MS-20695 - Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice deploying personal computers (PCs), devices, and applications by using enterprise-level deployment tools and technologies in this five-day Microsoft Official Course (MOC). This course is for experienced Enterprise Desktop Support technicians who work in a Microsoft Active Directory domain environment that has managed access to the Internet, and who want to expand their role to include managing enterprise PCs and devices.

This course focuses on operating system and application deployment. You will learn the skills that you need to assess, determine, and implement the optimal deployment strategy for Windows devices, desktops, and applications. You also will learn how to evaluate application-compatibility issues by using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) and how to migrate user states by using the User State Migration Tool (USMT). Additionally, you will learn how to prepare for deployment by using the Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit (ADK), and how to support Windows deployment strategies by installing and configuring the Windows Deployment Services server role. You will have an opportunity to compare two deployment methods: lite-touch deployment that utilizes the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and zero-touch deployment that utilizes the latest version of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager). Furthermore, you will learn how to integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures. Finally, you will learn how to customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2016 to an enterprise network environment.

This course prepares certification candidates for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Exam 70-695: Deploying Enterprise Apps and Devices. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. Please note that this course is based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2012 R2 provides the domain services.

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In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
  • 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.
    Desired: Basic understanding of management tasks using Configuration Manager.

Detailed Class Syllabus

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

Overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle
Assessing readiness for a desktop deployment by using Configuration Manager
Assessing deployment readiness by using MAP

Module 2: Determining operating system deployment strategies

Understanding tools and strategies you can use for operating system deployment
Using the Hight Touch with Retail Media deployment strategy
Using the Hight 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

Module 3: Assessing application compatibility

Diagnosing application compatibility issues
Mitigating application compatibility issues
Using ACT to address application compatibility issues

Module 4: Planning and implementing user state migration

Overview of user state migration
Overview of USMT 10.0
Planning user state migration
Migrating user state by using USMT

Module 5: Determining an image management strategy

Overview of the Windows image file format
Overview of image management

Module 6: Preparing for deployments by using the Windows ADK

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

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

Overview of PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
Installing and configuring the Windows DS environment

Module 8: Implementing operating system deployment by using the MDT

Planning for the MDT environment
Implementing MDT 2013 Update 2
Integrating Windows DS with MDT

Module 9: Managing operating system deployment

Overview of operating system deployment
Preparing a site for operating system deployment
Deploying an operating system

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

Integrating deployment tools with Configuration Manager
Integrating MDT with Configuration Manager

Module 11: Activating clients and managing additional configuration settings

Solutions for volume license activation
Determining additional client configuration settings

Module 12: Deploying Office 2016

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