Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

Microsoft Associate Certifications

6 to 18 months experience recommended

Exams Towards this Certification

This entry-level Microsoft Desktop Administrator Associate training covers the objectives in the MD-100 and MD-101 exams, which are the two exams required to earn the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification.

No matter the size, if a company or organization uses modern Microsoft products, they need a certified administrator - it's as simple as that. Because while the Microsoft 365 suite of products are powerful and dynamic tools that boost efficiency and effectiveness, without a trained expert on-hand to troubleshoot errors or handle unexpected problems, a company might as well not pay the subscription cost to Microsoft. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification covers everything needed to deploy, manage, configure, monitor and upgrade any program, setting or tool in Windows 10. With this training, you'll learn the inner workings of them all and be prepared to test. For IT managers, this Microsoft training can be used for MD-100 and MD-101 exam prep, onboarding new systems administrators, individual or team training plans, or as a Microsoft reference resource.

Desktop Administrator Associate: What You Need to Know

For any systems administrator using this training for exam preparation, our Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate course maps to the Microsoft MD-100 and MD-101 exam objectives, and covers topics such as:

  • Deploying and recovering Windows 10
  • Managing Windows security with UAC Windows Defender Firewall, and encryption
  • Configuring remote management and remote desktop access
  • Configuring and analyzing event logs
  • Configuring user profiles and syncing settings
  • Implementing, managing, and planning device compliance policies and device profiles

Who Should Take Desktop Administrator Associate Training?

This Desktop Administrator Associate training is considered associate-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for systems administrators. This Windows 10 skills course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with Microsoft operating system and experienced systems administrators looking to validate their Microsoft skills.

New or aspiring systems administrators

If you're considering starting a career as a systems administrator, starting with a certification as a Microsoft 365 Administrator Associate is a no-brainer. That's because a career as a systems administrator builds on a foundation of general knowledge about systems, networks, programs and devices — that's exactly what this training and the certification give you. Prepare yourself to administer any Microsoft desktop and make yourself invaluable to any company that runs Windows 10 with this training.

Experienced systems administrators

If you've been working as a systems administrator for a few years, but you haven't made the time to get an associate-level certification, you might want to slow down and shore up the foundations of your knowledge and experience. Get this training to round out any rough edges you might've accumulated over the last few years and prepare to move forward in your career with a well-respected industry certification in Microsoft 365 administration.

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