Azure Fundamentals Certification

Microsoft Azure is at the forefront of cloud technology, influencing the foundations and strategies of companies in every career sector. Organizations worldwide are in consistent need of Azure professionals to manage and develop the cloud capabilities necessary for growth and success.

What is the Azure Fundamentals Certification?

The Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification provides candidates with strong foundational knowledge they can build upon as they pursue work within the cloud. As cloud technology continues to be adapted by businesses at a rapid pace, this certification provides the background you need to easily adapt to cloud developments.

Is the Azure Fundamentals Certification Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about cloud technology and unsure of where to start, the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification is an ideal place to begin. This certification is beneficial to those who want to take the first steps in their cloud careers, as well as those with non-technical backgrounds who work in a variety of roles influenced by cloud technology.

What Would a Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification Mean for Your Career?

As a recognized and respected leader in the field, a Microsoft Azure Certification demonstrates to employers, peers, and other industry professionals your mastery of critical cloud knowledge and your commitment to attaining the most up to date information available. With the average salary of an Azure Developer coming in at $133,239 per year, those with certifications can expect to find many lucrative opportunities.

How Do You Achieve Your Azure Fundamentals Certification?

In order to earn your Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification, you must pass the AZ-900: Microsoft Fundamentals exam.

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AZ-900 Exam Core Skills:

Understanding Core Azure Services (30-35%)

  • Understand the core Azure architectural components
  • Describe some of the core products available in Azure
  • Describe some of the solutions available in Azure
  • Understand Azure management tools

Understanding Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Trust (25-30%)

  • Understand securing network connectivity in Azure
  • Describe core Azure Identity services
  • Describe security tools and features of Azure
  • Describe Azure governance methodologies
  • Understand monitoring and reporting options in Azure
  • Understand privacy, compliance, and data protection standards in Azure

Understanding Azure Pricing and Support (20-25%)

  • Understand Azure subscriptions
  • Understand planning and management of costs
  • Understand the support options available in Azure
  • Describe Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Understand service lifestyle in Azure

Understanding Cloud Concepts (15-20%)

  • Describe the benefits and considerations of using cloud services
  • Describe the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Describe the difference between public, private, and hybrid cloud models

Content updates will be applied to the AZ-900 exam on May 28, 2020.


As of May 28, 2020, the content on the AZ-900 exam will be adjusted accordingly:


Describe Cloud Concepts (20-25%)

  • Identify the benefits and considerations of using cloud services
  • Describe the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Describe the difference between public, private, and hybrid cloud models


Describe Core Azure Services (15-20%)

  • Describe the core Azure architectural components
  • Describe core workload products available in Azure


Describe Core Solutions and Management Tools on Azure (10-15%)

  • Describe core solutions available on Azure
  • Describe Azure management tools


Describe General Security and Network Security Features (10-15%)

  • Describe Azure security features
  • Describe Azure network security


Describe Identity, Governance, Privacy, and Compliance Features (20-25%)

  • Describe core Azure identity services
  • Describe Azure governance features
  • Describe privacy and compliance resources

How to Prepare for the AZ-900 Exam

INE offers a wide variety of courses and hands-on exercises developed to help you pass your Azure Fundamentals Certification Exam and excel throughout your career.

All of our courses can be found in INE’s Azure Fundamentals Learning Path, organized to take you step by step through each topic. You can study efficiently and never worry about missing an important course. Our expert instructors lead you through both basic and advanced Azure cloud technologies to help you succeed.

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