20416 - Implementing Desktop Application Environments

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This five-day course provides students with the skills and knowledge to be able to design, deploy and manage a physical as well as a virtual Windows Server 2012 application management infrastructure. Students will also learn to design, deploy and manage Windows 8 Enterprise applications in a physical and virtual environment as well as in the cloud. Students should have experience with course 20415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure, and have their Windows 2012 Server certification (MCSA) or equivalent skills. This course also maps to and supports exam 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments.

This module explains how to design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organisational environment.

Lessons

  • Determining Business Requirements for Application Distribution
  • Overview of Application Distribution Strategies

Lab : Designing an Application Deployment Strategy

  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Sydney Office
  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Melbourne Office
  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Brisbane Office
  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Wellington Office
  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Perth Office

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Determine business requirements for application distribution.
  • Design an application distribution strategy appropriate for an organisational environment.

This module explains how to diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualisation-based deployments.

Lessons

  • Diagnosing Application Compatibility Issues
  • Evaluating and Implementing Remediation Solutions
  • Resolving Compatibility Issues with the Application Compatibility Toolkit

Lab : Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility

  • Installing and Configure ACT
  • Analysing Applications for Potential Compatibility Issues
  • Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues
  • Automating the Deployment of Shims

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe common compatibility issues, and determine whether an application is compatible with the Windows 8 operating system prior to deploying the application.
  • Determine an appropriate solution to remediate application compatibility issues.
  • Resolve application compatibility issues by using the Application Compatibility Toolkit.

This module explains how to use Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy applications to client devices.

Lessons

  • Deploying Applications by Using Group Policy
  • Deploying Applications by Using Windows Intune

Lab : Centralising Application Deployment by Using Group Policy and Windows Intune

  • Deploying an Application by Using Group Policy
  • Performing Windows Intune Simulations

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploy applications centrally by using Group Policy.
  • Deploy applications to clients using Windows Intune.

This module covers how to deploy applications centrally using Configuration Manager.

Lessons

  • Understanding Application Deployment by Using Configuration Manager 2012
  • Deploying Applications by Using Configuration Manager 2012

Lab : Deploying Applications by Using Configuration Manager 2012

  • Create a Configuration Manager 2012 Query
  • Create Configuration Manager 2012 User and Device Collections

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Configuration Manager 2012 to support application deployment.
  • Deploy applications by using Configuration Manager 2012.

This module explains how to configure self-service application deployment using Configuration Manager, Service Manager, and Windows 8 Application Store.

Lessons

  • Understanding Self-Service Application Deployment
  • Configuring Self-Service with Windows Intune
  • Self-Service Deployment with Configuration Manager 2012
  • Self-Service Deployment with Service Manager 2012

Lab : Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment

  • Preparing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to Support a Service Manager 2012 Self-Service Portal
  • Configuring a Service Manager 2012 Self-Service Portal
  • Verifying that Users Are Able to Provision Applications by Using the Self-Service Portal

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and configure self-service application deployment.
  • Configure self-service application deployment by using Windows Intune.
  • Plan self-service application deployment and configure self-service application deployment using Configuration Manager.
  • Describe Service Manager’s self-service catalog and how to deploy it.

This module describes how to design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualisation.

Lessons

  • Assessing Presentation Virtualisation Requirements
  • Planning Presentation Virtualisation Infrastructure
  • Deploying Presentation Virtualisation Infrastructure

Lab : Deploying and Implementing Presentation Virtualisation Infrastructure

  • Assessing Capacity Requirements for Presentation Virtualisation
  • Deploying Highly Available Presentation Virtualisation Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Assess presentation virtualisation infrastructure requirements.
  • Design a presentation virtualisation infrastructure that meets business requirements.
  • Deploy a presentation virtualisation infrastructure.

This module explains how to prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.

Lessons

  • Determining Presentation Virtualisation Application Strategies
  • Deploying Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and RD Web Access

Lab : Configuring Applications for Presentation Virtualisation

  • Configuring Access to RD Session Host Resources
  • Deploying RD Session Host Desktop Applications
  • Configuring and Deploying a RemoteApp Application
  • Verifying Applications by Using RD Web Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Determine the best presentation virtualisation strategies.
  • Plan and deploy Remote Desktop Session Host servers as traditional, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.

