Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, mastering the basics in Microsoft Azure can help you jump-start your career and prepare you to dive deeper into the many technical opportunities Azure offers.
This certification validates your foundational knowledge of cloud concepts in general and Azure in particular. As a candidate for this certification, you can describe Azure architectural components and Azure services, such as compute, networking, and storage, as well as features and tools to secure, govern, and administer Azure.
The Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals certification could be a great fit for you if you’d like to:
- Prove your knowledge of cloud computing concepts, models, and services, such as public, private, and hybrid cloud, in addition to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).
- Show your expertise on how Azure supports security, privacy, compliance, and trust.
It’s recommended to have skills and experience working with an area of IT, such as infrastructure management, database management, or software development. You can use your Azure Fundamentals certification to reinforce your basics for other Azure role-based or specialty certifications, but it isn’t a prerequisite for any of them.
To prepare for the exam, we recommend that you:
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Depending on your goals, you may choose to master the basics with the Azure Data Fundamentals certification or the Azure AI Fundamentals certification. 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 January 23, 2024. Review the study guide linked on the Exam AZ-900 page for details about recent changes.