Microsoft Azure Fundamentals – AZ-900 Exam Prep

Course

Intro Video

Photo of Jason Calton

Jason Calton

Training Architect

Length

14:57:54

Difficulty

Beginner

Videos

105

Hands-on Labs

5

Quizzes/Exams

1

Course Details

The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational knowledge of cloud services and how those services are implemented with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for those of you who don’t have a technical background but have an interest in the cloud, such as those involved in selling or purchasing cloud-based solutions and services; those you with a technical background who have a need to validate your foundational level knowledge around cloud services; and those of you who are simply interested in exploring the world of cloud-based solutions to determine if it’s the building block you need to change your career.

The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam can be taken as an optional first step in learning about cloud services and how those concepts are exemplified by Microsoft Azure. It can be taken as a precursor to Microsoft’s Azure or Data and AI certifications. It will validate that you have the foundational knowledge you need as your start on your learning journey to become an Azure Administrator, Developer, Architect, or DevOps Engineer, and it can be used as a starting point for those of you interested in Data and AI job roles.

Syllabus

Course Introduction

Getting Started

Course Introduction

00:04:54

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll talk about what topics this course covers, the course prerequisites, and who should take this course. We'll also go over the course structure and what we'll be learning along the way.

About the Training Architect

00:01:20

Lesson Description:

In this video, you'll learn a little bit about me, your instructor for this course.

About the Exam

00:05:40

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll talk about the AZ-900 exam. We'll go over how to register for the exam, the exam format and structure, and what topics are covered. Helpful Links AZ-900 Exam: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-az-900.aspx Find the Interactive Diagram for this course - The Book of Basics - here: https://interactive.linuxacademy.com/diagrams/azurebookofbasics1.html

About The Book of Basics

00:04:15

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a look at this course's interactive diagram, the Book of Basics. We'll explore the diagram's format and structure and how to navigate through it. Find the Interactive Diagram for this course - The Book of Basics - here: https://interactive.linuxacademy.com/diagrams/azurebookofbasics1.html

Course Features and Tools

00:08:36

Lesson Description:

In addition to The Book of Basics, there are many other features and tools available to you in this course. In this video lesson, we'll go over all of these options and how to use them.

Cloud Concepts

Cloud Services: Benefits and Considerations

Overview

00:02:51

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video, we'll take a high-level look at several important cloud concepts and discuss the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. This video is part of a series of lessons on cloud concepts. Over the next 6 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: High Availability, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster RecoveryScalability and ElasticityBusiness AgilityEconomies of ScaleCapital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx)The Consumption-Based Model

High Availability, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery

00:11:03

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll go over several important cloud concepts and discuss the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. Specifically, we'll look at 3 areas in which cloud computing provides major advantages: High AvailabilityFault ToleranceDisaster Recovery Helpful Links The link mentioned in the video's end is now not functioning. For more information on Azure Infrastructure, see: Azure Regions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/regionsAzure Infrastructure: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/

Scalability and Elasticity

00:08:00

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. Specifically, we'll look at 2 areas in which cloud computing provides major advantages: ScalabilityElasticity Helpful Links For more on horizontal and vertical scaling (the new preferred term), see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/autoscale-overview Azure Regions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/regions/ Azure Scalability: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/best-practices/auto-scaling

Business Agility

00:07:02

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. Specifically, we'll talk about how the Azure cloud can help your business be more agile and respond more quickly to changes. Helpful Links Azure Regions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/regions/

Economies of Scale

00:06:24

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. Specifically, we'll talk about how economies of scale work and how it is more cost-effective for Microsoft to build and operate data centers than it is for us to do so ourselves. We'll also talk about how this translates to lower prices and higher availability for Azure products and services. Helpful Links The Economics of the Cloud: https://news.microsoft.com/download/archived/presskits/cloud/docs/The-Economics-of-the-Cloud.pdf

Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx)

00:08:07

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. Specifically, we'll look at the differences between capital expenditures (CapEx) and operational expenditures (OpEx), and which models apply when we use our own data centers versus Azure.

