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Exam MD-100: Windows 10 Crash Course

Prepare for the Modern Desktop Administrator: Windows 10 Exam

Andrew Warren

This course is intended to help attendees develop the skills and knowledge necessary to take and pass the first of two Microsoft exams that relate to the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification. This is one of the most popular certifications on the current IT pro certification track and includes the following exams: - MD-100: Windows 10 - MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Deploy Windows 10
  • Perform post-installation configuration
  • Manage accounts
  • Configure data access and protection
  • Configure devices with policies
  • Manage Windows security
  • Configure networking
  • Configure remote connectivity
  • Configure system and data recovery
  • Manage and monitor Windows 10

This training course is for you because...

  • This training is for IT pros that want to gain an understanding of Windows 10 so that they can deploy and support this operating system within their organizations.
  • The secondary audience is those IT pros that want to gain the skills necessary to take and pass the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification

Prerequisites

Students should have the following knowledge to get the best from this course: - Have a good grounding in networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and DNS - Understand basic Active Directory concepts and principles - Have experience with either Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 - Have experience with Windows Client operating systems, such as a working knowledge of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7

About your instructor

  • Andrew has been writing for Microsoft for many years, helping to develop their official curriculum instructor-led training material. He has served as a subject matter expert on many of the current Windows Server 2016 courses, was technical lead on several of the Windows 10 titles, and was involved in Microsoft 365, Azure, and Intune course development. When not writing about Microsoft technologies, he’s to be found in the classroom, teaching other IT professionals what they need to know to manage their organization’s IT infrastructure.

    Outside of IT, Andrew is the author of five books about the First World War, and spends much of his time on the battlefields of France acting as an occasional tour guide. He lives in rural Somerset, England.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

DAY 1

Lesson 1: Deploy Windows 10: 60 minutes

  • 1.1 Plan Your Windows 10 Installation Part 1
  • 1.2 Plan Your Windows 10 Installation Part 2
  • 1.3 Perform a Windows installation
  • 1.4 Install Windows on a VHD and USB
  • 1.5 Manage Windows Activation

Lesson 2: Perform post-installation configuration: 45 minutes

  • 2.1 Configure sign-in options
  • 2.2 Customize the user interface
  • 2.3 Configure Microsoft Edge
  • 2.4 Configure Internet Explorer
  • 2.5 Configure mobility settings
  • 2.6 Configure power options

Lesson 3: Manage accounts and devices: 45 minutes

  • 3.1 Implement accounts
  • 3.2 Manage devices in directories

Lesson 4: Configure data access and protection: 40 minutes

  • 4.1 Manage shared resources
  • 4.2 Manage file system permissions

Lesson 5: Configure devices by using local policies: 45 minutes

  • 5.1 Configure the registry
  • 5.2 Implement local policy
  • 5.3 Configuring GPOs
  • 5.4 Filtering GPOs
  • 5.5 Troubleshoot the application of GPOs

DAY 2

Lesson 6: Manage Windows security: 30 minutes

  • 6.1 Configure user account control
  • 6.2 Configure Windows Defender Firewall
  • 6.3 Implement encryption

Lesson 7: Configure networking: 90 minutes

  • 7.1 Configure IPv4 settings
  • 7.2 Configure IPv6 settings
  • 7.3 Configure name resolution
  • 7.4 Configure Wi-Fi settings
  • 7.5 Configure VPNs
  • 7.6 Troubleshoot networking
  • 7.7 Configure mobile networking

Lesson 8: Configure remote connectivity: 30 minutes

  • 8.1 Configure remote management
  • 8.2 Configure Remote Desktop access
  • 8.3 Enable PowerShell remoting

Lesson 9: Configure system and data recovery: 45 minutes

  • 9.1 Windows 10 Startup
  • 9.2 Perform file recovery Part 1
  • 9.3 Perform file recovery Part 2
  • 9.4 Configure System Recovery Part 1
  • 9.5 Configure System Recovery Part 2

Lesson 10: Manage and monitor Windows: 45 minutes

  • 10.1 Monitor Windows
  • 10.2 Manage performance
  • 10.3 Manage updates