AZ-140 Exam Study Guide (Configuring and Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop)

AZ-140 Exam Study Guide (Configuring & Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop)

Preparing for the AZ-140 Configuring & Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop exam? Don’t know where to start? This post is the AZ-140 Certificate Study Guide (with links to each exam objective).

I have curated a list of articles from Microsoft documentation for each objective of the AZ-140 exam. Please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.

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Plan an Azure Virtual Desktop Architecture (10-15%)

Design the Azure Virtual Desktop Architecture

Assess existing physical and virtual desktop environments

Windows Virtual Desktop assessment

Free tool to determine if WVD is right for you

Assess network capacity and speed requirements for Azure Virtual Desktop

Network guidelines

Azure Virtual Desktop experience estimator

Recommend an operating system for an Azure Virtual Desktop implementation

Supported virtual machine OS images

Plan and configure name resolution for Active Directory (AD) and Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS)

Configure Active Directory

Plan a host pools architecture

Plan Windows Virtual Desktop host pool

Recommend resource groups, subscriptions, and management groups

Management groups Subscriptions Resource groups for WVD

Configure a location for the Azure Virtual Desktop metadata

Metadata locations for Azure Virtual Desktop

Calculate and recommend a configuration for performance requirements

Network guidelines

Azure Virtual Desktop Experience Estimator

Calculate and recommend a configuration for Azure Virtual Machine capacity requirements

Recommended VM sizes for standard or larger environments

Design for User Identities and Profiles

Select an appropriate licensing model for Azure Virtual Desktop based on requirements

Plan Windows Virtual Desktop licenses

Recommend an appropriate storage solution (including Azure NetApp Files versus Azure Files)

Benefits of using NetApp Files with Windows Virtual Desktop

Azure Files integration with Azure AD DS

Create a profile container with Azure Files and AD DS

Plan for Azure Virtual Desktop client deployment

Azure Virtual Desktop deployment overview

Plan for user profiles

User profiles

Recommend a solution for network connectivity

Understanding Azure Virtual Desktop network connectivity

Plan for Azure AD Connect for user identities

Plan Azure AD Identities

Implement an Azure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (25-30%)

Implement and Manage Networking for Azure Virtual Desktop

Implement Azure virtual network connectivity

Windows Virtual Desktop network security

Azure Networking: Secure Window Virtual Desktop deployments

Manage connectivity to the internet and on-premises networks

Connections to on-premises networks

Implement and manage network security

Security best practices

Azure security baseline for Windows Virtual Desktop

Manage Azure Virtual Desktop session hosts by using Azure Bastion

Manage your Windows Virtual Desktop host pools with Bastion

Monitor and troubleshoot network connectivity

Troubleshoot the Remote Desktop client

Use Log Analytics for the diagnostics feature

Implement and Manage Storage for Azure Virtual Desktop

AZ-140 Windows Virtual Desktop

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Create and Configure Host Pools and Session Hosts

Create a host pool by using the Azure portal

Create a host pool with the Azure portal

Automate the creation of Azure Virtual Desktop host and host pools by using PowerShell, Command-Line Interface (CLI), and Azure Resource Manager templates

Create a Windows Virtual Desktop host pool with PowerShell

Create a host pool in Windows Virtual Desktop with an ARM template

Create a host pool based on Windows client or Windows Server session hosts

Expand an existing host pool with new session hosts

Configure host pool settings

Customize RDP properties for a host pool

Manage licensing for session hosts that run Windows client or Windows Server

Apply Windows license to session host virtual machines

Assign users to host pools

Configure the desktop host pool assignment

Apply OS and application updates to a running Azure Virtual Desktop host

Windows Virtual Desktop patch management

WVD update management

Apply security and compliance settings to session hosts

Windows Virtual Desktop session host security

Create and Manage Session Host Images

Create a gold image

Everything you need to know about golden images

Set up a master VHD image

Modify a session host image

Update session hosts from the latest image

Install language packs in Azure Virtual Desktop

Add language packs to a Windows 10 multi-session image

Deploy a session host by using a custom image

WVD session host with custom image

Prepare and customize a master VHD image

Plan for image update and management

WVD session host image management

Create and use a Shared Image Gallery

Create an Azure shared image gallery

Deploy a shared image gallery to WVD

Troubleshoot OS issues related to Azure Virtual Desktop

Troubleshoot Azure Virtual Desktop agent issues

Manage Access and Security (10-15%)

