Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

see AZ-103, AZ-104

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Exam AZ-900
focuses on knowledge needed to evaluate cloud service’s value; explain IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS; compare public, private, and hybrid cloud models; understand core Azure architectural components, products, and management tools; describe the Azure Marketplace, its usage, and key solutions; understand Azure security, identity services, and monitoring; manage privacy, compliance, and data protection; price subscriptions and manage costs; choose support options; use Service Level Agreements; and understand the Azure service lifecycle.

The content of this exam will be updated on May 28, 2020. Please download the skills measured document to see what will be changing.



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Azure fundamentals | 9 hr 35 min – 12 Modules (MS Learn)  [free]

Microsoft AZ-900 Course | 4 hr 30 min – (Skyline Academy)  [paid]

Azure Tutorial For Beginners | 1 hr 38 min – Microsoft Azure  [free]

Azure Interview Questions And Answers | 59 min  [free]

Azure Service Notes  [free]

Azure Cheat Sheet (Tech Republic)  [free]

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Quizlet Flashcards

●  Understand Core Services (74 cards)

●  Align Requirements – Cloud Types & Services Models (35 cards)

●  Azure AZ-100 Compute (38 cards)

●  AZ-100 Intro to VMs (53 cards)

●  AZ-100 Intro to Security (43 cards)

●  AZ-100 Intro to Networking (18 cards)

●  Azure AZ-100 Intro to Storage (61 cards)

Exam Quiz

Which one of these is not an official Azure Active Directory edition?

  • Basic
  • Free
  • Premium P2
  • Premium P1
  • Standard

What is used to pay for Azure cloud services? You can have many of them and they are linked to a credit card?

  • Resource Groups
  • Azure Budgets
  • Azure Subscription

What manages Azure Active Directory self-service password reset?

  • Conditional Access
  • Authentication
  • Authorization

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Exam Notes

Availability Set – a logical group capability; isolation of resources; redundancy

CapEx – money spent on fixed assets; owning property, computer/network equipment; one time purchases

OpEx – day to day business; used up within the year; leases equipment.

IaaS – test and dev, web hosting, storage, backup, and recovery; running web applications, big data analysis.

PaaS – dev and dev environment; includes tools, middleware, db management, etc.; connected with IaaS (where the vendor controls the IaaS), but also includes tools.

SaaS – apps over the internet; online email, office 365.

more notes…

Exam Objectives

AZ-900: Understand Cloud Concepts (15-20%)

Describe the benefits and considerations of using cloud services

Describe the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Describe the differences between Public, Private and Hybrid cloud models

AZ-900: Understand Core Azure Services (30-35%)

Understand the core Azure architectural components

Describe some of the core products available in Azure

Describe some of the solutions available on Azure

Understand Azure management tools

AZ-900: Understand Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Trust (25-30%)

Understand securing network connectivity in Azure

Describe core Azure Identity services

Describe security tools and features of Azure

Describe Azure governance methodologies

Understand monitoring and reporting options in Azure

Understand privacy, compliance and data protection standards in Azure

AZ-900: 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 the support options available with Azure

Describe Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Understand service lifecycle in Azure


Further expanded exam objectives

Microsoft Azure for Developers (PluralSight)

Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-103) (PluralSight)

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