Course MD-101 Managing modern devices

As desktops has evolved, so have methods for deploying and updating them. In this course, you'll learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy. This course will help you understand the various methods available, the scenarios they're suited for, as well as how to deploy Windows using modern methods.

To enable workforces to be more mobile, a desktop administrator’s role is really is no longer about just “desktop” management. With BYOD becoming commonplace and the need for employees to access line of business apps on personal devices, the scope of desktop administration must include both desktop and mobile devices, regardless of ownership.

Every day, more organizations are asking IT to support mobility in the workforce. Modern environments require the Desktop Administrator be able to manage and support phones, tablets, and computers, whether it be owned by the organization or personally owned by the employee. At the same time, IT must still be able to protect the data that these devices access. This course covers authentication, identities, and access, as well as about how to protect these categories.

The course consists of three courses that you can attend separately:

  • MD-101T01: Deploying the Modern Desktop
  • MD-101T02: Managing Modern Desktops and Devices
  • MD-101T03: Protecting Modern Desktops and Devices

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Develop an Operating System deployment and upgrade strategy
  • Understand the different methods of deployment
  • Understand which scenarios on-premise and cloud-based solutions can be used for
  • Deploy and migrate desktops to Windows 10
  • Plan and configure Windows Update policies
  • Understand the benefits and methods of co-management strategies
  • Configuring Intune
  • Enroll devices in Intune and configure device policies
  • Manage user profiles and folder redirection
  • Plan a mobile application management strategy
  • Manage and deploy apps, including Office 365 ProPlus and Internet
  • Explorer settings
  • Describe the benefits and capabilities of Azure AD
  • Manage users using Azure AD with Active Directory DS
  • Implement Windows Hello for Business
  • Configure conditional access rules based on compliance policies
  • Describe the various tools used to secure devices and data
  • Implement Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
Audience Profile

The Modern Desktop Administrator deploys, configures, secures, manages, and monitors devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. Responsibilities include managing identity, access, policies, updates, and apps.

The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies. The MDA collaborates with the M365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Familiar with M365 workloads
  • Strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices
  1. Planning an Operating System Deployment Strategy
    • Overview of Windows as a service
    • Windows 10 Deployment options
    • Considerations for Windows 10 deployment
  2. Implementing Windows 10
    • Implementing Windows 10 by using dynamic deployment
    • Implementing Windows 10 by using Windows Autopilot
    • Upgrading devices to Windows 10
    • Creating and deploying provisioning package
    • Migrating user settings
    • Deploying Windows 10 with AutoPilot
  3. Managing Updates for Windows 10
    • Updating Windows 10
    • Windows Update for Business
    • Introduction to Windows Analytics
    • Manually configuring Windows Update settings
    • Configuring Windows Update by using GPOs
  4. Device Enrollment
    • Device management options
    • Manage Intune device enrollment and inventory
    • Installing the MDM Migration Analysis Tool (MMAT)
    • Obtain Intune and Azure AD Premium licenses and enable device management
    • Enrolling devices in Intune
    • Managing devices in Intune
    • Creating device inventory reports
  5. Configuring Profiles
    • Configuring device profiles
    • Managing user profiles
    • Monitoring devices
    • Configuring roaming user profiles and Folder Redirection
    • Create and deploy device profile based on the scenario
    • Change deployed policy and monitor user and device activity
    • Configuring Enterprise State Roaming
  6. Application Management
    • Implement Mobile Application Management (MAM)
    • Deploying and updating applications
    • Administering applications
    • Deploying apps by using Intune
    • Configure and deploy Office 365 ProPlus from Intune
    • Configure mobile application management (MAM) policies in Intune
  7. Managing Authentication in Azure AD
    • Azure AD Overview
    • Managing identities in Azure AD
    • Protecting identities in Azure AD
    • Managing device authentication
    • Enabling corporate access
    • Enabling and configuring Azure AD Premium with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) tenant
    • Creating user and group objects with UI and Windows PowerShell
    • Configuring Self-service password reset (SSPR) for user accounts in Azure AD
    • Joining a device to Azure AD
  8. Managing Devices and Device Policies
    • Microsoft Intune Overview
    • Managing devices with Intune
    • Implement device compliance policies
    • Configuring Microsoft Intune for device management
    • Configuring compliance policies and device profiles
    • Enrolling Windows 10 devices and managing compliance
  9. Managing Security
    • Implement device data protection
    • Managing Windows Defender ATP
    • Managing Windows Defender in Windows 10
    • Configuring Encrypting File System (EFS)
    • Configuring BitLocker
    • Configuring a WIP policy in Intune
    • Configuring Windows Defender

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Course Code

MD-101

Exam Code

MD-101

Length, days (hours)

5 (40)

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