Managing Windows 10 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 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 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 is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.

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