Managing Modern Desktops

Managing Modern Desktops

Microsoft MD-101-LAAS

Free of Charge

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.

Courses in this packaged set:

  • MD-101T01 Deploying the Modern Desktop
  • MD-101T02 Protecting Modern Desktops and Devices
  • MD-101T03 Managing Modern Desktops and Devices

Course 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.

What you will learn

After completing this course, learners should 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.
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Deploying the Modern Desktop

Course 1

Deploying the Modern Desktop

Deploying the Modern Desktop

Microsoft MD-101.1
Free of Charge
Microsoft
Open edX
30 days

As desktops has evolved, so have methods for deploying and updating them. In this course, students will learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy. This course will examine deployment methods using both on-premise and cloud solutions. Students will learn the differences and benefits of each method, and guidance for which to choose in various scenarios. Content will included methods for new deployments, as well as strategies for upgrading and migrations.

The course will continue with implementing and deploying Windows 10, introducing methods such as Windows Autopilot and provisioning packages. Also covered will be tools used in upgrade planning, application compatibility and migration methods.

This course will continue with managing Windows updates. Students will be introduced the servicing options for Windows 10. Students will learn the different methods for deploying updates, learn to configure Windows Update for Business and configuring update policies. The course will conclude with Windows Analytics to identify upgrade readiness and monitor update compliance.

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Managing Modern Desktops And Devices

Course 2

Managing Modern Desktops And Devices

Managing Modern Desktops And Devices

Microsoft MD-101.2
Free of Charge
Microsoft
Open edX
30 days

As demand for organizations to enable workforces to be more mobile, a desktop administrator’s role is really is no longer about just “desktop” management. With BYOD becoming commonplace and the need for employees to access line of business apps on personal devices, the scope of desktop administration must include both desktop and mobile devices, regardless of ownership. During this course, you’ll be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies. You’ll examine what it takes to incorporate Microsoft Intune into your organization and how to use it to manage modern desktops and devices. You’ll also learn about methods for deployment and management of apps and browser-based applications.

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Protecting Modern Desktops And Devices

Course 3

Protecting Modern Desktops And Devices

Protecting Modern Desktops And Devices

Microsoft MD-101.3
Free of Charge
Microsoft
Open edX
30 days

Every day, more organizations are asking IT to support mobility in the workforce. Modern environments require the Desktop Administrator be able to manage and support phones, tablets, and computers, whether it be owned by the organization or personally owned by the employee. At the same time, IT must still be able to protect the data that these devices access. In this course, the student will be introduced to the key concepts of security in modern management. This course covers authentication, identities, and access, as well as about how to protect these categories. The student will be introduced to Azure Active Directory and learn how to use Microsoft Intune to protect devices and data with compliance policies. Finally, this course will cover key capabilities of Azure Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and how to implement these capabilities.

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