The purpose of the Azure fundamentals exam (AZ-900) is to validate the fundamental knowledge in Microsoft Azure and Cloud, from sales to the developer, purchasing or selling the cloud-based services and solutions. It can be considered as a precursor to the Azure cloud service exams. The AZ-900 exam is particularly designed for demonstrating the fundamental knowledge in the cloud services and also useful for the candidates from a non-technical background.
- Candidate should be familiar with the Azure Platform.
- Candidate should know basic knowledge in Cloud Computing.
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
AZ-900 Exam Price: 99 USD.
Skills Measured and Exam Weightage:
Cloud Computing Concepts (15-20% Exam Weightage):
- Understand the terms Scalability, Availability, Fault Tolerance, Elasticity, and Disaster Recovery.
- Know the consumption-based model.
- Perceive the knowledge in understanding the differences between Operational Expenditure and Capital Expenditure.
- Understand the concepts of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service(SaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
- Understand the differences between Private cloud, Public cloud, and Hybrid clouds.
Core Azure Services (30-35% Exam Weightage):
- Understand the concepts of Zone Availability, Azure Resource Manager, Azure architectural components, and Resource group.
- Know how to compute Virtual machines, App functions, and services.
- Describe the availability of networking products such as Load Balancer, Virtual Network, VPN Gateway, and Content Delivery Network.
- Describe the availability of the product for Disk Storage, Blob Storage, Archive Storage, and File Storage.
Security, Compliance, Privacy, and Trust (25-30% Exam Weightage):
- Understand the concepts of Azure Firewall, Network Security Group, Azure DDoS.
- Know the differences between authorization, authentication, and multi-factor authentication.
- Enhance the concepts of Azure Security, Key Vault, Azure Policies, Azure Advisor assistance.
- Describe the Azure monitor, Azure service health, Trust center, and Compliance Manager.
Azure Pricing and Support (25-30% Exam Weightage):
- Understand the procedure of Azure subscriptions, billing purposes, Azure cost management, creating spending limits, and Azure advisor recommendations.
- Determine Azure Service Level Agreements (SLA), monitor feature updates, and a knowledge center.