Course Description

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Azure is a cloud computing platform with an ever-expanding set of services to help you build solutions to meet your business goals. Azure services range from simple web services for hosting your business presence in the cloud to running fully virtualized computers for you to run your custom software solutions. Azure provides a wealth of cloud-based services like remote storage, database hosting, and centralized account management. Azure also offers new capabilities like AI and Internet of Things (IoT). This course provides foundational level knowledge on Azure concepts; core Azure services; core solutions and management tools; general security and network security; governance, privacy, and compliance features; Azure cost management and service level agreements.

This course covers the objectives for Microsoft Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals. This exam is required to fulfil the requirements of the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals professional certification. Each learner enrolled in this course will be eligible for one attempt to write the Microsoft Azure  Fundamentals Certification Exam (AZ-900).

Course Details

Learning Outcomes
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe cloud concepts
  • Describe core Azure services
  • Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure
  • Describe general security and network security features
  • Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features
  • Describe Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements

Module 1 - Cloud Concepts

This module introduces you to the basics of cloud computing and Azure, and how to get started with Azure's subscriptions and accounts. You'll learn about the advantages of using cloud computing services, learn to differentiate between the categories and types of cloud computing, and examine the various concepts, resources, and terminology that are necessary to work with Azure architecture.

Module 2 - Core Azure Services

In this module, learn about core services available with Microsoft Azure like Core Azure Architectural components and workload products, Networking services, Storage services and Database services.

Module 3 - Core Solutions and Management Tools

Core solutions encompass a wide array of tools and services from Microsoft Azure. In this module, you'll be introduced to many of these tools and services, and will be asked to help choose the best one for a given business scenario.

Module 4 - General Security and Networking Features

In this module you'll learn about general security and network security features, and learn about how you can use the various Azure services to help ensure that your cloud resources are safe, secure, and trusted.

Module 5 - Identity, Governance, Privacy and Compliance

In this module you'll about identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features. You'll learn how Azure can help you secure access to cloud resources, what it means to build a cloud governance strategy, and how Azure adheres to common regulatory and compliance standards.

Module 6 - Azure Pricing and Lifecycle

Learn about the factors that influence cost, tools you can use to help estimate and manage your cloud spend, and how Azure's service-level agreements (SLAs) can impact your application design decisions.

Who is this course for?

The audience for this course is anyone who is just beginning to learn about cloud computing and how Microsoft Azure provides that service.

This course can be used to prepare candidates for other Azure role-based certifications like Azure Administrator, Azure Architect Technologies and Design. It designed for those who wish to pursue future careers like:

  • Cloud Engineer
  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Administrator


Software Requirements Section 

This course includes extensive hands-on activities designed to help you learn by working with Azure. To complete the labs in this course, you will need:

  • A modern web browser - for example, Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Azure Lab Access (will be provided at no additional cost)


There are no prerequisites for this course, however, a basic level of familiarity with computer technology and cloud computing will make the concepts easier to understand. The course includes hands-on activities that involve working with multiple browser windows, so knowledge and experience with the Internet and browsers is will also be helpful.

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Nov 26, 2024 to Dec 10, 2024
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $499.00
Required Software
This course includes extensive hands-on activities designed to help you learn by working with Azure. To complete the labs in this course, you will need: A modern web browser - for example, Microsoft Edge A Microsoft Azure subscription Microsoft Teams
Reading List / Textbook

Official Microsoft Learn Resources and Exam Guide


Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates. 

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Microsoft Teams. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. 

For the best experience, your computer and internet connection should meet certain requirements. See the recommended requirements.

Students who do not formally withdraw from a course are considered registered in the course, even if they are no longer attending classes. See the refund policy

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