Training: Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services

Ref. AZ-801T00


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.

Participant profiles

  • Azure administrators
  • Enterprise architects
  • Microsoft 365 administrators
  • System administrators
  • Network engineers


  • 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
  • Implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions
  • Implement recovery services in hybrid scenarios
  • Plan and implement hybrid and cloud-only migration, backup, and recovery scenarios
  • Perform upgrades and migration related to AD DS, and storage
  • Manage and monitor hybrid scenarios using WAC, Azure Arc, Azure Automation and Azure Monitor
  • Implement service monitoring and performance monitoring, and apply troubleshooting


  • Experience with managing Windows Server operating system and Windows Server workloads in on-premises scenarios, including AD DS, DNS, DFS, Hyper-V, and File and Storage Services
  • Experience with common Windows Server management tools (implied in the first prerequisite).
  • Basic knowledge of core Microsoft compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies (implied in the first prerequisite).
  • Experience and an understanding of core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts
  • Basic experience with implementing and managing IaaS services in Microsoft Azure
  • Basic knowledge of Azure Active Directory
  • Experience working hands-on with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 10 or Windows 11
  • Basic experience with Windows PowerShell

Course content

Module 1: Identity services in Windows Server

  • Introduction to AD DS
  • Manage AD DS domain controllers and FSMO roles
  • Implement Group Policy Objects
  • Manage advanced features of AD DS

Module 2: Implementing identity in hybrid scenarios

  • Implement hybrid identity with Windows Server
  • Deploy and manage Azure IaaS Active Directory domain controllers in Azure

Module 3: Windows Server administration

  • Perform Windows Server secure administration
  • Describe Windows Server administration tools
  • Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server
  • Just Enough Administration in Windows Server

Module 4: Facilitating hybrid management

  • Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS virtual machines remotely
  • Manage hybrid workloads with Azure Arc

Module 5: Hyper-V virtualization in Windows Server

  • Configure and manage Hyper-V
  • Configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Secure Hyper-V workloads
  • Run containers on Windows Server
  • Orchestrate containers on Windows Server using Kubernetes

Module 6: Deploying and configuring Azure VMs

  • Plan and deploy Windows Server IaaS virtual machines
  • Customize Windows Server IaaS virtual machine images
  • Automate the configuration of Windows Server IaaS virtual machines

Module 7: Network infrastructure services in Windows Server

  • Deploy and manage DHCP
  • Implement Windows Server DNS
  • Implement IP address management
  • Implement remote access

Module 8: Implementing hybrid networking infrastructure

  • Implement hybrid network infrastructure
  • Implement DNS for Windows Server IaaS VMs
  • Implement Windows Server IaaS VM IP addressing and routing

Module 9: File servers and storage management in Windows Server

  • Manage Windows Server file servers
  • Implement Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct
  • Implement Windows Server Data Deduplication
  • Implement Windows Server iSCSI
  • Implement Windows Server Storage Replica

Module 10: Implementing a hybrid file server infrastructure

  • Overview of Azure file services
  • Implementing Azure File Sync


  • Access to Microsoft Learn (online learning content)

Lab / Exercises

Official Microsoft Labs

  • Configuring security in Windows Server
  • Using Azure Security Center in hybrid scenarios
  • Implementing failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica and Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Azure-based recovery services
  • Migrating Windows Server workloads to IaaS VMs
  • Migrating on-premises VMs servers to IaaS VMs
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of IaaS VMs running Windows Server


  • This course prepares to the exam AZ-801: Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services. If you wish to take this exam, please contact our secretariat who will let you know the cost of the exam and will take care of all the necessary administrative procedures for you.

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Prix de l'inscription
CHF 3'000.-
Inclus dans ce cours
  • 180 days lab access included
  • Up-to-date course materials with Microsoft Learn
  • Microsoft digital badge

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