The Consumption-Based Model

00:09:01

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. Specifically, we'll look at Azure's consumption-based pricing model and how it means lower monthly prices and no up-front investment for us.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)

Overview

00:01:57

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video overview, we'll be looking at cloud concepts, specifically Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). We'll look at the concepts discussed in the next 4 video lessons in this series: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Platform as a Service (PaaS)Software as a Service (SaaS)Comparing and Contrasting the Three Service Types

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

00:06:54

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Specifically, we'll talk about what Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is, how it gives you more control over the underlying resources you consume, but also how it requires more maintenance and administration from you. Helpful Links What is IaaS?: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-iaas/

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

00:08:47

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Specifically, we'll talk about what Platform as a Service (PaaS) is, how it gives you less control over the underlying resources you consume, but also how it requires less maintenance and administration from you. Helpful Links What is PaaS?: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-paas/

Software as a Service (SaaS)

00:06:54

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Specifically, we'll talk about what Software as a Service (SaaS) is, how it requires virtually no maintenance and administration from you, but how it gives you virtually no control over the underlying resources you consume as well. Helpful Links What is SaaS?: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-saas/

Comparing and Contrasting the Three Service Types

00:08:32

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Specifically, we'll compare and contrast the 3 service types.

Cloud Models: Public, Private, and Hybrid

Overview

00:01:45

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll talk about cloud concepts, specifically the different types of cloud models. Over the next four video lessons, we'll discuss the following: The Public Cloud ModelThe Private Cloud ModelThe Hybrid Cloud ModelComparing and Contrasting the Three Cloud Models

The Public Cloud Model

00:06:11

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and the different cloud models. Specifically, we'll talk about what the public cloud model is, how it gives you less control over the underlying resources you consume, and how it is more cost-effective than other models. Helpful Links https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-are-private-public-hybrid-clouds/

The Private Cloud Model

00:05:37

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and the different cloud models. Specifically, we'll talk about what the private cloud model is, how it gives you more control over the underlying resources you consume, and how it is less cost-effective than other models. Helpful Links https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-are-private-public-hybrid-clouds/

The Hybrid Cloud Model

00:07:09

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and the different cloud models. Specifically, we'll talk about what the hybrid cloud model is, how it gives you a good balance of control over the underlying resources you consume, and provides a balanced, cost-effective approach to using or transitioning to the cloud. Helpful Links https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-are-private-public-hybrid-clouds/

Comparing and Contrasting the Three Cloud Models

00:05:14

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll continue our discussion of cloud concepts and the different cloud models. Specifically, we'll compare and contrast the features, benefits, and drawbacks of all three models.

Azure Services

Azure Architecture

Overview

00:03:00

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at several core Azure architectural fundamentals and discuss the overall architecture of the Azure cloud. This video is part of a series of lessons on core Azure products and services. Over the next 5 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: RegionsAvailability ZonesResource GroupsAzure Resource ManagerAzure Architecture: Usage and Benefits

Regions

00:08:21

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure services and the architecture of the Azure cloud. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure regions and the different ways we can deploy our applications and systems to multiple Azure regions. Helpful Links Azure Regions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/regions/

Availability Zones

00:05:40

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure services and the architecture of the Azure cloud. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure availability zones and the different ways we can deploy our applications and systems to multiple availability zones. Helpful Links Azure Availability Zones: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/availability-zones/az-overview#regions-that-support-availability-zones

Resource Groups

00:07:33

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure services and the architecture of the Azure cloud. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure resource groups and the different ways we can use resource groups to group related resources together and scope administrative actions. Helpful Links Azure Resource Groups: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-overview#resource-groups

Azure Resource Manager

00:12:26

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure services and the architecture of the Azure cloud. Specifically, we'll talk about the Azure Resource Manager and how we can use it to deploy and manage all of our Azure resources. Helpful Links Azure Resource Manager Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-overview Azure Resource Manager Templates: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-manager-quickstart-create-templates-use-the-portal

