Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals

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Mastering the basics in AI can help you jump-start your career and get ready to dive deeper into the other technical opportunities Azure offers. AI opens doors into possibilities that might have seemed like science fiction only yesterday. Using AI, you can build solutions, improve your apps, and advance technology in many fields, including healthcare, financial management, and environmental protection, to name just a few.

The Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals certification could be a great fit for you if you'd like to:

  • Prove that you have the AI skills it takes to build a better world. Earning your Azure AI Fundamentals certification can supply the foundation you need to build your career and demonstrate your knowledge of common AI and machine learning workloads—and what Azure services can solve for them.
  • Validate your foundational knowledge of machine learning and AI concepts, along with related Azure services.

It’s recommended to have some general programming knowledge or experience, but it’s not required. You can use Azure AI fundamentals to reinforce your basics for other Azure role-based certifications, like Azure Data Scientist Associate, Azure AI Engineer Associate, or Azure Developer Associate, but it’s not a prerequisite for any of them.

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Depending on your goals, you may choose to master the basics with the Azure Data Fundamentals certification, level up with the Azure AI Engineer Associate, Azure Data Scientist Associate, or Azure Developer Associate certifications, or find the right Microsoft Azure certification for you, based on your profession (or the one you aspire to).


The English language version of this certification was updated on August 4, 2023. Review the study guide linked on the Exam AI-900 page for details about recent changes.


Cognitive Services has been renamed to Azure AI Services. Individual services have also been renamed. These changes will appear on the exam in late 2023. Learn more about Azure AI services.

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Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals

Skills measured

  • Describe Artificial Intelligence workloads and considerations
  • Describe fundamental principles of machine learning on Azure
  • Describe features of computer vision workloads on Azure
  • Describe features of Natural Language Processing (NLP) workloads on Azure

Job role: AI Engineer, Developer, Data Scientist, Student

Required exams: AI-900

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  • AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals

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    Prove that you can describe the following: AI workloads and considerations; fundamental principles of machine learning on Azure; features of computer vision workloads on Azure; and features of Natural Language Processing (NLP) workloads on Azure.

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