Windows 10 Modern Desktop Administrator Part 2 - MD-101 Course Outline

(5 Days) - Learning Credits Accepted

Overview

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.

In addition, 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. During this course, you’ll be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies. You’ll examine what it takes to incorporate Microsoft Intune into your organization and how to use it to manage modern desktops and devices. You’ll also learn about methods for deployment and management of apps and browser-based applications.

Finally, every day, more organizations are asking IT to support mobility in the workforce. Modern environments require the Desktop Administrator be able to manage and support phones, tablets, and computers, whether it be owned by the organization or personally owned by the employee. At the same time, IT must still be able to protect the data that these devices access. In this course, the student will be introduced to the key concepts of security in modern management. This course covers authentication, identities, and access, as well as about how to protect these categories. The student will be introduced to Azure Active Directory and learn how to use Microsoft Intune to protect devices and data with compliance policies. Finally, this course will cover key capabilities of Azure Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and how to implement these capabilities.

Audience Profile

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.

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Prerequisites

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.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

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.

Course Outline

MD-101T01: Deploying the Modern Desktop

Module 1: Planning an Operating System Deployment Strategy

This module explains how to plan and implement a deployment strategy. It covers various methods and scenarios for deploying Windows. It discusses on-premise and cloud technologies as well as considerations for new deployments, upgrading, and migrations.

Lessons

Overview of Windows as a service

Windows 10 Deployment options

Considerations for Windows 10 deployment

Lab : Practice Lab – Planning Windows 10 deployment

Module 2: Implementing Windows 10

This module covers new modern methods for deploying Windows 10 such as Windows Autopilot and provisioning packages. This module also covers tool used in upgrade planning, application compatibility and migration methods.

Lessons

Implementing Windows 10 by using dynamic deployment

Implementing Windows 10 by using Windows Autopilot

Upgrading devices to Windows 10

Lab :Practice Lab – Implementing Windows 10

Creating and deploying provisioning package

Migrating user settings

Deploying Windows 10 with AutoPilot

Module 3: Managing Updates for Windows 10

This module covers managing updates to Windows. This module introduces the servicing options for Windows 10. Students will learn the different methods for deploying updates and how to configure windows update policies.

Lessons

Implementing Windows 10 by using dynamic deployment

Implementing Windows 10 by using Windows Autopilot

Upgrading devices to Windows 10

Lab : Practice Lab – Managing Updates for Windows 10

Manually configuring Windows Update settings

Configuring Windows Update by using GPOs

Module 4: Course Conclusion

Lessons

Final Exam

Lab : Graded Lab

MD-101T02: Managing Modern Desktops and Devices

Module 1: Device Enrollment

In this module, students will examine the benefits and prerequisites for co-management and learn how to plan for it. This module will also cover Azure AD join and will be introduced to Microsoft Intune, as well as learn how to configure policies for enrolling devices. The module will conclude with an overview of device inventory in Intune and reporting using the Intune console, Power BI and Microsoft Graph.

Lessons

Device management options

Manage Intune device enrollment and inventory

Lab : Practice Lab – Device Enrollment and Management

Installing the MDM Migration Analysis Tool (MMAT)

Obtain Intune and Azure AD Premium licenses and enable device management

Enrolling devices in Intune

Managing devices in Intune

Creating device inventory reports

Module 2: Configuring Profiles

This module dives deeper into Intune device profiles including the types of device profiles and the difference between built-in and custom profiles. The student will learn about assigning profiles to Azure AD groups and monitoring devices and profiles in Intune. The module will conclude with an overview of using Windows Analytics for health and compliance reporting.

Lessons

Configuring device profiles

Managing user profiles

Monitoring devices

Lab : Practice Lab – Managing profiles

Configuring roaming user profiles and Folder Redirection

Create and deploy device profile based on the scenario

Change deployed policy and monitor user and device activity

Configuring Enterprise State Roaming

Module 3: Application Management

In this module, students learn about application management on-premise and cloud-based solutions. This module will cover how to manage Office 365 ProPlus deployments in Intune as well as how to manage apps on non-enrolled devices. The module will conclude with an overview of Enterprise Mode with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and tracking your installed applications, licenses, and assigned apps using Intune.

Lessons

Implement Mobile Application Management (MAM)

Deploying and updating applications

Administering applications

Lab : Practice Lab – Managing Applications

Deploying apps by using Intune

Configure and deploy Office 365 ProPlus from Intune

Configure mobile application management (MAM) policies in Intune

Module 4: Course Conclusion

Lessons

Final Exam

Lab : Graded Lab

MD-101T03: Protecting Modern Desktops and Devices

Module 1: Managing Authentication in Azure AD

In this module, students well be introduced to the concept of directory in the cloud with Azure AD. Students will learn the similarities and differences between Azure AD and Active Directory DS and how to synchronize between the two. Students will explore identity management in Azure AD and learn about identity protection using Windows Hello for Business, as well as Azure AD Identity Protection and multi-factor authentication. The module will conclude with securely accessing corporate resources and introduce concepts such as Always On VPN and remote connectivity in Windows 10.

Lessons

Azure AD Overview

Managing identities in Azure AD

Protecting identities in Azure AD

Managing device authentication

Enabling corporate access

Lab : Practice Lab – Managing objects and authentication in Azure AD

Enabling and configuring Azure AD Premium with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) tenant

Creating user and group objects with UI and Windows PowerShell

Configuring Self-service password reset (SSPR) for user accounts in Azure AD

Joining a device to Azure AD

Module 2: Managing Devices and Device Policies

In this module, students will be introduced to managing device security with Intune. Students will discover how Intune can use device profiles to manage configuration of devices to protect data on a device. Students will learn how to create and deploy compliance policies and use compliance policies for conditional access. The module concludes with monitoring devices enrolled in Intune.

Lessons

Microsoft Intune Overview

Managing devices with Intune

Implement device compliance policies

Lab : Practice Lab – Managing devices

Configuring Microsoft Intune for device management

Configuring compliance policies and device profiles

Enrolling Windows 10 devices and managing compliance

Module 3: Managing Security

In this module, students