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Azure Fundamentals is the entry-level Cloud certification for Microsoft Azure. This certification is referred to by its code AZ-900. This course is about knowing the Azure core services, the fundamentals of Cloud computing, and having a bit of hands-on experience working with the Azure portal. The significant section of the curriculum includes Cloud concepts, Core Azure services, Security, privacy, compliance and trust, Azure pricing, and support.
Cloud Computing Future Predictions
With increasing investments pouring in from the technology industry, the Cloud computing market is proliferating. According to the market research report by premier global market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Cloud spending is likely to reach USD 1.3 trillion by 2025. Gartner expects the Cloud computing market to grow to USD 482 billion by 2022. From startups to tech giants, every organization is leaving no stone unturned in leveraging the power of the Cloud and is increasingly investing in the domain to boost their operational efficiency. Even at the recruitment level, professionals with certified Cloud skills from CloudThat are in higher demand than those without Cloud certification and training.
In this context, it will not be wrong to say that getting certified in Microsoft Azure will play a crucial role in nurturing a career in the Cloud domain. Therefore, to help aspiring candidates prepare for the AZ-900 exam, here, I have shared my firsthand experience and some valuable tips on how to crack AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals exams.
Overview of AZ-900 Certification
It is a beginner-level exam and does not require specific expertise in Cloud computing or programming wizards. Hence, even candidates with basic Cloud knowledge or skills can take the AZ-900 certification exam. However, if you are willing to work in Cloud computing, this AZ-900 exam serves as your foundational stone. Taking up this Azure exam enables you to quench your knowledge thirst about Cloud services and explore career opportunities in the evolving Cloud market.
It is better to check in at least 30 minutes before the examination. Time management is one of the crucial parameters in this exam. All the participants are provided with a countdown timer in the Azure Fundamentals certification exam. A question can be marked as under review if it takes too much time to answer. Moreover, certain questions in the AZ-900 exam will not allow the participant to go back and require to be answered instantaneously. The candidate should carefully read the instructions before starting the Microsoft AZ-900 examination. It is better to relax before the start of the test.
My Preparation Strategy for AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals examination
The best way to clear the AZ-900 examination is to follow the Microsoft learning path. Microsoft offers a set of free online learning modules to learn the concepts related to AZ-900. It is advisable to follow Microsoft documentation on AZ-900 and Azure Fundamentals. Free instructor-led training is provided by Microsoft events. It is suggestable to follow the instructor-led training to gain more knowledge about the Fundamentals of Azure. Various study groups and forums will be helpful to provide collective learning. Also, aspirants can take the help of physical books and e-books to understand the AZ-900 concepts. You can practice exam questions on CloudThat’s Testprep platform for hands-on experience writing the exam.
However, to clear the AZ-900 exam, relying only on free study material available online will not be sufficient. A candidate would require proper guidance and training from certified experts who can help prepare and pass the Azure exam. Many Cloud training providers like CloudThat offers AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals training course that aspirants can enroll in to get proper guidance and assistance to crack the final exam.
Benefits of AZ-900 Certification
The Microsoft AZ-900 certification opens a wide range of opportunities nurturing the future goals of an individual. A candidate with AZ-900 certification is eligible for various jobs roles in the IT field such as DevOps Engineer, Data Engineer, Software Engineer, Backend Developer, Cloud Engineer, Migration Consultant, Data Scientist, and more.
A candidate certified in Azure can grab high-paying jobs being offered by top employers such as kyndryl Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Evision Technoserve Pvt Ltd, Ernst & Young, The Boeing Company, Microsoft, Capgemini, Genpact, Teradata, Informatica Corporation, and others.
Role of CloudThat Training in getting AZ-900 Certification
CloudThat is the world’s leading training & consulting services provider on emerging technologies such as Cloud, DevOps, Security, AI&ML, IoT, and Big Data for midsize and enterprise clients globally. CloudThat being the Microsoft Gold Partner and pioneer in Cloud training in India since 2012 is the right ally for nurturing Cloud skills of candidates. CloudThat frequently conducts AZ-900 free training to enhance the knowledge of aspirants appearing for the certification exam. The training is provided by various experts and industry-certified trainers of CloudThat company. The candidates can register and attend these courses to gain more confidence in attempting the examination. The doubts related to AZ-900 certification will be cleared by CloudThat expert trainers during the free webinars on this certification.
WRITTEN BY Rajesh KVN