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Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) Practice Exam - RETIRED

Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) 

Exam Retired on September 30, 2023 - Replaced by Exam MD-102: Endpoint Administrator

About Managing Modern Desktops MD-101 Certification

MD-101 exam is designed for the Administrators who have ability to 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 Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.

Who should take the exam

Candidates must be familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads and must be proficient and experienced in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices and technologies.

Course Outline

The Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) Exam covers the following topics as per exam updates on February 3, 2023-

Domain 1 - Understand Deploy Windows client (25–30%)

1.1 Plan a Windows client deployment

  • Learn to Assess infrastructure readiness by using Endpoint Analytics
  • Learn to Select a deployment tool based on requirements
  • Learn to Choose between migrate and rebuild
  • Learn to Choose an imaging and/or provisioning strategy
  • Learn to Plan and implement changes to Windows edition by using subscription activation or MAK license management

1.2 Plan and implement Windows client provisioning by using Windows Autopilot

  • Learn to Choose an Autopilot deployment method based on requirements, including user-driven mode, self-deploying mode, autopilot reset, and pre-provisioning
  • Learn to Configure device registration for Autopilot
  • Learn to Create, validate, and assign deployment profiles
  • Learn to Provision Windows devices by using Autopilot
  • Learn to Troubleshoot an Autopilot deployment

1.3 Plan and implement Windows client deployment by using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

  • Learn to Plan and implement an MDT deployment infrastructure
  • Learn to Choose configuration options based on requirements, such as boot images, OS images, upgrade packages, task sequences, and drivers
  • Learn to Create, manage, and deploy images
  • Learn to Plan and implement PXE boot by using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Learn to Create and use task sequences
  • Learn to Manage application and driver deployment
  • Learn to Customize an MDT deployment by using customsettings.ini and bootstrap.ini
  • Learn to Monitor and troubleshoot deployment
  • Learn to Plan and configure user state migration

Domain 2 - Understand Manage identity and access (10–15%)

2.1 Manage identity

  • Learn to Register devices in and join devices to Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra
  • Learn to Enable users and groups from Azure AD to access Windows client
  • Learn to Manage AD DS and Azure AD groups
  • Learn to Manage AD DS and Azure AD users
  • Learn to Configure Enterprise State Roaming in Azure AD

2.2 Plan and implement conditional access policies

  • Learn to Plan conditional access
  • Learn to Set up conditional access policies
  • Learn to Determine which users are affected by a conditional access policy
  • Learn to Troubleshoot conditional access

Domain 3 - Manage compliance policies and configuration profiles (10–15%)

3.1 Implement device compliance policies

  • Learn to Plan device compliance policies
  • Learn to Implement device compliance policies
  • Learn to Manage notifications for device compliance policies
  • Learn to Monitor device compliance
  • Learn to Troubleshoot device compliance policies

3.2 Plan and implement device configuration profiles

  • Learn to Plan device configuration profiles 
  • Learn to Implement device configuration profiles 
  • Learn to Monitor and troubleshoot device configuration profiles 
  • Learn to Configure and implement assigned access on public devices, including kiosks and dedicated devices

Domain 4 - Manage, maintain, and protect devices (25–30%)

4.1 Manage device lifecycle

  • Learn to Configure enrollment settings in Intune
  • Learn to Configure automatic and bulk enrollment in Intune
  • Learn to Configure policy sets
  • Learn to Restart, retire, or wipe devices

4.2 Monitor devices

  • Learn to Monitor devices by using Azure Monitor
  • Learn to Monitor device hardware and software inventory by using Endpoint Manager Admin Center
  • Learn to Monitor devices by using Endpoint Analytics

4.3 Manage device updates

  • Learn to Plan for device updates
  • Learn to Create and manage quality update policies by using Intune
  • Learn to Create and manage feature update policies by using Intune
  • Learn to Create and manage iOS/iPadOS update policies by using Intune
  • Learn to Manage Android updates by using device configuration profiles
  • Learn to Monitor updates
  • Learn to Troubleshoot updates in Intune
  • Learn to Configure Windows client delivery optimization by using Intune
  • Learn to Create and manage update rings by using Intune

4.4 Plan and implement endpoint protection

  • Learn to Plan endpoint security
  • Learn to Implement and manage security baselines in Intune
  • Learn to Create and manage configuration policies for Endpoint Security including antivirus, encryption, firewall, endpoint detection and response, and attack surface reduction
  • Learn to Onboard devices into Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Learn to Monitor Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Learn to Investigate and respond to threats

Domain 5 - Manage apps (10–15%)

5.1 Deploy and update applications

  • Learn to Deploy apps by using Intune
  • Learn to Configure Microsoft 365 Apps deployment by using Office Deployment Toolkit or Office Customization Tool
  • Learn to Manage Microsoft 365 Apps by using Microsoft 365 Apps Admin Center
  • Learn to Deploy Microsoft 365 Apps by using Intune
  • Learn to Manage Office app settings by using group policy or Intune
  • Learn to Deploy apps by using Microsoft Store for Business, Apple store, and Google store

5.2 Implement app protection and app configuration policies

  • Learn to Plan app protection policies
  • Learn to Plan app configuration policies for iOS and Android
  • Learn to Implement app protection policies
  • Learn to Implement app configuration policies for iOS and Android
  • Learn to Manage app protection policies
  • Learn to Manage app configuration policies

Exam Pattern 

  • Exam Name: Managing Modern Desktop
  • Exam Code: MD-101
  • Number of Questions: 40-60
  • Length of Time:  120 Minutes
  • Registration Fee: $165.00
  • Passing Score: 700 (on a scale of 1-1000)
  • Exam Language English

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