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Managing Modern Desktops MD-101 Course (Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate)

Course Format:Online Course
Self-Study Time:Approximately 100 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Email)
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Course Description

The Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate - MD-101 Managing Modern Desktops Course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge required to deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. Certified MD-101 candidates will be able to manage identity, access, policies, updates, and apps.

Skills measured:

  • Deploy and Update Operating Systems
  • Manage Policies and Profiles
  • Manage and Protect Devices
  • Manage Apps and Data
Online Course Format

This course is delivered through an online course portal and will give students 12 months access to their materials. The course includes interactive activities that to keep the student engaged, and each lesson includes Flash Cards, a short quiz and exercises to confirm your understanding of the subject. When returning to your studies you to return to the last point or to the furthest point you have read.

The Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate - MD-101 Managing Modern Desktops Course includes 40+ pre-assessment questions, 60 quizzes, 85+ flashcards and 40+ post assessment questions.

Free Trial

We recommend that students register for and access a free trial of this course prior to enrolment.

Please Note: As this is a digital edition of the course, refunds cannot be issued once the access code has been issued. The free trial will give you access to the first lesson of the course materials so you can make sure the materials are suitable.

Free Trial Instructions:

  1. Follow the above link.
  2. Click on the Chapters and Lessons link.
  3. Click on the "Sign Up" link and create an account.
  4. You will receive an email to authorise your sign-up and once authorised simply follow the above link again and access the first lesson through the Chapters and Lessons link.
The MD-101 Managing Modern Desktops Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: The Microsoft Certification Program; Who Should Read This Course?; What's Inside?; and Objective Mapping.
The following topics are covered: 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; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Active Directory vs. Azure Active Directory; Managing Hybrid Networks; Implementing Active Directory Federation Services; Using PowerShell Commands; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Understanding File Systems; Configuring NTFS; Configuring Disk Storage; Using the Disk Management Utility; Managing Storage; Windows 10 Devices in Azure; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Managing Devices with Microsoft Intune; Supporting Applications; Understanding Updates; PowerShell Commands; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Managing Windows Security; Configuring Windows Firewall; Managing Security; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Monitoring Windows; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
Practice Tests & Quizzes

The course includes the following Practice Tests:


The pre-assessment questions are designed as a guide to assess the students’ knowledge before they begin the course. 

Flash Card Quizzes:

Each lesson will have interactive Flash Card Quizzes.

Assessment Quiz:

Each lesson will also contain a final Assessment Quiz where you can achieve a passing grade before progressing to the next unit.

Post Assessment:

This is a final indicator to gauge a student’s readiness and should be attempted after all of the Flash Care & Assessment Quizzes have been completed.

8 Practice Exam Quizzes:

There are 4 separate Practice Exam Quizzes for each A+ Exam to be completed at the end of the course.

Live Labs: Optional (£120.00)

Optional Live Labs can be added to your Online Course. The live labs give access to real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet.

The Live Labs allow access to equipment such as computers, servers, switches or routers, that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs

Students 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 Duration & Online Support

You can register at any time and have 12 months access to the course from enrolment. The course is designed as a self-study course, but if you have any problems you can email our support email service. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer. 


Assessment is in the form of the Managing Modern Desktops MD-101 examination. The Examination has 40-60 over a 150 minute period. The Exam is graded on a scale of 1 - 1000 with a minimum passing score of 700. The assessment will include drag and drop, hot spot, multiple choices, short answer, choose and reorder, simulation, scenario-based, short answer, and build-list questions.

Microsoft Certification

Microsoft MD-101 ExamOn completion of the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate - Managing Modern Desktops Course you can apply for the Microsoft MD-101 Examination.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £113.00 + VAT each.

You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.

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