AppSense Specialist Course v8.1

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official AppSense Curriculum
Code ILT-AEM-200

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This two-day instructor-led course provides the necessary techniques to install, perform advanced configuration and monitor user virtualization solutions using the AppSense Environment Manager product in enterprise environments. Formal instructor-led training quickly gets the delegate familiar with the two components of AppSense Environment Manager, policy and personalization. This course prepares administrators to perform AppSense Environment Manager installations and advanced administrative tasks. This is the AppSense Specialist curriculum and contains some subject matter for the AppSense Specialist exam, (APP-201).

  • Understand and implement the functionality of each component of the AppSense Environment Manager product, identifying where and when they should be implemented
  • Implement a complete profile management solution
  • Understand and implement the security mechanisms used to install, configure and monitor AppSense Environment Manager including theaccounts needed to maintain the EM SQL databases
  • Understand and implement the AppSense Management Center to deploy configurations and agents & 3rd party alternatives for agent deployment
  • Implement an enterprise wide deployment system to deliver and maintain AppSense software from a single (or multiple) console
  • Understand the functionality and implementation methods used in troubleshooting AppSense Environment Manager policies
  • How to enable AppSense Environment Manager personalization and create custom configurations to enable application personalization virtualization
  • Configure AppSense Environment Manager for use with App-V Applications
  • Gain visibility of personalization activity and use remediation tools such as ‘profile roll-back’
  • Implement application lockdown to remove unwanted functionality such as menu items and other components from the OS and applicationuser interface
  • Understand and implement self-healing
  • Discuss the role and use of triggers, conditions and actions in creating an AppSense Environment Manager policy configuration
  • Describe policy vs. personalization
  • Create, configure and deploy an environment Policy configuration
  • Describe how AppSense Environment Manager enables and manages user personalization
  • Enable, configure and test user personalization
  • Perform personalization analysis and a manual archive and rollback of an application's

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Introducing the AppSense User Virtualization Platform (5 topics)

  • Describe the role of CCA with AppSense Management Center in the context of EM
  • Describe an N-Tier architecture solution
  • Relate the importance of underlying technologies on performance of user virtualization
  • List the areas where underlying technologies can impact on user virtualization
  • Interpret the role of each component in the AppSense Environment Manager three tier architecture

Module 2: Endpoint Components (4 topics)

  • Differentiating between stand-alone and enterprise installations
  • Examine the boot sequence and identify the EM services in the sequence of events
  • Performing testing of PVC injection into managed applications
  • Examining the aemp file

AppSense Environment Manager - Policy (8 topics)

  • Relate the basic components of a policy configuration
  • Navigating the AppSense Environment Manager console
  • Creating and configuring a AppSense Environment Manager Configuration, including:
  • Triggers
  • Nodes
  • Conditions
  • Actions
  • Lockdown and self-heal functionality

AppSense Environment Manager - Personalization (4 topics)

  • Policy vs. personalization
  • Compare and contrast desktop settings and Session Data
  • Plan for personalization of MS Office applications using application groups
  • Analyze and create archives of personalization data from the AppSense Environment Manager console

Configuration Assistant (2 topics)

  • Enable data collection to collect data for the configuration assistant
  • Use the configuration assistant to analyze collected data and produce reports to enable correct configuration of personalization

Upgrades and Migration (4 topics)

  • Considering migration options provided by AppSense
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Describe types of data that should/should not be stored in personalization
  • New tools available to aid migrations

Troubleshooting and Debugging (6 topics)

  • Using the logging tools
  • Using the server configuration utility to troubleshoot
  • Test end to end communication
  • Ensure correct design, deployment and application of configuration files.
  • Monitoring and auditing
  • Using the AppSense support script


Students should possess moderate to advanced Microsoft Windows administrative skills, including:
  • Understanding of user profiles (v1 and v2)
  • Understanding of networking
  • Understanding of Windows operating systems
  • Understanding of the registry
  • Understanding of security best practices. For example, file system permissions, authentication methods, Kerberos etc
  • Hands-on experience with: IIS, SQL, Windows Registry settings
  • Attendance of 3 day AppSense Professional level course

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

  • AppSense Professional Course v8.1

    Gain the skills required to to install, perform advanced configuration and monitor user virtualization solutions using the AppSense Environment Manager on this 3-day AppSense v8.1 Professional Course.

    3 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code ILT-AMS-100
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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