Modern Desktop Administrators deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment.
Who should take this exam?
Candidates for this exam are administrators who deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. Candidates manage identity, access, policies, updates, and apps.
As an administrator, candidates typically collaborate with the M365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.
Candidates must be familiar with M365 workloads and must be proficient and experienced in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices and technologies.
What does this mean for me?
As we can see from the above, this exam concentrates on the 365 Windows as a Service model or Modern Desktop (MD), it should be noted that at this time, the exam is in BETA and this is a best effort to get what I think is the most helpful and relevant information on the exam topics in one place.
If you’ve passed Exam 698: Configuring Windows 10, you only need to take MD-101 to earn this new certification.
Most of this document is taken from MS online docs linked below, all copyright where appropriate is held by Microsoft, this guide has been written as a single resource to help myself and hopefully other study and pass the new MS certifications.
Great, it’s 365 and Windows 10, what do I do now?
Make sure you have the hardware to run a good-sized lab and if you haven’t already then download the Modern Desktop Lab Kit from MS, install and set everything up prior to starting the revision, get you Azure AD running, get a few users added to it, add some win7, Win 8 and Win10 VM’s, get SCCM setup, get your ISO’s & apps in,
Read the Modern Desktop Skills and Knowledge Requirements Fully
Read the 365 Enterprise docs also
And there is a course on OpenEdx that I discovered that has some content that aligns with the exam, its 8-12 hours long and I will update the notes when I have completed this.
And finally, read this great post by Mark O’Shea
Once you have read the docs and the lab is set up, it’s time to study!!