MCSE 2012 Desktop Infrastructure:


This certification is intended for IT Professional who needs to validate their skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying and managing a Windows Server 2012 desktop infrastructure including the application environment, application virtualization, security, business continuity and remote desktop services necessary. Candidate’s should have experience with previous Windows Server Operating systems and have their Windows 2012 Server certification (MCSA) or equivalent skills.


Prerequisites


MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification or equivalent skills


Course Outline:



20415:  Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure
20416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments

Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure:



This 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.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.


Lesson 1: Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options


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 
Lab : Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options


Lesson 2: Planning An Image Management Strategy


Overview of Windows Image Format 
Overview of Image Management 
Lab : Planning an Image Management Strategy


Lesson 3: Implementing Desktop Security


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


Lesson 4: Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image


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 Windows DS


Lesson 5: Planning and Implementing User State Migration


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 by Using Hard-Link Migration


Lesson 6: Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit


Planning for the LTI Environment 
Implementing MDT 2012 for LTI 
Integrating Windows DS with MDT 
Lab: Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using MDT


Lesson 7: Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager


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


Lesson 8: Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure


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


Lesson 9: Managing User State Virtualization For Enterprise Desktops


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

 

Lesson 10: Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support 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 

 

Lesson 11: Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss


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 

 

Lesson 12: Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure


Performance and Health Monitoring for the Desktop Infrastructure 
Monitoring VDI 
Lab: Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure


Implementing Desktop Application Environments


This course provides students with the skills needed to design, deploy, and manage a physical and virtual Windows Server 2012 application management infrastructure, and focus on using Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
This course is intended for Information Technology professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 8 application deployments and managing the application environments for large organizations. People attending this training could be support technicians or currently in deployment roles and are considering taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in the areas of planning and deploying Windows 8 desktops.


Lesson 1: Designing an Application Distribution Strategy


Developing an Application Lifecycle Strategy 
Determining Business Requirements for Application Distribution 
Overview of Application Distribution Strategies 
Lab: Designing an Application Distribution Strategy


Lesson 2: Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility


Diagnosing Application Compatibility Issues 
Evaluating and Implementing Remediation Solutions 
Resolving Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 
Lab: Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility


Lesson 3: Deploying Applications by Using Group Policy and Windows Intune


Deploying Software by Using Group Policy 
Sideloading Windows Store Apps 
Deploying Software by Using Windows Intune 
Lab : Centralizing Software Deployment by Using Group Policy and Windows Intune


Lesson 4: Deploying Applications by Using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1


Understanding Software Deployment by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 
Deploying Software by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 
Lab : Deploying Applications by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1


Lesson 5: Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment


Understanding Self-Service Application Deployment 
Configuring Self-Service with Windows Intune 
Self-Service Deployment by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 
Self-Service Deployment with Service Manager and Orchestrator 
Lab: Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment


Lesson 6: Designing and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure


Assessing Presentation Virtualization Requirements 
Planning Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure 
Deploying Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure 
Extending the Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure 
Lab : Deploying and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure


Lesson 7: Preparing, Configuring and Deploying Presentation Virtualization Applications


Determining Presentation Virtualization Application Strategies 
Planning and Deploying Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access 
Lab: Configuring Applications for Presentation Virtualization


Lesson 8: Designing and Deploying an Application Virtualization Environment


Sequencing Applications with App-V 
Deploying App-V Applications 
Lab: Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications


Lesson 9: Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications


Sequencing Applications with App-V
Deploying App-V Applications
Lab: Virtualizing Applications by Using App-V Sequencer and Deploy Sequenced Applications


Lesson 10: Planning and Implementing Application Updates and Security


Planning Application Updates 
Deploying Updates by Using WSUS 
Deploying Application Updates by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 
Implementing Application Security 
Lab : Preparing and Deploying Application Updates


Lesson 11: Planning and Implementing Application Upgrades


Overview of Application Upgrades 
Overview of Application Concurrency 
Lab: Upgrading Applications


Lesson 12: Monitoring Application Deployment, Use, and Performance


Planning Application Monitoring 
Planning Software Inventory and Metering 
Monitoring Application Resource Utilization 
Lab: Monitoring Application Deployment, Utilization, and Performance


Certification Exams


The MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification candidate must hold an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification and pass two exams:
Exam 70-415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure
Exam 70-416 Implementing Desktop Application Environments

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