Write your first query with Kusto Query Language

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Get started by writing simple queries in Kusto Query Language (KQL) to explore and gain insights from your data. Learn how to use the operators take, project, where, count, sort, and others.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Write your first query with KQL.
  • Use KQL to explore data by using the most common operators.


  • An Azure subscription; you can create a free Azure account
  • Familiarity with database structures like tables, columns, and rows