor feature updates and product changes https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/ (Check this page for feature updates) This brings us to the end of AZ-900 Study Guide
  14. 14. What do you think? Let me know in the Comments section if I have missed out on anything. Also, I love to hear from you how your preparation is going on! In case you are looking for other Azure certification exams check out this page

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