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 in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure, before taking further Microsoft Azure or Microsoft cloud services courses.

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, as well as key Azure pillar services concerning security, privacy, compliance and trust. It will finally cover pricing and support services available with Azure.




  • 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.

Course Overview

Cloud Concepts

Learning Objectives

Why Cloud Services?

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Public, Private, and Hybrid cloud models

Core Azure Services

Core Azure architectural components

Core Azure Services and Products

Azure Solutions

Azure management tools

Security, Privacy, Compliance and Trust

Securing network connectivity in Azure

Core Azure Identity services

Security tools and features

Azure governance methodologies

Monitoring and Reporting in Azure

Privacy, Compliance and Data Protection standards in Azure

Azure Pricing and Support

Azure subscriptions

Planning and managing costs

Support options available with Azure

Service lifecycle in Azure

You will be invoiced via Email