Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator: Windows 10 (MD-100)

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Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator: Windows 10 (MD-100)

Authors: Glenn Weadock, Andrew Bettany

This path dives into the skills needed to deploy Windows 10; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain Windows 10 as part of a Microsoft 365 setting. The... 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.

Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator: Windows 10 (MD-100)

This path dives into the skills needed to deploy Windows 10; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain Windows 10 as part of a Microsoft 365 setting. The principles here will get you up and running immediately along the path to become an expert Windows desktop administrator.

The skills and objectives in this path cover the Microsoft Windows 10 (MD-100) certification, and will help you prepare for Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate workload.

Introduction to Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator MD-100 and MD-101 Exams

by Glenn Weadock

Jan 8, 2020 / 37m

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Description

Microsoft’s outlines for Windows 10 certification as a “Modern Desktop Administrator Associate” cover two learning paths: the MD-100 path, titled Windows 10, and the MD-101 path, titled Managing Modern Desktops. These outlines have different emphases, but some topics overlap. This mini-course presents a guide to both tracks and synopses of the courses. It also explains the areas of overlap and where the two learning paths differ in terms both of content and emphasis. We conclude with study recommendations for both IT administrators and exam candidates.

Table of contents
  1. The MD-100 Series Outline
  2. The MD-101 Series Outline
  3. Areas of Difference and Overlap
  4. Study Strategy

Installing and Configuring Windows 10

by Andrew Bettany

Jun 2, 2021 / 3h 9m

3h 9m

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The most popular client operating system ever from Microsoft, Windows 10, is offered in multiple editions and installation options. In this course, Installing and Configuring Windows 10, you'll learn how to select, install, and customize the best Windows 10 edition for you. First, you'll explore how to locate and create offline installation media and understand the various deployment methods. Next, you’ll see how to upgrade or migrate from an older version of Windows to Windows 10 and perform a clean install. Finally, you’ll delve into multi-booting Windows 10 with other operating systems. When you have finished this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to install the most appropriate Windows 10 edition, using a variety of installation methods.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction and Setting up Your Lab
  3. Preparing to Install Windows 10
  4. Migrating to Windows 10 from an Earlier Version of Windows
  5. Creating Windows 10 Installation Media
  6. Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 10
  7. Upgrading to Windows 10
  8. Configuring Windows to Multiboot
  9. Perform Post-installation Configuration

Performing Windows 10 Post-installation Tasks

by Glenn Weadock

Jul 9, 2021 / 3h 18m

3h 18m

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A successful installation of Windows 10 does not produce a functional computer system; it just sets the stage for administrators to begin tailoring the operating system for practical use. In this course, Performing Windows 10 Post-installation Tasks, you will gain the ability to get the operating system ready for users to sign in and work with the desktop and key applications. First, you will learn to activate Windows, deploy applications, and configure browsers. Next, you will see how to prepare mobile devices with a primer on MDM and tips for GUI and power settings. Then, you will discover how to set up printers to work with Windows. Finally, you will explore how to configure Windows 10, including personalization, Start screen and taskbar setup, accessibility options, and search functionality, and learn the basics of PowerShell for automating configuration tasks. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to implement Windows 10 successfully after deployment so that you can then manage devices, data, 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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Lab Setup
  3. Configure Applications and Browsers
  4. Configure Mobility Settings
  5. Configure Devices and Printers
  6. Customize the Windows Desktop

Managing Windows 10 Devices and Data

by Glenn Weadock

Jul 27, 2021 / 2h 55m

2h 55m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Lab Setup
  3. Configuring Sign-in Options
  4. Managing Users and Groups
  5. Configuring Devices Using Local Policies
  6. Managing Windows Security

