MD-100 Exam Study Guide (Windows 10)

MD-100: Windows 10 (Microsoft 365 Certification) Certificate Exam Study Guide

Preparing for the MD-100 Windows 10 exam, to achieve Microsoft 365 Certification for Modern Desktop Administrator Associate? Don't know where to start? This post is the MD-100 Certificate Study Guide (with links to each exam objective).

I have curated a list of articles from Microsoft documentation for each objective of the MD-100 exam. Please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.

MD-100 Windows 10 Course (Online Training)

Pluralsight [Learning Path]MS Desktop Administrator: Windows 10 (Free trial)
LinkedIn Learning [Free Trial]Microsoft MD-100 Certificate Exam

MD-100 Windows 10 Practice Test & Lab

MD-100 Windows 10 Reference E-book (PDF)

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Deploy Windows (15-20%)

Deploy Windows 10

Configure language packs

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/14236/windows-language-packs

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/add-language-packs-to-windows

Migrate user data

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/usmt/usmt-migrate-user-accounts

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-do-i-migrate-a-windows-10-user-profile-to/

Perform a clean installation

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/all/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-or-reinstall-of

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-do-clean-installation-windows-10

Perform an in-place upgrade (using tools such as MDT, WDS, ADK, etc.)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/deploy-windows-mdt/upgrade-to-windows-10-with-the-microsoft-deployment-toolkit

Select the appropriate windows edition

Choose a Windows 10 edition (Check with a free trial)

Troubleshoot activation issues

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/20527/windows-10-activation-troubleshooter

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/10738/windows-10-get-help-with-activation-errors

 

Perform Post-installation Configuration

Configure Edge and Internet Explorer

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/configure-microsoft-edge

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/4026136/windows-10-use-internet-explorer

Configure mobility settings

Configure Mobility Settings (Free trial)

Configure sign-in options

PS Module: Configure Sign-in options (Check with a free trial)

Customize the Windows desktop

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/configure-windows-10-taskbar

PS Module: Customize Windows Desktop (Free trial)

 

Manage Devices and Data (35-40%)

Manage Local Users, Local Groups, and Devices

Manage devices in directories

Manage local groups

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008

Manage local users

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/identity-protection/access-control/local-accounts#how-to-manage-local-user-accounts

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008

 

Configure Data Access and Protection

Configure NTFS permissions

YouTube video: Configure NTFS permissions

Configure shared permissions

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/web-hosting/configuring-servers-in-the-windows-web-platform/configuring-share-and-ntfs-permissions

 

Configure Devices by Using Local Policies

Configure local registry

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/debugger/configuring-the-registry

Implement local policy

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/security-policy-settings/how-to-configure-security-policy-settings

Troubleshoot group policies on devices

YouTuve video: Troubleshoot Group Policy in Windows 10

 

Manage Windows Security

Configure user account control (UAC)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/identity-protection/user-account-control/user-account-control-overview

PS clip: User Account Control Implementation

Configure Windows Defender Firewall

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-firewall/windows-firewall-with-advanced-security-administration-with-windows-powershell

Implement encryption

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/oem-bitlocker

 

Configure Connectivity (15-20%)

Configure Networking

Configure client IP settings

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/15089/windows-change-tcp-ip-settings

Configure mobile networking

LinkedIn Learning video: Mobile Networking (Check with a free trial)

Configure VPN client

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/20510/windows-10-connect-to-vpn

Troubleshoot networking

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/4038658/windows-10-fix-network-connection-issues

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/troubleshoot-networking

Configure Wi-Fi profiles

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/protect/deploy-use/create-wifi-profiles

 

Configure Remote Connectivity

Configure remote management

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/winrm/about-windows-remote-management

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/winrm/installation-and-configuration-for-windows-remote-management

Enable PowerShell Remoting

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/microsoft.powershell.core/enable-psremoting

Configure remote desktop access

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-allow-access

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This brings us to the end of the MD-100 Study Guide

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section if I have missed out on anything. Also, I love to hear from you about how your preparation is going on!

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