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Breeze through the AZ-800 certification with this up-to-date practical guide and gain valuable skills that will help you in your day-to-day administration

Key Features

  • Develop a solid base of all the essentials necessary to pass AZ-800 certification exam on your first attempt
  • Go beyond exam prep by working on practical examples that will prepare you for the work ahead
  • Simplify and automate your workflows with Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, Azure Arc, and IaaS VM

Book Description

Written by an Azure MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer with 20 years of experience in data center infrastructure, this AZ-800 study guide is an essential preparation tool for administrators who want to take the exam and acquire key skills that will help them thrive in their careers.

This book will guide you through all the ways Windows Server can be used to manage hybrid solutions on-premises and in the cloud, starting with deploying and managing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in on-premises and cloud environments. You'll then dive into managing virtual machines and containers and progress to implementing and managing an on-premises and hybrid networking infrastructure.

The later parts of the book focus on managing storage and file services, concluding with a detailed overview of all the knowledge needed to pass the AZ-800 exam with practical examples throughout the chapters. In the final chapter, you'll be able to test your understanding of the topics covered with the help of practice exams to make sure that you're completely prepared for the contents and structure of the exam.

By the end of the book, you'll have gained the knowledge, both practical and conceptual, that's required to administer Windows Server hybrid core infrastructure confidently.

What you will learn

  • Deploy and manage AD DS on-premises and in cloud environments
  • Implement and manage hybrid core infrastructure solutions for compute, storage, networking, identity, and management
  • Discover expert tips and tricks to achieve your certification in the first go
  • Master the hybrid implementation of Windows Server running as virtual machines and containers
  • Manage storage and file services with ease
  • Work through hands-on exercises to prepare for the real world

Who this book is for

This book is for Windows Server administrators who want to pass the AZ-800 and implement hybrid infrastructure on premises and in the cloud. Azure administrators, enterprise architects, Microsoft 365 administrators, and network engineers will also get plenty of useful insights from this book. You'll need a solid understanding of the Windows Server to get started with this book, especially if you're preparing for the exam.

Table of Contents

  1. Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure AZ-800 Exam Guide
  2. Contributors
  3. About the author
  4. About the reviewer
  5. Preface
  6. Part 1: Hybrid Identity
  7. Chapter 1: Implementing and Managing Active Directory Domain Services
  8. Chapter 2: Implementing and Managing Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  9. Chapter 3: Managing Users and Computers with Group Policy
  10. Chapter 4: Implementing and Managing Hybrid Identities
  11. Part 2: Hybrid Networking
  12. Chapter 5: Implementing and Managing On-Premises Network Infrastructure
  13. Chapter 6: Implementing and Managing Azure Network Infrastructure
  14. Part 3: Hybrid Storage
  15. Chapter 7: Implementing Windows Server Storage Services
  16. Chapter 8: Implementing a Hybrid File Server Infrastructure
  17. Part 4: Hybrid Compute
  18. Chapter 9: Implementing and Managing Hyper-V on Windows Server
  19. Chapter 10: Implementing and Managing Windows Server Containers
  20. Chapter 11: Managing Windows Server Azure Virtual Machines
  21. Chapter 12: Managing Windows Server in a Hybrid Environment
  22. Chapter 13: Managing Windows Servers Using Azure Services
  23. Part 5: Exam Prep
  24. Chapter 14: Exam Preparation Practice Tests
  25. Index
  26. Other Books You May Enjoy
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