Microsoft Azure Cloud Fundamentals

Prove your knowledge of the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, and compliance.

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Course details

Course duration:

12 weeks

Assessment & awards:

Microsoft Azure Cloud Fundamentals AZ-900

Method of Study

Online, part-time 

Register for Course

New users will need to create a free account and fill in a short form on FETCH, Ireland's Further Education and Training Hub.

This course accepts continuous enrolments, so once registered, you can begin learning immediately.


This course provides an excellent opportunity for learners to prove their knowledge of the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance, and core Azure services.

The Microsoft Azure Cloud Fundamentals course is suited to those beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe key cloud concepts, core solutions, and management tools
  • Identify and describe core Azure services
  • Describe identity, governance, privacy and compliance features
  • Understand and implement Azure cost management and service level agreements

How it Works

Who can take this course?

This course is available to all adults over the age of 18 resident in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course by visiting FETCH, Irelands Further Education and Training Hub. You will have to register for an account before you can begin the course.

Who is the provider for this course?

The provider for this course is Cenit College, and your learning will be delivered through the eCollege online learning environment. When you complete your application you will receive an email with your access details, and when you log into the platform you will see details of how to contact your course tutor. You can contact your course tutor at any time, or reach out to Cenit College directly at 

Does the course have prerequisites? 

In order to take this course, you should already have either certification in an area of Cisco or CompTIA A+/N+/S+, a relevant third level IT qualification, or equivalent industry experience.

Does this course have tutor support?

Yes, this course is supported by an online tutor who you will have access to during the course.

What is the exam like on this course?

The Microsoft Azure Cloud Fundamentals AZ-900 exam is conducted online and you have 45 minutes in which to complete the exam. The exam will contain between 40 - 60 questions. All Microsoft technical exams are scored on a 1000 point scale, with a pass mark of 700. In most cases, you will receive your exam results on the day of the exam.

Do I need specific hardware or software?

You will require access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Microsoft Windows (the most recent version is Windows 11). Certain content may not work as intended on certain versions of MacOS, Linux, and Android.

No specific software is required for this course.