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MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops Course Outline

 (5 days)
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 Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as well as how to leverage them to protect devices and data.

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.

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. It is recommended students complete course MD-100, Windows 10, prior to taking this course.

At course completion
After completing this course, learners should be able to:
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.

NOTE: This class also available as an On-Demand, self-study Format
Too busy at work to miss a day out of the office to take this class? Consider the Flex On-Demand version of this course. For details on this alternative format, go to the:
Flex On-Demand: MD-101 Managing Modern Desktops Course

Course outline

Module 1: Planning an Operating System Deployment Strategy
This module explains how to plan and implement a deployment strategy. Students will learn about the concepts of supporting the desktop through it's entire lifecycle. This module also covers assessing an existing environment and the tools used to prepare a deployment strategy. Finally, students will be introduced to the tools and strategies used for desktop deployment.
Lessons
The Enterprise Desktop
Assessing Deployment Readiness
Deployment Tools & Strategies
Lab : Practice Lab - Planning Windows 10 deployment

Module 2: Implementing Windows 10
This module covers the modern methods of Windows deployment used in common scenarios such as upgrading and migrating to Windows 10, as well as deploying new devices and refreshing existing devices. Students will also learn about alternate methods of OS deployment as well as considerations when choosing methods of deployment.
Lessons
Upgrading Devices to Windows 10
Deploying New Devices and Refreshing
Migrating Devices to Windows 10
Alternate Deployment Methods
Imaging Considerations
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. Finally, students will learn how to ensure and monitor update compliance using Windows Analytics.
Lessons
Updating Windows 10
Windows Update for Business
Introduction to Windows Analytics
Lab : Practice Lab - Managing Updates for Windows 10
Manually configuring Windows Update settings
Configuring Windows Update by using GPOs

Module 4: 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
Microsoft Intune Overview
Manage Intune device enrollment and inventory
Managing devices with Intune
Lab : Practice Lab - Device Enrollment and Management

Module 5: 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

Module 6: 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

Module 7: 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.
Lessons
Azure AD Overview
Managing identities in Azure AD
Protecting identities in Azure AD
Managing device authentication
Lab : Practice Lab - Managing objects and authentication in Azure AD

Module 8: Managing Device Access and Compliance
In this module, students will be introduced to managing device security. The module will cover securely accessing corporate resources and introduce concepts such as Always On VPN and remote connectivity in Windows 10. 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
Implement device compliance policies
Lab : Practice Lab - Managing Access and Compliance

Module 9: Managing Security
In this module, students will learn about data protection. Topics will include Windows & Azure Information Protection, and various encryption technologies supported in Windows 10. This module also covers key capabilities of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and how to implement these capabilities on devices in your organization. The module concludes using Windows Defender and using functionalities such as antivirus, firewall and Credential Guard.
Lessons
Implement device data protection
Managing Windows Defender ATP
Managing Windows Defender in Windows 10
Lab : Practice Lab - Managing Security in Windows 10
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