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Course Outline

AZ-900 A: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

AZ900 A: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Course Contents

Module 1: Cloud Concepts
In this module, you’ll take an entry level end-to-end look at Azure and its capabilities, which will provide you with a solid foundation for completing the available modules for Azure Fundamentals.

•   Introduction to Azure fundamentals
•   Fundamental Azure concepts

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•   Understand the benefits of cloud computing in Azure and how it can save you time and money
•   Explain concepts such as high availability, scalability, elasticity, agility, and disaster recovery

Module 2: Core Azure Services
In this module, you learn about core Azure services like Azure database, Azure compute, Azure storage, and Azure Networking.

•   Core Azure Architectural components
•   Core Azure workload products
•   Azure networking services
•   Azure storage services
•   Azure database services

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•   Describe core Azure architecture components such as subscriptions, management groups, and resources
•   Summarize geographic distribution concepts like Azure regions, region pairs, and availability zones
•   Understand services available in Azure including compute, network, storage, and database
•   Identify services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Container Instances, and Azure Kubernetes
•   Compare Azure’s database services such as Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL, and Azure Database for MySQL
•   Examine Azure networking resources such as Virtual Networks, VPN Gateways, and Azure ExpressRoute
•   Summarize Azure storage services such Azure Blob Storage, Azure Disk Storage, and Azure File Storage

Module 3: Core Solutions
In this module, you’ll learn about AI machine learning, Azure DevOps, monitoring fundamentals, management fundamentals, serverless computing fundamentals. and IoT fundamentals.

•   Choose the best Azure IoT service
•   Choose the best AI service
•   Choose the best Azure serverless technology
•   Choose the best tools with DevOps and GitHub
•   Choose the best management tools
•   Choose the best Azure monitoring service

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•   Choose the correct Azure Artificial Intelligence service to address different business challenges
•   Choose the best software development process tools and services for a given business scenario
•   Choose the correct cloud monitoring service to address different kinds of business challenges
•   Choose the correct Azure management tool to address different technical needs and challenges
•   Choose the right serverless computing technology for your business scenario
•   Choose the best Azure IoT service for a given business scenario

Module 4: General security and networking features
In this module, you will learn how to protect yourself against security threats, and secure your networks with Azure.

•   Security Tools and Features
•   Secure Network Connectivity

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•   Strengthen your security posture and protect against threats by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
•   Collect and act on security data from many different sources by using Microsoft Sentinel
•   Manage dedicated physical servers to host your Azure VMs by using Azure Dedicated Host
•   Identify the layers that make up a defence in depth strategy
•   Explain how Azure Firewall enables you to control what traffic is allowed on the network
•   Configure network security groups to filter network traffic to and from Azure resources
•   Explain how Azure DDoS Protection helps protect your Azure resources from DDoS attacks

Module 5: Identity, Governance, Privacy, and Compliance
In this module, you will learn about Azure identity services, how to build a cloud governance strategy, and privacy, compliance, and data protection standards on Azure.

•   Core Azure identity services
•   Azure Governance Methodologies
•   Privacy, Compliance, and Data Protection standards

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•   Explain the difference between authentication and authorization
•   Describe how Azure Active Directory provides identity and access management
•   Explain the role single sign-on (SSO), multifactor authentication, and Conditional Access play
•   Make organizational decisions about your cloud environment by using the CAF for Azure
•   Define who can access cloud resources by using Azure role-based access control
•   Apply a resource lock to prevent accidental deletion of your Azure resources
•   Apply tags to your Azure resources to help describe their purpose
•   Control and audit how your resources are created by using Azure Policy
•   Enable governance at scale across multiple Azure subscriptions by using Azure Blueprints
•   Explain the types of compliance offerings that are available on Azure
•   Gain insight into regulatory standards and compliance on Azure
•   Explain Azure capabilities that are specific to government agencies

Module 6: Azure Pricing and Lifecycle
In this module, you will learn how to plan and manage Azure costs, and how to choose the right Azure services though SLAs and service lifecycle.

•   Planning and Cost Management
•   Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•   Use the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator
•   Describe the different ways you can purchase Azure products and services
•   Use the Pricing calculator to estimate the monthly cost of running your cloud workloads
•   Define the major factors that affect total cost and apply recommended practices to minimize cost
•   Describe what a service-level agreement (SLA) is and why SLAs are important
•   Identify factors, such as the service tier you choose, that can affect an SLA
•   Combine SLAs to compute a composite SLA
•   Describe the service lifecycle in Azure

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Scheduled Classes

Remote Access:

15 Jun 2023

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