Managing Windows 10/11 Devices and Data

by Glenn Weadock

Three big jobs for a desktop administrator are managing network objects (users, groups, and devices); configuring systems network-wide; and managing security. This course explores all three, including details on Active Directory and Azure AD.

What you'll learn

Windows 10 is installed, device drivers installed, and the desktop is set up; what comes next? In this course, Managing Windows 10/11 Devices and Data, you will gain the ability to manage network objects, configure hardware, and provide for secure operation. First, you will learn to manage users, groups, and devices in a domain environment, whether on-premises Active Directory or cloud-based Azure AD. Next, you will see how to use Group Policy and cloud services to configure device policies to control access. Then, you will discover how to troubleshoot those policies and migrate them to Mobile Device Management systems. Finally, you will explore how to secure Windows devices and data through the use of password management, User Account Control, Windows Defender Antivirus, Windows Defender Firewall, and encryption technologies such as EFS and BitLocker. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to set up Windows 10/11 successfully for device and data management so that you can then manage connectivity and ongoing maintenance as explained in later courses. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-100 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

About the author

Glenn E. Weadock (MDAA, MCAAA, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, A+, Security+) is the president of Independent Software Inc., which he founded in 1982 after graduating from Stanford University's engineering school. ISI provides expert witness, consulting, and training services in the IT field with a focus on operating systems and networking technologies. Glenn is the author of 18 commercial books on topics such as Windows clients and servers, Microsoft certification, website design, troubleshooting, and ... more

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