AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals Crash Course

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In today's technology-driven world, cloud computing is a game-changer, and Microsoft Azure stands at the forefront. Azure is the backbone of countless businesses, offering scalable, flexible, and secure cloud solutions. To navigate this landscape, understanding the fundamentals is paramount, and the AZ-900 certification is your ticket to Azure mastery.

This course is your comprehensive guide to mastering Azure basics and conquering the AZ-900 exam.

Starting with an introduction to cloud computing, you will grasp the benefits of cloud services and dive deep into Azure's core architectural components. You will explore computing and networking services, storage solutions, and identity and security in the Azure environment. Gain prowess in cost management, governance, compliance, and monitoring tools. The course also culminates with a detailed exploration of Azure Advisor, Azure Service Health, and Azure Monitor, giving you an arsenal of tools to optimize Azure resources.

By the end of this course, you will be proficient in Azure cloud computing principles, well-prepared to ace the AZ-900 exam, and equipped to excel in the world of Microsoft Azure.

What you will learn

  • Understand core Azure principles and cloud computing fundamentals
  • Create scalable Azure infrastructure with architectural components
  • Explore Azure’s compute, networking, and storage services in-depth
  • Implement identity, access, and security features for Azure resources
  • Build cost-efficient solutions while ensuring compliance and governance
  • Master Azure monitoring tools for robust resource management


This course caters to both newcomers and aspiring cloud enthusiasts. If you’re stepping into the world of cloud computing, seeking a strong foundation in Microsoft Azure fundamentals, or aiming to enhance your existing cloud knowledge, this course is designed for you. No prior experience with Azure or cloud computing is necessary. All that’s required is your curiosity and willingness to learn.

About the Author

Praveenkumar Bouna: Praveenkumar Bouna is a software engineer with over 15 years of C# .NET development experience. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in computer science and engineering. He has worked for about ten years in Honeywell, wherein he transitioned from software engineer to senior software engineer, tech lead, and so on in C#. He has also worked in security and surveillance as well as access control systems in top MNCs in the software industry. He is also a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Scrum Master for a security R&D team. He is known for his simpler teaching approach toward explaining various complex topics his colleagues come across in everyday programming life.

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Course Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. Overview of the AZ-900 Exam
    3. AZ-900 - Skills Measured
    4. Helpful Resources for Exam Preparation
    5. Overview of Azure
    6. Demo - Creating an Azure Account
  2. Chapter 2 : AZ-900 - Azure Cloud Computing
    1. Overview of Cloud Computing
    2. Demo - Azure Cloud Computing Services
    3. Shared Responsibility Model
    4. Cloud Models - Public, Private, and Hybrid
    5. Cloud Pricing Models
    6. Demo - Azure Cloud Pricing Models
  3. Chapter 3 : AZ-900 - Benefits of Azure Cloud Services
    1. High Availability and Scalability in Azure
    2. Demo - Azure Service-Level Agreements (SLA)
    3. Demo - High Availability in Azure
    4. Reliability and Predictability in Azure
    5. Security and Governance in Azure
    6. Manageability in Azure
  4. Chapter 4 : AZ-900 - Azure Cloud Service Types
    1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    3. Demo - Azure App Service
    4. Software as a Service (SaaS)
    5. Demo - Azure DevOps
  5. Chapter 5 : AZ-900 - Core Architectural Components of Azure
    1. Overview of Architectural Components
    2. Azure Regions and Region Pairs
    3. Demo - Azure Region and Region Pairs
    4. Availability Zones
    5. Demo - Availability Zones
    6. Azure Sovereign Regions
    7. Azure Geography
    8. Resources and Resource Groups
    9. Subscriptions
    10. Management Groups
  6. Chapter 6 : AZ-900 - Azure Compute and Networking Services
    1. Azure Virtual Machines
    2. Demo - Azure Virtual Machines
    3. Azure Virtual Desktop
    4. Azure Containers
    5. Azure Functions
    6. Demo - Azure Functions
    7. Azure App Service
    8. Azure Virtual Networks
  7. Chapter 7 : AZ-900 - Azure Storage Services
    1. Azure Storage Accounts
    2. Azure Storage Redundancy Options
    3. Azure Storage Services
    4. Azure Blob Storage Tiers
    5. Azure Migration
  8. Chapter 8 : AZ-900 - Azure Identity, Access, and Security
    1. Azure Directory Services
    2. Azure Authentication Methods
    3. Azure External Identities
    4. Azure Conditional Access
    5. Azure Role-Based Access Control
    6. Defense-in-Depth and Zero Trust Models
    7. Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  9. Chapter 9 : AZ-900 - Cost Management in Azure
    1. Cost Management in Azure
    2. Pricing Calculator
    3. Demo - Pricing Calculator
    4. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator
    5. Demo - Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator
  10. Chapter 10 : AZ-900 - Azure Governance and Compliance
    1. Azure Blueprints
    2. Azure Policy
    3. Demo - Azure Blueprints and Policy
    4. Resource Locks
    5. Service Trust Portal
  11. Chapter 11 : AZ-900 - Azure Resources Features and Deployment
    1. Communication Tools for Azure
    2. Demo - Communication Tools for Azure
    3. Azure Arc
    4. Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and ARM Templates
  12. Chapter 12 : AZ-900 - Monitoring Tools in Azure
    1. Azure Advisor
    2. Azure Service Health
    3. Azure Monitor
    4. Demo - Monitoring Tools in Azure

Product information

  • Title: AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals Crash Course
  • Author(s): Praveenkumar Bouna
  • Release date: September 2023
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781835469538