Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101)


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Hands-On Labs
AI Tutor (Add-on)

Kick start your prep for the Microsoft MD-101 certification exam with the Managing Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) course and lab. The lab is versatile and delivers hands-on experience, replacing expensive physical labs. The course and lab comprehensively cover the MD-101 certification exam objectives and provide the knowledge required to manage security, devices, and authentication; configure audit, plan and manage Microsoft Intune, and more.

Here's what you will get

The MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops exam is a part of the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification. The Microsoft MD-101 certification exam validates a candidate's skills and knowledge required to deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. The certified MD-101 candidates will manage identity, access, policies, updates, and applications.


7+ Lessons | 60+ Quizzes | 85+ Flashcards | 61+ Glossary of terms


40+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 40+ Post Assessment Questions | 80+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

24+ LiveLab | 00+ Minutes

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • The Microsoft Certification Program
  • Who Should Read This Course?
  • What's Inside?
  • Objective Mapping

Lessons 2: Installing and Updating Windows 10

  • Understanding the Basics
  • Understanding the Windows 10 Architecture
  • Preparing to Install Windows 10
  • Installing Windows 10
  • Understanding Automated Deployment Options
  • Deploying Unattended Installations
  • Deploying with Windows Autopilot
  • Understanding Windows Updates
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: Managing Authentication

  • Active Directory vs. Azure Active Directory
  • Managing Hybrid Networks
  • Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
  • Using PowerShell Commands
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 4: Managing Devices

  • Understanding File Systems
  • Configuring NTFS
  • Configuring Disk Storage
  • Using the Disk Management Utility
  • Managing Storage
  • Windows 10 Devices in Azure
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 5: Planning and Managing Microsoft Intune

  • Managing Devices with Microsoft Intune
  • Supporting Applications
  • Understanding Updates
  • PowerShell Commands
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 6: Managing Security

  • Managing Windows Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Managing Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 7: Configuring Auditing

  • Monitoring Windows
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Hands-on LAB Activities

Installing and Updating Windows 10

  • Performing a Clean Install of Windows 10
  • Configuring Locales
  • Installing and Configuring MDT
  • Using the System Preparation Tool

Managing Authentication

  • Setting Up an On-Site Domain Controller
  • Installing and Configuring the AD FS Role on a Computer Using Server Manager
  • Creating an Azure VPN gateway
  • Creating the Local Network Gateway
  • Creating an Azure ExpressRoute

Managing Devices

  • Converting a FAT32 Partition to NTFS using PowerShell
  • Configuring Disk Quotas
  • Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
  • Installing and Configuring OneDrive
  • Adding an MMC Snap-In
  • Converting a Basic Disk to a GPT Disk
  • Editing a Drive Letter
  • Deleting a Partition
  • Creating a New Volume
  • Creating an Extended Volume

Managing Security

  • Running a Quick Scan
  • Creating a New Inbound Rule

Configuring Auditing

  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Working with Task Manager
  • Using Event Viewer

Exam FAQs

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.

USD 165

Drag and drop, hot spot, multiple choices, Short answer, choose and reorder, simulation, scenario-based, short answer, and Build-list

The exam contains 40-60 questions.

180 minutes


(on a scale of 1-1000)

General Microsoft Certification exam retake policy

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam. At that time, candidates can log onto their certification dashboard and reschedule the exam themselves.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A 14-day waiting period is also imposed between the third and fourth attempts and fourth and fifth attempts.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts from the first attempt. The candidate is eligible to retake the exam 12 months from the date of their first attempt.
  • To take a given exam more than five times per year or to have the time between attempts waived, a candidate must have experienced one of the errors listed below and request an exception from Microsoft. Requests should be sent to These requests must include the following information:
    • Candidate ID
    • First/Last Name
    • Email associated with your Candidate ID
    • Exam Registration ID
    • Exam Number
    • Description of error
    • Pearson VUE case number

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