Azure Architecture: Usage and Benefits

00:09:21

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure services and the architecture of the Azure cloud. Specifically, we'll talk about the benefits of using the Azure cloud and best practices for Azure. Helpful Links Azure Resiliency: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/resiliency/ Azure Resource Groups: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-overview#resource-groups Azure Resource Manager Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-overview

Azure Products and Services

Overview

00:03:20

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at several core Azure products and services and discuss the benefits of using each. This video is part of a series of lessons on core Azure products and services. Over the next 5 videos, we'll discuss Azure's offerings for the following domains: ComputeNetworkingStorageDatabasesThe Azure Marketplace

Compute: Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, App Service, and Functions

00:13:24

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure products and services. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure's compute products and services, including Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, App Service, and Functions. Helpful Links Azure Compute: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/guide/technology-choices/compute-overview Azure Virtual Machines: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines/windows/ Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machine-scale-sets/overview Azure App Service: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/

Networking: Azure Virtual Network, Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Application Gateway, and Content Delivery Network

00:11:03

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure products and services. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure's networking products and services, including Virtual Network, Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Application Gateway, and Content Delivery Network. Helpful Links Azure Networking: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/product-categories/networking/ Azure Virtual Network: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-networks-overview Azure VPN Gateway: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-about-vpngateways Azure Load Balancer: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-overview Azure Application Gateway: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/application-gateway/ Azure Content Delivery Network: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/

Storage: Azure Blob Storage, Files, and Archive Storage

00:12:19

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure products and services. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure's storage products and services, including Blob Storage, File Storage, and the different tiers of storage available for blobs. Helpful Links Azure Storage: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/storage/ Azure Blob Storage Tiers: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-storage-tiers

Databases: Azure CosmosDB, SQL Database, Database Migration Service, and SQL Data Warehouse

00:13:39

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure products and services. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure's database products and services, including CosmosDB, SQL Database, Database Migration Service, and SQL Data Warehouse. Helpful Links Azure CosmosDB: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/introduction Azure SQL Database: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/sql-database/ Azure SQL Data Warehouse: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-data-warehouse/sql-data-warehouse-overview-what-is Azure Database Migration Service: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/database-migration/

The Azure Marketplace

00:06:12

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of core Azure products and services. Specifically, we'll talk about the Azure Marketplace and the products and services we can get from it. Helpful Links Azure Marketplace: https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

01:00:00

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:30:00

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:30:00

Azure Solutions

Overview

00:04:54

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at several Azure solutions and discuss the benefits of using each. This video is part of a series of lessons on Azure solutions. Over the next 5 videos, we'll discuss the Azure solutions available for the following domains: Internet of Things (IoT)Big Data and AnalyticsArtificial Intelligence (AI)Serverless Computing We will also discuss the overall benefits of using Azure solutions.

Internet of Things (IoT): Azure IoT Hub and IoT Central

00:07:04

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure solutions. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure's Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, including IoT Hub and IoT Central. Helpful Links Azure IoT: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-fundamentals/iot-introduction

Big Data and Analytics: Azure SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, and Data Lake Analytics

00:12:51

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure solutions. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure's Big Data and analytics solutions, including SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, and Data Lake Analytics. Helpful Links Azure Big Data Overview: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/big-data/ Azure Big Data Infographic: https://bit.ly/2UBKHOZ

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Azure Machine Learning Service and Machine Learning Studio

00:10:16

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure solutions. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure's artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, including Machine Learning Service and Machine Learning Studio. Helpful Links Azure Machine Learning Service: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/machine-learning-service/ Azure Machine Learning Studio: https://studio.azureml.net/ Azure Machine Learning Infographic: https://technofaq.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/azure-machine-learning-620x350.png Azure Databricks: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/databricks/

