MS-20416 - Implementing Desktop Application Environments

In this five-day course, build the skills you need 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). You will also learn to design, deploy, and manage Windows 8 Enterprise applications in a physical and virtual environment and in the cloud. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises, have previous experience working with operating systems running Windows Server, have their Windows 2012 Server certification (MCSA), and have taken course 20413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure or have equivalent skills. Note: This course maps to the skills and knowledge measured by Microsoft Exam 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments.

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This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
The attendee should have 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

The attendee should have:
  • Experience supporting Windows 8 client desktops and deploying and managing applications, both physical and virtual.
  • An MCSA and 20415B or equivalent knowledge.

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following 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 authorization.
  • 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.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • 20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411B: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412B: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 services
  • 20415B: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Designing an Application Distribution Strategy

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

Module 2: Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility

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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 5: Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment

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

Module 6: Designing and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

Assessing Presentation Virtualization Requirements
Planning Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
Deploying Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
Extending the Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

Module 7: Preparing, Configuring and Deploying Presentation Virtualization Applications

Determining Presentation Virtualization Application Strategies
Planning and Deploying Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access

Module 8: Designing and Deploying an Application Virtualization Environment

Overview of Application Virtualization Models
Deploying Application Virtualization Infrastructure Components
Configuring Application Virtualization Client Support

Module 9: Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications

Sequencing Applications with App-V
Deploying App-V Applications

Module 10: Planning and Implementing Application Updates and Security

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

Module 11: Planning and Implementing Application Upgrade and Supersedence

Overview of Application Upgrades
Overview of Application Concurrency

Module 12: Monitoring Application Deployment, Use, and Performance

Planning Application Monitoring
Planning Software Inventory and Metering
Monitoring Application Resource Utilization