Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals MS-900 Exam Guide - Second Edition

By Aaron Guilmette , Yura Lee , Marcos Zanre
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About this book

Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals certification demonstrates your foundational knowledge of adopting cloud services, specifically the software as a service (SaaS) model. Exam MS-900 tests your understanding of Microsoft 365 services, components, their implementation, security, licensing, and general cloud concepts. This updated second edition covers all the recent and important changes in the examination in detail to help you achieve certification.

You’ll begin by exploring key topics such as Microsoft security and compliance policies, pricing and support, and cloud concepts. The book helps you to understand these concepts with the help of real-world scenarios, learning about platform services such as Microsoft Windows, SharePoint, Microsoft 365 apps, Teams, and Exchange. The content has been updated to include Microsoft Forms, Power Platform, Microsoft 365 Security Center, Windows Virtual Desktop, and Insider Risk Management. Each chapter contains a section that will test your knowledge of the core concepts covered. Finally, you’ll take a practice exam with extra questions to help prepare you for the actual test.

By the end of this MS-900 book, you’ll be well-equipped to confidently pass the MS-900 certification exam with the help of the updated exam pattern.

Publication date:
December 2021


Section 1:Understanding Cloud Concepts

In this section, you'll discover the three types of clouds and learn about the different types of cloud computing services that are available.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Chapter 2, Cloud Deployment Models and Services
About the Authors
  • Aaron Guilmette

    Aaron Guilmette, a Senior Program Manager for Customer Experience (CXP), provides guidance and assistance to customers adopting the Microsoft 365 platform. He primarily focuses on collaborative technologies, including Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Teams. He also works with identity and automation solutions. He has been involved with technology since 1998 and has provided consulting services for customers in the commercial, educational, and government sectors internationally. Aaron has also worked on technical certification exams and instructional design for Microsoft and other organizations.

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  • Yura Lee

    Yura Lee is a security program manager at Microsoft, focusing on cloud data security for her customers. She has years of experience as a Microsoft 365 and Azure consultant and technical specialist in the field. Yura lives in New Jersey with her husband.

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  • Marcos Zanre

    Marcos Zanre is a senior program manager at Microsoft, working with Brazilian customers on how to improve Microsoft Teams features and services and enable, along with partners, business transformational scenarios through Teams as a platform and Azure services. Marcos has more than 10 years of IT experience and an extensive background in Microsoft 365 and Office 365 services.

    Marcos lives in São Paulo, Brazil, with his wife.

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