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Protecting Modern Desktops And Devices

Learn how to protect desktop, devices and access to organizational data using modern management techniques.

Course Overview

Every day, more organizations are asking IT to support mobility in the workforce. Modern environments require the Desktop Administrator be able to manage and support phones, tablets, and computers, whether it be owned by the organization or personally owned by the employee. At the same time, IT must still be able to protect the data that these devices access. In this course, the student will be introduced to the key concepts of security in modern management. This course covers authentication, identities, and access, as well as about how to protect these categories. The student will be introduced to Azure Active Directory and learn how to use Microsoft Intune to protect devices and data with compliance policies. Finally, this course will cover key capabilities of Azure Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and how to implement these capabilities.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Describe the benefits and capabilities of Azure AD
  • Manage users using Azure AD with Active Directory DS
  • Implement Windows Hello for Business
  • Configure conditional access rules based on compliance policies
  • Describe the various tools used to secure devices and data
  • Implement Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection


The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. It’s recommended that students complete the Windows 10 courses (MD100), MD101.1, and MD101.2 prior to taking this course.

Course Staff

Brian Hinkelman

Brian Hinkelman

Sr Content Developer

Brian has over 20 years' experience in IT, working as a Desktop Technician, Network Administrator, IT Manager and Web Application Developer. In recent years, he has worked as pre-sales engineer in the enterprise space, and formerly a Microsoft Datacenter TSP. Brian now manages the Modern Desktop track at Microsoft Worldwide Learning.

Damir Dizdarevic

Damir Dizdarevic

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Damir Dizdarevic is the CEO of the one of the largest IT companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina—Logosoft d.o.o. Sarajevo. He has a BSc in Mathematics and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE) in several specialization areas; a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) in both Office 365 and Azure; and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) specialized for cloud, infrastructure, and identity solutions. In the 20+ years of his career in IT, Damir mostly worked as a systems designer, project lead, and consultant. Damir regularly writes Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) courses and very often speaks at Microsoft conferences about identity and data protection, Office 365, Exchange, and related topics. He is the founder and president of a Bosnian community of Microsoft users, administrators, engineers, and developers (MSCommunity BiH). He consistently receives high grades as a speaker at Microsoft conferences in Europe and at non-Microsoft IT conferences. So far, he has published more than 400 technical articles for various IT magazines and portals. In the last few years, he has actively authored MOC courses about identities in Azure and about Office 365. Damir has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2007 and a Microsoft Regional Director since 2017.