Azure Fundamentals Study Group 2020

The DenverSQL board is hosting a study group focused on Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification (AZ-900). The study group will start Tuesday June 23, 2020 with our last meeting on Tuesday July 28, 2020. We’ll meet every Tuesday between 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm to review and discuss the topics. These sessions will be informal and won’t have any prepared presentations. We will host the sessions online using Zoom (details to follow when you complete the Google form below).

If you are interested in this study group, please complete this Google Form. We will start communicating with the emails in this list rather than our entire email list. 

Exam Info:

The AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification measures different areas. To see full details, see this link:

The exam fee is $99

Study Group Info:

We’ll be using the free Learning Path from Microsoft and their videos. You are more than welcome to include paid study materials to provide additional learning (which is recommended): 

Paid Study Materials (Slightly outdated – optional):

Pluralsight Videos: 

Book (Slightly outdated – optional): 

Communications and Conversations

We’ll be using Google Classroom as a centralized platform for communications. Once you complete the Registration form (link above) we’ll invite you to Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a free easy to use tool where we can share materials and have conversations.

Overview and Schedule of Azure Fundamentals:

The Microsoft Learning Path shows 12 modules with just under 10 hours of videos. We recommend additional time each week to ensure you know the content. 

Here are the focus areas for each week. Our online meetings will be used to discuss and review the given content for that week as well as be an excellent accountability resource for you. You will need to self study and drive your own learning. 


Week Topics to review and discuss each week
1 – June 23
  • Cloud Concepts – Principles of cloud computing
  • Create an Azure account
2 – June 30
  • Core Cloud Services – Introduction to Azure
  • Core Cloud Services – Azure architecture and service guarantees
3 – July 7
  • Core Cloud Services – Manage services with the Azure portal
  • Core Cloud Services – Azure compute options
4 – July 14
  • Core Cloud Services – Azure data storage options
  • Core Cloud Services – Azure networking options
5 – July 21
  • Security, responsibility, and trust in Azure
  • Apply and monitor infrastructure standards with Azure Policy
6 – July 28
  • Control and organize Azure resources with Azure Resource Manager
  • Predict costs and optimize spending for Azure




Jun 23 2020 - Jul 28 2020


6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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