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Introduction to Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Enhance your understanding of cloud computing and the cloud services provided by Microsoft Azure.

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Introduction to Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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  • 4 hours per week

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  • Introductory level

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Develop the knowledge to pass the AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam

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Cloud computing is used by businesses to improve data recovery, scalability, elasticity, and agility.

On this course, you’ll investigate key concepts of cloud technologies and applications, learning how Azure services can improve business processes, in preparation for the AZ-900 exam.

Discover the benefits of cloud computing

Cloud computing can optimize computing frameworks and save your business time and money.

You’ll start by exploring basic cloud concepts, and then examine Azure architecture components, gaining an overview of how cloud services are used by business across industries.

You’ll then be able to assess the suitability of components for your business and explain these concepts to stakeholders.

Examine core Azure services

There are many Azure cloud services to address organisational needs, including networking resources, data storage, virtualisation services, and data governance.

With an in-depth look at Azure services and their applications, you’ll gain an appreciation of the scope of cloud computing. You’ll also learn how to develop a security strategy to ensure your cloud resources stay safe and trusted.

Explore management tools and solutions with Microsoft Azure

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to using cloud computing in organisations.

You’ll be guided through a range of core solutions that will help you determine business challenges and needs and then strategically plan cloud solutions to address them.

By the end of this course, you’ll have gained the essential knowledge needed to pass the AZ-900 exam and have the skills to assess business needs and the relevant cloud solutions.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Describe core Azure concepts

    • Introduction to Azure fundamentals

      In this activity, you will study about Azure fundamentals.

    • Discuss Azure fundamental concepts

      In this activity, you will discuss Azure fundamental concepts.

    • Describe core Azure architectural components

      In this activity, you will study how to describe core Azure architectural components.

  • Week 2

    Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Describe core Azure services

    • Explore Azure compute services

      In this activity, you will explore Azure compute services.

    • Explore Azure networking services

      In this activity, you will explore Azure networking services.

    • Explore Azure Storage services

      In this activity, you will explore Azure Storage services.

    • Explore Azure database and analytics services

      In this activity, you will learn about Explore Azure database and analytics services.

  • Week 3

    Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure

    • Choose the best Azure IoT service for your application

      In this activity, you will study how to choose the best Azure IoT service for your application .

    • Choose the best AI service for your needs

      In this activity, you will study how to choose the best AI service for your needs.

    • Choose the best Azure serverless technology for your business scenario

      In this activity, you will study how to choose the best Azure serverless technology for your business scenario.

    • Choose the best tools to help organizations build better solutions

      In this activity, you will study how to choose the best tools to help organizations build better solutions.

    • Choose the best tools for managing and configuring your Azure environment

      In this activity, you will study how to choose the best tools for managing and configuring your Azure environment.

    • Choose the best monitoring service for visibility, insight, and outage mitigation

      In this activity, you will study how to choose the best monitoring service for visibility, insight, and outage mitigation.

  • Week 4

    Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Describe general security and network security features

    • Protect against security threats on Azure

      In this activity, you will learn how to protect against security threats on Azure .

    • Secure network connectivity on Azure

      In this activity, you will study about securing network connectivity on Azure.

  • Week 5

    Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features

    • Secure access to your applications by using Azure identity services

      In this activity, you will study about securing access to your applications by using Azure identity services.

    • Build a cloud governance strategy on Azure

      In this activity, you will be learning how to build a cloud governance strategy on Azure.

    • Examine privacy, compliance, and data protection standards on Azure

      In this activity, you will study about examining privacy, compliance, and data protection standards on Azure.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain core Azure concepts
  • Identify core Azure services
  • Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure
  • Explore general security and network security features
  • Compare identity, governance, privacy and compliance features

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those wanting to begin a career in computing, particularly in networking, and want to develop their understanding of Azure fundamentals.

It is particularly useful for those wishing to take the AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam.

Who developed the course?

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