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Managing Modern Desktops MD101 Course Outline

Module 1: Examine the Enterprise Desktop

  • Introduction
  • Examine Benefits of Modern Management
  • Examine the Enterprise Desktop Lifecycle Model
  • Examine Planning and Purchasing
  • Examine Desktop Deployment
  • Plan an Application Deployment
  • Plan for Operations and Support
  • Plan for Upgrades and Retirement

Module 2: Explore Azure Active Directory

  • Introduction
  • Examine Azure Active Directory
  • Compare Azure AD and Active Directory Domain Services
  • Examine Azure AD as a Directory Service for Cloud Apps
  • Compare Azure AD Premium P1 and P2 Plans
  • Examine Azure AD Domain Services

Module 3: Manage Identities in Azure Active Directory

  • Introduction
  • Examine RBAC and User Roles in Azure AD
  • Create and Manage Users in Azure AD
  • Create and Manage Groups in Azure AD
  • Use Windows PowerShell Cmdlets to Manage Azure AD Objects
  • Synchronise Objects from AD DS to Azure AD

Module 4: Manage Device Authentication

  • Introduction
  • Describe Azure AD Join
  • Examine Azure AD Join Prerequisites, Limitations, and Benefits
  • Join Devices to Azure AD
  • Manage Devices Joined to Azure AD

Module 5: Enroll Devices Using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

  • Introduction
  • Deploy the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Client
  • Monitor the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Client
  • Manage the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Client

Module 6: Enroll Devices Using Microsoft Intune

  • Introduction
  • Manage Mobile Devices with Intune
  • Enable Mobile Device Management
  • Explain Considerations for Device Enrollment
  • Manage Corporate Enrollment Policy
  • Enroll Windows Devices in Intune
  • Enroll Android Devices in Intune
  • Enroll iOS Devices in Intune
  • Explore Device Enrollment Manager
  • Monitor Device Enrollment
  • Manage Devices Remotely

Module 7: Implement Device Profiles

  • Introduction
  • Explore Intune Device Profiles
  • Create Device Profiles
  • Create a Custom Device Profile

Module 8: Monitor Device Profiles

  • Introduction
  • Monitor Device Profiles in Intune
  • Manage Device Sync in Intune
  • Manage Devices in Intune Using Scripts

Module 9: Manage User Profiles

  • Introduction
  • Examine User Profile
  • Explore User Profile Types
  • Examine Options for Minimising User Profile Size
  • Deploy and Configure Folder Redirection
  • Sync User State with Enterprise State Roaming
  • Configure Enterprise State Roaming in Azure

Module 10: Implement Mobile Application Management

  • Introduction
  • Examine Mobile Application Management
  • Examine Considerations for Mobile Application Management
  • Prepare Line-of-Business Apps for App Protection Policies
  • Implement Mobile Application Management Policies in Intune
  • Manage Mobile Application Management Policies in Intune

Module 11: Deploy and Update Applications

  • Introduction
  • Deploy Applications with Intune
  • Add Apps to Intune
  • Manage Win32 Apps with Intune
  • Deploy Applications with Configuration Manager
  • Deploying Applications with Group Policy
  • Assign and Publish Software
  • Explore Microsoft Store for Business
  • Examine Microsoft Store for Business Prerequisites
  • Implement Microsoft Store for Business
  • Obtain Apps Based on Your Licensing Model
  • Use Microsoft Store for Business
  • Assign Apps to Company Employees

Module 12: Administer Applications

  • Introduction
  • Manage Apps with Intune
  • Manage Apps on Non-Enrolled Devices
  • Deploy Microsoft 365 Apps with Intune
  • Additional Microsoft 365 Apps Deployment Tools
  • Configure Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer Mode
  • App Inventory Review

Module 13: Implement Device Data Protection

  • Introduction
  • Explore Windows Information Protection
  • Plan Windows Information Protection
  • Implement and Use Windows Information Protection
  • Explore Encrypting File System in Windows Client
  • Explore BitLocker

Module 14: Manage Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

  • Introduction
  • Explore Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Examine Key Capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Explore Windows Defender Application Control and Device Guard
  • Explore Microsoft Defender Application Guard
  • Examine Windows Defender Exploit Guard
  • Explore Windows Defender System Guard

Module 15: Manage Microsoft Defender in Windows Client

  • Introduction
  • Explore Windows Security Center
  • Explore Windows Defender Credential Guard
  • Manage Microsoft Defender Antivirus
  • Manage Windows Defender Firewall
  • Explore Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security

Module 16: Protect Identities in Azure AD

  • Introduction
  • Explore Windows Hello for Business
  • Deploy Windows Hello
  • Manage Windows Hello for Business
  • Explore Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Manage Self-Service Password Reset in Azure AD
  • Implement Azure Active Directory Multi-Factor Authentication