Serverless Computing: Azure Functions, Logic Apps, and Event Grid

00:10:31

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure solutions. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure's serverless computing solutions, including Functions, Logic Apps, and Event Grid. Helpful Links Azure Serverless Solutions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/serverless/ Azure Functions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-overview Azure Logic Apps: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/logic-apps/ Azure Event Grid: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/event-grid/

Benefits of Azure Solutions

00:07:43

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure solutions. Specifically, we'll talk about the benefits of using Azure solutions and how they can save us time and money by integrating various Azure products and services for us. Helpful Links Azure Solutions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/

Azure Management Tools

Overview

00:02:17

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at several Azure management tools and discuss the benefits of using each. This video is part of a series of lessons on core Azure products and services. Over the next 2 videos, we'll discuss the following Azure management tools: The Azure CLI, Azure Powershell, and the Azure PortalAzure Advisor

The Azure CLI, Azure Powershell, and the Azure Portal

00:08:25

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll discuss the different Azure management tools. Specifically, we'll talk about the Azure CLI, Azure Powershell, and the Azure Portal. Helpful Links Azure CLI: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/?view=azure-cli-latest Azure PowerShell: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/azure/overview?view=azps-1.5.0 Azure Portal: https://portal.azure.com/

Azure Advisor

00:07:43

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of the different Azure management tools. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Advisor and how it recommends solutions to help improve the performance, security, and availability of your resources, as well as reduce your overall Azure costs. Helpful Links Azure Advisor: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/advisor/advisor-overview

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:30:00

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:30:00

Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Trust

Network Security in Azure

Overview

00:02:08

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll take a high-level look at network security in Azure. This video is part of a series of lessons on Azure network security. Over the next 4 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Azure FirewallNetwork Security Groups (NSGs)Azure DDoS ProtectionChoosing an Azure security solution

Azure Firewall

00:08:35

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of network security in Azure. Specifically, we'll talk about the Azure Firewall and how we can use it to secure our virtual networks. Helpful Links Azure Firewall Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/firewall/overview Azure Firewall Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/azure-firewall/

Azure DDoS Protection

00:07:43

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of network security in Azure. Specifically, we'll talk about distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, Azure DDoS Protection, and how we can use Azure DDoS Protection to protect our resources from DDoS attacks. Helpful Links Types of DDoS attacks: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/ddos-protection-overview#types-of-ddos-attacks-that-ddos-protection-standard-mitigates Azure DDoS Protection Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/ddos-protection/ Azure Front Door: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/frontdoor/

Network Security Groups (NSGs)

00:06:14

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of network security in Azure. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Network Security Groups (NSGs) and how we can use them to allow or deny traffic to our resources within virtual networks. Helpful Links Azure Network Security Groups: https://buildazure.com/2018/04/03/securing-azure-virtual-machines-using-network-security-groups-nsgs/

Choosing an Azure Security Solution

00:06:28

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of network security in Azure. Specifically, we'll talk about security best practices for Azure that will help you choose the right Azure network security solutions. Helpful Links Azure Network Security Best Practices: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-security-network-security-best-practices

Azure Identity Services

Overview

00:02:00

Lesson Description:

In this video, we will take a high-level look at Azure identity services. This video is part of a series of lessons on Azure identity services. Over the next 3 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Authentication and authorizationAzure Active Directory (AAD)Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Authentication and Authorization

00:08:26

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure identity services. Specifically, we'll talk about authentication and authorization, the differences between these two concepts, and security tokens. Helpful Links Azure Authentication Scenarios: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/authentication-scenarios Sample Security Token: https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/209239468/example_token_response.png

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

00:07:18

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure identity services. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and how it is more secure than single-factor authentication. Helpful Links Azure MFA Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/concept-mfa-howitworks Azure MFA Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/multi-factor-authentication/

Azure Active Directory (AAD)

00:10:34

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure identity services. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Active Directory (AD), different license types and features, and how we can use Azure AD. Helpful Links Azure AD Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/active-directory-whatis Azure AD Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/active-directory/

