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Exam MD-100: Windows 10

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 M365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.

Candidates must be familiar with M365 workloads and must be proficient and experienced in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices and technologies.

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Exam MD-100: Windows 10

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This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy Windows; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain 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.

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Skills measured

Deploy Windows (15-20%)

Deploy Windows 10

  • configure language packs
  • perform a clean installation
  • migrate user data
  • perform an in-place upgrade (using tools such as MDT, WDS, ADK, etc.)
  • select the appropriate Windows edition
  • troubleshoot activation issues

Perform post-installation configuration

  • configure Edge and Internet Explorer
  • configure mobility settings
  • configure sign-in options
  • customize the Windows desktop

Manage devices and data (35-40%)

Manage local users, local groups, and devices

  • manage devices in directories
  • manage local groups
  • manage local users

Configure data access and protection

  • configure NTFS permissions
  • configure shared permissions

Configure devices by using local policies

  • configure local registry
  • implement local policy
  • troubleshoot group policies on devices

Manage Windows security

  • configure user account control (UAC)
  • configure Windows Defender Firewall
  • implement encryption

Configure connectivity (15-20%)

Configure networking

  • configure client IP settings
  • configure mobile networking
  • configure VPN client
  • troubleshoot networking
  • configure Wi-Fi profiles

Configure remote connectivity

  • configure remote management
  • enable PowerShell Remoting
  • configure remote desktop access

Maintain Windows (25-30%)

Configure system and data recovery

  • perform file recovery (including OneDrive)
  • recover Windows 10
  • troubleshoot startup/boot process

Manage updates

  • check for updates
  • troubleshoot updates
  • validate and test updates
  • select the appropriate servicing channel
  • configure Windows update options

Monitor and manage Windows

  • configure and analyze event logs
  • manage performance
  • manage Windows 10 environment

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Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

Modern Desktop Administrators deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment.

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