About | Morten

My name is Morten Knudsen and I am based in Kolding, Denmark.

I have been in the IT-industry since 1991 working with Microsoft-technologies since 1994.

In the period 2003-2016, I started a Microsoft consultant company, MindZet, that won lots of Microsoft partner awards like Infrastructure Partner of the Year and Best Customer Satisfaction (for several years). During the expansion of MindZet, the company was changed into also delivering managed services.

In 2016, I sold the company and started as freelance consultant in March 2018. As part of the growth of MindZet, I have gained intensive experience with management and needed processes in a growing business with employees in 5 different locations including Hong Kong.

I would say that I’m a special consultant, as I – beside being on the edge of technology – also know about organization and processes. All 3 areas are important to grow a customer’s IT-maturity including increasing the security maturity. This require technology, processes and people to ”work together”.

As an example of this, I have also developed extra processes and tracks to support a Cloud Adoption Framework implementation.

Sharing is caring 🙂

I love to give feedback where we can do better and spend between 5-10 hours each weak having meetings with Microsoft product-teams from Israel, India and Seattle/USA.

It is important for me, that the feedback is with high quality with use-cases, issue-documentation, etc. “quality over quantity”.


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Certification titleCertification#Earned onExpires on
Microsoft Certified: Azure Virtual Desktop SpecialtyH866-1995Jun 22, 2021Jun 23, 2023
Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect ExpertI344-8782Jun 30, 2022Jul 1, 2023
Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer AssociateI235-1425Oct 2, 2021Oct 3, 2023
Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator AssociateI259-9542Nov 5, 2019Nov 6, 2023
Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer AssociateI280-3150Nov 6, 2019Nov 7, 2023
Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator ExpertI280-3114Nov 6, 2019Nov 7, 2023
Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator AssociateI280-3113Nov 6, 2019Nov 7, 2023
Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect ExpertI281-8241Nov 20, 2019Nov 21, 2023
Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator AssociateI408-7487Feb 15, 2021Feb 16, 2024
Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator AssociateI408-7571Feb 16, 2021Feb 17, 2024
Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator AssociateI408-7570Feb 18, 2021Feb 19, 2024
Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer ExpertI408-7569Feb 21, 2021Feb 22, 2024
Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator AssociateI467-2529Apr 20, 2021Apr 21, 2024
Microsoft Certified: Information Protection Administrator AssociateI467-2511Apr 20, 2021Apr 21, 2024
Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst AssociateI467-2530Apr 20, 2021Apr 21, 2024
Microsoft Certified: Windows Server Hybrid Administrator AssociateI484-2676May 7, 2022May 8, 2024
Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity FundamentalsH774-2964Apr 20, 2021N/A
Microsoft Certified: Azure Data FundamentalsH693-0283Feb 21, 2021N/A
Microsoft Certified: Azure FundamentalsH071-9506Mar 20, 2019N/A
Microsoft 365 Certified: FundamentalsH071-5892Mar 20, 2019N/A

Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Certified TrainerFeb 24, 1999Dec 23, 2023

Community Programs Participation

MS 365 Defender Private Community program

For the last 2 years, I have been an very active member of the MS 365 Defender Private Community program. I have had lots of feedback sessions with program managers as part of this community program.

Cloud Security Private Community program

During both 2021 and 2022, I have been a top-contributor participant in the Cloud Security Private Community program, receiving highest badge, Black Belt in Defender for Cloud and Sentinel.

2022 badges from the Cloud Security Private Community program

  • Microsoft Sentinel Black Belt (L5)
  • Microsoft Defender Black Belt (L5)
  • Microsoft Sentinel Influencer (L3)
  • Microsoft Defender Influencer (L3)
  • Microsoft Cloud Security Product Champion (L1)

2021 badges from the Cloud Security Community program

Work-life balance | What I do in my spare-time ?


I love to travel with my family and visit new places in the world to understand how life is there; how people live; try to taste what they eat; understand their challenges, etc.

Per December 2022, I have visited 56 countries (28%) in the world.

All 4 family members are fully qualified members of ‘De Berejstes Klub’ (Globetrotter), Kvote A. Link

Action Family

Our vacations are often ‘action-related’ covering activities life diving including shark-diving, skiing, ziplining, river-rafting, balloons, safari, watch F1, luges, bike riding, etc.

Diving is like meditation for me

We love to dive and have taken tons of certifications.

Both my wife, Anne; 2 teens (Caroline & Magnus) and myself are PADI Master Scuba Divers – and I am also a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

My daugher and son svimming with lemon sharks and a tiger shark in the Atlantic Ocean
Our dog Bella is (almost) diving with us 🙂