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Get Started with Azure Fundamentals

Ready to learn the basics of cloud services? Start with 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 and learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure. The course will cover general cloud computing concepts as well as general cloud computing models and services such as Public, Private and Hybrid cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

It will also cover some core Azure services and solutions, such as compute, networking, storage and others, and solutions such as Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and data analytics as well as key Azure pillar services concerning security, privacy, compliance, and trust. It will finally cover pricing and support services that are available with Microsoft Azure.

There are no labs, but you are encouraged to sign up for a free Microsoft Azure account on and to identify and try out some of the areas as they’re
discussed during the course.

What will you learn?

The following are the course learning objectives:

  • Understand general cloud computing concepts
  • Understand core services available with Microsoft Azure
  • Understand security, privacy, compliance and trust with Microsoft Azure
  • Understand pricing and support models available with Microsoft

There are no pre-requisites for taking this course. Technical IT experience is not required however some general IT knowledge or experience would be beneficial.

How can you learn?