Distinguish Microsoft Azure Core Services (AZ-900)

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In this learning path, you will learn about core Microsoft Azure architectural components, core Azure services and solutions, and various management tools that are available to both manage and configure Azure.


There are no prerequisites for this course, however students with some IT knowledge or experience will find the concepts easier to understand.

Modules in this learning path

This module walks through the basics of Azure and how to get started on the path to completing the AZ-900 exam certification.

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 service guarantees Microsoft provides.

In this module we'll learn about compute services, the use of virtual machines, and containers. We'll identify networking services such as Virtual Network, Azure Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Application Gateway, and Azure Content Delivery Network.

In this module we’ll discuss solutions such as IoT, Azure IoT Hub, and Microsoft IoT Central. We’ll also explore big data analytics services (Azure SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, Azure Data Lake Analytics).

In this module, we'll showcase Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, and Azure Cloud Shell. We'll also look at Azure Advisor, which provides recommendations on high availability, security, performance, and cost.