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Microsoft MD-100 Certification: Windows 10

Get ready to ace the Microsoft MD-100 Certification – Windows 10 exam with this comprehensive course! It will provide you with a thorough guide on how to install, activate and troubleshoot Windows 10, as well as walk you through an in-place upgrade from 8.1. You’ll be able to confidently configure hardware devices, manage device drivers and perform post installation configs like a pro after completing this IT training session.

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Total Hours
6  Training Hours
Microsoft MD-100 Certification: Windows 10
40 On-demand Videos
Closed Caption

Closed Captions

Course Topics
4  Topics
Prep Questions
74 Prep Questions
Microsoft MD-100 Certification: Windows 10

Certificate of Completion

Course Description

Earn your Microsoft MD-100 Certification

James Hollis will guide students through this Windows 10 MD-0100 Certification course in preparation for passing the MD-100 certification – Windows 10 exam. Learn how to install Windows 10 with a minimal amount of administrative effort. Preparation, the process, activation, and troubleshooting will be covered in this IT training session.

You will also learn how to perform an in-place upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, configure hardware devices, manage device drivers, and perform post-install configuration. Additionally, users will obtain knowledge on how to configure additional languages plus regional settings.

The Course objectives for the MD-100 Certification Training Include:

  • Beginner-friendly learning material
  • For anyone looking to enhance their Windows 10 networking/administration skills
  • Geared towards passing the MD-100 Windows 10 examination
  • How to deploy Windows 10
  • Managing devices and data, post-install
  • Configuring connectivity
  • Maintaining Windows 10

About MD-100?

If you’re looking to achieve the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (MDAA) certification, the MD-100 exam is your first step. This Windows 10 test evaluates an administrator’s understanding of deploying and managing services in this popular operating system. Once complete, individuals can move on to take their MD-101 exam; a desktop administration certification program.

The MD-100 exam is geared towards assessing an administrator’s familiarity with Windows’ deployment, installation and management; however it addresses these topics at a basic level. This makes sense as the MDAA certification is tailored to junior administrators or those in their first job role due its focus on relevant job responsibilities and knowledge competencies expected of newcomers to this field.

The MD-100 exam is ideal for those new to administering Windows, as it covers a constrained yet comprehensive set of skills that are key in managing an enterprise network on Windows 10. After passing the examination you will be sufficiently confident and familiar with all necessary tools and interfaces needed to efficiently maintain multiple devices running on this platform.

What is on MD-100 Exam?

The MD-100 is a comprehensive two-hour test with 40 to 60 questions that assess one’s knowledge of deploying, configuring, securing and managing devices and applications in an enterprise environment. This examination consist of four key objectives:

  • Deploying Windows
  • Ability to efficiently manage devices and data
  • Customize your storage and connection
  • Maintaining Windows

The Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification is comprised of both the MD-100 and MD-101 exams. The objectives associated with the latter include deploying and upgrading operating systems, managing policies and profiles, protecting devices, as well as managing apps and data. With these two tests combined under one roof you’ll be able to confidently use your skillset in an ever changing landscape!

What prerequisites do I need to take the exam

The MD-100 is a perfect certification for those just starting their career as administrators with minimal experience. Though the exam may be daunting, you need not rely on prior job knowledge to excel in it – you simply have to prepare!

To ensure that desktop administrators embark on their career with Windows in the right way, Microsoft has developed the MD-100. This certification relies less on job experience and more on knowledge of specific procedures outlined by Windows. Therefore, if you have been using various methods to deploy and manage Windows independently for a while now, you may not be well-prepared for this exam since it focuses heavily on “by the book” regulations such as configuring mobility settings or managing users in Azure Active Directory.

Before attempting the MD-100, you should have substantial experience working with and configuring the Windows operating system. To give yourself the best chance of success however, you can also complete an MD-100 course that will assist in understanding what kind of answers Microsoft expects from its applicants and equip you with essential knowledge to pass it.

Key Term Knowledge Base: Key Terms Related to Microsoft MD-100 Certification: Windows 10

Understanding key terms is essential for anyone looking to take the Microsoft MD-100 Certification exam or for professionals working with Windows 10. These terms form the foundation of knowledge required for effective Windows 10 administration and management.

Windows 10The latest version of Microsoft’s operating system for PCs and tablets, offering features like a revamped Start Menu, Cortana integration, and Universal Apps.
MD-100 ExamA certification exam that tests a candidate’s abilities in deploying, managing, and configuring Windows 10.
DeploymentThe process of installing Windows 10 on devices in a corporate environment.
ConfigurationAdjusting system settings and options in Windows 10 to meet user and organizational requirements.
TroubleshootingIdentifying and resolving issues or problems within a Windows 10 environment.
Hardware DevicesPhysical components such as printers, hard drives, and network cards that are configured and managed in Windows 10.
Device DriversSoftware that allows the operating system to communicate with hardware devices.
Post-Installation ConfigurationAdjustments and settings applied after installing Windows 10, such as software updates and security settings.
NetworkingConnecting and managing Windows 10 devices in a networked environment, including Wi-Fi and Ethernet configurations.
Active DirectoryA directory service developed by Microsoft for Windows domain networks, used for user and resource management.
Azure Active DirectoryMicrosoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service, used in conjunction with Windows 10.
Microsoft EdgeThe web browser developed by Microsoft and included in Windows 10.
VirtualizationCreating virtual versions of computers or operating systems, often used for testing and deployment strategies.
NTFS PermissionsSecurity settings within the Windows file system used to control access to files and folders.
VPN (Virtual Private Network)A technology that creates a safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the internet.
System RecoveryMethods and processes used to restore Windows 10 to a previous state, often used after system failures.
Windows UpdateA service offered by Microsoft that provides updates for the Windows operating system and its installed components.
Windows SecurityA suite of security features in Windows 10 designed to protect the system against malware and other security threats.
Microsoft 365A suite of cloud-based productivity tools and services offered by Microsoft, including Windows 10.
Endpoint ManagementThe process of managing and securing endpoints, such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices, in an organization.

