Retired Course

Azure Fundamentals for Business Users Online Training

Note: The exam associated with this course was retired. However, this course still retains value as a training resource.
This course will be retired on October 6, 2023. Microsoft updated the exam associated with this course. If you'd like to prepare for the newest version of the exam, please watch our Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) course.

In this entry-level Microsoft skills training, you'll learn about Azure cloud services, security, and pricing.

This Microsoft Azure training is considered foundational, which means it was designed for technical and non-technical professionals with no cloud experience at all.

It’s easy to get siloed into either the technical or business side of the Azure platform. As a cloud administrator, you’re trying to make sure everything is working. Meanwhile, the uninitiated business professional is wondering how the cloud even works. This Azure Fundamentals training is the perfect bridge between non-technical professionals and their technical counterparts — and vice versa.

After completing this Microsoft training everyone should be speaking the same language and have a good understanding of cloud computing — and Azure.

For managers with Microsoft products, this Microsoft training can be used to learn about Azure cloud computing services, on-boarding new cloud administrators, or part of a team training plan.

Azure Fundamentals for Business Users: What You Need to Know

For any cloud administrator using this training to gain a deeper understanding of the Azure platform, our Microsoft Azure Fundamentals course covers topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of the cloud and its benefits
  • Understanding economies of scale
  • Choosing different as-a-service models: Infrastructure (IaaS), Platform (PaaS) and Software (SaaS)
  • Performing cost analysis when deploying to the cloud
  • Saving money on infrastructure and licensing
  • Setting-up and managing an Azure account and getting support
  • Balancing different Azure storage options, tiers, and encryption
  • Handling data across a network with Azure: access levels, security groups, and load balancers
  • Using Azure Internet of Things (IoT), AI and machine learning

Who Should Take Azure Fundamentals for Business Users Training?

This Azure Fundamentals for Business Users training is considered administrator-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for cloud administrators. This cloud services and functionality skill course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with Azure services and experienced cloud administrators looking to validate their Microsoft skills.

New or aspiring cloud administrators. For new cloud administrators, the parts of administering a cloud network that aren’t just the technical details can be foreign. This training in Azure Fundamentals for Business Users helps to explain what considerations a company has to weigh when investing in cloud infrastructure. When you understand and think about the cloud from that perspective, you’ll be more valuable and more involved in cloud administration at a higher level.

Experienced cloud administrators. If you’ve been a cloud administrator for a while, you’ve probably got most of the technical aspects down pretty well. With this training, you’ll be thinking from the business side when planning cloud infrastructure — and that’s valuable. Take this Azure Fundamentals for Business Users training to combine your expertise in technical cloud implementation with the non-technical, business considerations.

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