MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops

Systems engineer that takes cloud expertise further

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Summary

  • intermediate
  • m365
  • windows
  • If you passed Exam 70-698 before it expired on March 31, 2019, you only need to take MD-101 to earn the Modern Desktop certification. Candidates for this exam are Administrators who deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. Candidates manage identity, access, policies, updates, and apps.As an Administrator, candidates typically collaborate with the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.Candidates must be familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads and must be proficient and experienced in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices and technologies.

Learning paths

2 hr 57 min
Manage your enterprise deployment with modern tools from Microsoft 365. Empower your users and IT to benefit from the easy deployment and productivity enhancements from Windows 10, while still maintaining your standards for security and manageability.

Modules in this learning path

  • Introduction to modern management in Microsoft 365
    3 Units
    20 min

    Throughout this module, you will learn about the key concepts and benefits of modern management with Microsoft 365. We will explore the four key pillars to modern management, and how they can help your organization manage all their devices in a modern way that is easy to deploy, up-to-date, secure and intelligent.

  • Automate Windows deployments by using Windows Autopilot
    4 Units
    30 min

    During the course of this module, you will learn about Windows Autopilot and the benefits it can provide to modern IT organizations. From the very beginning, to the very end of a device’s lifecycle; Windows Autopilot is an essential tool to reduce the burden on IT teams when registering, resetting, and recovering devices.

  • Manage devices by using Microsoft Intune
    3 Units
    35 min

    This module will introduce you to the modern device management options for Windows 10 from Microsoft 365, including co-management, Microsoft Intune, and Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365.

  • Manage Windows 10 through co-management by using System Center Configuration Manager
    5 Units
    31 min

    Co-management is one of the primary ways to attach your existing Configuration Manager deployment to the Microsoft 365 cloud. It helps you unlock additional cloud-powered capabilities like conditional access.

  • Manage applications by using Microsoft Intune
    7 Units
    29 min

    Managing applications on devices in your organization is key to a secure and productive application ecosystem. Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that helps enable your workforce to be productive anywhere and, on any device; while keeping your corporate data protected. In this module, we will learn about considerations for implementing Mobile Application Management (MAM) and manage MAM policies in Intune.

  • Deploy Windows Update in Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    32 min

    To keep computers that run Windows 10 stable and protected, you must update them regularly with the latest features, security updates, and fixes. To utilize Windows Update effectively, you must be aware of the configuration options that Windows Update has available, and you must guide users on how to configure these options.

3 hr 47 min
This learning path introduces you to what a modern workplace means for users and IT, and how Microsoft 365 can help you create it.
3 hr 17 min
Microsoft 365 helps you create a secure, always-up-to-date environment by using Windows 10 devices that run Office 365 ProPlus apps and are managed by Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security. Learn the recommended steps to upgrade your organization to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, including how to leverage your existing tools and processes while adopting modern management technology and approaches along the way.

Additional courses

Deploying the Modern Desktop

Summary

Length
2 days
Level
Intermediate
Language
English

About this course

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. This course will also cover planning and implementing an update strategy for Windows.

Join our globally recognized experts as they guide you through the managing your solutions and their deployment.

What you’ll learn

  • 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.

Prerequisites

  • The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.

Audience

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 collaborates with the M365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.

The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.

Managing Modern Desktops and Devices

Summary

Length
2 days
Level
Intermediate
Language
English

About this course

As demand for organizations 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. During this course, you’ll be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies. You’ll examine what it takes to incorporate Microsoft Intune into your organization and how to use it to manage modern desktops and devices. You’ll also learn about methods for deployment and management of apps and browser-based applications.

What you’ll learn

  • 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

Prerequisites

  • The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.

Audience

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 collaborates with the M365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.

The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.

Protecting Modern Desktops and Devices

Summary

Length
1 day
Level
Intermediate
Language
English

About this course

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. In this course, the student will be introduced to the key concepts of security in modern management. This course covers authentication, identities, and access, as well as about how to protect these categories. The student will be introduced to Azure Active Directory and learn how to use Microsoft Intune to protect devices and data with compliance policies. Finally, this course will cover key capabilities of Azure Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and how to implement these capabilities.

What you’ll learn

  • 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.

Prerequisites

  • The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.

Audience

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 collaborates with the M365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.

The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.