20415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

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20415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

This 5-day instructor-led course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and implement a Windows 8 desktop infrastructure.

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Overview

This 5-day instructor-led course provides you 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.

Prerequisites

Participants who wish to take up this course should meet the following 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

Who Should Attend?

This course is 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.

This course is also intended for 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 Outline

  • Overview of the Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle
  • Assessing Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
  • Using MAP to Access Deployment Readiness
  • Overview of Enterprise Desktop Deployment Methods
  • Volume Activation Technologies for Enterprise Desktops

Lab: Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options

  • Overview of Windows Image Formats
  • Overview of Image Management

Lab: Planning an Image Management Strategy

  • Implementing a Centralized Desktop Security Solution
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker
  • Planning and Implementing EFS

Lab: Configuring Desktop Security
Lab: Configuring File Encryption by Using EFS

  • 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

Lab: Preparing the Imaging and the Windows PE Environment
Lab: Building a Reference Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
Lab: Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
Lab: Configuring and Managing Window DS

  • Overview of User State Migration
  • Planning User State Migration by Using USMT
  • Migrating User State by Using USMT

Lab: Planning and Implementing User State Migration
Lab: Migrating User State Using Hard-Link Migration

  • Planning for the LTI Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2012 for LTI
  • Integrating Windows DS with MDT

Lab: Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using MDT

  • 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

Lab: Preparing the Environment for Operating System Deployment
Lab: Performing a Zero-Touch Installation by Using MDT and Configuration Manager

  • 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

Lab: Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure

  • Overview of User State Virtualization
  • Planning User State Virtualization
  • Configuring Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection, and Offline Files
  • Implementing UE-V

Lab: Managing User State Virtualization for Enterprise Desktops

  • 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

Lab: Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops

  • 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

Lab: Implementing Client Endpoint Protection
Lab: Configuring Data Protection for Client Computer Data

  • Performance and Health Monitoring for the Desktop Infrastructure
  • Monitoring VDI

Lab: Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure

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