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This course teaches IT Professionals to configure advanced Windows Server services using on-premises, hybrid, and cloud technologies.
The course teaches IT Professionals how to leverage the hybrid capabilities of Azure, how to migrate virtual and physical server workloads to Azure IaaS, and how to secure Azure VMs running Windows Server.
The course also teaches IT Professionals how to perform tasks related to high availability, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery.
The course highlights administrative tools and technologies including Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, Azure Arc, Azure Automation Update Management, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Azure Security Center, Azure Migrate, and Azure Monitor.

What Will I Learn?

  • Harden the security configuration of the Windows Server operating system environment.
  • Enhance hybrid security using Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, and Windows Update Management.
  • Apply security features to protect critical resources.
  • Required exams: [ Exam AZ-801 ]


  • Microsoft Certified AZ-801

Module 1: Windows Server security

  • Secure Windows Sever user accounts
  • Hardening Windows Server
  • Windows Server Update Management
  • Secure Windows Server DNS
  • Lab: Configuring security in Windows Server [1- Configuring Windows Defender Credential Guard , 2- Locating problematic accounts , 3- Implementing LAPS ]

Module 2: Implementing security solutions in hybrid scenarios

  • Implement Windows Server IaaS VM network security
  • Audit the security of Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines
  • Manage Azure updates
  • Create and implement application allowlists with adaptive application control
  • Configure BitLocker disk encryption for Windows IaaS Virtual Machines
  • Implement change tracking and file integrity monitoring for Windows Server IaaS VMs
  • Lab: Using Azure Security Center in hybrid scenarios [1- Provisioning Azure VMs running Windows Server , 2- Configuring Azure Security Center , 3- Onboarding on-premises Windows Server into Azure Security Center , 4- Verifying the hybrid capabilities of Azure Security Center , 5- Configuring Windows Server security in Azure VMs ]

Module 3: Implementing high availability

  • Introduction to Cluster Shared Volumes
  • Implement Windows Server failover clustering
  • Implement high availability of Windows Server VMs
  • Implement Windows Server File Server high availability
  • Implement scale and high availability with Windows Server VMs
  • Lab: Implementing failover clustering [1- Configuring iSCSI storage 2- Configuring a failover cluster 3- Deploying and configuring a highly available file server 4- Validating the deployment of the highly available file server]

Module 4: Disaster recovery in Windows Server

  • Implement Hyper-V Replica
  • Protect your on-premises infrastructure from disasters with Azure Site Recovery
  • Lab: Implementing Hyper-V Replica and Windows Server Backup [1- Implementing Hyper-V Replica 2- Implementing backup and restore with Windows Server Backup ]

Module 5: Implementing recovery services in hybrid scenarios

  • Implement hybrid backup and recovery with Windows Server IaaS
  • Protect your Azure infrastructure with Azure Site Recovery
  • Protect your virtual machines by using Azure Backup
  • Lab: Implementing Azure-based recovery services [1- Implementing the lab environment 2- Creating and configuring an Azure Site Recovery vault 3- Implementing Hyper-V VM protection by using Azure Site Recovery vault 4- Implementing Azure Backup]

Module 6: Upgrade and migrate in Windows Server

  • Active Directory Domain Services migration
  • Migrate file server workloads using Storage Migration Service
  • Migrate Windows Server roles
  • Lab: Migrating Windows Server workloads to IaaS VMs [1- Deploying AD DS domain controllers in Azure 2- Migrating file server shares by using Storage Migration Service]

Module 7: Implementing migration in hybrid scenarios

  • Migrate on-premises Windows Server instances to Azure IaaS virtual machines
  • Upgrade and migrate Windows Server IaaS virtual machines
  • Containerize and migrate ASP.NET applications to Azure App Service
  • Lab: Migrating on-premises VMs servers to IaaS VMs [1- Implementing assessment and discovery of Hyper-V VMs using Azure Migrate 2- Implementing migration of Hyper-V workloads using Azure Migrate]

Module 8: Server and performance monitoring in Windows Server

  • Monitor Windows Server performance
  • Manage and monitor Windows Server event logs
  • Implement Windows Server auditing and diagnostics
  • Troubleshoot Active Directory
  • Lab: Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server [1- Establishing a performance baseline 2- Identifying the source of a performance problem 3- Viewing and configuring centralized event logs]

Module 9: Implementing operational monitoring in hybrid scenarios

  • Monitor Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines and hybrid instances
  • Monitor the health of your Azure virtual machines by using Azure Metrics Explorer and metric alerts
  • Monitor performance of virtual machines by using Azure Monitor VM Insights
  • Troubleshoot on-premises and hybrid networking
  • Troubleshoot Windows Server Virtual Machines in Azure
  • Lab: Monitoring and troubleshooting of IaaS VMs running Windows Server [1- Enabling Azure Monitor for virtual machines 2- Setting up a VM with boot diagnostics 3- Setting up a Log Analytics workspace and Azure Monitor VM Insights]