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AZ-800- Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure


AZ-800: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure


Duration: 4 Days


Course Overview:


AZ-800 is a Microsoft certification course focusing on administering Windows Server hybrid core infrastructure. This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to design, implement, and manage Windows Server solutions in hybrid and on-premises environments. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, practical exercises, and hands-on labs, participants will gain proficiency in deploying and managing Windows Server infrastructure, integrating with Azure services, and ensuring security and compliance across hybrid environments.



Course Objectives:

1. Understand the fundamentals of hybrid cloud infrastructure.

2. Learn to deploy and configure Windows Server roles and features.

3. Implement hybrid identity solutions using Azure Active Directory.

4. Configure and manage hybrid networking solutions.

5. Implement hybrid storage solutions and data management.

6. Ensure security, compliance, and governance in hybrid environments.

7. Monitor and troubleshoot hybrid infrastructure components.

8. Prepare for the AZ-800 certification exam.



Course Outline:


Introduction to Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

- Overview of hybrid cloud concepts

- Benefits and challenges of hybrid cloud

- Microsoft's hybrid cloud solutions



Windows Server Deployment and Management

  • Planning Windows Server deployments

  • Installing and configuring Windows Server roles and features

  • Managing Windows Server Core and Nano Server deployments


Hybrid Identity Solutions

  • Overview of Azure Active Directory (AAD)

  • Integrating on-premises Active Directory with AAD

  • Implementing Azure AD Connect for identity synchronization

  • Managing identity and access in hybrid environments



Hybrid Networking Solutions

  • Connecting on-premises networks to Azure Virtual Networks

  • Configuring site-to-site and point-to-site VPN connections

  • Implementing Azure ExpressRoute for private connectivity

  • Managing network traffic and routing in hybrid environments



 Hybrid Storage Solutions

  • Overview of Azure Storage services

  • Implementing Azure Blob Storage and Azure Files

  • Configuring hybrid storage solutions with Azure File Sync

  • Data replication and disaster recovery strategies



Security and Compliance

  • Securing hybrid infrastructure with Azure Security Center

  • Implementing Azure Policy for compliance enforcement

  • Monitoring and auditing hybrid environments

  • Data protection and encryption in hybrid scenarios



Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring hybrid infrastructure with Azure Monitor

  • Configuring alerts and notifications

  • Troubleshooting common issues in hybrid environments

  • Performance optimization and capacity planning



Deploy and manage Azure IaaS Active Directory domain controllers in Azure

  • Select an option to implement directory and identity services using Active Directory Domain Services in Azure

  • Deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services domain controllers in Azure VMs

  • Install a replica Active Directory domain controller in an Azure VM

  • Install a new Active Directory forest on an Azure VNet



Perform Windows Server Secure Administration

  • Define Least Privilege Administration

  • Implement Delegated Privileges

  • Use Privileged Access Workstations

  • Use Jump Servers



Exam Preparation

  • Overview of the AZ-800 certification exam

  • Exam objectives and skills measured

  • Practice exams and quizzes

  • Tips and strategies for success



Hands-on Labs:

  • Deploying Windows Server roles and features in hybrid environments

  • Configuring hybrid identity using Azure AD Connect

  • Implementing hybrid networking solutions with VPN and ExpressRoute

  • Setting up Azure File Sync for hybrid storage

  • Securing and monitoring hybrid infrastructure with Azure Security Center and Azure Monitor




  • Basic understanding of Windows Server administration and networking concepts

  • Familiarity with Azure fundamentals and cloud computing principles

  • Experience with PowerShell scripting is beneficial



Target Audience:

  • IT professionals responsible for designing, implementing, and managing Windows Server infrastructure in hybrid environments

  • System administrators, network engineers, and IT architects interested in hybrid cloud solutions

  • Individuals preparing for the AZ-800 certification exam




  • Upon successful completion of the course, participants may receive a certificate of completion, demonstrating their proficiency in deploying and managing Windows Server infrastructure, integrating with Azure services, and ensuring security and compliance across hybrid environments.

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