AZ-140: Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure

This is a completely new course that will be released in the end of April 2021.

Full description of this course will be made available here as soon as it has been released.


This course is relevant for candidates aiming for the Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty certification, typically Microsoft Azure administrators with subject matter expertise in planning, delivering, and managing virtual desktop experiences and remote apps, for any device, on Azure.

Responsibilities for this role include deploying virtual desktop experiences and apps to Azure. Professionals in this role deliver applications on Windows Virtual Desktop and optimize them to run in multi-session virtual environments. To deliver these experiences, they work closely with Azure administrators and architects, along with Microsoft 365 administrators.

Candidates for this certification should have experience in Azure technologies, including virtualization, networking, identity, storage, backups, resilience, and disaster recovery. They should understand on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure technologies as they relate to migrating to Windows Virtual Desktop. These professionals use the Azure portal and Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to accomplish many of their tasks. They might use PowerShell and Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI) for more efficient automation.

Candidates for this certification must have expert Azure administration skills.

Course content

Plan a Windows Virtual Desktop Architecture

Design the Windows Virtual Desktop architecture
Design for user identities and profiles

Implement a Windows Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Implement and manage networking for Windows Virtual Desktop
Implement and manage storage for Windows Virtual Desktop
Create and configure host pools and session hosts
Create and manage session host images

Manage Access and Security

Manage access
Manage security

Manage User Environments and Apps

Implement and manage FSLogix
Configure user experience settings
Install and configure apps on a session host

Monitor and Maintain a Windows Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Plan and implement business continuity and disaster recovery
Automate Windows Virtual Desktop management tasks
PowerShell and Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI)
Monitor and manage performance and health


This course is recommended preparation for exam AZ-140: Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure, that leads to the Microsoft Certified: Windows Virtual Desktop specialty