Paths

Modern Windows Deployment, Configuration, and Management

Authors: Andrew Bettany, Glenn Weadock

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.

Beginner

These courses dive into the first main administration tasks you’ll deal with in Windows 10 implementation.

Installing and Configuring Windows 10

by Andrew Bettany

Jun 7, 2019 / 2h 7m

2h 7m

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Description

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 1m
  2. Introduction and Setting up Your Lab3m
  3. Preparing to Install Windows 1031m
  4. Migrating to Windows 10 from an Earlier Version of Windows24m
  5. Creating Windows 10 Installation Media12m
  6. Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 1020m
  7. Upgrading to Windows 1022m
  8. Configuring Windows to Multiboot10m

Performing Windows 10 Post-installation Tasks

by Glenn Weadock

Mar 20, 2019 / 2h 47m

2h 47m

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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 delve into the four different account types in Windows 10 and how to set up sign-in options for user convenience and credential security with Windows Hello. 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 Overview1m
  2. Lab Setup10m
  3. Configure Applications and Browsers45m
  4. Configure Mobility and Power Settings18m
  5. Configure Sign-in Options38m
  6. Customize the Windows Desktop53m

Intermediate

These courses delve into managing devices and data as well as ensuring connectivity.

Managing Windows 10 Devices and Data

by Glenn Weadock

Apr 24, 2019 / 4h 26m

4h 26m

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Windows 10 is installed, user accounts are created and the desktop is set up; what comes next? In this course, Managing Windows 10 Devices and Data, you will gain the ability to configure hardware and provide secure data storage. First, you will learn to deploy and set up device drivers so that Windows can “talk” to connected hardware, including printers and storage devices, using both traditional tools such as Disk Management and newer tools such as Storage Spaces. Next, you will see how to configure permissions and conditions for local users and groups, and then use the Registry as well as 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, Device Guard, 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 Overview1m
  2. Lab Setup9m
  3. Manage Devices and Printers59m
  4. Managing Users and Groups17m
  5. Configuring Data Storage39m
  6. Configuring Data Access and Protection30m
  7. Configuring Devices Using Local Policies33m
  8. Managing Windows Security1h 14m

Configuring Windows 10 Connectivity

by Glenn Weadock

May 10, 2019 / 2h 35m

2h 35m

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After you’ve installed Windows 10, configured the interface and set up your devices and storage, it’s time to connect. In this course, Configuring Windows 10 Connectivity, you will gain the ability to set up, deploy, and troubleshoot just about every possible type of network connection. 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 remote Windows devices through the use of MMC consoles, PowerShell, Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance, as well as the newer Quick Assist app. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to set up Windows 10 network connections so that your systems connect reliably with the rest of your organization and you can then manage ongoing maintenance and updates as explained in a later course. 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 Overview1m
  2. Lab Setup9m
  3. Configuring Networking52m
  4. Deploying Wi-Fi and VPN Connections58m
  5. Configuring Remote Connectivity33m

Advanced

This course dives into your ongoing admin efforts to maintain full functionality in Windows 10 implementations.

Maintaining Windows 10

by Glenn Weadock

Jun 12, 2019 / 2h 44m

2h 44m

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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, and techniques to optimize services and scheduled tasks to make maintenance as automatic as possible. 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 1m
  2. Lab Setup 10m
  3. Configuring System and Data Recovery 49m
  4. Managing Updates 49m
  5. Monitoring and Managing Windows 53m