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This course explores Microsoft Defender Application Guard. You'll get a fundamental understanding of the service and learn how to configure and manage the service. You also follow along with a practical demonstration to learn how to create a policy that can be used to automate the installation of Application Guard, using InTune.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtain a foundation understanding of Microsoft Defender Application Guard including what it is, what it does, and which endpoints and apps that can targeted with the service
  • Understanding the requirements for installing Application Guard
  • Learn about Application Guard policies and how to create them

Intended Audience

This quick course is intended for anyone who wishes to learn about Microsoft Defender Application Guard.


To get the most out of this course, you should already have some knowledge of Microsoft Defender.



Congratulations! You’ve come to the end of Configuring and Managing Microsoft Defender Application Guard. Let’s review what you’ve learned.

We kicked things off by taking an introductory look at Microsoft Defender Application Guard. You learned what it is and what it does. You also learned which endpoints and apps can be targeted.

After introducing you to Application Guard, we took a look at the requirements for installing it. You learned about the hardware requirements, software requirements, and about the different ways it can be installed.

Once you learned about the installation requirements and strategies, you learned about Defender Application Guard policies. We wrapped up with a demo that allowed you to watch over my shoulder as I created a policy to automate the installation of Application Guard, using InTune.

At this point, you should have a good understanding of Application Guard is, what it does, and how to install it.

To learn more about Application Guard, you can, and should, read Microsoft’s published documentation. You should also keep an eye out for new courses on Cloud Academy because we’re always publishing new ones. 

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As always, thanks for watching, and happy learning!

About the Author
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.