MS-101 Plan your deployment strategy for Windows devices

Security Engineer
Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Microsoft 365
Office 365

This learning path examines the Microsoft 365 features an organization must plan for to implement its Windows devices deployment strategy, including Windows Autopilot, its Windows device subscription activation strategy, and Desktop Analytics.


  • Students should have completed a role-based administrator collection such as Messaging, Teamwork, Security and Compliance, or Collaboration.
  • Students should have a proficient understanding of DNS and basic functional experience with Microsoft 365 services.
  • Students must have a proficient understanding of general IT practices.

Modules in this learning path

This module examines the servicing model for Windows as a Service, how to plan for it in your organization, and the Windows 10/11 deployment models, including the modern, dynamic, and traditional deployment methods.

This module examines the Windows Autopilot deployment models and how they enable you to deploy new devices without the need to build, maintain, and apply custom operating system images to the devices.

This module examines how Windows 10/11 Subscription Activation enables a seamless online upgrade from Windows 10/11 Pro to Windows 10/11 Enterprise, how it provides for automatic subscription activation, and how enterprise licenses can be deployed.