• 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. It is recommended students complete course MD-100, Windows 10, prior to taking this course.

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning an Operating System Deployment Strategy

  • The Enterprise Desktop
  • Assessing Deployment Readiness
  • Deployment Tools & Strategies
Lab: Practice Lab – Planning Windows 10 deployment
  • Describe the enterprise desktop life-cycle.
  • Describe how to assess an existing environment.
  • Describe methods for mitigating deployment blockers.
  • Describe the different tools and methods for deployment.

Module 2: Implementing Windows 10

  • Upgrading Devices to Windows 10
  • Deploying New Devices and Refreshing
  • Migrating Devices to Windows 10
  • Alternate Deployment Methods
  • Imaging Considerations
Lab : Practice Lab – Implementing Windows 10
  • Creating and deploying provisioning package
  • Migrating user settings
  • Deploying Windows 10 with Auto Pilot
  • 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.

Module 3: Managing Updates for Windows 10

  • Updating Windows 10
  • Windows Update for Business
  • Introduction to Windows Analytics
Lab : Practice Lab – Managing Updates for Windows 10
  • Manually configuring Windows Update settings
  • Configuring Windows Update by using GPOs
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Windows 10 servicing channels.
  • Configure a Windows update policy using Group Policy settings.
  • Configure Windows Update for Business to deploy OS updates.
  • Use Windows Analytics to assess upgrade readiness and update compliance.

Module 4: Device Enrollment

  • Device management options
  • Microsoft In tune Overview
  • Manage In tune device enrollment and inventory
  • Managing devices with In tune
Lab: Practice Lab – Device Enrollment and Management
  • Describe benefits and methods for migrating to co-management.
  • Deploy an MDM with Microsoft In tune.
  • Configure device enrollment.
  • Enroll desktop and mobile devices in Windows In tune.
  • Configure and downloads inventory reports.

Module 5: Configuring Profiles

  • Configuring device profiles
  • Managing user profiles
  • Monitoring devices
Lab: Practice Lab – Managing profiles
  • Describe the types of device profiles.
  • Create and assign device profiles.
  • Configure user profile and folder redirection.
  • Monitor and report on devices using Intune and Windows Analytics.

Module 6: Application Management

  • Implement Mobile Application Management (MAM)
  • Deploying and updating applications
  • Administering applications
Lab: Practice Lab – Managing Applications
  • Describe the methods for application management.
  • Deploy applications using Intune and Group Policy.
  • Configure Microsoft Store for Business.
  • Deploy Office365 ProPlus using Intune.
  • Manage and report application inventory and licenses.

Module 7: Managing Authentication in Azure AD

  • Azure AD Overview
  • Managing identities in Azure AD
  • Protecting identities in Azure AD
  • Managing device authentication
Lab: Practice Lab – Managing objects and authentication in Azure AD
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the capabilities of Azure AD.
  • Manage users using Azure AD with Active Directory DS.
  • Implement Windows Hello for Business.
  • Join devices to Azure AD.

Module 8: Managing Device Access and Compliance

  • Microsoft Intune Overview
  • Implement device compliance policies
Lab: Practice Lab – Managing Access and Compliance
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe methods of enabling access from external networks.
  • Deploy compliance and conditional access policies.
  • Use Intune to monitor device compliance.

Module 9: Managing Security

  • Implement device data protection
  • Managing Windows Defender ATP
  • Managing Windows Defender in Windows 10
Lab: Practice Lab – Managing Security in Windows 10
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the methods protecting device data.
  • Describe the capabilities and benefits of Windows ATP.
  • Deploy and manage settings for Windows Defender clients.


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