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Aniket Kumar Sinha
Aniket Kumar Sinha

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How to get Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certified?

I recently passed the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification Examination(AZ 900). It was an awesome learning journey and I learned a lot about Azure and Cloud Computing. This article is related to the same. What is Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals examination and how to prepare for it.

What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services — including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence — over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale. You typically pay only for cloud services you use, helping lower your operating costs, run your infrastructure more efficiently and scale as your business needs change.

What is Azure?
Azure is a cloud computing platform with an ever-expanding set of services to help you build solutions to meet your business goals. The Azure cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life — to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Build, run and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice.
To become Microsoft certified in Azure Fundamentals, you need to pass the AZ-900 Examination.

The AZ-900 is the exam needed to get the Azure Fundamentals certification. The exam is intended for candidates who are just beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services or are new to Azure.

How to prepare for AZ 900 Examination?
Microsoft Learn is an amazing platform to learn about Microsoft technologies. For Azure too, you should visit Microsoft Learn. I am mentioning the important links related to this Certification and also links to the learning paths which you need to prepare for this examination:

You can practice through practice tests like Mindhub’s AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Microsoft Official Practice Test and Whizlabs’ Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-900 Certification Practice Tests.

What is the question pattern and marks distribution of the AZ 900 examination?
According to the most updated terms and conditions, the following is the exam skill outline and question distribution:

  • Describe cloud concepts (20–25%)
  • Describe core Azure services (15–20%)
  • Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure (10–15%)
  • Describe general security and network security features (10–15%)
  • Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features (20–25%)
  • Describe Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements (10–15%)

The questions are mainly theory based and are majorly MCQ based with around 40–60 questions which are to be answered in 60 minutes.

So, this is it. If you are done with above mentioned stuff, you are good to go for the AZ-900 examination.

All the best!

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To become Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certified, you need to follow these steps:

Understand the Exam: Familiarize yourself with the exam objectives, format, and skills measured. The Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) exam is designed to test your foundational knowledge of Azure services and cloud concepts. You can find detailed information about the exam on the Microsoft certification website.

Study the Learning Material: Microsoft offers various resources to help you prepare for the exam. These include official Microsoft Learn modules, documentation, videos, and other online resources. The official Microsoft Learn modules are a particularly valuable resource as they align directly with the exam objectives.

Hands-on Experience: It's essential to gain practical experience with Azure services. Create a free Azure account or use your organization's subscription to explore and interact with different services. Hands-on experience enhances your understanding of concepts and makes learning more effective.

Online Courses and Training: Consider enrolling in online courses specifically designed for the AZ-900 exam. These courses are often led by experienced instructors who guide you through the required topics and provide additional insights.

Practice Tests: Use practice tests to assess your knowledge and familiarize yourself with the exam format. Practice tests are available through various online platforms and can help you identify areas that need further study.

Review Documentation: Go through Microsoft's official Azure documentation to gain deeper insights into specific topics and services. The documentation often provides detailed explanations and real-world examples.

Join Study Groups: Joining online study groups or forums can provide you with a supportive community where you can ask questions, share insights, and learn from others who are also preparing for the exam.

Review and Revision: Regularly review the material you've studied. Focus on areas where you feel less confident and ensure you have a solid understanding of all the exam objectives.

Schedule the Exam: Once you feel adequately prepared, schedule the AZ-900 exam through the Microsoft certification website or an authorized testing center. Make sure you choose a time and place where you can concentrate without disruptions.

Exam Day: On the day of the exam, arrive early to the testing center if you're taking an in-person exam. Online proctored options might have different requirements, so be sure to follow the instructions provided by the testing platform.

Pass the Exam: During the exam, read each question carefully and consider your answers thoughtfully. If you're unsure about an answer, you can mark it for review and come back to it later. Once you complete the exam, you'll receive your score immediately.

Certification Achievement: Upon passing the exam, you'll receive the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification. You can access your certification badge and share it on your professional profiles to showcase your achievement.

Remember that preparation is key. Allocate sufficient time for studying, hands-on practice, and review. The Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification is a great starting point for your journey into Azure and cloud technologies.