Microsoft 365 Certified Modern Desktop Administrator Associate


Microsoft 365 Certified

Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

Gain the skills needed to meet the business needs of a modern organization. The Modern Desktop Administrator has expertise to deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment.

If you’ve passed Exam 698: Configuring Windows 10, you only need to take MD-101 to earn this new certification.

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Recommended approach

Step 1: Review the skills and knowledge required to certify.

Step 2: Train for certification exams.*

  • Find classroom and online training
  • Explore more training on Microsoft Learn

Step 3: Take a practice exam.

  •  Microsoft Official Practice Tests are coming soon

Step 4: Schedule your exams and get certified.

*Classroom and online training options will be added when available.

Skills and knowledge

Candidates who earn a Modern Desktop Administrator certification are verified by Microsoft to have the following skills and knowledge.

  • Deploy Windows
  • Manage devices and data
  • Configure connectivity
  • Maintain Windows
  • Deploy and update operating systems
  • Manage policies and profiles
  • Manage and protect devices
  • Manage apps and data

Deploy Windows 10

  • configure language packs
  • perform a clean installation
  • migrate user data
  • perform an in-place upgrade (using tools such as MDT, WDS, ADK, etc.)
  • select the appropriate Windows edition
  • troubleshoot activation issues

Perform post-installation configuration

  • configure Edge and Internet Explorer
  • configure mobility settings
  • configure sign-in options
  • customize the Windows desktop