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Along with the burgeoning growth of remote work comes an urgent need for administrators with subject matter expertise in planning, delivering, and managing virtual desktop experiences and remote apps—for any device—on Azure.
If this is your skill set, the new Microsoft Certified: Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty certification can validate your ability to fulfill the tasks required of this key role and add value to your team and organization. To earn this certification, pass Exam AZ-140: Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure, currently in beta.
Is this the right certification for you?
This certification is ideal for Azure administrators with expertise in delivering applications on Windows Virtual Desktop and optimizing them to run in multisession virtual environments. To deliver these experiences, they work closely with other Azure administrators and architects, along with Microsoft 365 administrators.
If you have deep experience in Azure technologies, including virtualization, networking, identity, storage, backup, resilience, and disaster recovery, you’re a great candidate for this certification. You leverage your understanding of on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure technologies for migrating to Windows Virtual Desktop. And, as a professional interested in this certification, you know how to use the Azure portal and Azure Resource Manager templates. You might also use PowerShell and Azure CLI for more efficient automation.
Ready to prove your skills?
Take advantage of the discounted beta exam offer. The first 300 people who take Exam AZ-140 (beta) on or before April 29, 2021, can get 80 percent off market price!
To receive the discount, when you register for the exam and are prompted for payment, use code AZ140LAHAINA. This is not a private access code. The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. As noted, you must take the exam on or before April 29, 2021. Please note that this beta exam is not available in Turkey, Pakistan, India, or China.
Get ready to take Exam AZ-140 (beta):
- Review the exam page for details. The Exam AZ-140 (beta) skills outline document alerts you to key topics covered on the exam.
- Complete this learning path on Microsoft Learn. And we’ll have more helpful content coming soon.
- Don’t miss the AZ-140 study guide created by Microsoft Cloud Advocate @thomasmaurer or the AZ-140 study guide video series created by Azure FastTrack Engineer @Dean Cefola.
- Want even more in-depth training? Connect with Microsoft Learning Partners in your area for in-person training.
- Need other preparation ideas? Check out my blog post, Just How Does One Prepare for Beta Exams?
Did you know that you can take any role-based exam online? Online delivered exams—taken from your home or office—can be less hassle, less stress, and even less worry than traveling to a test center—especially if you’re adequately prepared for what to expect. To find out more, check out my blog post, Online proctored exams: What to expect and how to prepare.
The rescore process starts on the day an exam goes live, and final scores for beta exams are released approximately 10 days after that. For details on the timing of beta exam rescoring and results, read my post, Creating high-quality exams: The path from beta to live. For more information, follow me on Twitter (@libertymunson).
Ready to get started?
Remember, the number of spots is limited to the first 300 candidates taking Exam AZ-140 (beta) on or before April 29, 2021.
Pass Exam AZ-140 (beta), earn your certification, and prove that you have what it takes to plan, implement, monitor, and maintain a Windows Virtual Desktop architecture and infrastructure. Be part of the solution that so many organizations are seeking, and make a difference deploying and administering remote technology for their workers.
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