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Microsoft Windows is the software that powers over a billion computers worldwide, and with large companies having many thousands of Windows machines, it takes a great deal of planning and support to deploy and maintain those systems.

A Microsoft Windows MCSE certification shows that the skills needed to manage Windows deployment and support across the enterprise have been learned and tested, giving confidence to employees and employers alike.

Windows Training Courses from Activia
COURSE SUMMARIES FOR
WINDOWS DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE TRAINING
Course:

20687: Configuring Windows 8.1

DURATION

This is a five-day training course

COURSE AIMS

This is an intensive 5-day training course which will teach delegates how to install and customize Windows 8.1 operating systems and apps, integrate/control access to domains and cloud services, and migrate & synchronise settings across multiple devices, as well as how to implement mobile security and use Windows customisation tools.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 8.1 PCs, devices, users, and also for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who provide Tier 2 support to users of Windows desktops and devices in a Windows domain environment.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Network Environment
  • Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Installing Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Customizing and Capturing a Windows 8.1 Image
  • Lab : Deploying a Windows 8.1 Image
  • Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Configuring Profiles and User State Virtualization
  • Lab : Migrating User State by Using USMT
  • Tools Used for Configuring and Managing Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Using Management Tools to Configure Windows 8.1 Settings
  • Managing Disks and Device Drivers
  • Lab : Managing Disks
  • Lab : Configuring Device Drivers
  • Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Lab : Configuring a Network Connection
  • Lab : Resolving Network Connectivity Issues
  • Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined and Non-Domain Joined Devices
  • Lab : Configuring Resource Access for Non-Domain Joined Devices
  • Implementing Network Security
  • Lab : Configuring Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules
  • Lab : Configuring IPsec Rules
  • Lab : Configuring Malware Protection
  • Configuring File, Folder, and Printer Access
  • Lab : Configuring File Access
  • Lab : Configuring Printers
  • Securing Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Lab : Implementing Local Group Policy Objects
  • Lab : Securing Data Using BitLocker
  • Lab : Configuring User Account Control
  • Configuring Applications for Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Configuring Internet Explorer Security
  • Lab : Configuring AppLocker
  • Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 Computers
  • Lab : Optimizing Windows 8.1 Performance
  • Lab : Maintaining Windows Updates
  • Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access
  • Lab : Configuring a Power Plan
  • Lab : Implementing DirectAccess
  • Lab : Implementing Remote Desktop
  • Recovering Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Recovering Windows 8.1
  • Configuring Client Hyper-V
  • Lab : Configuring Client Hyper-V

Course:

20688: Supporting Windows 8.1

DURATION

This is a five-day training course

COURSE AIMS

This intensive, hands-on 5-day Microsoft training course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills necessary for supporting the Windows 8.1 operating system and troubleshooting technical problems in a Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 networking environment. It teaches how to identify and resolve issues with networking, Windows Store apps, security, group policy, Internet Explorer, remote access, and support of mobile devices.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

IT professionals who have experience with Windows devices and who work as Windows Enterprise Desktop Support Technicians (EDSTs) in Tier 2 support environments running Windows desktops and devices in medium to large enterprise organizations, within a Windows domain environment.
A secondary audience for this course is delegates preparing to take exam 70-688 either as a stand-alone or along with exam 70-687 for their MCSA: Windows 8 certification.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • Implementing a Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Windows 8.1
  • Troubleshooting Startup Issues
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Startup Issues
  • Lab : Recovering BitLocker-Encrypted Drives
  • Troubleshooting Hardware and Device Drivers
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Hardware and Device Drivers
  • Troubleshooting Remote Computers
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Remote Computers
  • Resolving Network Connectivity Issues
  • Lab : Resolving Network Connectivity Issues
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting User Settings
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Sign-in Problems
  • Lab : Troubleshooting the Application of User Settings
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity
  • Lab : Configuring Network Access Protection Client Settings
  • Lab : Configuring and Testing DirectAccess
  • Troubleshooting Resource Access within a Domain
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Resource Access within a Domain
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Resource Access for Clients That Are Not Domain Members
  • Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting Resource Access for Clients That Are Not Domain Members
  • Troubleshooting Applications
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Desktop Apps
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Windows Internet Explorer
  • Maintaining Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Maintaining Windows 8.1
  • Recovering Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Troubleshooting a Windows 8.1 Computer (1)
  • Lab : Troubleshooting a Windows 8.1 Computer (2)

