MD-101T03 - Protecting Modern Desktops and Devices

This Protecting Modern Desktops and Devices training class covers authentication, identities, and access, as well as about how to protect these categories. The student will be introduced to Azure Active Directory and learn how to use Microsoft Intune to protect devices and data with compliance policies. Finally, this course will cover key capabilities of Azure Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and how to implement these capabilities.

This course was designed for IT Professionals who manage and deploy desktops and devices in their organization.

This is the third in a series of three courses for the Modern Desktop Administrator.These courses help learners prepare for the Modern Desktop Administrator exam (MD-101).


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  1. Learn to describe the benefits and capabilities of Azure AD.
  2. Learn to manage users using Azure AD with Active Directory DS.
  3. Learn to implement Windows Hello for Business.
  4. Learn to configure conditional access rules based on compliance policies.
  5. Learn to describe the various tools used to secure devices and data.
  6. Learn to implement Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.
  1. Managing Authentication in Azure AD
    1. Azure AD Overview
    2. Managing identities in Azure AD
    3. Protecting identities in Azure AD
    4. Managing device authentication
    5. Enabling corporate access
    6. Lab: Practice Lab - Managing objects and authentication in Azure AD
      1. Enabling and configuring Azure AD Premium with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) tenant
      2. Creating user and group objects with UI and Windows PowerShell
      3. Configuring Self-service password reset (SSPR) for user accounts in Azure AD
      4. Joining a device to Azure AD
  2. Managing Devices and Device Policies
    1. Microsoft Intune Overview
    2. Managing devices with Intune
    3. Implement device compliance policies
    4. Lab: Practice Lab - Managing devices
      1. Configuring Microsoft Intune for device management
      2. Configuring compliance policies and device profiles
      3. Enrolling Windows 10 devices and managing compliance
  3. Managing Security
    1. Implement device data protection
    2. Managing Windows Defender ATP
    3. Managing Windows Defender in Windows 10
    4. Lab: Practice Lab - Managing Security in Windows 10
      1. Configuring Encrypting File System (EFS)
      2. Configuring BitLocker
      3. Configuring a WIP policy in Intune
      4. Configuring Windows Defender
  4. Course Conclusion
    1. Final Exam
    2. Lab: Graded Lab
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Microsoft 365 class:

  • Familiar with M365 workloads and strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. The MDA role focuses on cloud services rather than on-premises management technologies.

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Length: 1 Day
  • Private Class for your Team
  • Online or On-location
  • Customizable
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