Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, mastering the basics in Microsoft Azure can help you jump-start your career and prepare you to dive deeper into the many technical opportunities Azure offers.

The certification validates your basic knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Azure. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of cloud concepts, along with Azure services, workloads, security, privacy, pricing, and support.

The Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals certification could be a great fit for you if you’d like to:

  • Prove your knowledge of cloud computing concepts, models, and services, such as public, private, and hybrid cloud, in addition to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).
  • Show your expertise on how Azure supports security, privacy, compliance, and trust.

It is recommended to have familiarity with concepts of networking, storage, compute, application support, and application development. You can use your Azure Fundamentals certification to reinforce your basics for other Azure role-based or specialty certifications, but it isn’t a prerequisite for any of them.

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Depending on your goals, you may choose to master the basics with the Azure Data Fundamentals certification or the Azure AI Fundamentals certification. Or find the right Microsoft Azure certification for you, based on your profession (or the one you aspire to).  

Important

The English language version of this certification was updated on May 5, 2022. Visit the Exam AZ-900 page to download the study guide.

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Required exams: AZ-900

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Certification details

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CERTIFICATION EXAM

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATION

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam associated with this certification. For more detailed information, visit the exam details page and download the study guide.
  • Describe cloud concepts
  • Describe Azure architecture and services
  • Describe Azure management and governance

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Certification exams

  • AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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    This exam measures your ability to describe the following: cloud concepts; Azure architecture and services; and Azure management and governance.

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.