Managing Modern Microsoft Desktops

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Managing Modern Microsoft Desktops

Author: Glenn Weadock

This path digs into the skills needed to plan a Windows 10 deployment; create policies and profiles for configuration management; enroll devices into Intune for protection and... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Deploying Windows 10
  • Performing post-installation configuration
  • Managing local users, groups, and devices
  • Configuring data access and protection
  • Configuring devices using local policies
  • Managing Windows security
  • Configuring networking
  • Configuring remote connectivity
  • Configuring system and data recovery
  • Managing updates
  • Monitoring and managing Windows

Pre-requisites

Familiarity with recent version of Windows is suggested, either at home or at work. Some experience with the command prompt and PowerShell will be helpful.

Beginner

This section covers the steps of deploying and updating Windows operating systems.

Managing Microsoft Desktops: Deploying and Updating Operating Systems

by Glenn Weadock

Jul 26, 2019 / 3h 17m

3h 17m

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Description

There are many ways to deploy Windows 10 in modern organizations! In this course, Managing Microsoft Desktops: Deploying and Updating Operating Systems, you will gain the ability to install Windows 10 consistently, securely, and conveniently. First, you will learn to plan your deployment, choosing among traditional imaging tools and newer, “modern” methods. Next, you will discover how to decide between upgrade and migration options, how to use Windows Analytics to perform readiness assessment, and see how to use provisioning packages and Windows Autopilot to configure devices that have Windows 10 pre-installed. Finally, you will explore Windows Update for Business to keep devices up-to-date, and evaluate the various ways that Windows 10 devices can authenticate to your networks. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to deploy and update Windows 10 devices in organizations with both on-premises and cloud-based architectures. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-101 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Lab Setup
  3. Plan Operating System Deployments
  4. Plan and Implement Windows AutoPilot
  5. Upgrade Devices to Windows 10
  6. Manage Windows 10 Updates
  7. Manage Device Authentication

Intermediate

These courses dive into the first steps of managing policies, profiles, and devices.

Managing Microsoft Desktops: Policies and Profiles

by Glenn Weadock

Aug 30, 2019 / 2h 2m

2h 2m

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Description

Managing modern desktops includes integrating existing tools with cloud tools in order to restrict access to corporate data, control device settings, and maintain user profiles. In this course, Managing Microsoft Desktops: Policies and Profiles, you will gain the ability to manage Windows 10 configurations with both LAN-based and cloud-based utilities. First, you will learn methods for migrating from Configuration Manager and Group Policy to co-management and Mobile Device Management. Next, you will discover how to evaluate configurations with compliance policies, restrict access to applications based on compliance, and deploy desired configuration settings with device profiles. Finally, you will explore ways to manage user state, including mandatory and roaming profiles and Enterprise State Roaming in Azure AD. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to manage user and device configurations in organizations with both on-premises and cloud-based architectures. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-101 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Lab Setup
  3. Transitional Management Solutions
  4. Compliance Policies and Conditional Access
  5. Configure Device Profiles
  6. Manage User Profiles

Managing Microsoft Desktops: Managing and Protecting Devices

by Glenn Weadock

Oct 23, 2019 / 1h 36m

1h 36m

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Description

Managing Windows 10 devices over time involves enrolling them into a management ecosystem, protecting them from the many possible sources of both intentional and unintentional harm, and monitoring them on an ongoing basis for both security and stability. In this course, Managing Microsoft Desktops: Managing and Protecting Devices, you will gain the ability to enroll, protect, and monitor Windows 10 devices with both LAN-based and cloud-based utilities. First, you will learn about all the methods – automatic and manual – for enrolling devices into Microsoft’s MDM solution, Intune. Next, you will discover how to protect those devices with the many security components that Microsoft has branded with the Windows Defender label, using settings that can be made locally or through corporate management tools. Finally, you will explore ways to keep tabs on Windows 10 systems by using Device Health analytics, the Azure and Defender Security Centers, and Intune security baselines. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to enroll, secure, and monitor Windows 10 devices with both on-premises and cloud-based tools. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-101 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Lab Setup
  3. Manage Windows Defender
  4. Intune Enrollment and Inventory
  5. Monitor Devices
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