Having a strong grasp of these terms will greatly assist anyone studying for the MD-100 exam or working with Windows 10 in a professional capacity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microsoft MD-100 Certification: Windows 10

What will I learn in the Microsoft MD-100 Certification: Windows 10 course?

In the Microsoft MD-100 Certification: Windows 10 course, you’ll get a comprehensive guide on how to install, activate, and troubleshoot Windows 10. The course also covers an in-place upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. You’ll gain confidence in configuring hardware devices, managing device drivers, and performing post-installation configurations. Essentially, it’s designed to enhance your Windows 10 networking / administration skills, preparing you for the MD-100 Windows 10 exam.

Who is the instructor for this course?

The course is led by James Hollis. He guides students through the Windows 10 MD-100 Certification course, preparing them for the MD-100 certification – Windows 10 exam. You’ll learn how to install Windows 10 with minimal administrative effort and gain knowledge on how to configure additional languages plus regional settings.

How can I access this training?

The training can be accessed through an All Access Monthly Subscription. This subscription not only gives you access to the MD-100 Certification course but also to over 2,500 hours of on-demand content. You can start today with 7 free days of access with no obligation, and you can cancel anytime.

Who is this course designed for?

The course is geared towards IT professionals who are responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining Microsoft Windows clients within a domain infrastructure. This includes managing and protecting Windows devices and the data stored on them. If you’re an IT professional who administers Windows clients in a Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) environment or works with the Microsoft 365 enterprise administrator, the Microsoft 365 security administrator, and Windows Server administrators, this course will be highly beneficial.

What’s the future of the Microsoft MD-100 Certification?

The Microsoft MD-100 Certification will be retired on July 31, 2023, and will be replaced by the Exam MD-102: Endpoint Administrator, which became available on May 2, 2023. Moreover, on July 1, 2023, the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification will be renamed to Microsoft 365 Certified: Endpoint Administrator Associate.

What is the passing score for the MD-100 Certification exam?

The passing score for the MD-100 Certification exam is 700. The exam measures your ability to install and configure Windows, configure and manage connectivity and storage, maintain Windows, and protect devices and data. All these topics are covered in-depth in the course, so you’ll be prepared for any question on the exam.

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Course Outline

Microsoft MD-100: Windows 10 Course Content

Module 1: Introduction and Deploy Windows

  •    1.1 Instructor and Course Introduction

  •    1.2 Exam Overview

  •    1.3 Deploy Windows Intro

  •    1.4 Deploy Windows 10

  •    1.5 Deploy Windows 10 Pt 2

  •    1.6 Preparing Virtual Lab Setup for the Client 1

  •    1.7 Installation of Windows 10 Enterprise

  •    1.8 Troubleshooting Failed Installations with Setup Logs

  •    1.9 Configuring Locales

  •    1.10 Perform Post-Installation Configuration

  •    1.11 Navigating Microsoft Edge

  •    1.12 Modifying Microsoft Edge Settings

  •    1.13 Customizing Your Computer Setting

Module 2: Manage Devices and Data

  •    2.1 Manage devices and data intro

  •    2.2 Manage local users, groups, and devices

  •    2.3 Configure data access and protection

  •    2.4 Adding and accessing local users and groups

  •    2.5 Managing NTFS permissions in Windows 10

  •    2.6 Configure devices by using local policies

  •    2.7 Configuring Audit Policies on Windows 10

  •    2.8 Manage Windows security

  •    2.9 How to change user account settings

Module 3: Configure Connectivity

  •    3.1 Configure connectivity intro

  •    3.2 Configure networking

  •    3.3 Configuring network adapter advanced properties

  •    3.4 Configuring a static TCP/IP address

  •    3.5 Viewing the networking connection details

  •    3.6 Setting up a VPN connection

  •    3.7 Configure remote connectivity

  •    3.8 Configure remote management

Module 4: Maintain Windows

  •    4.1 Maintain Windows intro

  •    4.2 Configure system and data recovery

  •    4.3 Backing up files in Windows 10

  •    4.4 Using the recycle bin

  •    4.5 Manage updates

  •    4.6 Check for updates in Windows 10

  •    4.7 Configuring hardware in Windows 10

  •    4.8 Monitor and manage Windows

  •    4.9 Configuring Windows 20 desktop options

  •    4.10 Installing new features

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Your Training Instructor

Jim Hollis

Jim Hollis

Independent Trainer | Consultant | Author

James is a confident, qualified independent trainer, consultant, and author with 26+ years of extensive managerial and leadership experience in the following areas: Risk Management, IT Security, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CISSM), CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional – CCAP, CompTIA IT Operations Specialist – CIOS, CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional – CSCP, CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist – CSIS, Information Systems Management & Cyber Security, Cyber Security Law and Policy, Cybersecurity Regulatory Compliance, and Computer Networking. He sees teaching as a reciprocal relationship between instructors and students and believes that it is his responsibility as a trainer to provide students with an environment conducive to learning, knowledge that will be impactful in achieving life goals, materials that will assist in learning, and assistance with developing and maintaining motivation to be successful academically and in life.

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