Configuring Windows 10 Connectivity and Storage

by Glenn Weadock

Aug 20, 2021 / 3h 12m

3h 12m

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After you’ve installed Windows 10, configured the interface and set up your accounts, it’s time to connect. In this course, Configuring Windows 10 Connectivity and Storage, you will gain the ability to set up, deploy, and troubleshoot network connections and provide secure data storage. First, you will learn to configure IP addressing and name resolution, using both graphical and command-line tools to verify and diagnose low-level connectivity. Next, you will see how to configure Wi-Fi connections including tunneling and authentication protocols, and create the many different types of Virtual Private Networks supported in Windows. Then, you’ll discover how to deploy Wi-Fi and VPN connections to users with tools like Windows Configuration Designer and Intune. Finally, you will explore how to administer local storage using Disk Management and Storage Spaces to create logical drives and NTFS permissions and conditions to secure those drives. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to set up Windows 10 network connections and storage resources so that your systems connect reliably with the rest of your organization without increasing the risk of data breaches on local storage devices. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-100 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Lab Setup
  3. Configuring Networking
  4. Configuring Mobile Networking
  5. Configuring Data Storage
  6. Configuring Data Access and Protection

Maintaining Windows 10

by Glenn Weadock

Sep 10, 2021 / 3h 19m

3h 19m

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Windows 10 doesn’t maintain itself: we have to do it! In this course, Maintaining Windows 10, you will gain the ability to keep your Microsoft network purring like a well-oiled machine. First, you will learn to recover damaged systems, using different approaches tailored to restoring files, drivers, apps, the operating system itself, and encrypted volumes. Next, you will see how to configure servicing channels and updates using the new Windows-as-a-Service model; manage updates through Group Policy and Intune; and view, remove, update, and troubleshoot updates. Finally, you will explore how to leverage the Windows event logs, how to troubleshoot performance problems with both real-time and extended monitoring, how to connect remotely to systems via command-line remoting as well as Remote Desktop and Quick Assist. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to maintain Windows 10 systems on an ongoing basis in organizations large and small. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-100 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Lab Setup
  3. Configuring System and Data Recovery
  4. Managing Updates
  5. Monitoring and Managing Windows
  6. Configuring Remote Connectivity

Managing Networks with Windows Admin Center

by Glenn Weadock

Mar 11, 2021 / 2h 4m

2h 4m

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Server administrators never had an easy job, but COVID-era remote-work requirements make it even harder. In this course, Managing Networks with Windows Admin Center, you’ll learn to keep your servers running reliably, securely, and smoothly with the browser-based tool. First, you’ll explore how Windows Admin Center (WAC) interoperates with traditional consoles and how you can set it up on a gateway server or a local system. Next, you’ll discover methods for administering servers much as you would do with Server Manager, using extensions such as Active Directory and DNS. Finally, you’ll learn how to manage storage systems with WAC, connect to local and cloud-based virtual machines, and explore advanced WAC capabilities such as resource forecasting and packet monitoring. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of server maintenance and monitoring needed to ensure that your network infrastructure just works, day in and day out, as long as you have access to a browser.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. WAC Fundamentals
  3. Deploying WAC in Your Network
  4. Managing Servers with WAC
  5. Managing VMs with WAC
  6. Managing Storage with WAC
  7. Special Features

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Learning Paths

Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator: Windows 10 (MD-100)

  • Number of Courses7 courses
  • Duration19 hours

This path dives into the skills needed to deploy Windows 10; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain Windows 10 as part of a Microsoft 365 setting. The principles here will get you up and running immediately along the path to become an expert Windows desktop administrator.

The skills and objectives in this path cover the Microsoft Windows 10 (MD-100) certification, and will help you prepare for Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate workload.

Courses in this path

Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator: Windows 10 (MD-100)

This path dives into the skills needed to deploy Windows 10; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain Windows 10 as part of a Microsoft 365 setting. The principles here will get you up and running immediately along the path to become an expert Windows desktop administrator.

The skills and objectives in this path cover the Microsoft Windows 10 (MD-100) certification, and will help you prepare for Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate workload.

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