Microsoft MD-100 - Windows 10

Hours: 50 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $995.00

Course Overview:

This course is going to be discontinued on February 6th, 2024 due to the Microsoft MD-100 - Windows 10 exam being retired.  No further enrollments will be allowed into this course.

The Microsoft MD-100 - Windows 10 certification measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy Windows; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain Windows.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

This course prepares a student to take the Microsoft MD-100 - Windows 10 certification exam.   This is the first half to achieve the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification.

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Windows 10 Installation
  • Understanding the Basics
  • Windows 10 Architecture
  • Preparing to Install Windows 10
  • Installing Windows 10
  • Understanding Automated Deployment Options
  • Deploying Unattended Installations
  • Windows Update
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 3: Configuring Users
  • Understanding User Accounts
  • Working with User Accounts
  • Managing User Properties
  • Troubleshooting User Account Authentication
  • Managing and Creating Groups
  • Managing Security Using GPOs and LGPOs
  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Understanding Smart Cards
  • Configuring Remote Management
  • Using PowerShell
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 4: Managing Data
  • Managing File and Folder Security
  • Managing Network Access
  • Understanding Hardware Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 5: Managing the Windows 10 Environment
  • Managing Windows
  • Configuring Mobility Options
  • Managing Windows 10 Services
  • Configuring Internet Browsers
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 6: Configuring Security and Devices
  • Understanding Filesystems
  • Configuring NTFS
  • Configuring Hardware
  • Managing I/O Devices
  • Configuring Windows Defender Firewall
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 7: Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Understanding the Basics
  • Configuring NIC Devices
  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 8: Configuring Recovery
  • Understanding Recovery
  • Knowing the Startup/Boot Options
  • Maintaining Windows 10 with Backup and Restore
  • Using System Protection
  • Monitoring Windows
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
MD-100 Windows 10 Practice Labs
  • Install Windows 10 Language Packs
  • Migrate User Data
  • Install Windows 10 with WDS
  • Upgrade to Windows 10 using MDT
  • Manage Windows Images with Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
  • Configure Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
  • Manage Windows Desktop
  • Manage Devices and Printers
  • Administer Users and Groups
  • Manage File System Security
  • Implement Local Policy and Domain Group Policy
  • Manage Windows Registry
  • Manage User Account Control Settings
  • Secure Windows 10 with Windows Defender Firewall
  • Configure Connection Security Rules in Windows Defender Firewall
  • Implement Encrypting File System
  • Configure Windows 10 VPN Client Part 1
  • Configure Windows 10 VPN Client Part 2
  • Configure Windows 10 VPN Client Part 3
  • Configure Windows 10 VPN Client Part 4
  • Configure Windows 10 Remote Administration
  • Implement Windows PowerShell Remoting and Remote Assistance
  • Manage Windows 10 Backup and Restore
  • Manage Windows 10 Recovery and Startup Issues
  • Manage Windows Updates
  • Configure and Analyze Windows Event Logs
  • Collect Windows 10 System Performance Metrics
  • Manage Remote Desktop Access
  • Troubleshoot Common Network Problems

All necessary course materials are included.


This course prepares a student to take the Microsoft MD-100 - Windows 10 certification exam.   This is the first half to achieve the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable, Fiber, DSL, or LEO Satellite (i.e. Starlink) internet with speeds of at least 10mb/sec download and 5mb/sec upload are recommended for the best experience.

NOTE: While cellular hotspots may allow access to our courses, users may experience connectivity issues by trying to access our learning management system.  This is due to the potential high download and upload latency of cellular connections.   Therefore, it is not recommended that students use a cellular hotspot as their primary way of accessing their courses.

Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher.  1920x1080 resolution is recommended for the best experience.
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone for Webinar or Live Online sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or higher.
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari

Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):

  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is described in the above course outline.

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