MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops

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Summary

  • intermediate
  • m365
  • windows
  • If you passed Exam 70-698 before it expired on March 31, 2019, you only need to take MD-101 to earn the Modern Desktop certification. Candidates for this exam are Administrators who deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. Candidates manage identity, access, policies, updates, and apps.As an Administrator, candidates typically collaborate with the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.Candidates must be familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads and must be proficient and experienced in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices and technologies.

Learning paths

2 hr 57 min
Manage your enterprise deployment with modern tools from Microsoft 365. Empower your users and IT to benefit from the easy deployment and productivity enhancements from Windows 10, while still maintaining your standards for security and manageability.

Modules in this learning path

  • Introduction to modern management in Microsoft 365
    3 Units
    20 min

    Throughout this module, you will learn about the key concepts and benefits of modern management with Microsoft 365. We will explore the four key pillars to modern management, and how they can help your organization manage all their devices in a modern way that is easy to deploy, up-to-date, secure and intelligent.

  • Automate Windows deployments by using Windows Autopilot
    4 Units
    30 min

    During the course of this module, you will learn about Windows Autopilot and the benefits it can provide to modern IT organizations. From the very beginning, to the very end of a device’s lifecycle; Windows Autopilot is an essential tool to reduce the burden on IT teams when registering, resetting, and recovering devices.

  • Manage devices by using Microsoft Intune
    3 Units
    35 min

    This module will introduce you to the modern device management options for Windows 10 from Microsoft 365, including co-management, Microsoft Intune, and Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365.

  • Manage Windows 10 through co-management by using System Center Configuration Manager
    5 Units
    31 min

    Co-management is one of the primary ways to attach your existing Configuration Manager deployment to the Microsoft 365 cloud. It helps you unlock additional cloud-powered capabilities like conditional access.

  • Manage applications by using Microsoft Intune
    7 Units
    29 min

    Managing applications on devices in your organization is key to a secure and productive application ecosystem. Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that helps enable your workforce to be productive anywhere and, on any device; while keeping your corporate data protected. In this module, we will learn about considerations for implementing Mobile Application Management (MAM) and manage MAM policies in Intune.

  • Deploy Windows Update in Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    32 min

    To keep computers that run Windows 10 stable and protected, you must update them regularly with the latest features, security updates, and fixes. To utilize Windows Update effectively, you must be aware of the configuration options that Windows Update has available, and you must guide users on how to configure these options.

3 hr 47 min
This learning path introduces you to what a modern workplace means for users and IT, and how Microsoft 365 can help you create it.

Modules in this learning path

  • Discover modern workplace solutions with Microsoft 365 and Surface for Business
    6 Units
    22 min

    A modern workplace provides the collaborative, intelligent, and secure experiences required by today’s fast-paced organizations concerned with recruiting the best talent and staying ahead of security threats, Microsoft can help you solve your business challenges.

  • Discover how your organization can achieve more with Surface for Business and Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    21 min

    To boost productivity, teamwork, and creativity, your workforce needs software that saves time; but the devices they work on are equally as important. Surface for Business devices are designed to work best with Microsoft 365.

  • Balance IT and user needs with Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus
    6 Units
    26 min

    Organizations today have the opportunity, and the need, to balance the technology needs of users and IT. Users want to get the job done on whatever device they choose. Meanwhile, IT teams need tools to deploy and manage PCs that are efficient, agile, secure, and compliant. Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus offer the solutions to do both.

  • Secure your organization with built-in, intelligent security from Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    24 min

    Cybersecurity threats are everywhere. There is an opportunity to leverage the power of the cloud to better secure your modern workplace without sacrificing productivity. Microsoft 365 helps organizations address that challenge with built-in, intelligent security.

  • Deliver the value of modern workplace through business conversations
    9 Units
    57 min

    In this module, we will go through a series of customer conversations for moving to a cloud-based modern workplace with Microsoft 365 and Surface for Business.

