Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have subject matter expertise in installing, configuring, and maintaining Microsoft Windows clients within a domain infrastructure. Responsibilities include protecting and maintaining the reliability of the Windows device and the data stored on the device. Candidates for this exam administer Windows clients in a Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra environment. Candidates for this exam may collaborate with the Microsoft 365 enterprise administrator, the Microsoft 365 security administrator, and Windows Server administrators to implement a modern desktop and device strategy that meets the business needs of an organization.
Candidates for this exam must be familiar with device management, client computer networking, policy-based management, and cloud-based solutions.
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The English language version of this exam was updated on November 2, 2022. Please download the study guide listed in the “Tip” box to review the current skills measured. If a localized version of this exam is available, it will be updated approximately eight weeks after this date.
Passing score: 700. Learn more about exam scores.
Part of the requirements for: Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
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- The English language version of this exam was updated on November 2, 2022. Download the study guide in the preceding “Tip” box for more details about the skills measured on this exam.
- Install and configure Windows (20–25%)
- Configure and manage connectivity and storage (15–20%)
- Maintain Windows (30–35%)
- Protect devices and data (25–30%)
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Modern desktop administrators deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment.
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy Windows client; manage identity and access; manage compliance policies and configuration profiles; manage, maintain, and protect devices; and manage apps.
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