Microsoft MD-101T00 - Managing Modern Desktops

  • Length 5 days
  • Version A
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Why study this course

In this course, students will learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy using modern deployment methods, as well as how to implement an update strategy. Students will be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies.

This course also covers what it takes to incorporate Microsoft Intune into your organisation. Students will also learn about methods for deployment and management of apps and browser-based applications. Students will be introduced to the key concepts of security in modern management including authentication, identities, access, and compliance policies.

Students will be introduced to technologies such Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as well as how to leverage them to protect devices and data.

Please note: Microsoft will retire the aligned MD-101 exam on July 31, 2023. A replacement exam, MD-102, will be available in May 2023.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan, develop, and implement an Operating System deployment, upgrade, and update strategy.

  • Understand the benefits and methods of co-management strategies.

  • Plan and implement device enrollment and configuration.

  • Manage and deploy applications and plan a mobile application management strategy.

  • Manage users and authentication using Azure AD and Active Directory DS.

  • Describe and implement methods used to protect devices and data.

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Who is the course for?

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 organisation.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us via email on [email protected]

Course subjects

Module 1: Explore Modern Management

  • Examine the enterprise desktop

  • Explore Azure Active Directory

  • Manage identities in Azure Active Directory

  • Module 1 Practice Labs

Module 2: Implement Device Enrollment

  • Manage device authentication

  • Enroll devices using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

  • Enroll devices using Microsoft Intune

  • Module 2 Practice Labs

Module 3: Configure User and Device Profiles

  • Implement device profiles

  • Monitor device profiles

  • Manage user profiles

  • Module 3 Practice Labs

Module 4: Explore Application Managment

  • Implement mobile application management

  • Deploy and update applications

  • Administer applications

  • Module 4 Practice Labs

Module 5: Manage Authentication and Compliance

  • Protect identities in Azure AD

  • Enable organisational access

  • Implement device compliance policies

  • Generate inventory and compliance reports

  • Module 5 Practice Labs

Module 6: Manage Windows Client Security

  • Implement device data protection

  • Manage Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

  • Manage Microsoft Defender in Windows client

  • Module 6 Practice Labs

Module 7: Deploy Using On-Premises Based Tools

  • Assess deployment readiness

  • Deploy using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

  • Deploy using Endpoint Configuration Manager

  • Module 7 Practice Labs

Module 8: Deploy Using Cloud Based Tools

  • Deploy new devices

  • Implement dynamic deployment methods

  • Plan a transition to modern management

  • Manage Cloud PCs and Virtual Desktops

  • Module 8 practice labs

Module 9: Manage Updates and Use Analytics

  • Update Windows client

  • Update clients using Windows Update for Business

  • Explore Desktop Analytics

  • Explore Endpoint Analytics

  • Module 9 Practice Labs


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 later, and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies. It is recommended students complete course MD-100T00 - Windows 10, prior to taking this course.

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