MD 101 Certification - Managing Modern Desktops Training Course

MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops Certification Training Course Overview

Computers in the form of desktops and laptops have become an integral part of business activity. With a number of device and application options on the market, it is up to IT administrators to introduce the best possible tools and techniques into their organization. With the right pieces in place, businesses are able to scale up and introduce further efficiency and effectiveness into their organization. The end result? A leg up over competitors and more meaningful or concentrated interactions with prospective clients.

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MD 101 Certification - Managing Modern Desktops Training Course (Duration : 40 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: Planning an Operating System Deployment Strategy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Final Exam
  • Lab : Graded Lab
Module 5: Device Enrollment
  • 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 6: Configuring Profiles
  • 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 7: Application Management
  • 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 8: Course Conclusion
  • Final Exam
  • Lab : Graded Lab
Module 9: Managing Authentication in Azure AD
  • 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 10: Managing Devices and Device Policies
  • Microsoft Intune Overview
  • Managing devices with Intune
  • Implement device compliance policies
  • Lab : Practice Lab - Managing devices
  • Configuring Microsoft Intune for device management
  • Enrolling Windows 10 devices and managing compliance
Module 11: Managing Security
  • Implement device data protection
  • Managing Windows Defender ATP
  • Managing Windows Defender in Windows 10
  • Lab : Practice Lab - Managing Security in Windows 10
  • Configuring Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Configuring BitLocker
  • Configuring a WIP policy in Intune
  • Configuring Windows Defender
Module 12: Course Conclusion
  • Final Exam
  • Lab : Graded Lab
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Course Prerequisites
  • Participants taking part in Managing Modern Desktops MD-101 training should have knowledge of:
  • M365 workloads
  • Deploying, Configuring, and Maintaining both Windows and Non-Windows devices
  • It would be really beneficial if the participant has been part of MD-100 training or has cleared the certification exam for the same.

Managing Modern Desktops MD 101 Certification Training Course

In order to introduce the best desktop setup practices, business system administrators are tasked with assessment, solution deployment, configuration, security, management and monitoring of all devices used within the organization and client-facing applications.
Collaborating with Microsoft 365 Enterprise administrators is part of the training for this examination. This allows administrators to design and implement strategies that bring business needs into a more modern context. 
Participants taking up this 5-day Managing Modern Desktops course will receive a copy of the MD-101 training material, key resources for the Managing Modern Desktops course from Koenig Solutions and Microsoft, and practice tests. The Microsoft Managing Modern Desktops course helps participants to prepare for their MD-101 certification exam. The MD-101 certification exam costs USD 165 and can be taken at the nearest Pearson Vue test center or via online web proctored mode.

Reasons to choose Managing Modern Desktops Certification Training from Koenig Solutions

  • Widely acknowledged Microsoft Managing Modern Desktops certification training delivered by expert Microsoft instructors with hands-on lab sessions for you to gain a thorough understanding of concepts
  • Receive Managing Modern Desktops course collateral in the form of courseware, practice tests with access to Qubits platform, pre-reading material, access to lab sessions, and more
  • Microsoft Managing Modern Desktops training delivered by  an accredited Microsoft Gold Partner in Koenig Solutions
  • Candidates taking up the MD-101 course are provided multiple practice tests to help them familiarize themselves with the certification exam 
  • Get trained by expert Microsoft trainers with real-world experience and hands-on practical sessions on managing IT assets in an organization
  • Learners can take up their Managing Modern Desktops course in both 4 hours/ day or 8 hours/ day timeslots on weekdays and weekends, respectively
  • Business entities can customize this Managing Modern Desktops training according to their team requirements
  • Participants can join with other professionals belonging to different industry sectors to understand how they are managing their modern IT infrastructure in today’s technologically evolved landscape

Key Features of  MD 101 Certification Training Course

  • Instructor-led Managing MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops Certification Training
  • Get access to a Microsoft Managing Modern Desktops course preview to begin your preparation
  • Expert Microsoft instructors across the globe with real-world expertise
  • Accredited MD-101 course material prepared by SMEs
  • Managing Modern Desktops training resources provided to learners from Microsoft and Koenig Solutions
  • MD-101 course completion certificate provided after the training
  • Participants can take up MD-101 training in 4 different learning modes 
  • Managing Modern Desktops training provided across 100+ locations globally

Who can take up Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) Certification Training?

The Managing Modern Desktops MD-101 training is beneficial for the below-mentioned roles, where the main criteria is to introduce the best possible practices into their organizations which is what this Managing Modern Desktops certification training offers upon completion.
  • IT Administrators
  • System administrators
  • IT Managers
  • IT Asset Management Professionals
  • Networking Engineers
  • CIOs
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Professionals who are looking to clear their MD-101 certification exam

