In this course, you will learn how Azure Functions enable the creation of event-driven, compute-on-demand systems that can be triggered by various external events. You will earn how to leverage functions to execute server-side logic and build serverless architectures. This course will help you prepare for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification. This course is part of a Specialization intended for developers who want to demonstrate their expertise in all phases of cloud development from requirements, definition, and design; to development, deployment, and maintenance; to performance tuning and monitoring. It is ideal for anyone interested in preparing for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure exam. This is the first course in a program of 8 courses to help prepare you to take the exam. Each course teaches you the concepts and skills that are measured by the exam. By the end of this Professional Certificate program, you will be ready to take and sign-up for the Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure.