Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Describe core Azure concepts

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New to the cloud? Azure fundamentals is a six-part series that teaches you basic cloud concepts, provides a streamlined overview of many Azure services, and guides you with hands-on exercises to deploy your very first services for free.

After completing this learning path, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of cloud computing in Azure and how it can save you time and money
  • Explain cloud concepts such as high availability, scalability, elasticity, agility, and disaster recovery
  • Describe core Azure architecture components such as subscriptions, management groups, resources and resource groups
  • Summarize geographic distribution concepts such as Azure regions, region pairs, and availability zones

Here are the learning paths in this series:

The trophy for the Describe core Azure concepts learning path.

Part 1: Describe core Azure concepts


  • You should be familiar with basic computing concepts and terminology.
  • An understanding of cloud computing is helpful, but isn't necessary.

Modules in this learning path

This module introduces you to the basics of cloud computing and Azure, and how to get started with Azure's subscriptions and accounts.

Are you interested in the cloud, but aren't sure what it can do for you? In this module, you'll learn about the advantages of using cloud computing services, and you'll learn to differentiate between the categories and types of cloud computing.

In this module, you'll examine the various concepts, resources, and terminology that are necessary to work with Azure architecture. For example, you'll learn about Azure subscriptions and management groups, resource groups and Azure Resource Manager, as well as Azure regions and availability zones.