This module covers how to design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualisation.

Lessons

  • Overview of Application Virtualisation Models
  • Deploying Application Virtualisation Infrastructure Components
  • Configuring Application Virtualisation Client Support

Lab : Planning and Deploying Application Virtualisation Infrastructure

  • Planning the Deployment of App-V Roles and Features
  • Deploying App-V Infrastructure
  • Configuring App-V Client Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploy the components needed to support various App-V models.
  • Deploy the App-V full infrastructure model.
  • Deploy and configure the App-V client.

This module describes how to virtualise and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Lessons

  • Sequencing Applications with App-V
  • Deploying App-V Applications

Lab : Virtualising Applications by Using App-V Sequencer and Deploy Sequenced Applications

  • Installing and Configuring App-V Sequencer
  • Sequencing Applications
  • Deploying App-V Applications by Using Configuration Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Sequence applications.
  • Use different methods to deploy an App-V application.

This module covers how to plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications. It also describes how to plan and configure application security.

Lessons

  • Planning Application Updates
  • Deploying Updates With WSUS
  • Deploying Application Updates by Using Configuration Manager 2012
  • Implementing Application Security

Lab : Planning and Deploying Application Updates

  • Determining an Appropriate Update Deployment Strategy
  • Updating Deployed Applications
  • Updating an App-V Application
  • Deploying AppLocker Policy to Control Application Execution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for application updates.
  • Use WSUS to manage application updates.
  • Deploy application updates by using Configuration Manager 2012.
  • Implement application security using Group Policy and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.

This module explains how to plan and implement application upgrades and supersedence. It also covers how to plan and implement application coexistence.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing Application Upgrades and Supersedence
  • Planning and Implementing Application Coexistence

Lab : Upgrading Applications

  • Planning an Application Upgrade Strategy
  • Upgrading a Deployed Application
  • Replacing a Deployed Application
  • Configuring Application Version Coexistence

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement application upgrades and supersedence.
  • Plan and implement application coexistence.

This module describes how to monitor the deployment, performance, and utilisation of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing Application Monitoring Infrastructure
  • Application Metering, Inventory and Asset Intelligence
  • Monitoring Application Resource Utilisation

Lab : Planning and Implementing Application Monitoring

  • Planning Application Inventory
  • Generating Software Inventory
  • Metering Application Usage
  • Monitoring Application Resource Utilisation on RD Session Host Servers
  • Remediating Peak Resource Utilisation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and perform application monitoring.
  • Create an application inventory and perform metering.
  • Monitor application resource utilisation.

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in specialising in Windows 8 application deployments and managing the application environments for large organisations. 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.

A secondary audience for this course is IT professionals who are looking to take one or both exams: 70-415: Implementing an Enterprise Desktop and Device Infrastructure and 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have attended 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012, 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 services, and 20415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure, or have the following equivalent technical knowledge, and should:
  • Have solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Have a solid understanding of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), for example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • Understand how to use scripts and batch files.
  • Have solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorisation.
  • Be able to perform a clean installation of Windows 8, upgrade to Windows 8, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
  • Be able to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 8 to function as desired.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 8 Systems.
  • Be able to configure settings to enable network connectivity.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot a wireless network connection.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot Windows 8 security.
  • Be able to configure mobile computers and devices.
  • Understand the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and be familiar with management tools such as the Microsoft System Center suite of products.
  • Understand the concepts of deployment, packaging, and imaging.
  • Have a familiarity with SQL Server concepts.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organisational environment.
  • Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualisation-based deployments.
  • Use Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy applications to client devices.
  • Deploy applications centrally using Configuration Manager.
  • Configure self-service application deployment using Configuration Manager, Service Manager, and Windows 8 Application Store.
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualisation.
  • Prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualisation.
  • Virtualise and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
  • Plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications, and plan and configure application security.
  • Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence.
  • Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilisation of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs.

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