AZ-900 Study Guide: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This AZ-900 Study Guide has been updated with the January 25, 2022 exam objectives

The AZ-900 exam is the only exam needed to get the Azure Fundamentals certification, and an optional exam in all the other Azure Paths. This exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for candidates with non-technical backgrounds, such as those involved in selling or purchasing cloud-based solutions and services or who have some involvement with cloud-based solutions and services, as well as those with a technical background who have a need to validate their foundational level knowledge around cloud services.

In this AZ-900 Study Guide, I will share both free and paid options, whether books, video training or simply links to articles and blog posts. I will not share any dumps as those are against the Microsoft Terms of Service, and by using dumps, we decrease the value of our certifications.

AZ-900 Books

Many people still prefer books to study, and this is why Microsoft still does the Exam Ref series! Books are sometimes a bit late on the exam objectives – so always check when the book was published and if any major changes have been made to the objectives.

AZ-900 Study Guide Exam Ref

Exam Ref AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
Prepare for Microsoft Exam AZ-900―Demonstrate your real-world knowledge of cloud services and how they can be provided with Microsoft Azure, including high-level concepts that apply throughout Azure, and key concepts specific to individual services. Designed for professionals in non-technical or technical roles, the Exam Ref series focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Fundamentals level.

AZ-900 Video Training

There are many video training providers out there, both free and paid. Paid options such as Pluralsight usually go more in depth and explain the content, and are also peer reviewed to ensure quality. As for YouTube and Udemy the quality will depend on the individual creating the video, so make sure to check the reviews.

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Includes Practice Exam

Recommended Option

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) Certification Prep Path (6 Courses – 9h30)

This certification path is intended to cover the foundational knowledge needed to understand Microsoft’s Azure offering. The courses in this path cover the basics when it comes to the products and services a Microsoft Azure subscription provides. This is an excellent starting point for those looking to get started in working with cloud services and solutions in the Azure space.

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AZ-900 Azure Exam Prep: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
AZ-900 Course Includes 5 Hours of Video Lectures, Interactive Labs, Realistic AZ-900 Exam Simulator, Flash Cards, & More

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AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Exam Prep
Learn the fundamentals of Azure, and get certified, with this complete beginner’s AZ-900 course, includes practice test!

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Microsoft Azure – Beginner’s Guide + AZ-900
Beginning your journey on Microsoft Azure + 2 practice tests on AZ-900 certification exam

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Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-900 Certification | Online Course
Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals checks and validates your fundamental knowledge of cloud services and how Microsoft Azure provides the cloud services, irrespective of any specific role.

AZ-900 Practice Exams

Those are practice exams and not dumps. I do not encourage dumps as they ruin the certification value for everyone. Practice tests are a great way to get ready for the exam after studying everything in this AZ-900 Study Guide

Recommended Option

Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-900 Certification | Practice Test
Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals checks and validates your fundamental knowledge of cloud services and how Microsoft Azure provides the cloud services, irrespective of any specific role. Includes 275 Unique questions.

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AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Original Practice Tests
Three complete timed practice tests for AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam, 150 questions, 100% original material

AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Sample Questions

These sample questions are intended to provide an overview of the style, wording, and difficulty of thequestions that you are likely to experience on this exam

AZ-900 Microsoft Learn Modules

Microsoft learn is a great free way to learn about the AZ-900 exam content! It contains mostly text-based articles, while also providing you small quizes at the end of every module.

AZ-900 Instructor-led training (Microsoft Official Courses)

This is the Microsoft Official Course, which you can schedule at a Microsoft learning partner. Those classes are presented by Microsoft Certified Trainers. This is the best way to learn any topic as you can ask questiosn to a live instructor – but also the most expensive one.

Course AZ-900T01-A: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
This course will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The course can be taken as an optional first step in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure, before taking further Microsoft Azure or Microsoft cloud services courses.

AZ-900 Articles / Blog Posts Per Objective

Describe Cloud Concepts (20-25%)

Identify the benefits and considerations of using cloud services

Describe the differences between categories of cloud services

Describe the differences between types of cloud computing

Describe Core Azure Services (15-20%)

Describe the core Azure architectural components

Describe core resources available in Azure

Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure (10-15%)

Describe core solutions available in Azure

Describe Azure management tools

Describe general security and network security features (10-15%)

Describe Azure security features

Describe Azure network security

Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features (15-20%)

Describe core Azure identity services

Describe Azure governance features

Describe privacy and compliance resources

Describe Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements (10- 15%)

Describe methods for planning and managing costs

Describe Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and service lifecycles

Additional Tips

I think the best thing that you can do after reading AZ-900 Study Guide, or even while following it , is to open a free Azure Trial , and play with those features, follow the tutorials and you shouldn’t have any problems with the exam!

Did I miss any cool links in this AZ-900 Study guide? Let me know in the comments! Don’t forget to check out my other Microsoft Certification Study Guides!

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  • April 20, 2020 at 4:34 am

    Fantastic job, Vlad. So many important links in one place. Great!

  • May 12, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    great work. Thanks

  • May 27, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Great resource, especially the part with links to the articles

  • June 10, 2020 at 5:49 am
    Chris Benedict

    Hi there,

    Your ,suggested resource for Microsoft Azure Fundamentals in Pluralsight is very outdated. The instructors materials were release on March of 2010 and so much has change in Azure Fundamentals since.


  • June 13, 2020 at 10:41 am
    Mohammed Rahman

    Does this need to be updated to reflect the recent changes? Love your series on. pluralsight

  • June 23, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you for your time in putting this together, very very helpful and much appreciated.

  • June 24, 2020 at 9:09 pm
    timur bulutcu

    I am amazed how you bring all these together. Great work ! Thanks a lot.

  • July 3, 2020 at 10:07 am
    Shahidul Alam

    You did a great work in putting everything together. Thanks.

  • July 10, 2020 at 8:02 am
    Tejas Jog

    Cleared the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam today. This page was awesome and very helpful!

  • August 27, 2020 at 12:16 am
    Priyanka Kaushal

    Great Work.Thanks!!

  • September 21, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Great collection of resources!

  • September 22, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Hello Mansoor,

    I think this is when Microsoft was supposed to update the Objectives on September 15th but it’s been delayed to November now.

  • September 27, 2020 at 5:17 pm
    Mansoor Sahi

    Hi Vlad,

    Many thanks for the clarification. I will hold on until November to do AZ-900 exam.

    On a wonderful note, i must say your site is full of very useful information regarding Ms Exams, and your training courses are amazing. Thank you so much for transferring this knowledge to people like us.

    Great stuff,

    Thanks again.

  • October 22, 2020 at 6:06 am

    I scheduled the AZ-900 Exam for November 5th, but now I don’t understand if it will be based on a new syllabus.
    Do you have any info about the date on which the topics will change?
    Thanks in advance, keep up the good work!

  • March 31, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Vlad, thank you for spending so much time and effort to bring all the resources in one place, it is much appreciated.

    P.S. Love your Pluralsight courses too!


  • November 23, 2021 at 4:25 am
    Amlesh Jha

    Supper collection 🙂 One Month is enough time for AZ-900 certification ? 29th Dec is my date. Suggest please!


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