Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training (M20415)

Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training

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Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training (M20415) Course Description

This Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training course teaches students how to plan, design, and implement a Windows 8 desktop infrastructure. Topics covered include planning and deploying desktops by using several technologies such as User State Migration Tool (USMT), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and how to protect desktops and monitor their health and performance.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training course:

• IT Professionals who manage the desktop environments for organizations and want to specialize in Windows 8 desktop deployments
• 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

Related Courses:

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure 2012 Training (M20414)
Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 2012 Training (M20413)


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training course are as follows:

• 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

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Assess and determine desktop deployment options.
• Plan an image management strategy.
• Implement desktop security.
• Capture and manage a desktop operating system image.
• Plan and implement User State Migration.
• Plan and deploy desktops by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
• Plan and deploying desktops by using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
• Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Services infrastructure.
• Manage user state virtualization for enterprise desktops.
• Plan and implement an updates infrastructure to support enterprise desktops.
• Protect enterprise desktops from malware and data loss.
• Monitoring the performance and health of the desktop infrastructure.

Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options

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

Module 2: Planning An Image Management Strategy

Overview of Windows Image Formats
Overview of Image Management

Module 3: Implementing Desktop Security

Implementing a Centralized Desktop Security Solution
Planning and Implementing BitLocker
Planning and Implementing Encrypted File System

Module 4: Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image

Overview of Windows ADK
Managing the Windows Preinstallation Environment
Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
Configuring and Managing Windows Deployment Services

Module 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

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

Planning for the Lite Touch Installation Environment
Implementing MDT 2012 for Lite Touch Installation
Integrating Windows Deployment Services with MDT

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

Planning the Zero Touch Installation Environment
Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
Building a Reference Image Using a Configuration Manager Task Sequence
Using MDT Task Sequences to Deploy Client Images

Module 8: Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure

Overview of Remote Desktop Services
Planning the Remote Desktop Services Environment
Configuring a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployment
Configuring a Session-Based Desktop Deployment
Extending the Remote Desktop Services Environment to the Internet

Module 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 Microsoft User Experience Virtualization

Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops

Planning an Updates Infrastructure for the Enterprise
Implementing Configuration Manager 2012 to Support Software Updates
Managing Updates for Virtual Machines and Images
Using Windows Intune for Managing Software Updates

Module 11: Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss

Overview of System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
Configuring Endpoint Protection Client Settings and Monitoring Status
Using Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
Protecting Desktops by Using System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager

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

Performance and Health Monitoring for the Desktop Infrastructure
Monitoring the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure


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