Module 17: Enable Organisational Access

  • Introduction
  • Enable Access to Organisation Resources
  • Explore VPN Types and Configuration
  • Explore Always On VPN
  • Deploy Always On VPN

Module 18: Implement Device Compliance Policies

  • Introduction
  • Protect Access to Resources Using Intune
  • Explore Device Compliance Policy
  • Deploy a Device Compliance Policy
  • Explore Conditional Access
  • Create Conditional Access Policies

Module 19: Generate Inventory and Compliance Reports

  • Introduction
  • Report Enrolled Device Inventory in Intune
  • Monitor and Report Device Compliance
  • Build Custom Intune Inventory Reports
  • Access Intune Using Microsoft Graph API

Module 20: Assess Deployment Readiness

  • Introduction
  • Examine Deployment Guidelines
  • Explore Readiness Tools
  • Assess Application Compatibility
  • Explore Tools for Application Compatibility Mitigation
  • Prepare Network and Directory for Deployment
  • Plan a Pilot

Module 21: Deploy Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

  • Introduction
  • Evaluate Traditional Deployment Methods
  • Set Up the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit for Client Deployment
  • Manage and Deploy Images Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Module 22: Deploy Using Endpoint Configuration Manager

  • Introduction
  • Explore Client Deployment Using Configuration Manager
  • Examine Deployment Components of Configuration Manager
  • Manage Client Deployment Using Configuration Manager
  • Plan In-Place Upgrades Using Configuration Manager

Module 23: Deploy New Devices

  • Introduction
  • Use Autopilot for Modern Deployment
  • Examine Requirements for Windows Autopilot
  • Prepare Device IDs for Autopilot
  • Implement Device Registration and Out-of-the-Box Customisation
  • Examine Autopilot Scenarios
  • Troubleshoot Windows Autopilot

Module 24: Implement Dynamic Deployment Methods

  • Introduction
  • Examine Subscription Activation
  • Deploy Using Provisioning Packages
  • Use Windows Configuration Designer
  • Use Azure AD Join with Automatic MDM Enrollment

Module 25: Plan a Transition to Modern Management

  • Introduction
  • Explore Using Co-Management to Transition to Modern Management
  • Examine Prerequisites for Co-Management
  • Evaluate Modern Management Considerations
  • Evaluate Upgrades and Migrations in Modern Transitioning
  • Migrate Data When Modern Transitioning
  • Migrate Workloads When Modern Transitioning

Module 26: Manage Cloud PCs and Virtual Desktops

  • Introduction
  • Examine Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Explore Windows 365
  • Configure Windows 365
  • Manage Windows 365

Module 27: Update Windows Client

  • Introduction
  • Compare Windows Client Servicing Options and Channels
  • Examine Methods for Applying Updates to Windows Client
  • Examine Windows Update Settings in Windows Client
  • Use Group Policy Settings to Configure Windows Update
  • Explore Windows Insider for Business

Module 28: Update Clients Using Windows Update for Business

  • Introduction
  • Explore Windows Update for Business
  • Configure Windows Update for Business
  • Enable Delivery Optimisation for Windows Updates
  • Evaluate Scenarios for Using Windows Update for Business

Module 29: Explore Desktop Analytics

  • Introduction
  • Explore Desktop Analytics
  • Configure Desktop Analytics
  • Explore Compatibility Assessment
  • Monitor Health Status
  • Monitor Updates
  • Prepare Deployment Plans

Module 30: Explore Endpoint Analytics

  • Introduction
  • Enroll Devices in Endpoint Analytics
  • Monitor Startup Performance and Restarts
  • Monitor Application Reliability
  • Use Endpoint Analytics to Monitor Transition to Modern Management

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Who should attend this Managing Modern Desktops MD101 Training Course?

The Managing Modern Desktops MD101 Training Course is designed for IT professionals and administrators who want to learn how to manage and deploy modern desktop environments using Microsoft technologies. This course will benefit the following professionals:

  • IT Administrators
  • Desktop Support Technicians
  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • Deployment Specialists
  • Security Professionals
  • Technical Consultants

Prerequisites of the Managing Modern Desktops MD101 Training Course

Participants 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 participants complete course MD-100, Windows Client, prior to taking this course.

Managing Modern Desktops MD101 Course Overview

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 organization. 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 Microsoft Defender for Endpoint as well as how to leverage them to protect devices and data.

What you will gain from taking this Microsoft training course:

  • 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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Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The Modern Desktop Administrator (MDA) 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.
The Modern Desktop Administrator (MDA) 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 MDA 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.
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