MOD 20695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications

Description

During this five-day course students is an introduction to how to assess operating system and application deployment options, determine the most appropriate deployment strategy, and then implement a deployment solution for Windows devices and apps that meet your environment’s needs. Some of the solutions that this course entails include operating system deployment scenarios ranging from high-touch solutions to zero-touch solutions. Also included discusses the technologies that you use to implement these solutions, including the MDT and Configuration Manager.

Typical students of this course are IT professionals who deploy, manage and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across a medium, large, and enterprise organizations. Usually, students that attend this course have a desktop-support background and have worked as Enterprise Desktop Administrators. Most of the students use or intends to use Configuration Manager to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and enterprise applications. Enterprise Desktop Administrators also may use several tools, including the Windows ADK and the MDT to support assessment, operating system, and application deployment tasks. Also, individuals who are interested in taking the MCSE exam 70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

Assess the network environment to support the operating system and application deployment tasks.
Identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements.
Assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions to ensure that applications function successfully after an operating system deployment.
Describe and configure strategies to migrate user state during operating system deployments.
Determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support the operating system and application deployments.
Describe and use the tools provided in the Windows ADK to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies.
Identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks.
Configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT.
Configure an operating system deployment strategy using Configuration Manager.
Integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures.
Implement volume license activation and configuration settings for client computers.
Customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2016 to an enterprise network environment, and describe how to use the Windows ICD.

Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, students should have:

System administrator–level working knowledge of; Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing.
Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
Basic concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security
Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax
Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.

Methods

  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Curriculum

Module 1: Assessing the network environment for supporting Operating system and application deployment
Lessons

Overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle
Assessing readiness for a desktop deployment by using Configuration Manager
Assessing deployment readiness by using MAP
Lab: Assessing the network environment for supporting the operating system and application deployment

Collecting hardware and application inventory by using Configuration Manager
Using MAP to determine infrastructure readiness

Module 2: Determining operating system deployment strategies
Lessons

Understanding tools and strategies you can use for operating system deployment
Using the High Touch with Retail Media deployment strategy
Using the High Touch with a Standard Image deployment strategy
Using a lite touch deployment strategy
Using a zero-touch deployment strategy
Alternative deployment strategies for Windows desktops
Lab: Determining operating system deployment strategies

Identifying operating system deployment strategies for a small network
Identifying operating system deployment strategies for a medium-sized network
Identifying operating system deployment strategies for an enterprise network
Installing the Windows ADK

Module 3: Assessing application compatibility
Lessons

Diagnosing application compatibility issues
Mitigating application compatibility issues
Using ACT to address application compatibility issues
Lab: Assessing application compatibility

Analyzing applications for potential compatibility issues
Mitigating application compatibility issues

Module 4: Planning and implementing user state migration
Lessons

Overview of user state migration
Overview of USMT 10.0
Planning user state migration
Migrating user state by using USMT
Lab: Planning and implementing user state migration

Planning for user state migration
Creating and customizing USMT XML files
Capturing and restoring a user state by using the USMT

Module 5: Determining an image management strategy
Lessons

Overview of the Windows image file format
Overview of image management
Lab: Determining an image management strategy

Assessing business requirements to support an image management strategy

Module 6: Preparing for deployments by using the Windows ADK
Lessons

Overview of the Windows setup and installation process
Preparing boot images by using Windows PE
Using Windows SIM and Sysprep to automate and prepare an image installation
Capturing and servicing a reference image using DISM
Using the Windows ICD
Lab: Preparing the imaging and Windows PE environment

Configuring a custom Windows PE environment
Lab: Building a reference image by using Windows SIM and Sysprep

Building custom answer files by using Windows SIM
Installing a reference computer by using a custom answer file
Customizing your image in audit mode, and preserving the profile changes by using Sysprep
Lab: Capturing and servicing a reference image

Capturing a reference system image
Lab: Using the Windows ICD

Create a provisioning package
Create a Windows 10 deployment package

Module 7: Supporting PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
Lessons

Overview of PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
Installing and configuring the Windows DS environment
Lab: Configuring Windows DS to support PXE and multicast operating system deployments

Planning the Windows DS environment
Installing and configuring the Windows DS server role

Module 8: Implementing operating system deployment by using the MDT
Lessons

Planning for the MDT environment
Implementing MDT 2013 Update 2
Integrating Windows DS with MDT
Lab: Operating system deployment using the MDT

Planning for the MDT environment
Installing MDT 2013 Update 2, and addressing MDT prerequisites
Creating and configuring the deployment share
Deploying and capturing a reference operating system image

Module 9: Managing operating system deployment
Lessons

Overview of operating system deployment
Preparing a site for operating system deployment
Deploying an operating system
Lab: Preparing the site for operating system deployment

Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
Managing packages to support operating system deployment
Lab: Deploying operating system images for bare-metal installations

Preparing the operating system image
Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
Deploying an image

Module 10: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment
Lessons

Integrating deployment tools with Configuration Manager
Integrating MDT with Configuration Manager
Lab: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment

Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager
Creating an MDT boot image
Creating and deploying an MDT task sequence by using Configuration Manager
Lab: Configuring UDI

Creating a UDI task sequence
Deploying Windows 10 by using a UDI task sequence

Module 11: Activating clients and managing additional configuration settings
Lessons

Solutions for volume license activation
Determining additional client configuration settings
Lab: Configuring additional settings for computer clients

Planning for Windows 10 customization
Creating a common Windows Start menu and custom power plan
Creating a client preferences GPO

Module 12: Deploying Office 2016
Lessons

Methods for deploying Microsoft Office 2016 editions
Customizing Office deployments
Deploy Office 2016 by using Office 365
Managing Office settings
Introducing Windows Store for Business
Distributing apps by using Windows Store for Business
Lab: Deploying Microsoft Office 2016 by using the Office Customization Tool

Using the Microsoft Office Customization Tool (OCT) to customize a Microsoft Office 2016 deployment
Deploying a customized version of Office 2016

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