Windows Desktop Administration Competency (Intermediate Level)

  • 34m
  • 34 questions
The Windows Desktop Administration Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark measures your working exposure, understanding, and hands-on experience with Windows 10 and 11 administration concepts and tools. You will be evaluated on your ability to cleanly install Windows 11, manage users and groups, control networking and file sharing, manage system security, and view resources and configure devices in Device Manager. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates their ability to administer routine Windows 10 and 11 administration tasks with some supervision.

Topics covered

  • access Intune compliance reports to monitor and validate a Windows 11 deployment
  • access the Device Manager including using the command line
  • access the Network and Sharing Center in Windows
  • access the Windows Security app in Windows 11
  • change account settings, such as password, account type, and account lockout
  • complete setup after a Windows 11 install
  • configure network settings in Windows, including setting up a wired or wireless connection, and configuring proxy settings
  • create and delete group accounts
  • create, delete, and administer user accounts in Windows
  • create multiple user accounts in Windows
  • demonstrate how to capture a Windows image using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool
  • deploy Windows 11 using the deployment settings in Intune
  • differentiate between local and domain user accounts
  • ensure Windows 11 is properly activated
  • identify best practices for managing networking and file sharing, including keeping networks and file sharing configurations up to date and configured properly
  • install and manage security updates and patches using the Windows Update tool
  • install Windows 11 on a system
  • manage group privileges and permission in Windows and review advanced user and group management features
  • manage user and group permissions and access controls with advanced tools such as Group Policy Editor and local security policy
  • navigate to and administer common user account settings such as password and account privilege configurations
  • outline common threats and vulnerabilities that can put a system at risk
  • outline how local Group Policy Editor can help control and manage accounts in a working environment
  • outline how Windows 11 Autopilot can help automate Windows deployments
  • outline requirements for Intune Windows 11 upgrades
  • outline the concept of networking and file sharing in Windows and the different types of networks available
  • provide an overview of advanced network and domain user management practices
  • provide an overview of the concept of user and group accounts in Windows
  • recognize the importance of keeping Windows systems safe and secure
  • share folders and resources in Windows, including configuring shared folders and printers
  • troubleshoot hardware issues using the Device Manager
  • use advanced tools such as the command prompt and PowerShell to manage file and resource sharing
  • use advanced tools such as the command prompt and PowerShell to manage network settings
  • use the Windows Update feature to install and manage updates effectively
  • view resources and configure devices in Device Manager