Course:

20695: Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps

DURATION

This is a five-day training course

COURSE AIMS

This intensive, hands-on 5-day Microsoft course describes how to assess operating system and application deployment options, determine the most appropriate deployment strategy, and implement a lite-touch or zero-touch deployment solution for Windows devices and apps.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium/large/enterprise organizations, and also for individuals who are interested in taking exam 70-695.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application Deployment
  • Lab : Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application Deployment
  • Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies
  • Lab : Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies
  • Assessing Application Compatibility
  • Lab : Assessing Application Compatibility
  • Planning and Implementing User State Migration
  • Lab : Planning and Implementing User State Migration
  • Determining an Image Management Strategy
  • Lab : Determining an Image Management Strategy
  • Preparing For Deployments Using Windows ADK
  • Lab : Preparing the Imaging and Windows PE Environment
  • Lab : Building a Reference Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Lab : Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
  • Supporting PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments
  • Lab : Configuring Windows DS to Support PXE and Multicast Operating System Deployments
  • Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Lab : Operating System Deployment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Lab : Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Lab : Deploying Operating System Images for Bare-Metal Installations
  • Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment
  • Lab : Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment
  • Activating Clients and Managing Additional Configuration Settings
  • Lab : Configuring Additional Settings for Computer Clients
  • Deploying Office 2013
  • Lab : Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 Using the Office Customization Tool

Course:

20696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps using System Center Config Manager

DURATION

This is a five-day training course

COURSE AIMS

This intensive, hands-on 5-day Microsoft course teaches delegates how to configure and manage clients and devices using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Windows Intune, and associated site systems. It also teaches delegates day-to-day management tasks such as how to manage software client health, hardware and software inventory, applications. and integration with Windows Intune.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Experienced IT Professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrator (EDA) who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium/large/enterprise organizations.
A secondary audience for this course is delegates preparing to take exam 70-688 either as a stand-alone or along with exam 70-696 for their MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Apps certification.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • Managing Desktops and Devices in the Enterprise
  • Lab : Performing Administrative Tasks by Using the Configuration Manager Tools
  • Lab : Creating Queries and Configuring Reporting Services
  • Preparing the Infrastructure to Support Desktop and Device Management
  • Lab : Configuring Boundaries and Resource Discovery
  • Lab : Configuring User and Device Collections
  • Lab : Configuring Role-Based Administration
  • Deploying and Managing the Configuration Manager Client
  • Lab : Deploying the Configuration Manager Client Software
  • Lab : Managing Client Settings
  • Managing Inventory for PCs and Applications
  • Lab : Configuring and Managing Inventory Collection
  • Lab : Configuring Software Metering
  • Lab : Configuring and Managing Asset Intelligence
  • Distributing and Managing Content Used for Deployments
  • Lab : Distributing and Managing Content for Deployments
  • Deploying and Managing Applications
  • Lab : Creating and Deploying Applications
  • Lab : Managing Application Supersedence and Removal
  • Lab : Deploying Windows Store Apps by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Lab : Deploying Virtual Applications by Using Configuration Manager
  • Managing Mobile Devices by Integrating Windows Intune with Configuration Manager
  • Maintaining Software Updates for Managed PCs
  • Lab : Configuring the Site for Software Updates
  • Lab : Deploying and Managing Software Updates
  • Implementing Endpoint Protection for Managed PCs
  • Lab : Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • Managing Compliance and Secure Data Access
  • Lab : Managing Compliance Settings
  • Managing Client Status, Power Management, and Remote Administration
  • Lab : Configuring and Monitoring Client Status
  • Lab : Configuring Power Management Settings
  • Lab : Configuring Remote Tools
  • Maintaining Configuration Manager Sites And Site Systems
  • Lab : Maintaining System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Course:

