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Managing Modern Desktops

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy and update operating systems; manage policies and profiles; manage and protect devices; and manage apps and data. If you passed Exam 70-698 before it expired on March 31, 2019, you only need to take one exam (MD-101) on or before July 31, 2019 to earn the Modern Desktop certification. Starting August 1, 2019, both MD-100 and MD-101 are required exams and the only path to earn a Microsoft 365 Certified:

 

Audience Profile

The Modern Desktop Administrator deploys, configures, secures, manages, and monitors devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. Responsibilities include managing identity, access, policies, updates, and apps. The MDA collaborates with the M365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.

The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.

Participant Prerequisites

The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop an Operating System deployment and upgrade strategy
  • Understand the different methods of deployment.
  • Understand which scenarios on-premise and cloud-based solutions can be used for.
  • Deploy and migrate desktops to Windows 10.
  • Plan and configure Windows Update policies.
  • Understand the benefits and methods of co-management strategies.
  • Configuring Intune
  • Enroll devices in Intune and configure device policies
  • Manage user profiles and folder redirection
  • Plan a mobile application management strategy
  • Manage and deploy apps, including Office 365 ProPlus and Internet
  • Explorer settings
  • Describe the benefits and capabilities of Azure AD.
  • Manage users using Azure AD with Active Directory DS.
  • Implement Windows Hello for Business.
  • Configure conditional access rules based on compliance policies.
  • Describe the various tools used to secure devices and data.
  • Implement Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

Course Outline

The following items describe the outline of the course:
Module 1: Planning an Operating System Deployment Strategy
Module 2: Implementing Windows 10
Module 3: Managing Updates for Windows 10
Module 1: Device Enrollment
Module 2: Configuring Profiles
Module 3: Application Management
Module 1: Managing Authentication in Azure AD
Module 2: Managing Devices and Device Policies
Module 3: Managing Security Module 4: Course Conclusion

Course Materials

The following materials are included as part of the course:

  • Microsoft Official digital Curriculum (MOC)

MD-101 - Managing Modern Desktops

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