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Deploying Azure Virtual Desktop Environment Challenge

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Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a desktop and application as a service offering (DaaS) in Azure. AVD enables you to run a virtual desktop environment in the cloud at scale. It offers the capabilities to create a production-ready virtual desktop environment in Azure without any need to create any gateway or VPN services. The service scales for 1,000 virtual desktops and above to support enterprise needs in the cloud.

This lab challenge assumes familiarity with the following concepts:

  • Understanding how to create and manage AVD Workspace, Application Group, and Host Pool
  • Understanding how to create a Host Pool joined to a Domain Controller in Azure

If you are unfamiliar with any of the above, Cloud Academy recommends completing the labs mentioned in the prerequisites before attempting this lab challenge.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to interact with the Azure Virtual Desktop to satisfy a set of requirements in a production-like Azure environment. You will be presented with a task and set of requirements you must fulfill to pass the challenge.

This is a real environment, which means you can prove your knowledge in an applied way, substituting multiple choice questions for a dynamic performance-based exam situation.


May 31st, 2024 - Resolved host pool creation issue


  • Introduction to Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Working with Azure Virtual Desktop Host Pools

Intended audience

  • Candidates for AZ-140 (Configuring and Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop) Exam
  • Cloud Architects-
  • DevOps Engineers

What will be assessed

  • Creating AVD Workspace, Application Group, and Host Pool
  • Creating Host Pool joined to a Domain Controller in Azure

About the author

Learning paths

Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.

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Deploying Azure Virtual Desktop Environment Challenge