I just get my AI-900 Microsoft AI Fundamentals certification and it is time now to share my preparation notes for those who are interested to pass the “Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals” exam and get certified.

This article is just one another preparation guide to Microsoft exam AI-900 but I hope you will find it useful 🙂

Even you don’t plan to take the exam, all this content is really interesting to read and understand if you want to discover and improve your knowledge on the Microsoft AI Platform. You will find below more than XXX slides, good articles, nice courses and excellent tutorials

Audience Profile : This exam is intended for candidates with both technical and non-technical backgrounds. Data science and software engineering experience are not required.

Azure AI Fundamentals can be used to prepare for other Azure role-based certifications like Azure Data Scientist Associate or Azure AI Engineer Associate, but it’s not a prerequisite for any of them.

Before starting studying, you must know very well what this certification is about and what are the prerequisites.

The topics included in this exam are the following :

  • Describe AI workloads and considerations (15-20%)
  • Describe fundamental principles of machine learning on Azure (30-35%)
  • Describe features of computer vision workloads on Azure (15-20%)
  • Describe features of Natural Language Processing (NLP) workloads on Azure (15-20%)
  • Describe features of conversational AI workloads on Azure (15-20%)

More details : https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RE4wGpB

The exam length is one hour. There are 63 questions and you need 700 points min over 1000 to pass the exam (like all other Microsoft exams).

First place to go is the Microsoft Learn platform where a dedicated learning path is available for free !!

Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals – Learning Path https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-ai-fundamentals

I use this content to structure this preparation guide, I synthesize what I think is mandatory to know and I have additional lectures, articles and training resources

Module 1 – Describe AI workloads and considerations (15-20%)

Get started with artificial intelligence on Azure
https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/paths/get-started-with-artificial-intelligence-on-azure/

Machine Learning Solution Pitch deck ==> really good deck to prepare this module
https://info.microsoft.com/rs/157-GQE-382/images/KO-WBNR-Whitepaper-MCW0011262MachineLearnining.pdf

Anomaly Detector : An AI service that helps you foresee problems before they occur
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/anomaly-detector/

Anomaly Detector in containers
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/anomaly-detector/anomaly-detector-container-howto

Microsoft Seeing AI – talking Camera for the Blind
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/seeing-ai-talking-camera-for-the-blind/id999062298

Azure Cognitive service – computer vision
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/computer-vision/#features

AI demo – computer vision
https://aidemos.microsoft.com/computer-vision

AI demo – Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS)
https://aidemos.microsoft.com/luis/demo

Health bot
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/health-bot/

Guidelines for human ai interaction
https://aidemos.microsoft.com/guidelines-for-human-ai-interaction/demo

Responsible AI
https://www.microsoft.com/ai/responsible-ai-resources

Module 2 – Describe fundamental principles of machine learning on Azure (30-35%)

Azure Machine Learning – SKU
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/machine-learning/

Create no-code predictive models with Azure Machine Learning
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/create-no-code-predictive-models-azure-machine-learning/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/use-automated-machine-learning/what-is-ml
==> video on regression, classification…

Machine learning algorithms
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/machine-learning-algorithms/

Tutorial: Predict automobile price with the designer (preview) ==> You should do it !!
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-learning/tutorial-designer-automobile-price-train-score

Module 3 – Describe features of computer vision workloads on Azure (15-20%)

Computer Vision documentation
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/computer-vision

Classify images with the Custom Vision service
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/classify-images-custom-vision/

Custom Vision documentation
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/custom-vision-service/

Sample for object detection
https://aka.ms/fruit-objects

Azure Face detection demo
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/face/#demo

What is the Azure Face service?
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/face/overview

Reading text with the Computer Vision service
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/computer-vision/concept-recognizing-text

Module 4 – Describe features of Natural Language Processing (NLP) workloads on Azure (15-20%)

Explore natural language processing
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/explore-natural-language-processing/

Azure Text Analytics
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/text-analytics/#features

Text Analytics API documentation
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/text-analytics/

LUIS documentation
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/luis/

Module 5 – Describe features of conversational AI workloads on Azure (15-20%)

Training on Microsoft Learn
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/explore-conversational-ai/

QnA Maker portal
https://www.qnamaker.ai/

Enterprise productivity Chatbot
https://docs.microsoft.com/bs-cyrl-ba/azure/architecture/solution-ideas/articles/enterprise-productivity-chatbot

FAQ Chatbot with data champion model
https://docs.microsoft.com/bs-cyrl-ba/azure/architecture/solution-ideas/articles/faq-chatbot-with-data-champion-model

Hope this study guide will be useful for you. Don’t hesitate to share, or post a comment or send me a message on Twitter @squastana or on LinkedIn
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Stanislas Quastana

  1. Hello Stanislas!

    Thank you for the effort you put in creating the guide. I have my AI-900 scheduled for the end of July and I’m working on exercises on the MS Learn path as well as gathering some general knowledge for the exam outlines provided by MS.
    This page has answers for many doubts I had so far.
    Exam is still is beta so we probably won’t know anytime soon the result of our attemps, but with such detailed info I think we are more than likely to pass 😉

    Cheers,

    Arkadiusz

  2. Great notes. Interested to see if you passed and how helpful were the above in your preparation. I have mine scheduled tomoz 🙂

  3. Great Notes, I prepared for AI-900 referring to your materials along with MS learn and some Videos on Cloud9, this material is exhaustive and helped clear my AI-900. thank you so much.

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