Azure fundamentals

Beginner
Developer
Solution Architect
Administrator
Business Analyst
Business User
Azure
Azure Portal
Azure Resource Manager
Storage
Virtual Machines

Interested in the cloud, but aren't quite sure what it can do for you? This path is the place to start.

In this learning path, you will:

  • Learn cloud concepts such as High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Agility, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery
  • Understand the benefits of cloud computing in Azure and how it can save you time and money
  • Compare and contrast basic strategies for transitioning to the Azure cloud
  • Explore the breadth of services available in Azure including compute, network, storage and security

Once you complete this learning path, you will have the necessary knowledge to take the AZ900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Exam.

Prerequisites:

None

Modules in this learning path

Cloud Concepts - Principles of cloud computing

Explore the core concepts of cloud computing and how it can help your business.

Core Cloud Services - Introduction to Azure

Get started with Azure by creating and configuring your first virtual machine in the cloud.

Core Cloud Services - Azure architecture and service guarantees

Azure provides a global network of secure datacenters you can deploy your services into. Learn about the physical architecture of Azure, how redundancy is provided, and what sort of service guarantees Microsoft provides.

Create an Azure account

The first step to using Azure is to create an account. Your account holds the Azure services you provision and handles your personal settings like identity, billing, and preferences.

Core Cloud Services - Manage services with the Azure portal

Tour the Azure portal features and services, and customize the portal.

Core Cloud Services - Azure compute options

Review the Azure compute services and explore how they can solve common business needs.

Core Cloud Services - Azure data storage options

In this module, we'll explore the benefits of Azure data storage versus on-premises storage.

Core Cloud Services - Azure networking options

Running your app or service in the cloud requires a fast and secure network. Learn some of the Azure networking basics and how Azure networking helps improve resiliency and reduce latency.

Security, responsibility and trust in Azure

Discuss the basic concepts for protecting your infrastructure and data when you work in the cloud. Understand what responsibilities are yours and what Azure takes care of for you.

Apply and monitor infrastructure standards with Azure Policy

Learn about governance and management in Azure services.

Control and organize Azure resources with Azure Resource Manager

Use Azure Resource Manager to organize resources, enforce standards and project critical assets from deletion.

Predict costs and optimize spending for Azure

Cost is one of the most important aspects of the cloud and can have a massive impact on your business. Azure has several tools available to help you get a better understanding of cloud spend and some best practices that you can leverage to help you save money.