Azure Security Tools and Features

Overview

00:03:24

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at the various security tools and features in the Azure ecosystem. This video is part of a series of lessons on Azure security tools and features. Over the next 5 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Security in AzureAzure Security CenterAzure Key VaultAzure Information Protection (AIP)Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

Security in Azure

00:09:58

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure security tools and features. Specifically, we'll talk about general Azure security, how security is built into every layer of Azure, and the various products and services we can use to secure different Azure resources. Helpful Links Azure Security Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-security-services-technologies

Azure Security Center

00:08:39

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure security tools and features. Specifically, we'll talk about the Azure Security Center, how it uses data from the Microsoft Monitoring Agent, and how it provides us with threat detection alerts and tailored recommendations for securing workloads. Helpful Links Azure Security Center Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-intro Azure Security Center Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/security-center/

Azure Key Vault

00:11:14

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure security tools and features. Specifically, we'll talk about how to set up Azure Key Vault and how we can use it to protect sensitive data. Helpful Links Azure Key Vault Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/key-vault/key-vault-overview Azure Key Vault Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/key-vault/

Azure Information Protection (AIP)

00:07:44

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure security tools and features. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Information Protection (AIP) and how we can use it to protect documents and emails. Helpful Links Azure Information Protection Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/information-protection/what-is-information-protection Azure Information Protection Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/information-protection/

Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

00:06:51

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure security tools and features. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and how we can use it to detect advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious insider actions. Helpful Links Azure Advanced Threat Protection Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-advanced-threat-protection/what-is-atp

Azure Governance

Overview

00:03:06

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at Azure governance. This video is part of a series of lessons on Azure governance. Over the next 5 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Azure PoliciesAzure InitiativesRole-Based Access Control (RBAC)Resource LockingSecurity Assistance in Azure Advisor

Azure Policies

00:04:59

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure governance. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Policies and how we can audit or apply them to our Azure resources. Helpful Links Azure Policies Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/policy/overview

Azure Initiatives

00:04:19

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure governance. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Policy Initiatives, and how we can use them to group multiple Azure Policies to achieve a single goal. Helpful Links Azure Policy Initiatives Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/policy/overview#initiative-definition

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

00:05:56

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure governance. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and how we can use roles for fine-grained access management of Azure resources. Helpful Links Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/overview

Resource Locking

00:04:43

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure governance. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Resource Locking, and how we can use resource locks to prevent modifications to or deletions of our Azure resources. Helpful Links Azure Resource Locking Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-lock-resources

Security Assistance in Azure Advisor

00:04:18

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure governance. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Security Assistance in Azure Advisor and how we can use the Azure Advisor to see security recommendations from the Azure Security Center. Helpful Links Azure Advisor Integration with Azure Security Center: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/yuridiogenes/2018/01/18/azure-advisor-integration-with-azure-security-center/

Monitoring and Reporting in Azure

Overview

00:02:19

Lesson Description:

Overview This video is part of a series of lessons on monitoring and reporting in Azure. Over the next three videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Azure MonitorAzure Service HealthAzure Monitor and Azure Service Health: Use Cases and Benefits

Azure Monitor

00:05:29

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of monitoring and reporting in Azure. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Monitor, and how we can use it to collect performance and utilization data from all our Azure resources in one place. Helpful Links Azure Monitor Overview:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/overview

Azure Service Health

00:06:08

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of monitoring and reporting in Azure. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Service Health, and how we can use it to see the state and health of the Azure products, services, and regions we are using. Helpful Links Azure Service Health Overview:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-health/service-health-overview

Azure Monitor and Azure Service Health: Use Cases and Benefits

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Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of monitoring and reporting in Azure. Specifically, we'll talk about the use cases and benefits of using both Azure Monitor and Azure Service Health, and situations where we would use one or both. Helpful Links Azure Monitor Overview:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/overview Azure Service Health Overview:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-health/service-health-overview

