This course is the foundation for the Microsoft Certificate AZ-900 "Azure Fundamentals", and focuses on Azure services in general, together with cloud concepts, Azure workloads, security and privacy, as well as Azure pricing.
We'll start off with looking at Virtual Machines. We'll create an Azure account, quickly create a Virtual Machine, log into it, and then shut it down. We'll then start creating the Virtual Machine more slowly, and look at the concepts behind Azure, such as Architectural components, what can affect costs, and Microsoft's commitment to you through their Service Level Agreements.
After that, we'll take a step back and look at cloud computing generally. We'll identify the benefits and considerations of using cloud service, such as High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and the difference between Capital Expenditure and Operational Expenditure. We'll then see what the three main cloud models are, how they vary, and when Microsoft takes responsibility for various aspects of cloud computing.
In the middle part of this course, we'll have a brief look at around 30 different Azure services, and look at the benefits of usage of them. We'll be looking at services for Compute, Networking, Storage, Databases, Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and more.
In the last part of the course, we'll look at other considerations for using Azure. We'll examine Azure management tools, security features and network security, identity services, governance features, and privacy and compliance resources.
No prior knowledge is required - we'll even see how to get a free Azure trial!
There are regular quizzes to help you remember the information, so you can be sure that you are learning.
Once you have completed this course, you will have a good introductory knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. And with some practice, you could even go for the official Microsoft certification AZ-900 - wouldn't that look good on your CV or resume? And if you are an American college student, you might even get college credit for passing that exam.
So, without any further ado, let's have a look at how you can use Udemy interface, and then we'll have a look at the objectives for the exam and therefore the syllabus for this course.