Tuition for this course is funded by Microsoft Canada. There is no final evaluation in this version of the course, and online synchronous sessions are held as workshops with many students.
The paid version of the course includes a final evaluation and in-person sessions are in smaller groups.Please enrol in only one course section.
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 to write the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification Exam (AZ-900) at no cost before the course section end date.
By the 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, differentiate between the categories and
types of cloud computing, and examine the various concepts, resources, and terminology 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 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 CSC 250 Microsoft Azure Administrator and CSC 370 Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. It is designed for those who wish to pursue future careers like:
- Cloud Engineer
- Cloud Architect
- Cloud Administrator
This course includes optional 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
Microsoft Certification Exam
Each learner enrolled in this course will be eligible to write the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification Exam (AZ-900) at no cost before the course section end date.
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.