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Azure Fundamentals part 1: Describe core Azure concepts

  • Understand the benefits of cloud computing in Azure and how it can save you time and money
  • Explain cloud concepts such as high availability, scalability, elasticity, agility, and disaster recovery
  • Describe core Azure architecture components such as subscriptions, management groups, resources and resource groups
  • Summarize geographic distribution concepts such as Azure regions, region pairs, and availability zones

Azure Fundamentals part 2: Describe core Azure services

  • Understand the breadth of services available in Azure including compute, network, storage, and database
  • Identify virtualization services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Container Instances, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Compare Azure’s database services such as Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL, Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, and Azure’s big data and analysis services
  • Examine Azure networking resources such as Virtual Networks, VPN Gateways, and Azure ExpressRoute
  • Summarize Azure storage services such Azure Blob Storage, Azure Disk Storage, and Azure File Storage

Azure Fundamentals part 3: Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure

  • Choose the correct Azure Artificial Intelligence service to address different kinds of business challenges.
  • Choose the best software development process tools and services for a given business scenario.
  • Choose the correct cloud monitoring service to address different kinds of business challenges.
  • Choose the correct Azure management tool to address different kinds of technical needs and challenges.
  • Choose the right serverless computing technology for your business scenario.
  • Choose the best Azure IoT service for a given business scenario.

Azure Fundamentals part 4: Describe general security and network security features

  • Having a good security strategy is essential in today’s digital world. Every application and service, whether on-premises or in the cloud, needs to be designed with security in mind. Security needs to happen at the application level, at the data level, and at the network level.

    Learn about the various Azure services you can use to help ensure that your cloud resources are safe, secure, and trusted.

Azure Fundamentals part 5: Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features

  • With the rise of remote work, bring your own device (BYOD), mobile applications, and cloud applications, the primary security boundary has shifted from firewalls and physical access controls to identity.

    Understanding who is using your systems and what they have permission to do are critical to keeping your data safe from attackers. To stay organized, manage costs, and meet your compliance goals, you need a good cloud governance strategy.

    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.

Azure Fundamentals part 6: Describe Azure cost management and service level agreements

  • Migration to the cloud presents new ways to think about your IT expenses. The cloud also removes the burden of supporting IT infrastructure.

    As you move to the cloud, you might ask:

    • How much will it cost?
    • What guarantees does Azure provide around uptime and connectivity?
    • How do preview services impact my production applications?

    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.

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