MCA Modern Desktop Administrator Study Guide: Exam MD-101

  • 5h 43m
  • William Panek
  • Sybex
  • 2020

The must-have preparation guide for MCA Modern Desktop certification—covers the new Exam MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops!

Microsoft’s Modern Desktop integrates Windows 10, Office 365, and advanced security capabilities. Microsoft 365 Certified Associate (MCA) Modern Desktop certification candidates need to be familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads and demonstrate proficiency in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices and technologies. The new Exam MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops measures candidate’s ability to deploy and update operating systems, manage policies and profiles, manage and protect devices, and manage apps and data. Candidates are required to know how to perform a range of tasks to pass the exam and earn certification.

The MCA Modern Desktop Administrator Study Guide: Exam MD-101 provides in-depth examination of the complexities of Microsoft 365. Focusing on the job role of IT administrators, this clear, authoritative guide covers 100% of the new exam objectives. Real-world examples, detailed explanations, practical exercises, and challenging review questions help readers fully prepare for the exam. Sybex's comprehensive online learning environment—in which candidates can access an assessment test, electronic flash cards, a searchable glossary, and bonus practice exams—is included to provide comprehensive exam preparation. Topics include:

  • Planning and implementing Windows 10 using dynamic deployment and Windows Autopilot
  • Upgrading devices to Windows 10 and managing updates and device authentication
  • Managing access polices, compliance policies, and device and user profiles
  • Implementing and managing Windows Defender and Intune device enrollment
  • Deploying and updating applications and implementing Mobile Application Management (MAM)

The move to Windows 10 has greatly increased the demand for qualified and certified desktop administrators in corporate and enterprise settings. MCA Modern Desktop Administrator Study Guide: Exam MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops is an invaluable resource for IT professionals seeking MCA certification.

About the Author

WILLIAM PANEK, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA, is a Five-Time Microsoft MVP Winner. He has taught at Boston University, Clark University, and the University of Maryland, and presently conducts live online classes for StormWind Studios ( Will has been a consultant and trainer for the United States Secret Service, Cisco, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. He also creates training videos to help students prepare for various Microsoft exams.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Assessment Test
  • Installing and Updating Windows 10
  • Managing Authentication
  • Managing Devices
  • Planning and Managing Microsoft Intune
  • Managing Security
  • Configuring Auditing
  • Appendix—Answers to Review Questions


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