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”.


My transcript can be found here

Certification titleCertification#Earned onExpires on
Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate859F4C-B45CU5Oct 2, 2021Oct 3, 2024
Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate4FFENF-9E5ED3Nov 5, 2019Nov 6, 2024
Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate874384-CUF552Nov 6, 2019Nov 7, 2024
Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator AssociateCCN2EC-749DA9Nov 6, 2019Nov 7, 2024
Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert43D045-B0915YNov 6, 2019Nov 7, 2024
Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect ExpertP46ED9-57BF0DNov 6, 2019Nov 21, 2024
Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator AssociateA3J230-70B75AFeb 15, 2021Feb 16, 2025
Microsoft 365 Certified: Endpoint Administrator Associate5C5MCD-2E3261Feb 16, 2021Feb 17, 2025
Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate8F0F50-5M87B4Feb 18, 2021Feb 19, 2025
Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert4CQF48-C49AD2Feb 21, 2021Feb 22, 2025
Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate5BE87F-763D6ZApr 20, 2021Apr 21, 2025
Microsoft Certified: Information Protection Administrator AssociateE8E04A-452D0QApr 20, 2021Apr 21, 2025
Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate4BEE3B-6FA0C4Apr 20, 2021Apr 21, 2025
Microsoft Certified: Windows Server Hybrid Administrator AssociateQ5AEC0-A7080FMay 7, 2022May 8, 2025
Microsoft Certified: Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty9747LB-408722Jun 22, 2021Jun 23, 2025
Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert26B873-DCF7A6Jun 30, 2022Jul 1, 2025
Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals4609FE-D47L75Apr 20, 2021N/A
Microsoft Certified: Azure Data FundamentalsE2F2B9-B4DCE3Feb 21, 2021N/A
Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals551D35-A0V194Mar 20, 2019N/A
Microsoft 365 Certified: FundamentalsA613AA-31QE25Mar 20, 2019N/A

Microsoft Certified Trainer
CertificationCertification #FromTo
Microsoft Certified TrainerE59037-77090EFeb 24, 1999Dec 25, 2024

Community Programs Participation

Security Private Community program

During both 2021, 2022 and 2023, I have been a contributor participant in the Security Private Community program, receiving some of the highest badges like Black Belt in Defender for Cloud and Sentinel.

2023 Security Connect Program Award

Microsoft has made a fun video, where I am part of – check it out here

Microsoft: “What an amazing year 2023 has been! Microsoft has a rockstar group of customers and partners that give input to make our security products better each and every day. These people are our community and friends. We want to recognize our biggest contributors with some fun superlative awards to end the year.”

2023 badges from Security Connect Program (SCP)

2022 badges from the Cloud Security Private Community program

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 🙂