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AZ-900 Study Guide: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 2021

AZ-900 Study Guide Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Exam Study Guide

I want to share my new updated AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification Exam Study Guide for 2021 with you. To learn and prepare for the exam, I usually use a couple of online resources, mainly Microsoft Docs and Microsoft Learn, which I am going to share with you. You can find more information about how I prepare for a Microsoft Certification exam on my blog post: How to prepare and pass Microsoft Certification Exam.

NOTE: This exam study guide is updated to cover the new content starting from November 9, 2020. If you want to see the differences between the old exam content and the new, check out the skills measured doc on the exam website.

Also, check out other Microsoft Azure Certification Exam Study Guides:

I passed the AZ-900 exam awhile back, but now I am looking forward to refreshing it. If you want to learn more about how to get started with Azure, I recommend my blog post: How to get started learning Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing

Here is my AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification Exam Study Guide

It is essential to get familiar with the exam objectives and skills measured first. That is why I recommend reading the description of the exam and the skills measured.

Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This exam is designed for candidates who need to validate foundationallevel knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure.
The exam is intended for candidates who are just beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services. Candidates must be prepared to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of cloud concepts, Azure services, Azure workloads, security and privacy in Azure, as well as Azure pricing and support. Candidates should be familiar with the concepts of networking, storage, compute, application support, and application development.

This exam can be taken as a precursor to other Microsoft certifications, such as Azure Administrator. While it would be a beneficial first step, taking this exam is not a prerequisite before taking any other Azure-based certifications.

The high-level view of the skills measured in the exam:

  • Describe cloud concepts (15-20%)
  • Describe core Azure services (30-35%)
  • Describe security, privacy, compliance, and trust (25-30%)
  • Describe Azure pricing Service Level Agreements, and Lifecycles (20-25%)

You can find more information on the exam website.

Free Online Microsoft Learn AZ-900 Exam Study Guide resources

I personally believe is you are going through the Azure Fundamentals learning path on Microsoft Learn, you should be able to pass the exam. Microsoft Learn provides you with free online training and learning paths for different Microsoft technologies. They not just offer reading material, but also control questions and free online labs. Here are some relevant Microsoft Learn modules and learning paths for the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification Exam. Microsoft Learn is an important part of my AZ-900 exam study guide.

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Microsoft Docs AZ-900 study guide resources

One thing I always used to prepare for my Microsoft exams is Microsoft Docs. Here are the relevant Microsoft Docs which I used to prepare and study for the AZ-900 exam.

Describe cloud concepts (20-25%)

Identify the benefits and considerations of using cloud services

Describe the differences between categories of cloud services

Describe the differences between types of cloud computing

Describe core Azure services (15-20%)

Describe the core Azure architectural components

Describe core resources available in Azure

Describe Core Solutions and Management Tools on Azure (10-15%)

Describe core solutions available on Azure

Describe Azure management tools

Describe General Security and Network Security Features (10-15%)

Describe Azure security features

  • Describe basic features of Azure Security Center, including policy compliance, security alerts, secure score, and resource hygiene
  • Describe the functionality and usage of Key Vault
  • Describe the functionality and usage of Azure Sentinel
  • Describe the functionality and usage of Azure Dedicated Hosts

Describe Azure network security

Describe Identity, Governance, Privacy, and Compliance Features (20-25%)

Describe core Azure identity services

Describe Azure governance features

Describe privacy and compliance resources

Describe Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements (10-15%)

Describe methods for planning and managing costs

Describe Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and service lifecycles

AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals Study Guide Tips and Resources

I hope this AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification Exam Study Guide helps you pass the exam and get other Microsoft Azure certifications. I also recommend that you open a free Azure account if you don’t have one yet. You can create your free Azure account here. Also, check out my blog posts about Microsoft Azure Certification:

Want to learn more about how to prepare for a Microsoft Certification Exam? Check out my Video on Microsoft Channel 9.

I hope you enjoyed my AZ-900 Study Guide and it helps you as exam prep. Did I miss any link, or do you have any recommended AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification Exam Study resources? Let me know in the comments.

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