Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have subject matter expertise in installing, configuring, and maintaining 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 an Active Directory 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.
The English language version of this exam was updated on May 3, 2022. Please download the skills measured document below to see what changed.
Passing score: 700. Learn more about exam scores here.
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 May 3, 2022. Please download the exam skills outline below to see what changed.
- Deploy Windows client (25-30%)
- Manage identity and access (10-15%)
- Manage compliance policies and configuration profiles (10-15%)
- Manage, maintain, and protect devices (25-30%)
- Manage apps (10-15%)
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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: install and configure Windows; configure and manage connectivity and storage; maintain Windows; and protect devices and data.
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