The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification exam tests and validates a candidates foundational knowledge of the cloud and Microsoft Azure. This exam is intended for anyone looking to validate their knowledge of the cloud and Microsoft Azure; from sales, to support, to developer, or anyone involved in the selling or purchasing of cloud bases solutions and services.

AZ-900 Certification Target Audience

The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification exam is geared towards candidates with non-technical backgrounds looking to demonstrate their foundational knowledge of cloud services, in addition to how those services are provided within the Microsoft Azure cloud. These candidates includes those involved in selling or purchasing cloud based solutions and services or have some involvement in cloud based services and solutions. It also includes those with a technical background looking to validate their foundational level knowledge of the cloud.

No technical IT experience is required for this exam, but some general IT knowledge would certainly be beneficial.

AZ-900 Exam Objective Domains

Here’s a very high level list of the skills and objectives measured on the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification exam. The percentages for each objective area represents the number of questions on the exam for that particular exam objective.

Describe cloud concepts (25-30%)

  • Describe cloud computing
  • Describe the benefits of using cloud services
  • Describe cloud service types

Describe Azure architecture and services (35-40%)

  • Describe the core architectural components of Azure
  • Describe Azure compute and networking services
  • Describe Azure storage services
  • Describe Azure identity, access, and security

Describe Azure management and governance (30-35%)

  • Describe cost management in Azure
  • Describe features and tools in Azure for governance and compliance
  • Describe features and tools for managing and deploying Azure resources
  • Describe monitoring tools in Azure

To view the most up-to-date list of these exam objectives, please reference the official AZ-900 exam page.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification exam is the required exam necessary to earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals certification. This exam has no prerequisites, and with a single exam you can earn a full certification for your knowledge of the cloud!

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