Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification and Beyond

By Steve Miles
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About this book

This is the digital and cloud era, and Microsoft Azure is one of the top cloud computing platforms. It’s now more important than ever to understand how the cloud functions and the different services that can be leveraged across the cloud.

This book will give you a solid understanding of cloud concepts and Microsoft Azure, starting by taking you through cloud concepts in depth, then focusing on the core Azure architectural components, solutions, and management tools. Next, you will understand security concepts, defense-in-depth, and key security services such as Network Security Groups and Azure Firewall, as well as security operations tooling such as Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel. As you progress, you will understand how identity, governance, privacy, and compliance are managed in Azure. Finally, you will get to grips with cost management, service-level agreements, and service life cycles. Throughout, the book features a number of hands-on exercises to support the concepts, services, and solutions discussed. This provides you with a glimpse of real-world scenarios, before finally concluding with practice questions for AZ-900 exam preparation.

By the end of this Azure book, you will have a thorough understanding of cloud concepts and Azure fundamentals, enabling you to pass the AZ-900 certification exam easily.

Publication date:
January 2022

About the Author

  • Steve Miles

    Steve Miles, aka smiles or Mr analogy, has over 20 years of experience in networking, data center infrastructure, managed hosting, and cloud solutions. Experience comes from working in end-user, reseller channel, and vendor space, and roles with a global network and app security vendor, global telco hosters, managed hosting, colocation and data center services providers, hardware distribution; currently working for a Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) indirect distributor based in the UK and Dublin in a cloud and hybrid technology leadership role. Most happy when in front of a whiteboard, he prefers to speak in illustrations and is renowned for his analogies to break down complex technologies and concepts into everyday real-world scenarios.

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