Microsoft Certified: Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty

Certification details

As a candidate for the Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty certification, you should be a server or desktop administrator with subject matter expertise in designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop experiences and remote apps for any device.

To deliver these experiences, you should work closely with:

  • Azure administrators
  • Azure architects
  • Microsoft 365 administrators
  • Azure security engineers

You should have experience with Azure technologies, including:

  • Virtualization
  • Networking
  • Identity
  • Storage
  • Resiliency

You should be able to manage end-user desktop environments, including delivering applications and configuring user settings. You should use the Azure portal, templates, scripting, and command-line tools to manage an Azure Virtual Desktop deployment.


The English language version of this certification was updated on January 22, 2024. Review the study guide linked on the Exam AZ-140 page for details about recent changes.

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty

Skills measured

  • Plan and implement an Azure Virtual Desktop infrastructure
  • Plan and implement identity and security
  • Plan and implement user environments and apps
  • Monitor and maintain an Azure Virtual Desktop infrastructure

Job role: Administrator

Required exams: AZ-140

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