Study Guide: MD-100 Windows 10

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Do you want to get your Microsoft MD-100 Windows 10 certificate? Great. You have come to the right address. In this article I will give you some learn links that will help you to pass the MD-100 Windows 10 exam.

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What will you learn?

This exam is meant for those who want to learn how to support and configure Windows 10 (and probably Windows 11) desktops. With this exam you will proof that you have the skills on how to install, customize and update Windows 10 (and later operating systems).

You will develop skills on how to manage storage, files and devices as well as how to configure network connectivity for Windows, learn how to secure Windows and protect data from leaks and breaches.

You will also be able to manage and troubleshoot Windows clients.

Here are some study materials

Study Material

Here are the topics that you will need to know / will learn. There will be links under each topics that will guide you to a website which will teach you more about the topic.

Deploy Windows (15-20%)

Install Windows 10

  • Perform a clean installation
  • Perform an in-place upgrade from a previous version of Windows
  • Use Windows Deployment Services (WDS) to deploy Windows 10
  • Customize a Windows 10 installation using tools from the Windows ADK (Windows System Image Manager, Windows PE, Windows Configuration Designer)
  • Select the appropriate Windows edition
  1. Deploy, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 10

Perform post-installation configuration

  • Configure Microsoft Edge
  • Configure mobility settings
  • Customize the Windows desktop
  • Troubleshoot activation issues
  • Configure printers and external devices
  • Configure Windows 10 by using provisioning packages
  • Configure Microsoft Store settings
  • Configure Windows 10 built-in application settings
  • Configure and manage services
  1. Manage the Microsoft Edge browser
  2. Administer applications
  3. Troubleshoot operating system service issues
  4. Manage Universal Windows Platform apps

Manage devices and data (25-30%)

Manage users, groups, and devices

  • Manage local groups
  • Manage local users
  • Manage users, groups, and devices in Active Directory Domain Services
  • Manage users, groups, and devices in Azure Active Directory
  • Configure sign-in options
  • Add additional work or school accounts to Windows 10
  • Configure and manage Bluetooth settings for devices
  1. Manage users and groups
  2. Implement device enrollment

Configure devices by using local policies

  • Implement local policy
  • Troubleshoot group policies on devices
  • Configure Windows 10 settings by using group policy
  1. Implement Group Policy Objects

Manage Windows security

  • Configure user account control (UAC)
  • Configure Microsoft Defender Firewall
  • Implement device encryption
  • Configure Microsoft Defender Antivirus
  • Manage device security using core isolation, secure boot, and TPM
  1. Secure Windows 10 endpoints
  2. Configure User Account Control
  3. Manage Windows client security

Configure storage and connectivity (15-20%)

Configure networking

  • Configure client IP settings
  • Configure mobile networking
  • Troubleshoot networking
  1. Configure networking on Windows clients

Configure data access and protection

  • Configure NTFS permissions
  • Configure shared permissions
  • Configure local storage
  • Manage and optimize storage
  • Configure file and folder permissions
  • Configure OneDrive/OneDrive for Business
  1. Configure data access and usage

Maintain Windows (30-35%)

Configure system and data recovery

  • Perform file recovery
  • Recover Windows 10
  • Troubleshoot startup/boot process
  • Create and manage system restore points
  1. Employ file recovery in Windows client

Manage updates

  • Troubleshoot updates
  • Select and configure the appropriate servicing channel for feature updates
  • Configure Windows update options
  • Plan for types of Windows updates including feature updates, quality updates, servicing stack updates, driver updates, and Microsoft product updates
  • Configure updates by using Windows Update for Business
  1. Manage apps and Windows updates

Monitor and manage Windows

  • Configure and analyze event logs
  • Manage performance
  • Manage Windows 10 environment
  • Configure local registry
  • Schedule tasks
  1. Monitor and troubleshoot Windows client performance

Configure remote connectivity

  • Manage Windows 10 remotely by using Windows Admin Center
  • Configure remote assistance tools including Remote Assist and Quick Assist
  • Manage Windows remotely by using Windows Remote Management and PS remoting
  • Configure remote desktop access
  1. Employ remote management


There might be duplicate links here from the list above:

  1. Stay current with Windows devices and Microsoft 365 Apps
  2. Install the Windows client
  3. Troubleshoot the Windows client operating system and apps
  4. Support the Windows client environment
  5. Configure user and device profiles
  6. Troubleshoot hardware and drivers
  7. Configure networking on Windows clients
  8. Configure storage on Windows clients
  9. Manage apps and Windows updates
  10. Implement device enrollment
  11. Manage Windows client security
  12. Configure data access and usage

With these learning paths and modules I am pretty sure you will ace the exam. If I did help you out please let me know.

Thanks for reading.