Microsoft Certified: Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty Certification




About the Certifications

Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty certification is for Microsoft Azure administrators with expertise in delivering, planning, and managing virtual desktop experiences and remote apps, for any device, on Azure.

Responsibilities with this certification involve deploying virtual desktop experience and apps to Azure. This role delivers applications on Azure Virtual Desktop and optimizes them to run in multi-session virtual environments. They have to work with Azure administrators and architects, along with Microsoft 365 administrators.

Students must have experience in Azure technologies, such as networking, virtualization, storage, identity, backups, resilience, and disaster recovery. They must know the on-premises virtual desktop foundation technologies as they compare to migrating to Azure Virtual Desktop. To achieve many of their tasks, they should understand the Azure portal and Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates. Maybe the use of PowerShell and Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI) for more efficient automation.

Students doing this certification should have expert Azure administration skills.

Certification Details


Step 1: Review the skills and knowledge required to certify.

Step 2: Train for certification exams with all of the following recommended training:

Who Should Attend?

  • Administrator

Skills Measured

  • Design an Azure Virtual Desktop architecture
  • Implement an Azure Virtual Desktop infrastructure
  • Manage access and security
  • Manage user environments and apps
  • Monitor and maintain an Azure Virtual Desktop infrastructure

Certification Latest Updates

Microsoft Recertification Update:

1. Previously, Microsoft role-based and specialty certifications were valid for two years.

2. Starting June 2021, certifications are valid for one year, but they can be renewed online for free at Microsoft Learn.

3. The renewal window begins six months before the cert expires. During this window, before the cert expires, you can take a free online assessment and get the cert extended by one additional year from the current expiration date.

4. Want the best of both worlds, old and new? Certifications earned before June 2021 will be valid for two years and eligible for the new renewal process.

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