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Best Study Guides for AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
Developing a career in technology can be a challenge. The
Cyber Job Mentor understands this and attempts to mentor and guide future and
present IT professionals. Cloud technology is transforming the IT environment
at a rapid pace. There will be opportunities for IT professionals to fill roles
that currently exist or will exist. I have provided a list of entry level or
beginner level cloud certs to get you started. There are more certs, and these
may not be a good fit for everyone. Look for the certifications and training
that aligns best with your career goals and learning style. The certs chosen are
good for folks without a technical background. These were also chosen for IT
professionals whose experience is not currently focused on the cloud and its technology
The Cloud+ certification is a great place
for beginners to start gaining cloud skills and knowledge. The CompTIA web site
says that 2 to 3 years of experience is recommended, but considering that there
are no prerequisites, it is deemed good for beginners. As of the date of this
posting the exam costs $319.00 and is valid for three years. You can learn more
at Comptia’s website. https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/cloud
Amazon is a leader in cloud services. Being
able to pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
should give you basic skills in
understanding AWS architectural principles, basic security, and basic infrastructure.
This exam does not require any previous experience and Amazon provides many of
the resources needed to study for free and you can sign up for a free account to
practice. Best part is that the exam is $100.00. You can learn more here on the AWS
certification website https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-cloud-practitioner/.
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud service. It was
launched February 1, 2010. The market share is growing day by day. The Azure exam
is less technical than some others and is geared more towards non-technical
professionals but it is still recommended as a beginner level cert. This exam does not require any previous
experience and Microsoft Azure provides many of the resources needed to study
for free and you can sign up for a free account to practice. The exam cost is $99.00.
You can learn more at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-az-900.aspx.