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My 2nd LinkedIn Learning Course is Published – AZ-801 Implement Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

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Many business owners run their companies assuming a smooth operation because they have established daily routines and hired good employees. However, sometimes, unplanned events happen that disrupt the business.

Over the past 6 months, I’ve been actively working on my second LinkedIn learning course – Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate (AZ-801): Implement Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure.

LinkedIn Learning - Implement Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure
LinkedIn Learning – Implement Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Another milestone and a great way to start the year, 2023!!! I am happy to share that my second LinkedIn learning course is just published – Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate (AZ-801) Cert Prep: 3 Implement Disaster Recovery.


Business continuity in today’s world is becoming more critical than ever. With the increasing amounts of threats and disasters in this all-connected world come more critical systems that need to be kept up and running 24×7 no matter what the circumstances are and where the workload is running. According to various reports, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are listed as one of the top 5 priorities businesses continue to have in today’s world.

If you have a business and your operation faces some disaster, and you don’t have a proper plan and technology in place, your revenue might reduce significantly.

The longer your business doesn’t operate properly and sell products or services, the more money you will lose. Eventually, these financial losses can force you to make difficult decisions, which can lead you to lose vital or sensitive data.

However, if you build an effective DR plan, and implement and test your disaster recovery on regular basis, you can prevent your business operations from stalling and reduce the consequences of a crisis.

If you are familiar with Microsoft Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solutions, you may know the different solutions and products which are available to use based on your organization’s needs.

This course gives you a broad level of knowledge on the overall landscape of business continuity solutions and how to implement disaster recovery in Microsoft Azure, as well as prepares you to take and pass the Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate (AZ-801) certification exam.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is intended for Windows Server Hybrid Administrators who have extensive experience working with Windows Server and want to extend the capabilities of their on-premises environments by combining on-premises and hybrid technologies.

Windows Server Hybrid Administrators who already implement and manage on-premises core technologies want to secure and protect their environments, migrate virtual and physical workloads to Azure IaaS, enable a highly available, fully redundant environment, and perform monitoring and troubleshooting tasks.

This course covers advanced solutions including backup, replication, and disaster recovery.

Sample Course Content

If you would like to take a sneak peek at what you will learn in this course, please check and watch the following sample video:

Course Requirements

To get the maximum out of this training course, you should be familiar with the following concepts:

  • Experience with managing Windows Server operating system and Windows Server workloads in on-premises scenarios, including AD DS, DFS, Hyper-V, and File and Storage Services
  • An understanding of the following concepts as related to Windows Server and hybrid technologies: High Availability and Disaster Recovery, automation, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • An awareness of basic security best practices and basic knowledge of Azure Active Directory.

You should have extensive experience working with Windows Server operating systems and have a strong understanding of core and advanced Windows Server and hybrid infrastructure services and Windows Server Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) workloads.

You should also have experience in using PowerShell, the Command Line Interface, and Azure Portal.

What Does This Course Cover?

Here are the details of what this course covers and what to expect to learn after watching it:

0) Chapter 0, Introduction.

  1. Taking the next steps with the AZ-801 Exam.
  2. What should you know?

1) Chapter 1, Manage Backup for Windows Server.

  1. Describe Azure Backup.
  2. Implement recovery services vaults.
  3. Implement Azure Backup policies.
  4. Backup Azure Virtual Machines.
  5. Perform files and folder backup to Azure.
  6. Install and Manage Microsoft Azure Backup Server.
  7. Back up using Microsoft Azure Backup Server.

2) Chapter 2, Manage Recovery for Windows Server.

  1. Azure virtual machines recovery scenarios.
  2. Perform Azure VM recovery.
  3. Perform files and folders recovery in Azure.
  4. Perform restoration of on-premises workloads.
  5. Recover using Microsoft Azure Backup Server.

3) Chapter 3, Implement Disaster Recovery by Using Azure Site Recovery.

  1. Azure Site Recovery overview.
  2. Configure Site Recovery for on-premises VMs.
  3. Configure a recovery plan.
  4. Configure Site Recovery for Azure VMs.
  5. Implement VM replication in Azure.
  6. Configure Azure Site Recovery policies.

4) Chapter 4, Protect VMs by Using Hyper-V Replicas.

  1. Define Hyper-V Replica.
  2. Configure Hyper-V Hosts for replication.
  3. Manage Hyper-V Replica Servers.
  4. Configure VM Replication.
  5. Perform a failover.

5) Chapter 5, Conclusion.

  1. Next steps.

Additionally, by the end of each chapter, you will have an assessment questionnaire to complete with multiple questions which will help you to grasp the material discussed in each chapter and prepare you to pass the AZ-801 exam.


Online courses don’t record, edit, and publish themselves. I would like to say a big thank you to my wife and family for their support and patience while I was busier than usual for the last 6 months, and for always supporting the crazy things I want to do. They are the reason that I can fulfill my dream and follow my passion.

Certainly, the learning course wouldn’t be possible at all without the Linkedin Learning team supporting all the instructors in different projects running simultaneously.

I want to say a big thank you to the Senior Content Manager, Technology Jeff Kellum, and Senior Content Producer Tino Truong, as well as the entire designer and graphics team (if I’ve missed anyone, I’m truly sorry).

Implement Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

With this course (over 2 hours) on your side, you will be equipped to learn and understand how to implement disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure and protect your workloads whether they are running on-premises or in Azure.

I highly encourage you to get access to this course directly from the LinkedIn Learning platform here.

AZ-801 Exam Cert Prep: 3 Implement Disaster Recovery
AZ-801 Exam Cert Prep: 3 Implement Disaster Recovery

Thank You!

We hope you enjoy watching this course as much as we loved producing it.

Thank you for reading my blog.

If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment.

-Charbel Nemnom-

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Charbel Nemnom
Charbel Nemnom is a Senior Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He has over 20 years of broad IT experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems with extensive practical knowledge of complex systems build, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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