Azure Privacy, Compliance, and Data Protection Standards

Overview

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Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at privacy, compliance, and data protection in Azure. This video is part of a series of lessons on Azure privacy, compliance, and data protection standards. Over the next 8 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Industry Compliance: GDPR, ISO, and NISTThe Microsoft Privacy StatementMicrosoft Trust CenterMicrosoft Service Trust PortalMicrosoft Compliance ManagerDetermining Azure Compliance for Business NeedsAzure Government ServicesAzure Germany Services

Industry Compliance: GDPR, ISO, and NIST

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Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure privacy, compliance, and data protection standards. Specifically, we'll talk about industry compliance and discuss GDPR, ISO, and NIST as well as their compliance standards for different industries. Helpful Links Azure GDPR: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/protecting-privacy-in-microsoft-azure-gdpr-azure-policy-updates/ ISO 27001: https://www.iso.org/isoiec-27001-information-security.html Azure ISO Compliance: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-leads-the-industry-in-iso-certifications/ Azure NIST Compliance: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/compliance/NIST_CSF Azure FEDRAMP Compliance: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/compliance/fedramp Azure Trusted Cloud: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/trusted-cloud/

The Microsoft Privacy Statement

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Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure privacy, compliance, and data protection standards. Specifically, we'll talk about the Microsoft Privacy Statement, the personal data Microsoft processes, how Microsoft processes it, and for what purposes. Helpful Links Microsoft Privacy Statement: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement

Microsoft Trust Center

00:05:32

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure privacy, compliance, and data protection standards. Specifically, we'll talk about the Microsoft Trust Center and how it enables us to be confident that the Azure platform on which we run our services is secure. Helpful Links Microsoft Trust Center: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/ Microsoft Trust Center Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/security-microsoft-trust-center

Microsoft Service Trust Portal

00:05:10

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure privacy, compliance, and data protection standards. Specifically, we'll talk about the Microsoft Service Trust Portal, part of the Microsoft Trust Center that provides a variety of content, tools, and other resources about Microsoft security, privacy, and compliance practices. Helpful Links Microsoft Service Trust Portal: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/securitycompliance/get-started-with-service-trust-portal

Microsoft Compliance Manager

00:06:33

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure privacy, compliance, and data protection standards. Specifically, we'll talk about the Microsoft Compliance Manager, a fully managed solution that helps you manage the end-to-end, regulation-to-audit compliance process. Helpful Links Microsoft Compliance Manager: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/securitycompliance/meet-data-protection-and-regulatory-reqs-using-microsoft-cloud

Determining Azure Compliance for Business Needs

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Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure privacy, compliance, and data protection standards. Specifically, we'll talk about how we can use the Microsoft Compliance Manager and Microsoft Service Trust Portal to determine compliance needs for businesses in various industries. Helpful Links Microsoft Service Trust Portal: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/securitycompliance/get-started-with-service-trust-portal

Azure Government Services

00:04:54

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure privacy, compliance, and data protection standards. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Government, and how federal, state, and local governments, along with their partners, can use this isolated cloud offering from Azure.. Helpful Links Azure Government: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/industries/government/ Azure Government Overview: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/government/

Azure Germany Services

00:04:20

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure privacy, compliance, and data protection standards. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Germany, an isolated, German-only cloud designed to comply with strict German and EU regulations. Helpful Links Azure Germany: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/global-infrastructure/germany/ Azure Germany Phased Out: https://hackernoon.com/microsoft-announces-the-end-of-the-germany-cloud-431bbe407b94 Latest Azure Germany Updates: https://www.petri.com/changes-to-azure-germany-operations

Azure Pricing and Support

Azure Subscriptions

Overview

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Lesson Description:

Overview This video is part of a series of lessons on Azure Subscriptions. Over the next two videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Azure SubscriptionsAzure Subscription Options and Uses

