Windows 10 Modern Desktop Administrator Part 1 - MD-100 Course Outline

(5 Days) - Learning Credits Accepted


In this course, students will learn how to support the installation tasks associated with Windows 10. Students will develop skills that include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems. Students will also learn about the new Windows servicing model and methods for keeping Windows up to date. The course will conclude with common post-installation tasks. Students will also develop skills that include managing storage, files, drivers, and printers as well as how to configure network connectivity for Windows 10. This course will also cover managing and deploying applications.

Additionally, students will learn how to secure the Windows 10 OS and protect the data on the device.

Students will be introduced to common methods used for authentication and access control. This course will teach how to configure file and folder permissions and creating security policies. Students will also be introduced to the different types of external threats and how to leverage features like encryption and firewalls, as well as tools like Windows Defender.

Finally, this course will deep-dive into the architecture and tools used for managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting the OS, Apps, and hardware. Students will learn about proactive and troubleshooting methodology, and how to identify and mitigate common issues.

Audience Profile

Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who perform installation, configuration, general local management and maintenance of Windows 10 core services. Candidates may also be familiar with enterprise scenarios and cloud-integrated services.


Learners should start this course already having the following skills:

Basic understanding of computer networks and hardware concepts.

Basic understanding of OS and Application concepts.

Experience with using the Windows OS

At Course Completion

By actively participating in this course, you will learn about the following:

Office 365 overview

Moving your organization to Office 365

Configuring Office 365

Managing Office 365 ProPlus deployments

Plan their Microsoft 365 on-premises infrastructure

Plan their identity and authentication solution

Plan and configure their Microsoft 365 experience

Leverage Microsoft’s FastTrack and partner services

Implement their domain services

Configure their Microsoft 365 tenant roles

Manage their Microsoft 365 tenant health and services

Manage user accounts and licenses in Microsoft 365

Manage admin roles and security groups in Microsoft 365

Plan and implement password management

Manage Microsoft 365 authentication and provisioning options

Plan for directory synchronization

Plan and implement Azure AD Connect

Manage synchronized identities

Plan and implement an ADFS deployment

Implement applications in Azure AD

Configure Azure AD Application Proxy

Design solutions for external access

Manage their Microsoft 365 tenant health and services

Course Outline

MD-100T01 – Installing Windows 10

Module 1: Installing Windows

This module covers installing the Windows 10 OS. Students will learn the different editions of Windows 10, requirements, and new features introduced. This module covers how to install the OS, as well as methods for migrations and upgrading. Students will also learn about common tools used in the deployment process


Introducing Windows 10

Installation Options

Requirements for Windows Features

Installation Process and Media

Upgrading to Windows 10

Lab : Installing Windows 10

Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10

Migrating User Settings

Module 2: Updating Windows

In this module, Students will learn about keeping Windows 10 up-to-date. Students will be introduced to the new Windows servicing model and how it applies to various scenarios. Students will learn the various different methods for updating Windows and applications, as well as managing updates using tools like group policy and Windows Update for Business.


Windows Servicing Model

Updating Windows

Applying Applications and Windows Updates

Lab : Updating Windows 10

Configuring Updates for a Single Device

Configuring Updates with GPOs

Module 3: Post-installation Configuration and Personalization

This module covers common post-installation tasks in Windows 10. Students will learn how to customize the user interface, as well as using the control panel and settings app to configure common OS settings. This course will also introduce students to Windows PowerShell.


Customize the Windows 10 UI.

Configure device specific settings such as power plans and mobile device options.

Use the Windows control panel and setting app to configure settings.

Describe using Windows PowerShell.

Lab : Configuring Windows 10

Using the Settings App

Using Control Panel Using Control Panel

Using Windows PowerShell

Module 4: Course Conclusion


Final Exam

Lab : Graded Lab

MD-100T02: Configuring Windows 10

Module 1: Configuring Peripherals and Drivers

This module will cover device configuration. Students will learn how device drivers work and how to install them. Students will also be introduced to managing and configuring hardware peripherals such as printers.


Managing Devices and Drivers

Managing Printers

Module 2: Configuring Networking

In this module, Students will learn about networking concepts. This module will introduce to IPv4 and IPv6, and concepts like DNS. Students will learn how to configure network settings in Windows, as well as learn about wireless network technologies. The module will conclude with methods of managing Windows remotely.


Configure IP Network Connectivity

Implement Name Resolution

Implement Wireless Network Connectivity

Remote Access Overview

Remote Management

Module 3: Configuring Storage

This module covers storage configuration and management in Windows 10. Students will be introduced to local, cloud and virtual storage options. This course will also cover configuring storage on client devices and introduce storage spaces.


Overview of storage options

Using OneDrive

Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes

Maintaining Disks and Volumes

Managing Storage Spaces

Lab : Practice Lab: Managing Storage

Adding a Disk

Creating a Simple Volume

Compressing a Folder

Enabling Disk Quotas

Creating a Storage Space

Module 4: Managing Apps in Windows 10

In this module, Students will be introduced to App management in Windows 10. This module will cover the different types of apps and supported installation methods. Students will learn how to install apps using manual and automated methods, as well as manage app delivery using the Windows Store. Finally, this module will cover the differences between Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.


Providing Apps to Users

Managing Universal Windows Apps

The Windows Store

Web browsers in Windows 10

Module 5: Course Conclusion


Final Exam

Lab : Graded Lab

MD-100T03: Protecting Windows 10

Module 1: Configuring Authorization & Authentication

This module introduces the tools and features of Windows 10 for authorizing access to Windows 10 clients. Students will learn about methods for how users sign-in to Windows 10. This module also covers restricting what users can or cannot do on a device through methods like UAC and account types.


Using Security Settings to Mitigate Threats

Configuring User Account Control

Implementing Device Registration


Module 2: Configuring Data Access and Usage

In this module, Students will learn about permissions. This module will cover considerations for different files systems. Students will learn how to configure file and folder permissions as well as shared folders. The module will conclude with configuring settings through methods such as local and group policy.


Overview of File Systems

Configuring and Managing File Access

Configuring and Managing Shared Folders

Managing Security with Policies

Lab : Configuring and Managing Permissions and Shares

Creating, Managing, and Sharing a Folder

Using Conditions to Control Access and Effective Permissions

Module 3: Configuring Advanced Management Tools

This module introduces students to protecting devices from external threats. Students will learn about the different types of common threats. This module will teach students about using encryption, firewalls, and IPSec to help protect against threats. The module will conclude with how to configure and use Windows Defender and AppLocker.


Configuring Tenant Roles

Managing Tenant Health and Services

Lab : Practice Lab: Managing Network Security

Creating and Testing Inbound Rules

Creating and Testing Outbound Rules

Creating and Testing Connection Security Rules

Configuring Windows Defender

Module 4: Hands-On Lab


Final Exam

Lab : Graded Lab

MD-100T04: Maintaining Windows