AZ-140 Exam Study Guide Windows Virtual Desktop WVD on Microsoft Azure

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AZ-140 Study Guide: Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure

Microsoft announced the new beta exam Exam AZ-140 Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure. That is why I want to share my new updated AZ-140 Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure Certification Exam Study Guide with you.  If you are passing the AZ-140 WVD exam, you will earn the Microsoft Certified: Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty certification, which shows that you are an are Azure administrator with subject matter expertise in planning, delivering, and managing virtual desktop experiences and remote apps, for any device, on Azure.

To learn and prepare for the exam, I usually use a couple of online resources, mainly Microsoft Docs and Microsoft Learn, which I am going to share with you. You can find more information about how I prepare for a Microsoft Certification exam on my blog post: How to prepare and pass Microsoft Certification Exam.

Also, check out other Microsoft Azure Certification Exam Study Guides:

Here is my AZ-140 Windows Virtual Desktop Associate Certification Exam Study Guide

It is essential to get familiar with the exam objectives and skills measured first. That is why I recommend reading the description of the exam and the skills measured.

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

Candidates for this exam are Azure administrators with subject matter expertise in planning, delivering, and managing virtual desktop experiences and remote apps, for any device, on Azure.

Candidates for this exam 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 exam must have expert Azure administration skills.

Microsoft Docs

The high-level view of the skills measured in the exam:

  • Plan a Windows Virtual Desktop architecture (10-15%)
  • Implement a Windows Virtual Desktop infrastructure (25-30%)
  • Manage access and security (10-15%)
  • Manage user environments and apps (20-25%)
  • Monitor and maintain a Windows Virtual Desktop infrastructure (20-25%)

You can find more information on the exam website.

With this exam you will earn the following certification:

Microsoft Certified: Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty

Candidates for the Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty certification are 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.

Microsoft Docs

Free Online Microsoft Learn Az-140 Exam Study Guide resources

Microsoft Learn provides you with free online training and learning paths for different Microsoft technologies. They not just offer reading material, but also control questions and free online labs. Here are some relevant Microsoft Learn modules and learning paths for the AZ-140 Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure Certification Exam. Microsoft Learn is an important part of my AZ-140 Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) on Azure exam study guide.

The team also just made it easier to prepare with the new AZ-140 related learning paths on Microsoft Learn. I highly recommend that you take these for your AZ-140 exam preparation.

Microsoft Docs AZ-140 Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure study guide resources

One thing I always used to prepare for my Microsoft exams is Microsoft Docs. Here are the relevant Microsoft Docs which I used to prepare and study for the AZ-140 exam.

Plan a Windows Virtual Desktop Architecture (10-15%)

Design the Windows Virtual Desktop architecture

Design for user identities and profiles

Implement a Windows Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (25-30%)

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 (10-15%)

Manage access

Manage security

Manage User Environments and Apps (20-25%)

Implement and manage FSLogix

Configure user experience settings

Install and configure apps on a session host

Monitor and Maintain a Windows Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (20-25%)

Plan and implement business continuity and disaster recovery

Automate Windows Virtual Desktop management tasks

Monitor and manage performance and health

Additional Tips and Resources

I hope this AZ-140 Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) on Microsoft Azure Certification Exam Study Guide helps you pass the exam. I also recommend that you open a free Azure account if you don’t have one yet. You can create your free Azure account here. Also, check out my blog posts about Microsoft Azure Certification:

I hope you enjoyed my AZ-140 Windows Virtual Desktop Study Guide. Did I miss any link, or do you have any recommended AZ-140 Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure Certification Exam Study resources? Let me know in the comments.

Last modified: February 23, 2021
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