6294: Planning & Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments & Environments

DURATION

This is a five-day training course

COURSE AIMS

This 5-day instructor-led course teaches delegate how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations, and how to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

People attending this training could be support technicians or currently in deployment roles and are looking at taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in desktop deployment, configuration, and management.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
  • Lab : Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
  • Lab : Recommending an Activation Strategy
  • Module 2: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
  • Lab : Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
  • Lab : Creating Application Compatibility Fixes
  • Module 3: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
  • Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method
  • Module 4: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
  • Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy
  • Module 5: Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
  • Lab : Installing WAIK
  • Lab : Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Lab : Creating Windows PE Boot Media
  • Lab : Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX
  • Lab : Servicing Images by Using DISM
  • Module 6: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
  • Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
  • Module 7: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
  • Lab : Planning and Configuring MDT 2010
  • Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
  • Module 8: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
  • Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
  • Module 9: Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
  • Lab : Migrating User State by Using Windows Easy Transfer
  • Lab : Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0
  • Lab : Migrating User State by Using State using Hard Link Migration
  • Module 10: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
  • Lab : Designing and Configuring the Client Environment
  • Lab : Troubleshooting GPO Issues
  • Module 11: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
  • Lab : Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Lab : Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation
  • Lab : Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS
  • Module 12: Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI
  • Lab : Planning an End-to-End Windows 7 LTI Deployment
  • Lab : Deploying Windows 7 using the LTI Deployment Plan

Course:

6292: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

DURATION

This is a four-day training course

COURSE AIMS

This 3-day instructor-led course teaches delegates how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7 client, then to configure Windows 7 client for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

IT professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client, either as part of a certification programme, or from a workplace-specific need for skills reinforcement or refreshment.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • Module 1: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
  • Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows 7
  • Module 2: Configuring Disks and Device Drivers
  • Lab : Configuring Disks and Device Drivers
  • Module 3: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computers
  • Lab : Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computers
  • Module 4: Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Lab : Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Module 5: Configuring Wireless Network Connections
  • Lab : Configuring Wireless Network Connections
  • Module 6: Securing Windows 7 Desktops
  • Lab : Configuring UAC, Local Security Policies, EFS, and AppLocker
  • Lab : Configuring Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer 8 Security Settings, and Windows Defender
  • Module 7: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers
  • Lab : Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers
  • Module 8: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7
  • Lab : Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7

Course:

6293: Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 7 in the Enterprise

DURATION

This is a three-day training course

COURSE AIMS

This intensive, hands-on 3-day course is designed to teach delegates how to support the Windows 7 operating system and solve technical troubleshooting problems in a Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 networking environment.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The primary audience for this course is the Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (EDST) providing Tier 2 support, although it is also of use and interest to any Desktop Support Technician (DST) in an Upper MORG Organization.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • Implementing a Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Startup Issues
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Startup Issues
  • Using Group Policy to Centralize Configuration
  • Lab : Using Group Policy to Centralize Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Hardware Device, Device Driver, and Performance Issues
  • Lab : Lab A: Resolving Hardware Device and Device Driver Issues
  • Lab : Lab B: Troubleshooting Performance-Related Issues
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Issues
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Issues
  • Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity Issues
  • Lab : Resolving Remote Connectivity Issues
  • Troubleshooting Logon and Resource Access Issues
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Logon and Resource Access Issues
  • Troubleshooting Security Issues
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Security Issues
  • Troubleshooting Operating System and Application Issues
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Operating System and Application Issues

PRICES FOR WINDOWS DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE TRAINING
Scheduled Public Classes

The simplest and most cost-effective option for 1, 2 or 3 delegates.