Manage Access

Plan and implement Azure roles and role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure Virtual Desktop

Built-in roles for Azure Virtual Desktop

Delegated access in Azure Virtual Desktop

Manage local roles, groups, and rights assignment on Azure Virtual Desktop session hosts

Configure the personal desktop host pool assignment type

Manage app groups with Azure portal

Configure user restrictions by using Azure AD group policies and AD policies

Administer Group Policy in an Azure AD

Manage Security

Plan and implement Conditional Access policies for connections to Azure Virtual Desktop

Create a Conditional Access policy

Plan and implement multifactor authentication in Azure Virtual Desktop

Enable MFA for Azure Virtual Desktop

Manage security by using Azure Security Center

Protect Windows Virtual Desktop with Security Center

Configure Microsoft Defender Antivirus for session hosts

Enable endpoint protection with Defender Antivirus

Deployment guide for Defender Antivirus in a VDI environment

Manage User Environments and Apps (20-25%)

Implement and Manage FSLogix

Plan for FSLogix

Plan FSLogix storage

Install and configure FSLogix

Download and Install FSLogix

Configure Profile Containers

Configure Profile container to redirect User Profiles

Configure Cloud Cache

Configure Cloud Cache

Migrate user profiles to FSLogix

Migrate user profile disks to FSLogix

Configure User Experience Settings

Configure Universal Print

Set up Universal Print

Configure user settings through group policies and Endpoint Manager policies

Administer group policies

Assign user & device profiles in Intune

Configure persistent and non-persistent desktop environments

Device identity and desktop virtualization

Configure Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) properties on a host pool

Customize RDP properties for a host pool

Configure session timeout properties

Configuring RDP/RDS session timeout on Windows

Configure timeout settings for Remote Desktop sessions

Troubleshoot user profile issues

Troubleshoot user profiles with events

Troubleshoot Azure Virtual Desktop clients

Troubleshoot the Remote Desktop client

Install and Configure Apps on a Session Host

Configure dynamic application delivery by using MSIX App Attach

What is the MSIX app attach?

Deploy apps by using the MSIX app attach for WVD

Implement application masking

Implement FSLogix Application Masking

Deploy an application as a RemoteApp

RemoteApp: Deploying applications

Implement and manage OneDrive for Business for a multi-session environment

Start OneDrive when using a RemoteApp in WVD

Implement and manage Microsoft Teams AV Redirect

Use Microsoft Teams on Azure Virtual desktop

Configure Teams with AV Redirection on WVD

Implement and manage browsers and internet access for Azure Virtual Desktop sessions

Connect to Azure Virtual Desktop with a web client

Host pool outbound access to the internet

Create and configure an application group

Manage app groups with the portal

Troubleshoot application issues related to Azure Virtual Desktop

Troubleshoot the Remote Desktop client

Monitor and Maintain an Azure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (20-25%)

Plan and Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Plan and implement a disaster recovery plan for Azure Virtual Desktop

Set up a disaster recovery plan

Design a backup strategy for Azure Virtual Desktop

Backups for Azure Virtual Desktop

Using Azure Backups

Backup with Site recovery

Create a snapshot using the portal

Configure backup and restore for FSLogix user profiles, personal virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), and golden images

Backup and restore for FSLogix

What is a golden image?

Back up VMs from the Recovery Services vault

Automate Azure Virtual Desktop Management Tasks

Configure automation for Azure Virtual Desktop

Automatically Start and Stop Azure Virtual Desktop

Automate management of host pools, session hosts, and user sessions by using PowerShell and Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI)

Windows Virtual Desktop host pool automation

Scale session hosts using Azure Automation

Implement autoscaling in host pools

Creating Host Pools with Auto-scaling

Monitor and Manage Performance and Health

Monitor Azure Virtual Desktop by using Azure Monitor

Use Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Desktop

Monitor Azure Virtual Desktop by using Azure Advisor

Use Azure Advisor with Azure Virtual Desktop

Resolve Azure Advisor recommendations

Customize Azure Monitor workbooks for Azure Virtual Desktop monitoring

Monitor Azure Virtual Desktop with Azure Monitor workbooks

Optimize session host capacity and performance

Optimize Azure Virtual Desktop in Azure

Manage active sessions and application groups

Manage app groups using PowerShell

Monitor and optimize autoscaling results

WVD scaling tool

Optimize WVD costs with autoscaling

This brings us to the end of the AZ-140 Configuring & Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop exam study guide.

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