Azure Subscriptions

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Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure Subscriptions. Specifically, we'll talk about what Azure Subscriptions are, Subscription Offers, and Management Groups. Helpful Links Current Azure Offers:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/offer-details/ Azure Management Groups:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/management-groups/

Subscription Options and Uses

00:07:23

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure Subscriptions. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Subscription options, Enterprise Agreements, and Azure Reservations. Helpful Links Azure Reservations:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-save-compute-costs-reservations Azure Pay-As-You-Go vs EA:https://www.synegrate.com/microsoft-azure-licensing-eas-vs-pay-as-you-go/

Planning and Managing Azure Costs

Overview

00:02:54

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at how to plan and manage your Azure costs. This video is part of a series of lessons on planning and managing Azure costs. Over the next 8 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Purchasing Azure Products and ServicesThe Azure Free AccountCost FactorsBilling ZonesPricing CalculatorTotal Cost of Ownership (TCO) CalculatorMinimizing Azure CostsAzure Cost Management

Purchasing Azure Products and Services

00:05:17

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of planning and managing Azure costs. Specifically, we'll talk about whether to purchase Azure products and services directly from Microsoft or through Microsoft partners, as well as Azure pricing and Azure reservations. Helpful Links Azure Purchasing Options:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/purchase-options/ Microsoft Partners:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/partners/ Azure Pricing:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/ Azure Pricing FAQs:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/faq/

The Azure Free Account

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Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of planning and managing Azure costs. Specifically, we'll talk about the Azure Free Account and its features and limitations. Helpful Links Azure Free Account:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ Azure Free Account FAQs:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/free-account-faq/

Cost Factors

00:08:08

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of planning and managing Azure costs. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure cost factors, such as what costs money vs. what is free, pricing variations per region, and pricing for a few Azure products. Helpful Links Azure Free Account FAQs:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/free-account-faq/ Azure Virtual Network Pricing:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-network/ Azure App Service Pricing:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/app-service/windows/

Billing Zones

00:05:25

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of planning and managing Azure costs. Specifically, we'll talk about the different Azure billing zones and how pricing for bandwidth is different across Azure regions. Helpful Links Azure Billing Zones:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/bandwidth/

Pricing Calculator

00:07:43

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of planning and managing Azure costs. Specifically, we'll talk about the Azure Pricing Calculator and how we can use it to estimate our costs for Azure products and services. Helpful Links Azure Pricing Calculator:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/ Using the Azure Pricing Calculator:https://www.petri.com/using-azure-pricing-calculator

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator

00:08:03

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of planning and managing Azure costs. Specifically, we'll talk about the Azure Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator and how we can use it to estimate our costs for migrating workloads to Azure. Helpful Links Azure TCO Calculator:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/tco/calculator/ Sample Azure TCO Calculation:https://azure.microsoft.com/mediahandler/files/resourcefiles/sample-migration-tco-rehost-oss/Sample%20migration%20TCO%20-%20Rehost%20(OSS).pdf

Minimizing Azure Costs

00:07:56

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of planning and managing Azure costs. Specifically, we'll talk about the different ways we can minimize our Azure costs. Helpful Links Ways to Reduce Azure Costs:https://www.datamation.com/cloud-computing/reduce-azure-costs.html Ways to Reduce Azure Costs:https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/girishp/2018/02/22/strategies-to-realizing-cost-savings-in-azure/ Ways to Reduce Azure Costs:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-getting-started

Azure Cost Management

00:06:29

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of planning and managing Azure costs. Specifically, we'll talk about Azure Cost Management and how we can use it to analyze costs, create and manage budgets, export data, and review and act on optimization recommendations to save money. Helpful Links Azure Cost Management:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/introducing-native-azure-cost-management-preview/ Azure Cost Management Overview:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management/overview Azure Cost Management Pricing:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/cost-management/

Azure Support Options

Overview

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Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at the various support options you have when using Azure. This video is part of a series of lessons on Azure support. Over the next 4 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Azure Support PlansOpening an Azure Support TicketAdditional Azure Support ChannelsThe Azure Knowledge Center

