Microsoft Course 20415 - Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure — A 5 day course

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Synopsis

The Microsoft M20415 instructor-led course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and implement a Windows 8 desktop infrastructure. The Microsoft M20415 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.

Objectives

This course wll teach delegates how to:

Contents

Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options

This module describes the enterprise desktop lifecycle and explains how you can assess hardware and infrastructure readiness. The module then describes how to identify and select the most appropriate deployment option based upon organizational requirements. Lessons:

Lab : Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options

Planning An Image Management Strategy

This module describes Windows image formats and helps you to define an efficient image management strategy based upon business requirements. Lessons:

Lab : Planning an Image Management Strategy

Implementing Desktop Security

This module describes how to deploy and manage a secure desktop by implementing centralized policies, BitLocker settings, and Encrypted File System (EFS) settings. Lessons:

Lab : Configuring Desktop Security

Lab : Configuring File Encryption Using EFS

Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image

This module describes how to use the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) and Windows Deployment Services (WDS) to create, capture, and manage a desktop operating system image. Lessons:

Lab : Preparing the Imaging and Preinstallation Environment

Lab : Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep

Lab : Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image

Lab : Configuring and Managing Windows Deployment Services

Planning and Implementing User State Migration

This module describes how to use the User State Migration Tool (USMT) to migrate appropriate user data and settings to a new desktop operating system. Lessons:

Lab : Planning and Implementing User State Migration

Lab : Migrating User State Using Hard-Link Migration

Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

This module describes how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 to deploy Windows operating systems in lite touch installation scenarios. Lessons:

Lab : Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This describes how to use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to implement a zero touch installation for deploying enterprise desktops. Lessons:

Lab : Preparing the Environment for Operating System Deployment

Lab : Using MDT and Configuration Manager to Perform a Zero-Touch Installation

Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure

This module describes how to plan and implement session virtualization deployment and a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) based upon Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services. Lessons:

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure

Lab : Extending Internet Access to the RDS Infrastructure

Managing User State Virtualization For Enterprise Desktops

This module describes how to plan and configure user state virtualization to provide a consistent desktop client experience. Lessons:

Lab : Deploying and Managing User State Virtualization

Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops

Students will be able to plan and implement an updates infrastructure to support both physical and virtual enterprise desktops. Lessons:

Lab : Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure

Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss

This module describes how to use System Center technologies such as Endpoint protection and Data Protection Manager (DPM) to protect enterprise desktops from malware and data loss. Lessons:

Lab : Implementing Client Endpoint Protection

Lab : Configuring Data Protection for Client Computer Data

Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure

This module describes how to identify and monitor relevant services and components to ensure the health and performance of the enterprise desktop infrastructure. Lessons:

Lab : Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 28 January 2017, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

London — £1595 (+VAT)

Suitable For

The Microsoft MS20415 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.

Examination

For candidates who have already obtained MCSA status, the Microsoft 20415 course is the first step to help candidates work towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): DeskTop Infrastructure 2012. This course helps prepare delegates for Exam 70-415: Implementing an Enterprise Desktop and Device Infrastructure . The exam is arranged separately from the course and the exam fee is not included in the price of the course.

Follow-on Courses

Delegates wishing to work towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): DeskTop Infrastructure 2012 should also review:

Related Courses

Prerequisites

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: