Training Courses in Windows Server 2012 from Activia

20415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

A 5-Day Training Course

Course Content

Authorised Microsoft Training Course

This is an authorised Microsoft training course, delivered by certified Microsoft trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest equipment, software and course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, to maximise your learning and ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.

Course Aims

This intensive 5-day Microsoft instructor-led course provides delegates with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and implement a Windows 8 desktop infrastructure. The course provides guidance on planning and deploying desktops by using several technologies such as User State Migration Tool (USMT), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and more. Additionally, the course describes how to protect desktops and monitor their health and performance.

Who Should Attend

The course is primarily intended for IT professionals who manage the desktop environments for organisations, and want to specialise in Windows 8 desktop deployments. They will typically work in complex computing environments of large to enterprise-sized organisations. The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who want to take the 70-415: Implementing an Enterprise Desktop and Device Infrastructure exam as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess and determine desktop deployment options.
  • Plan an image management strategy.
  • Implement desktop security.
  • Capture and manage a desktop operating system image.
  • Plan and implement User State Migration.
  • Plan and deploy desktops by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  • Plan and deploying desktops by using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
  • Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Services infrastructure.
  • Manage user state virtualization for enterprise desktops.
  • Plan and implement an updates infrastructure to support enterprise desktops.
  • Protect enterprise desktops from malware and data loss.
  • Monitoring the performance and health of the desktop infrastructure.

Certification

This course helps delegates to prepare for exam 70-415

Course Outline
This course is a 5-day training course structured into 31 modules.
Module 1
Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options
Topics covered
  • Overview of the Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle
  • Assessing Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
  • Using MAP to Assess Deployment Readiness
  • Overview of Enterprise Desktop Deployment Methods
  • Volume Activation Technologies for Enterprise Desktops
  • Module 2
    Lab : Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options
    Topics covered
  • Planning a Desktop Deployment Strategy
  • Collecting Infrastructure Data
  • Implementing a Volume Activation Solution
  • Module 3
    Planning An Image Management Strategy
    Topics covered
  • Overview of Windows Image Format
  • Overview of Image Management
  • Module 4
    Lab : Planning an Image Management Strategy
    Topics covered
  • Assessing Business Requirements to Support an Image Management Strategy
  • Module 5
    Implementing Desktop Security
    Topics covered
  • Implementing a Centralised Desktop Security Solution
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker
  • Planning and Implementing EFS
  • Module 6
    Lab : Configuring Desktop Security
    Topics covered
  • Configuring Desktop Security by Using Group Policy
  • Configuring Drive Encryption by Using BitLocker and MBAM
  • Module 7
    Lab : Configuring File Encryption by Using EFS
    Topics covered
  • Implementing a Centrally Managed EFS Solution
  • Verifying EFS Document Recovery
  • Module 8
    Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image
    Topics covered
  • Overview of Windows ADK
  • Managing Windows PE
  • Building a Reference Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
  • Configuring and Managing Windows DS
  • Module 9
    Lab : Preparing the Imaging and the Windows PE Environment
    Topics covered
  • Installing Windows ADK
  • Configuring a Custom Windows PE Environment
  • Module 10
    Lab : Building a Reference Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
    Topics covered
  • Building a Custom Answer File Using Windows SIM
  • Installing a Reference Computer by Using a Custom Answer File
  • Generalising a Reference Computer by Using Sysprep
  • Module 11
    Lab : Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
    Topics covered
  • Capturing a Reference System Image
  • Servicing a Reference System Image
  • Module 12
    Lab : Configuring and Managing Windows DS
    Topics covered
  • Planning the Windows Deployment Services Environment
  • Installing and Configuring the Windows Deployment Services Server Role
  • Capturing a Reference Image by Using Windows DS
  • Deploying an Image by Using Windows DS
  • Module 13
    Planning and Implementing User State Migration
    Topics covered
  • Overview of User State Migration
  • Planning User State Migration by Using USMT
  • Migrating User State by Using USMT
  • Module 14
    Lab : Planning and Implementing User State Migration
    Topics covered
  • Planning for User State Migration
  • Creating and Customising the USMT XML Files
  • Capturing and Restoring User State by Using USMT
  • Module 15
    Lab : Migrating User State by Using Hard-Link Migration
    Topics covered
  • Performing a Hard-Link Migration by Using USMT
  • Module 16
    Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
    Topics covered
  • Planning for the LTI Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2012 for LTI
  • Integrating Windows DS with MDT
  • Module 17
    Lab : Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using MDT
    Topics covered
  • Planning for the MDT LTI Environment
  • Installing MDT 2012 and Prerequisites
  • Creating and Configuring the MDT 2012 Deployment Share
  • Deploying and Capturing a Reference Operating System Image
  • Integrating Windows DS with MDT 2012 To Provide PXE-Boot Capabilities
  • Module 18
    Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    Topics covered
  • Planning the ZTI Environment
  • Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Building a Reference Image by Using a Configuration Manager Task Sequence
  • Deploying Client Images by Using MDT Task Sequences
  • Module 19
    Lab : Preparing the Environment for Operating System Deployment
    Topics covered
  • Planning the Operating System Deployment Infrastructure
  • Preparing the ZTI Environment
  • Configuring the Deployment Packages and System Images
  • Module 20
    Lab : Performing a Zero-Touch Installation by Using MDT and Configuration Manager
    Topics covered
  • Performing a ZTI
  • Module 21
    Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure
    Topics covered
  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services
  • Planning the Remote Desktop Services Environment
  • Configuring a Virtual Machine-Based Desktop Infrastructure Deployment
  • Configuring a Session-Based Desktop Deployment
  • Extending the Remote Desktop Services Environment to the Internet
  • Module 22
    Lab : Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure
    Topics covered
  • Planning the Remote Desktop Services Environment
  • Configuring a Virtual Machine-Based Desktop Infrastructure Scenario
  • Configuring a Session-Based Desktop Scenario
  • Configuring the RD Gateway Role Service
  • Module 23
    Managing User State Virtualization For Enterprise Desktops
    Topics covered
  • Overview of User State Virtualization
  • Planning User State Virtualization
  • Configuring Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection, and Offline Files
  • Implementing UE-V
  • Module 24
    Lab : Managing User State Virtualization for Enterprise Desktops
    Topics covered
  • Planning User State Virtualization
  • Implementing User State Virtualization
  • Module 25
    Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops
    Topics covered
  • Planning an Updates Infrastructure for the Enterprise
  • Supporting Software Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Managing Updates for Virtual Machines and Images
  • Using Windows Intune for Managing Software Updates
  • Module 26
    Lab : Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops
    Topics covered
  • Planning an Updates Infrastructure
  • Preparing a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Site to Support Software Updates
  • Determining Software Update Compliance
  • Deploying Software Updates to Clients
  • Module 27
    Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss
    Topics covered
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • Configuring System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client Settings and Monitoring Status
  • Using Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
  • Protecting Desktops by Using DPM
  • Module 28
    Lab : Implementing Client Endpoint Protection
    Topics covered
  • Configuring the Endpoint Protection Point
  • Configuring and Deploying Endpoint Protection Polices
  • Configuring Client Settings to Support Endpoint Protection
  • Monitoring Endpoint Protection
  • Module 29
    Lab : Configuring Data Protection for Client Computer Data
    Topics covered
  • Configuring and Verifying Client Data Protection
  • Module 30
    Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure
    Topics covered
  • Performance and Health Monitoring for the Desktop Infrastructure
  • Monitoring VDI
  • Module 31
    Lab : Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure
    Topics covered
  • Configuring Performance and Reliability Monitoring of Desktops
  • Configuring Operations Manager for Monitoring Virtual Environments



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