How I Passed The Exam: AZ-900 Without Any Experience

Today I will share my personal experience of passing the certification exam AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals to earn Microsoft Certified: AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals certification. I am very happy as it is my first ever IT certification.

Before going with the story of my certification let me introduce myself first. I am a student in the final year of my Masters in Computer Sciences. In our last year, we have to complete a project as a part of our studies. This project needs to be based on our unique idea. I have selected a cloud-based project for myself. We have read about cloud computing in our last semester but it was just an overview but enough to develop an interest in cloud computing. I have read a lot about cloud technologies lately as I want to pursue a career in cloud computing after completion of my Masters. Keeping in view my interest in cloud computing along with Microsoft technologies, I choose to create a project in the Microsoft Azure Cloud environment. For this, I needed to learn about the Microsoft Azure Platform. I searched on the internet to learn about the Microsoft Azure cloud platform but was unable to find much as most of the free material available online is incomplete and obsolete. That was the time when I first thought that I should opt for certification in the same. I read some articles about Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals to be a good certification for beginners. I then decided that I will acquire this certification. It was my first experience of taking a certification exam. Being a full-time student, I have vast experience of taking multiple exams but this time it was a different exam. I gathered all the necessary information from Microsoft learn website about the exam AZ-900. The next thing was the course material. During my search, I read an article about Marks4Sure to be a reliable source for training material. I visited the Marks4Sure site to check for myself. I downloaded a free demo from Marks4Sure for the evaluation, I found it relevant to what I have read from the exam outline of the AZ-900 exam on the Microsoft site. I talked with a representative and he told me that Marks4Sure will give me a money-back guarantee for sure success. He suggested me to go for the complete package of PDF + Testing Engine for the AZ-900 exam, which I accepted. I started my studies according to some pro tips I gathered from different articles over the internet. I found the braindumps from Marks4Sure to be very carefully compiled. The practice tests helped me with the assessments. Finally, within one and a half months I was able to find myself comfortable enough to go for the exam. I took the exam then and succeeded in my first attempt while securing 89% marks. All this happened without going into classroom training and I would thank Marks4Sure for that.

For those of you who want to know more about the certification and the exam, the following is an overview.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Candidates for the Azure Fundamentals certification should have a foundational knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. This certification is intended for candidates who are just beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services or are new to Azure.

Azure Fundamentals certification is an opportunity to prove knowledge of cloud concepts, Azure services, Azure workloads, security and privacy in Azure, as well as Azure pricing and support. Candidates should be familiar with the general technology concepts, including concepts of networking, storage, compute, application support, and application development.

Azure Fundamentals can be used to prepare for other Azure role-based or specialty certifications, but it is not a prerequisite for any of them.

Job role: Administrator, Business User, Developer, Student, Technology Manager

Required exams: AZ-900

Skills measured

  • Describe cloud concepts
  • Describe core Azure services
  • Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure
  • Describe general security and network security features
  • Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features
  • Describe Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements

Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This exam measures your ability to describe the following concepts: cloud concepts; core Azure services; core solutions and management tools on Azure; general security and network security features; identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features; and Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements.

Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Spanish, German, French

Candidates for this exam should have a foundational knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for candidates who are just beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services or are new to Azure.

Azure Fundamentals exam is an opportunity to prove knowledge of cloud concepts, Azure services, Azure workloads, security and privacy in Azure, as well as Azure pricing and support. Candidates should be familiar with the general technology concepts, including concepts of networking, storage, compute, application support, and application development.

Azure Fundamentals can be used to prepare for other Azure role-based or specialty certifications, but it is not a prerequisite for any of them.

You may be eligible for ACE college credit if you pass this certification exam. See ACE college credit for certification exams for details.

Skills measured

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 (20-25%)

  • 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

 

Conclusion

Cloud Computing is one of the hottest sectors of the information technology arena. Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest-growing cloud platforms with great career opportunities in the enterprise sector. For those who want to learn about the Microsoft Azure platform or seeking a career in it,  Microsoft Certified : Azure Fundamentals can be the best certification to start with.

 

 

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