  • Accelerate deployment and improve adoption of Microsoft 365 with FastTrack
    6 Units
    16 min

    The journey to a modern workplace requires change—and that change must be managed for the best possible results. With each new deployment, an organization not only needs to get software deployed, it needs to get users up and running fast, and encourage them to embrace the change. When an organization is ready for Microsoft 365, Microsoft has resources and services available—at no additional cost—to help accelerate those deployments and improve adoption of the solutions.

  • Facilitate teamwork to achieve more with Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    24 min

    Every team is unique, but there is one experience they all demand—the ability to communicate, collaborate, and share securely, whenever and wherever work happens. Microsoft Teams and Office 365 applications help provide the collaborative experiences that employees want, including the ability to be flexible, mobile, and productive on the devices of their choice.

  • Enable modern communication and collaboration with Microsoft Teams
    6 Units
    21 min

    Today, work is more collaborative, diverse, and global than ever before. How do you bring together different types of teams, with diverse team members from all over the world, and enable them to work together effectively? You bring them Microsoft Teams, the innovative solution for modern communication and collaboration needs.

  • Meet the growing demand for transparency, privacy, and compliance with Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    16 min

    Today’s organizations must meet growing demands for transparency, privacy, and compliance. Both customers and employees need to trust that their personal information and data are protected and secure. Microsoft 365 has integrated, intelligent compliance solutions to help organizations reduce risks.

3 hr 17 min
Microsoft 365 helps you create a secure, always-up-to-date environment by using Windows 10 devices that run Office 365 ProPlus apps and are managed by Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security. Learn the recommended steps to upgrade your organization to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, including how to leverage your existing tools and processes while adopting modern management technology and approaches along the way.

Modules in this learning path

  • Get started with Microsoft 365
    3 Units
    11 min

    Discover best practices for ensuring a smooth transition to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus by using the eight-step deployment process.

  • Analyze your device and app readiness for Windows 10
    5 Units
    18 min

    Learn about the four-step process for analyzing device and application readiness and the tools provided by Microsoft to help you get ready, from the Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness tool to the Readiness Toolkit for Office.

  • Analyze your directory and network readiness for Microsoft 365
    4 Units
    16 min

    When it comes to preparing your network for a deployment, you need to take into consideration any and all components that have an impact on bandwidth. In this module, we’ll explore the tools and options for preparing your directory services and network for deployment to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.

  • Deliver Office 365 ProPlus and business apps
    6 Units
    35 min

    Learn how Click-to-Run packaging with Office 365 ProPlus provides new options to configure, deliver, and keep your Office apps up-to-date. Ensure your third-party and business apps are packaged and ready for automated installation.

  • Migrate user files and settings in Microsoft 365
    5 Units
    36 min

    When refreshing or replacing PCs, it is important to give users a like-for-like experience on their new device to minimize productivity downtime. Whether using a manual or automated process, learn about the different options for ensuring users’ files and settings have been captured and migrated.

  • Update your security and compliance configuration – Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus
    3 Units
    7 min

    Learn about changes to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus that help you protect your data, devices, and users while quickly detecting and responding to threats. Learn about anti-malware app compatibility, policies when moving to Windows 10, and how to deal with common problems associated with disk encryption.

  • Deploy, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 10
    5 Units
    20 min

    Learn how to take advantage of familiar options, such as task sequence-based deployment, or modern options such as Windows Autopilot to help automate large scale, phased deployment for bare metal installs, PC refresh, and PC replacement. Additionally, understand how upgrading task sequences can help organizations stay current with major semi-annual updates.

  • Learn about Windows and Office 365 ProPlus servicing in Microsoft 365
    4 Units
    33 min

    Both Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus continually add new capabilities to keep bringing user experiences and security forward with the latest innovations. Learn how to stay current with semi-annual and monthly updates, how the new servicing model works, and what tools and options are available.

  • Train users on the new Windows and Office 365 ProPlus features
    5 Units
    21 min

    To ensure your workforce remains productive and secure, they need to be informed about new experiences, features, and functionalities within Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.