Azure

AZ-900 Course Content

Describe cloud concepts :

– Identify the benefits and considerations of using cloud services

  • identify the benefits of cloud computing, such as High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Agility, and Disaster Recovery
  • Identify the differences between Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx)
  • describe the consumption-based model

– Describe the differences between categories of cloud services

  • describe the shared responsibility model
  • describe Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS),
  • describe Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • describe serverless computing
  • describe Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • identify a service type based on a use case

– Describe the differences between types of cloud computing

  • define cloud computing
  • describe public cloud
  • describe private cloud
  • describe hybrid cloud
  • compare and contrast the three types of cloud computing

Describe core Azure services:

– Describe the core Azure architectural components

  • describe the benefits and usage of Regions and Region Pairs
  • describe the benefits and usage of Availability Zones
  • describe the benefits and usage of Resource Groups
  • describe the benefits and usage of Subscriptions
  • describe the benefits and usage of Management Groups
  • describe the benefits and usage of Azure Resource Manager
  • explain Azure resources

– Describe core resource available in Azure

  • describe the benefits and usage of Virtual Machines, Azure App Services, Azure Container Instances (ACI), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and Windows Virtual Desktop
  • describe the benefits and usage of Virtual Networks, VPN Gateway, Virtual Network peering, and ExpressRoute
  • describe the benefits and usage of Container (Blob) Storage, Disk Storage, File Storage, and storage tiers
  • describe the benefits and usage of Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, and SQL Managed Instance
  • describe the benefits and usage of Azure Marketplace

Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure:

– Describe core solutions available in Azure

  • describe the benefits and usage of Internet of Things (IoT) Hub, IoT Central, and Azure Sphere
  • describe the benefits and usage of Azure Synapse Analytics, HDInsight, and Azure Databricks
  • describe the benefits and usage of Azure Machine Learning, Cognitive Services and Azure Bot Service
  • describe the benefits and usage of serverless computing solutions that include Azure Functions and Logic Apps
  • describe the benefits and usage of Azure DevOps, GitHub, GitHub Actions, and Azure DevTest Labs

– Describe Azure management tools

  • describe the functionality and usage of the Azure Portal, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, Cloud Shell, and Azure Mobile App
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Advisor
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Monitor
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Service Health

Describe general security and network security features:

  • – Describe Azure security features
  • describe basic features of Azure Security Center, including policy compliance, security alerts, secure score, and resource hygiene
  • describe the functionality and usage of Key Vault
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Sentinel
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Dedicated Hosts

– Describe Azure network security

  • describe the concept of defense in depth
  • describe the functionality and usage of Network Security Groups (NSG)
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Firewall

describe the functionality and usage of Azure DDoS protection

Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features:

– Describe core Azure identity services

  • explain the difference between authentication and authorization
  • define Azure Active Directory
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Active Directory
  • describe the functionality and usage of Conditional Access, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and Single Sign-On (SSO)

– Describe Azure governance features

  • describe the functionality and usage of Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • describe the functionality and usage of resource locks
  • describe the functionality and usage of tags
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Policy
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Blueprints
  • describe the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

– Describe privacy and compliance resources

  • describe the Microsoft core tenets of Security, Privacy, and Compliance
  • describe the purpose of the Microsoft Privacy Statement, Online Services Terms (OST) and Data Protection Amendment (DPA)
  • describe the purpose of the Trust Center
  • describe the purpose of the Azure compliance documentation
  • describe the purpose of Azure Sovereign Regions (Azure Government cloud services and Azure China cloud services)

Describe Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements:

– Describe methods for planning and managing costs

  • Identify factors that can affect costs (resource types, services, locations, ingress and egress traffic)
  • identify factors that can reduce costs (reserved instances, reserved capacity, hybrid use benefit, spot pricing)
  • describe the functionality and usage of the Pricing calculator and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator
  • describe the functionality and usage of Azure Cost Management

– Describe Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and service lifecycles

  • describe the purpose of an Azure Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • identify actions that can impact an SLA (i.e. Availability Zones)
  • describe the service lifecycle in Azure (Public Preview and General Availability)

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