Azure Support Plans

00:06:51

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure support options. Specifically, we'll talk about the different Azure support plans and what they include. Helpful Links Azure Support Plans: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/plans/ Azure Support Plans FAQs: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/faq/

Opening an Azure Support Ticket

00:06:47

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure support options. Specifically, we'll talk about how to open an Azure support ticket. Helpful Links Azure Support Ticket How-To: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-supportability/how-to-create-azure-support-request Create an Azure Support Ticket: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/create-ticket/

Additional Azure Support Channels

00:04:53

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure support options. Specifically, we'll talk about additional Azure support channels, such as online forums and the Azure Knowledge Center. Helpful Links Azure Support FAQs: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/faq/ MSDN Forums: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home Stack Overflow Forums: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/azure

The Azure Knowledge Center

00:04:46

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure support options. Specifically, we'll talk about the Azure Knowledge Center and how we can use it to get answers to common questions. Helpful Links Azure Knowledge Center: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/knowledge-center/ Other Azure Resources: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/

Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Overview

00:02:18

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at Azure service level agreements (SLAs). This video is part of a series of lessons on Azure SLAs. Over the next two videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)Finding the SLA for Azure Products and Services

Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

00:03:59

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Specifically, we'll talk about what SLAs are, what they cover, and what they do not cover. Helpful Links Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs): https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/ Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Summary: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/summary/

Finding the SLA for Azure Products and Services

00:04:58

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of Azure service level agreements (SLAs). Specifically, we'll talk about how to find the SLA for each Azure product and service. Helpful Links Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Summary: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/summary/ Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) by Product/Service: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/

The Azure Service Lifecycle

Overview

00:02:11

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll take a high-level look at the lifecycle of Azure services. This video is part of a series of lessons on the Azure service lifecycle. Over the next 4 videos, we'll discuss the following topics: Public and Private Preview FeaturesAccessing Preview FeaturesGeneral Availability (GA)Monitoring Feature Updates

Public and Private Preview Features

00:05:43

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of the Azure service lifecycle. Specifically, we'll talk about public and private preview features and how they are different from general availability features. Helpful Links Azure Public and Private Preview Features: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/faq/ Current Azure Preview Features: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/?status=inpreview

Accessing Preview Features

00:03:54

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of the Azure service lifecycle. Specifically, we'll talk about the different ways we can access and use Azure public and private preview features. Helpful Links Current Azure Preview Features: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/?status=inpreview Azure Portal: https://portal.azure.com

General Availability (GA)

00:04:07

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of the Azure service lifecycle. Specifically, we'll talk about general availability (GA) features and how they differ from public and private preview features. Helpful Links Current Azure GA Features by Region: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/services/

Monitoring Feature Updates

00:03:15

Lesson Description:

In this video lesson, we'll continue our discussion of the Azure service lifecycle. Specifically, we'll talk about the different ways we can monitor Azure feature updates. Helpful Links Azure Updates: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/ Azure Feedback Forum: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/34192--general-feedback

Course Conclusion

Final Steps

How to Prepare for the Exam

00:07:09

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video, we'll go over how to prepare for the AZ-900 exam: how to register for the exam, the exam format and structure, what is covered on the exam, and strategies for doing well on test day. Helpful Links AZ-900 Exam Page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-az-900.aspx Test-Taking Advice: https://linuxacademy.com/blog/amazon-web-services-2/tips-tricks-taking-an-aws-certification-exam/

What's Next After Certification?

00:02:17

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video, we'll talk about what to do next now that that you have finished the course. Helpful Links Linux Academy Azure Courses: https://app.linuxacademy.com/learning-center/azure Linux Academy Community: https://linuxacademy.com/cp/socialize

Get Recognized

00:02:05

Lesson Description:

Overview In this video, we'll talk about how to get recognized for your new certification. You've worked hard. Now get noticed for it!

Final Exam

Microsoft AZ-900 Practice Exam

01:00:00