Learning Objectives of Managing Modern Desktops Training

Participants taking part in the Managing Modern Desktops MD-101 certification course will gain a proper understanding of:
1. Upgrading and Deployment of Operating Systems
Operating systems are the cornerstone of optimizing computer systems within any organization. The wrong OS not only acts as a hindrance but can limit a business's capabilities. The first test module revolves around adequate Windows 10 deployment. Candidates must be able to plan and implement Windows 10 using Windows Autopilot, plan and implement Windows 10 using MDT, manage accounts, VPN and certification as well.
2. Management of Policies and Profiles
For the second module, students must be familiar with introducing compliance and regulations around user access. Students are tested on their implementation capabilities for compliance policies across all devices used, the management of device profiles in both private and public capacities and finally, how to best manage user profiles. 
The objective is to create a secure environment that offers businesses an opportunity to conduct their day-to-day activities without worrying about internal data leaks or security threats.
3. Management and Protection of Devices
Mobile and computer devices have become a non-negotiable part of today’s business environment. It is rare to see transactions happen or deals close without the introduction of some form of technology. Securing those devices is of imperative importance.
The third testing unit within the examination covers building a strong line of defense on all devices against possible threats. Students learn to implement, manage and apply threat protection using Windows Defender and its multiple features. Students are also able to manage Microsoft Intune devices, monitor all devices and introduce updates as needed.
Analytics are watched closely using Azure Monitor, Desktop Analytics and Endpoint Manager Admin Center. Updates around Windows 10 not only help keep information secure but ensure the latest technology is always available.
4. Management of Applications and Data
The final testing module of the Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) certification training revolves around deploying and updating applications. When outdated technology runs within an organization, they open themselves up to prospective threats.
This module covers enterprise applications including Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Store for Business/iTunes/Google Play and overall Microsoft 365 optimization.
The application management and monitoring are not limited to desktop devices. Successful completion of this course allows businesses to introduce better mobile application management levels with strong protocols around protection and privacy in place.

Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) Certification Exam Format


Exam Name

Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101)

Exam Code


Exam Cost

USD 165

Exam Format

Multiple Choice and Multiple Response Questions

Total Questions

40-60 Questions

Passing Score

700 out of 1000

Exam Duration

120 Minutes


English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean

Testing Center

Pearson Vue


Benefits of Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) Certification Training

With technology acting as the backbone of today’s business environment, it has never been more critical to introduce useful and practical components into a corporate space. Some of the key benefits of taking up Managing Modern Desktops training are:
  • Completing the Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) certification training allows professionals to enter organizations ready to implement only the best practices
  • From operating systems to the right applications, in an environment flooded with options, certified professionals help distinguish between futile expenditure and what the business needs
  • Additionally, organizations that invest in resource planning are able to scale up, or down technology needs as the business cycle moves along
  • Rather than purchasing what a business thinks it needs, completing the Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) certification allows professionals to understand the tools the business needs to succeed and purchase accordingly

Salary Prospects of Managing Modern Desktops Certified Professional

As more and more business entities are embracing complete digital transformation, gone are days when employees had to sit at the office and work for 8-10 hours. Today, due to virtualization and cloud computing, it is possible for employees to work from home for 365 days a year. This is possible only due to business solutions from Microsoft and others that complete remote work has seen true success. Managing thousands of systems with data protection can be a challenge. IT and System Administrators with Managing Modern Desktops training will have complete knowledge of handling systems that are spread across the globe. Let’s check out the salaries of Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) certified professionals salaries worldwide.

United States

USD 60,000 to USD 87,000

United Kingdom

Pounds 20,000 to 49,500


Rupees 6 lakhs to 20 lakhs 


AUD 68,000 to 96,000 


AED 73,000 to 282,000


SGD 60,000 to 128,000


Job Prospects for Managing Modern Desktops Certified Professionals

With Microsoft Windows becoming one of the most popular Operating Systems used globally, it makes sense for professionals to gain relevant certification accordingly to make their careers in the IT sector. Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) is one of a kind training program that is ideal for IT and System Administrators in an enterprise whose job is to manage critical IT assets across platforms that include cloud, physical and hybrid. Due to increased migration to the cloud, remote work, and virtualization, it is critical for individuals to gain relevant knowledge to manage the same. In this regard, the MD-101 certification credential is widely acknowledged by employers across industry sectors. Some of the large companies hiring certified Microsoft System Administrators with MD-101 knowledge include Agil3 Technology Solutions, ISYS Technologies, FirstEnergy, Baer Group, Bank of America, OK Foods, Microsoft, Healthstream, Echostar, Leidos, nFrastructure, Intel, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and others.

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To sign up for the Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) Certification Training program, candidates have to:
  • Select a schedule for the course and delivery mode at your convenience
  • Enrol for the certification course
  • Attend the instructor-led training
  • Receive the course completion certificate
In order to sit the course, candidates must have previously sat the examination 70-698 that was retired on March 31st, 2019. If the candidate has successfully completed the same, the MD-101 examination is all that is required to earn the Modern Desktop certification. Candidates must also be familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads, display proficiency and experience with Windows 10 and understand deployment and configuration of non-Windows devices and technologies.
Microsoft offers two standard preparation methods for most, if not all, examinations:
a. Guided Learning Paths
For this examination, Microsoft offers three free, online guided learning paths around Microsoft Endpoint Manager fundamentals, How to modernize a business environment with Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 and finally how to manage enterprise deployment with Microsoft 365.
Ideal for candidates with erratic schedules or who prefer to introduce self-paced learning, guided learning paths offer all the insight and information needed to successfully complete and pass the examination.
b. Instructor-Led Training
For candidates looking to partake in a more conventional classroom environment, this would be the right option for you. Candidates are able to learn along with other professionals, engaging in meaningful discussion and de
The listed fee to complete the examination is USD $165. The examination is hosted in English and the cost of the exam varies based on the country in which it is proctored.
Yes, Koenig Solutions is an accredited Microsoft Gold Partner to deliver their Managing Modern Desktops MD-101 certification training to both individuals and enterprises worldwide.