Microsoft Certified: Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty (AZ140)

This four-day course teaches Azure administrators how to plan, deliver, and manage virtual desktop experiences and remote apps, for any device, on Azure. Students will learn through a mix of demonstrations and hands-on lab experiences deploying virtual desktop experiences and apps on Windows Virtual Desktop and optimizing them to run in multi-session virtual environments.

This training is a comprehensive preparation for the AZ-140: Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure exam to earn the Microsoft Certified: Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty certification.


A preferential rate (-15%) applies to the regular cost for non-profit organizations, as well as the government sector. In addition, you can benefit from additional advantages through a corporate agreement when you need to train several people or teams in your company. Contact us for details.

Public class

Virtual classroom
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April 17 2023
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May 29 2023
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July 17 2023
Virtual classroom
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September 11 2023
4 days / 28 hours

Private class

On site / Virtual classroom
Minimum no. of participants: 5
4 days / 28 hours
Price on request
English or French
Training plan: 

Configuring and Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (AZ-140T00)

Module 1: Azure Virtual Desktop Architecture

  • Azure Virtual Desktop for the enterprise
  • Azure Virtual Desktop components
  • Personal and pooled desktops
  • Service updates for Azure Virtual Desktop desktops
  • Azure limitations for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Virtual machine sizing for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Azure Virtual Desktop pricing

Module 2: Design the Azure Virtual Desktop architecture

  • Assess network capacity and speed requirements for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Azure Virtual Desktop Experience Estimator
  • Recommend an operating system for an Azure Virtual Desktop implementation
  • Balancing host pools
  • Recommendations for using subscriptions and management groups
  • Configure a location for the Azure Virtual Desktop metadata
  • Recommend a configuration for performance requirements

Module 3: Design for user identities and profiles

  • Select an appropriate licensing model for Azure Virtual Desktop based on requirements
  • Personal and multi-session desktop scenarios
  • Recommend an appropriate storage solution
  • Plan for a desktop client deployment
  • Plan for Azure Virtual Desktop client deployment - Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Windows Desktop client to multiple devices
  • Hybrid Identity with Azure Active Directory
  • Plan for Azure Active Directory (AD) Connect for user identities

Module 4: Implement and manage networking for Azure Virtual Desktop

  • Implement Azure virtual network connectivity
  • Manage connectivity to the internet and on-premises networks
  • Understanding Azure Virtual Desktop network connectivity
  • Implement and manage network security for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Configure Azure Virtual Desktop session hosts using Azure Bastion
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network connectivity for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Plan and implement Remote Desktop Protocol Shortpath
  • Configure Remote Desktop Protocol Shortpath for managed networks
  • Configure Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security for RDP Shortpath
  • Plan and implement Quality of Service for Azure Virtual Desktop

Module 5: Implement and manage storage for Azure Virtual Desktop

  • Storage for FSLogix components
  • Configure storage for FSLogix components
  • Configure storage accounts
  • Create file shares
  • Configure disks

Module 6: Create and configure host pools and session hosts for Azure Virtual Desktop

  • Automate creation of an Azure Virtual Desktop host pool using PowerShell
  • Configure host pool assignment type
  • Customize Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) properties for a host pool
  • Manage licensing for session hosts that run Windows client
  • Deploying Azure AD-joined virtual machines in Azure Virtual Desktop

Module 7: Create and manage session host image for Azure Virtual Desktop

  • Create a managed virtual machine (VM) image
  • Modify a session host image
  • Plan for image update and management
  • Create and use an Azure Compute Gallery using the portal
  • Create an Azure Virtual Desktop image by using VM Image Builder
  • Install Microsoft 365 Apps on a master Virtual Hard Disk image
  • Install language packs in Azure Virtual Desktop

Module 8: Manage access for Azure Virtual Desktop

  • Role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Plan and implement Azure roles and role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Using Azure Virtual Desktop with Microsoft Intune
  • Configuring screen capture protection for Azure Virtual Desktop

Module 9: Manage security for Azure Virtual Desktop

  • Plan and implement Conditional Access policies for connections to Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Plan and implement multifactor authentication (MFA) in Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Understand Conditional Access policy components
  • Manage security by using Azure Security Center
  • Security posture management and threat protection

Module 10: Implement and manage FSLogix

  • Plan for FSLogix
  • FSLogix profile containers and Azure files
  • Install FSLogix
  • Storage options for FSLogix profile containers
  • Profile Container vs Office Container
  • Configure Office Containers
  • Installing Microsoft Office using FSLogix application containers
  • Configure Cloud Cache
  • Configure Profile Containers
  • Create a profile container with Azure NetApp Files and capacity pool
  • Manage Rule Sets and application masking

Module 11: Configure user experience settings

  • Virtual desktop optimization principles
  • Persistent virtual desktop environments
  • Configure user settings through group policies
  • Configure user settings through Endpoint Manager policies
  • Configure session timeout properties
  • Configure device redirections
  • Configure Universal Print
  • Implement the Start Virtual Machine on Connect feature
  • Troubleshoot user profile issues
  • Troubleshoot Azure Virtual Desktop clients

Module 12: Install and configure apps on a session host

  • MSIX app attach
  • How MSIX app attach works
  • Set up a file share for MSIX app attach
  • Upload MSIX images to Azure NetApp Files in Azure Virtual Desktop
  • How to configure apps for users
  • Using the OneDrive sync app on virtual desktops
  • Using Microsoft Teams on Azure Virtual desktop
  • Publish built-in apps in Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Troubleshoot application issues for Azure Virtual Desktop

Module 13: Plan for disaster recovery

  • Disaster recovery for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Virtual machine replication
  • FSLogix configuration

Module 14: Automate Azure Virtual Desktop management tasks

  • Scale session hosts using Azure Automation
  • Create or update an Azure Automation account
  • Create an Azure Automation Run As account
  • Create the Azure Logic App and execution schedule

Module 15: Monitor and manage performance and health

  • Monitor Azure Virtual Desktop by using Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics workspace for Azure Monitor
  • Monitor Azure Virtual Desktop by using Azure Advisor
  • How to resolve Azure Advisor recommendations
  • Diagnose graphics performance issues
  • One FREE attendance to the Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals (SC900) training
  • One year access to the class recording
  • 180 days access to the lab environment after class
  • One voucher to take the exam
  • Up to date courseware with Microsoft Learn
  • One year subscription to the All Access Pass library containing hundreds of complementary practice labs
  • Microsoft course achievement badge
Certification information: 

Exam characteristics:

  • Exam code: AZ-140
  • Cost: 0$ (included in your training)
  • Skills measured
    • Plan a Windows Virtual Desktop architecture
    • Implement a Windows Virtual Desktop infrastructure
    • Manage access and security
    • Manage user environments and apps
    • Monitor and maintain a Windows Virtual Desktop infrastructure
  • All details... 

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