NEW

Microsoft 365 Certified:

Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

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

If you’ve passed Exam 70-698: Configuring Windows 10 (retiring March 31, 2019), you only need to take MD-101 to earn this new certification.

This certification is one of the workload administrator certification required for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification. One of these workload administrator certifications is required for the Enterprise Administrator Expert certification: Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate, Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator, Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate, or Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate.

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Required exams

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Exam MD-100: Windows 10

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Exam MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops

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Skills and knowledge

Candidates who earn a Modern Desktop Administrator certification are verified by Microsoft to have the following skills and knowledge.

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 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 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
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
Plan and implement Windows 10 by using dynamic deployment
  • evaluate and select an appropriate deployment options
  • pilot deployment
  • manage and troubleshoot provisioning packages
Plan and implement Windows 10 by using Windows Autopilot
  • evaluate and select an appropriate deployment options
  • pilot deployment
  • create, validate, and assign deployment profile
  • extract device HW information to CSV file
  • import device HW information to cloud service
  • troubleshoot deployment
Upgrade devices to Windows 10
  • identify upgrade and downgrade paths
  • manage in-place upgrades
  • configure a Windows analytics environment
  • perform Upgrade Readiness assessment
  • migrate user profiles
Manage updates
  • configure Windows 10 delivery optimization
  • configure Windows Update for Business
  • deploy Windows updates
  • implement feature updates
  • monitor Windows 10 updates
Manage device authentication
  • manage authentication policies
  • manage sign-on options
  • perform Azure AD join
Plan and implement co-management
  • implement co-management precedence
  • migrate group policy to MDM policies
  • recommend a co-management strategy
Implement conditional access and compliance policies for devices
  • implement conditional access policies
  • manage conditional access policies
  • plan conditional access policies
  • implement device compliance policies
  • manage device compliance policies
  • plan device compliance policies
Configure device profiles
  • implement device profiles
  • manage device profiles
  • plan device profiles
Manage user profiles
  • configure user profiles
  • configure Enterprise State Roaming in Azure AD
  • configure sync settings
  • implement Folder Redirection (including OneDrive)
Manage Windows Defender
  • implement and manage Windows Defender Application Guard
  • implement and manage Windows Defender Credential Guard
  • implement and manage Windows Defender Exploit Guard
  • implement Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
  • integrate Windows Defender Application Control
  • manage Windows Defender Antivirus
Manage Intune device enrollment and inventory
  • configure enrollment settings
  • configure Intune automatic enrollment
  • enable device enrollment
  • enroll non-Windows devices
  • enroll Windows devices
  • generate custom device inventory reports
  • review device inventory
Monitor devices
  • monitor device health (e.g., log analytics, Windows Analytics, or other cloud-based tools)
  • monitor device security
Deploy and update applications
  • assign apps to groups
  • deploy apps by using Intune
  • deploy apps by using Microsoft Store for Business
  • deploy O365 ProPlus; enable sideloading of apps into images
  • gather Office readiness data
  • configure IE Enterprise mode
  • configure and implement assigned access or public devices
Implement Mobile Application Management (MAM)
  • implement MAM policies
  • manage MAM policies
  • plan MAM
  • configure Windows Information Protection
  • implement Azure Information Protection templates
  • securing data by using Intune