Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101)


Course Description

As desktops has evolved, so have methods for deploying and updating them. In this course, you’ll learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy. This course will help you understand the various methods available, the scenarios they’re suited for, as well as how to deploy Windows using modern methods. This course will also cover planning and implementing an update strategy for Windows.

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.

Course Information


Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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UPCOMING COURSES
Date
Geography & Location
Days
Cost
CLC
GTR
May 24, 2021 - 5 day(s)
May 24, 2021
AMER
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
5
$2995 USD
$2995 USD
Jul 12, 2021 - 5 day(s)
Jul 12, 2021
AMER
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
5
$2995 USD
$2995 USD
Oct 25, 2021 - 5 day(s)
Oct 25, 2021
AMER
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
5
$2995 USD
$2995 USD

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Labs

  1. Planning Windows 10 deployment
  2. Implementing Windows 10
  3. Managing Updates for Windows 10
  4. Device Enrollment and Management
  5. Managing profiles
  6. Managing Applications
  7. Managing objects and authentication in Azure AD
  8. Managing devices
  9. Managing Security in Windows 10


Who Should Attend

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.