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Overview

Get a head start with this Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure training class that provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to be able to design, deploy and manage a physical as well as a virtual Windows Server 2012 desktop Management Infrastructure with an emphasis on using System Center 2012 SP1. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises with experience running Windows Server 2012, and have knowledge equivalent to the WS2012 MCSA.

The course is primarily intended for IT Professionals who manage the desktop environments for organizations, and want to specialize in Windows 8 desktop deployments. These IT professionals typically work in complex computing environments of large to enterprise-sized organizations. In addition. 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.

Goals
  1. Learn to assess and determine desktop deployment options.
  2. Learn to plan an image management strategy.
  3. Learn to implement desktop security.
  4. Learn to capture and manage a desktop operating system image.
  5. Learn to plan and implement User State Migration.
  6. Learn to plan and deploy desktops by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  7. Learn to plan and deploying desktops by using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
  8. Learn to plan and implement a Remote Desktop Services infrastructure.
  9. Learn to manage user state virtualization for enterprise desktops.
  10. Learn to plan and implement an updates infrastructure to support enterprise desktops.
  11. Learn to protect enterprise desktops from malware and data loss.
  12. Learn to monitor the performance and health of the desktop infrastructure.
Outline
  1. Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options
    1. Overview of the Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle
    2. Assessing Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
    3. Using MAP to Assess Deployment Readiness
    4. Overview of Enterprise Desktop Deployment Methods
    5. Volume Activation Technologies for Enterprise Desktops
    6. Lab: Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options
      1. Planning a Desktop Deployment Strategy
      2. Collecting Infrastructure Data
      3. Implementing a Volume Activation Solution
  2. Planning An Image Management Strategy
    1. Overview of Windows Image Format
    2. Overview of Image Management
    3. Lab: Planning an Image Management Strategy
      1. Assessing Business Requirements to Support an Image Management Strategy
  3. Implementing Desktop Security
    1. Implementing a Centralized Desktop Security Solution
    2. Planning and Implementing BitLocker
    3. Planning and Implementing EFS
    4. Lab: Configuring Desktop Security
      1. Configuring Desktop Security by Using Group Policy
      2. Configuring Drive Encryption by Using BitLocker and MBAM
    5. Lab: Configuring File Encryption by Using EFS
      1. Implementing a Centrally Managed EFS Solution
      2. Verifying EFS Document Recovery
  4. Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image
    1. Overview of Windows ADK
    2. Managing Windows PE
    3. Building a Reference Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
    4. Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
    5. Configuring and Managing Windows DS
    6. Lab: Preparing the Imaging and the Windows PE Environment
      1. Installing Windows ADK
      2. Configuring a Custom Windows PE Environment
    7. Lab: Building a Reference Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
      1. Building a Custom Answer File Using Windows SIM
      2. Installing a Reference Computer by Using a Custom Answer File
      3. Generalizing a Reference Computer by Using Sysprep
    8. Lab: Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
      1. Capturing a Reference System Image
      2. Servicing a Reference System Image
    9. Lab: Configuring and Managing Windows DS
      1. Planning the Windows Deployment Services Environment
      2. Installing and Configuring the Windows Deployment Services Server Role
      3. Capturing a Reference Image by Using Windows DS
      4. Deploying an Image by Using Windows DS
  5. Planning and Implementing User State Migration
    1. Overview of User State Migration
    2. Planning User State Migration by Using USMT
    3. Migrating User State by Using USMT
    4. Lab: Planning and Implementing User State Migration
      1. Planning for User State Migration
      2. Creating and Customizing the USMT XML Files
      3. Capturing and Restoring User State by Using USMT
    5. Lab: Migrating User State by Using Hard-Link Migration
      1. Performing a Hard-Link Migration by Using USMT
  6. Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
    1. Planning for the LTI Environment
    2. Implementing MDT 2012 for LTI
    3. Integrating Windows DS with MDT
    4. Lab: Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using MDT
      1. Planning for the MDT LTI Environment
      2. Installing MDT 2012 and Prerequisites
      3. Creating and Configuring the MDT 2012 Deployment Share
      4. Deploying and Capturing a Reference Operating System Image
      5. Integrating Windows DS with MDT 2012 To Provide PXE-Boot Capabilities
  7. Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    1. Planning the ZTI Environment
    2. Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
    3. Building a Reference Image by Using a Configuration Manager Task Sequence
    4. Deploying Client Images by Using MDT Task Sequences
    5. Lab: Preparing the Environment for Operating System Deployment
      1. Planning the Operating System Deployment Infrastructure
      2. Preparing the ZTI Environment
      3. Configuring the Deployment Packages and System Images
    6. Lab: Performing a Zero-Touch Installation by Using MDT and Configuration Manager
      1. Performing a ZTI
  8. Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure
    1. Overview of Remote Desktop Services
    2. Planning the Remote Desktop Services Environment
    3. Configuring a Virtual Machine-Based Desktop Infrastructure Deployment
    4. Configuring a Session-Based Desktop Deployment
    5. Extending the Remote Desktop Services Environment to the Internet
    6. Lab: Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure
      1. Planning the Remote Desktop Services Environment
      2. Configuring a Virtual Machine-Based Desktop Infrastructure Scenario
      3. Configuring a Session-Based Desktop Scenario
      4. Configuring the RD Gateway Role Service
  9. Managing User State Virtualization For Enterprise Desktops
    1. Overview of User State Virtualization
    2. Planning User State Virtualization
    3. Configuring Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection, and Offline Files
    4. Implementing UE-V
    5. Lab: Managing User State Virtualization for Enterprise Desktops
      1. Planning User State Virtualization
      2. Implementing User State Virtualization
  10. Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops
    1. Planning an Updates Infrastructure for the Enterprise
    2. Supporting Software Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    3. Managing Updates for Virtual Machines and Images
    4. Using Windows Intune for Managing Software Updates
    5. Lab: Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops
      1. Planning an Updates Infrastructure
      2. Preparing a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Site to Support Software Updates
      3. Determining Software Update Compliance
      4. Deploying Software Updates to Clients
  11. Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss
    1. Overview of System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
    2. Configuring System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client Settings and Monitoring Status
    3. Using Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
    4. Protecting Desktops by Using DPM
    5. Lab: Implementing Client Endpoint Protection
      1. Configuring the Endpoint Protection Point
      2. Configuring and Deploying Endpoint Protection Polices
      3. Configuring Client Settings to Support Endpoint Protection
      4. Monitoring Endpoint Protection
    6. Lab: Configuring Data Protection for Client Computer Data
      1. Configuring and Verifying Client Data Protection
  12. Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure
    1. Performance and Health Monitoring for the Desktop Infrastructure
    2. Monitoring VDI
    3. Lab: Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure
      1. Configuring Performance and Reliability Monitoring of Desktops
      2. Configuring Operations Manager for Monitoring Virtual Environments
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Windows Server class:

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Solid knowledge of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • Good understanding of scripts and batch files.
  • Solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • Familiarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server.
  • General knowledge of management tools such as System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Operations Manager, and System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager.
  • Familiarity with imaging, packaging, and operating system deployment concepts.
  • Familiarity with certificates and Certification Authority (CA) implementation and configuration.
  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 MCSA.
  • Experience administering Windows Server in an environment that typically has the following characteristics:.
  • 2,500 to 50,000 or more users.
  • Multiple physical locations and multiple domain controllers.
  • Network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, firewalls, Internet access, an intranet, and client computer management.
  • Support for Windows 8 client desktops.
  • Deployment and management of both physical and virtual applications.
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