Imagine you are the server administrator for a regional fire department (RFD) covering dozens of stations. Your department has recently migrated their on-premises systems to the cloud; specifically, they've migrated existing servers to virtual machines hosted in Azure. The department has public-facing and private websites supporting email, patient records, and internal applications.

As a part of your effort to keep your infrastructure secure, you need to ensure that the virtual machines in your cloud environment are up-to-date with the latest security and critical updates.

You will learn about Azure Update Management. You will learn how to deploy Update Management to a virtual machine and how to schedule automatic deployment of critical and security updates.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Deploy Update Management to a virtual machine
  • Schedule recurring security updates
  • Schedule recurring critical updates


  • Experience administering Azure resources using the Azure portal


You will need your own Azure subscription to complete the exercises in this module.