Create an Azure account

Solution Architect
Security Engineer
Azure Portal
Azure Cost Management

The first step to using Azure is to sign up. You may sign up directly through, with the help of a Microsoft representative, or through a partner. If you’re new to Azure, you may sign up for an Azure free account to start exploring with $200 USD free credit and free services.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Learn about Azure sign-up options including Azure free account.
  • Create an Azure free account.
  • Understand how billing works in Azure.
  • Learn about different support options.


  • Knowledge of basic cloud computing terms and concepts
  • A valid credit card to register for an Azure free account (optional)