  • For scheduled public classes, prices start at £1399
  • For multiple delegates, prices can be as low as £1239

NOTES:
Lower prices for additional delegates are subject to booking at the same time.
Bookings made at discounted prices cannot be cancelled.

Please call us on 0333 6000 111 or request a callback so we can discuss your needs.

DATES & VENUES
FOR OUR PUBLIC CLASSES

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Windows 8

20687: Configuring Windows 8.1 Show class dates
Jul 18, 2016
18/07
2016
London EC2N
£1,899
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20688: Supporting Windows 8.1 Show class dates
May 16, 2016
16/05
2016
Birmingham Corporation Street
 
**Full**
May 16, 2016
16/05
2016
London EC2N
£1,899
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Jun 13, 2016
13/06
2016
Leeds LS2 The Calls
 
**Full**
20695: Deploying Windows Devices & Apps Show class dates
Jun 27, 2016
27/06
2016
London E1
£1,899
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20696: Managing Enterprise Devices & Apps Show class dates
Jul 4, 2016
04/07
2016
London E1W
£1,899
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Windows 7

6294: Windows 7 Desktop Deployments Show class dates
Jul 4, 2016
04/07
2016
London E1W
£1,899
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Jul 11, 2016
11/07
2016
Manchester Oxford Street
£1,899
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6292: Windows 7 Client: Install & Configure Show class dates
May 16, 2016
16/05
2016
London E1W
£1,599
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May 31, 2016
31/05
2016
Manchester Oxford Street
£1,599
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Jun 6, 2016
06/06
2016
Birmingham Centre City Tower (10th Floor)
£1,599
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Jun 13, 2016
13/06
2016
London E1W
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Jun 20, 2016
20/06
2016
Leeds City Exchange
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Jun 27, 2016
27/06
2016
Newcastle NE1
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Jul 18, 2016
18/07
2016
London E1W
£1,599
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Aug 1, 2016
01/08
2016
Hinkley
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Aug 8, 2016
08/08
2016
Manchester Oxford Street
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Aug 15, 2016
15/08
2016
Reading RG1
£1,599
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Oct 3, 2016
03/10
2016
Birmingham Centre City Tower (10th Floor)
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6293: Troubleshoot & Support Win 7 in Enterprise Show class dates
May 9, 2016
09/05
2016
London E1W
£1,399
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May 23, 2016
23/05
2016
Manchester Oxford Street
£1,399
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May 31, 2016
31/05
2016
Birmingham Centre City Tower (10th Floor)
£1,399
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Jun 1, 2016
01/06
2016
Aberdeen
£1,399
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Jun 6, 2016
06/06
2016
London E1W
£1,399
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Jun 6, 2016
06/06
2016
Bristol Westpoint Court
£1,399
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Jun 24, 2016
24/06
2016
Leeds City Exchange
£1,399
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Jul 4, 2016
04/07
2016
London E1W
£1,399
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Jul 25, 2016
25/07
2016
Manchester Oxford Street
£1,399
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Aug 1, 2016
01/08
2016
Birmingham Centre City Tower (10th Floor)
£1,399
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Aug 15, 2016
15/08
2016
Hinkley
£1,399
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Aug 22, 2016
22/08
2016
Glasgow
£1,399
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Sep 12, 2016
12/09
2016
Milton Keynes MK9
£1,399
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Sep 28, 2016
28/09
2016
Aberdeen
£1,399
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GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT WINDOWS DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE TRAINING

We deliver official Microsoft Windows courses that map directly to the examinations required for certification, making progress through any chosen career path both simple and effective.

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TRAINING IN WINDOWS

We can enhance your skills with Microsoft Windows software training at any of our twelve training centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices: if you have groups of three or more staff who need training, this is a very convenient, flexible and cost effective option. Moreover, most of our windows courses are 1 day, which keeps "out of office" periods for attendees to a minimum.

We have been delivering Microsoft windows training all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and results-driven provision of training in Windows to ensure constantly improving standards of quality.   So you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give you a great return on your investment in courses for Microsoft Windows.

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