The Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) examination is Microsoft's introductory assessment into the vast world of Azure cloud services. As organizations transition to cloud-based infrastructures, understanding the foundational concepts of Microsoft Azure becomes increasingly vital. This exam is designed for individuals aiming to validate their basic knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. It covers a range of topics from core Azure services, Azure pricing and support, to the basics of cloud concepts, thereby offering a comprehensive overview of the Azure environment.
Here's a breakdown of the main domains covered in the AZ-900 exam:
Describe Cloud Concepts:
Understand the benefits and considerations of using cloud services.
Understand the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
Understand the differences between public, private, and hybrid cloud models.
Describe Core Azure Services:
Understand the core Azure architectural components, such as regions, geographies, resource groups, and the Azure Resource Manager.
Describe some of the core products available in Azure, including virtual machines, virtual networks, and blob storage.
Understand solutions available on Azure for AI, IoT, and more.
Describe Core Solutions and Management Tools on Azure:
Understand the main Azure solutions, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Analytics.
Understand Azure management tools, including Azure Portal, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, and Cloud Shell.
Describe General Security and Network Security Features:
Understand Azure's multi-layered security approach, including network security, identity management, and access management.
Describe Identity, Governance, Privacy, and Compliance Features:
Understand Azure identity solutions, including Azure Active Directory, Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, and single sign-on.
Understand Azure governance methodologies, including policies, initiatives, and role-based access control.
Understand Azure compliance features, including Azure Blueprints.
Describe Azure Cost Management and Service Level Agreements:
Understand methods for planning and managing costs, including Azure Cost Management.
Understand Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and service lifecycles.
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Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) Exam Details
Number of Questions: The Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) exam comprises of 40-60 multiple-choice questions, each crafted to assess your foundational knowledge of Microsoft Azure.
Duration: 85 minutes.
Passing Score: Microsoft has a scaled scoring system, and while the exact passing score can vary, it's typically around 700-730 out of 1000.
Languages: The exam is available in various languages to cater to a global audience.
Exam Format: Questions emphasize real-world scenarios, testing both theoretical knowledge and the practical application of Azure foundational concepts.
A: Microsoft certifications do not expire, but Microsoft does retire exams as services and technologies evolve. It's a good practice to stay updated with the latest in the domain.
Q: What are the prerequisites for this certification?
A: There are no formal prerequisites for the AZ-900 exam. However, a basic understanding of cloud services and how they are provided with Microsoft Azure can be beneficial.
Q: How should I optimally prepare for the exam?
A: Alongside this practice test, candidates are encouraged to complete the Azure Fundamentals course on Cybrary, review official Azure documentation, and gain hands-on experience with Azure services.
Q: How does this practice test compare to the actual exam?
A: This practice test is designed to closely mirror the format, difficulty, and content of the actual exam, ensuring that you are well-prepared for every aspect of the certification test.
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