M20695: Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M20695

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Assessing the network environment for supporting operating system and application deployment (6 topics)

  • Overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle
  • Assessing readiness for a desktop deployment by using Configuration Manager
  • Assessing deployment readiness by using MAP
  • Lab: Assessing the network environment for supporting operating system and application deployment
  • Collecting hardware and application inventory by using Configuration Manager
  • Using MAP to determine infrastructure readiness

Determining operating system deployment strategies (11 topics)

  • Understanding tools and strategies you can use for operating system deployment
  • Using the High Touch with Retail Media deployment strategy
  • Using the High 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
  • Lab: Determining operating system deployment strategies
  • Identifying operating system deployment strategies for a small network
  • Identifying operating system deployment strategies for a medium-sized network
  • Identifying operating system deployment strategies for an enterprise network
  • Installing the Windows ADK

Assessing application compatibility (6 topics)

  • Diagnosing application compatibility issues
  • Mitigating application compatibility issues
  • Using ACT to address application compatibility issues
  • Lab: Assessing application compatibility
  • Analyzing applications for potential compatibility issues
  • Mitigating application compatibility issues

Planning and implementing user state migration (8 topics)

  • Overview of user state migration
  • Overview of USMT 10.0
  • Planning user state migration
  • Migrating user state by using USMT
  • Lab: Planning and implementing user state migration
  • Planning for user state migration
  • Creating and customizing USMT XML files
  • Capturing and restoring a user state by using the USMT

Determining an image management strategy (4 topics)

  • Overview of the Windows image file format
  • Overview of image management
  • Lab: Determining an image management strategy
  • Assessing business requirements to support an image management strategy

Preparing for deployments by using the Windows ADK (16 topics)

  • 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
  • Lab: Preparing the imaging and Windows PE environment
  • Configuring a custom Windows PE environment
  • Lab: Building a reference image by using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Building custom answer files by using Windows SIM
  • Installing a reference computer by using a custom answer file
  • Customizing your image in audit mode, and preserving the profile changes by using Sysprep
  • Lab: Capturing and servicing a reference image
  • Capturing a reference system image
  • Lab: Using the Windows ICD
  • Create a provisioning package
  • Create a Windows 10 deployment package

Supporting PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments (5 topics)

  • Overview of PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
  • Installing and configuring the Windows DS environment
  • Lab: Configuring Windows DS to support PXE and multicast operating system deployments
  • Planning the Windows DS environment
  • Installing and configuring the Windows DS server role

Implementing operating system deployment by using the MDT (8 topics)

  • Planning for the MDT environment
  • Implementing MDT 2013 Update 2
  • Integrating Windows DS with MDT
  • Lab: Operating system deployment using the MDT
  • Planning for the MDT environment
  • Installing MDT 2013 Update 2, and addressing MDT prerequisites
  • Creating and configuring the deployment share
  • Deploying and capturing a reference operating system image

Managing operating system deployment (10 topics)

  • Overview of operating system deployment
  • Preparing a site for operating system deployment
  • Deploying an operating system
  • Lab: Preparing the site for operating system deployment
  • Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
  • Managing packages to support operating system deployment
  • Lab: Deploying operating system images for bare-metal installations
  • Preparing the operating system image
  • Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
  • Deploying an image

Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment (9 topics)

  • Integrating deployment tools with Configuration Manager
  • Integrating MDT with Configuration Manager
  • Lab: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment
  • Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager
  • Creating an MDT boot image
  • Creating and deploying an MDT task sequence by using Configuration Manager
  • Lab: Configuring UDI
  • Creating a UDI task sequence
  • Deploying Windows 10 by using a UDI task sequence

Activating clients and managing additional configuration settings (6 topics)

  • Solutions for volume license activation
  • Determining additional client configuration settings
  • Lab: Configuring additional settings for computer clients
  • Planning for Windows 10 customization
  • Creating a common Windows Start menu and custom power plan
  • Creating a client preferences GPO

Deploying Office 2016 (9 topics)

  • 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
  • Lab: Deploying Microsoft Office 2016 by using the Office Customization Tool
  • Using the Microsoft Office Customization Tool (OCT) to customize a Microsoft Office 2016 deploymen
  • Deploying a customized version of Office 2016

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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 the management tasks that you can perform by using Configuration Manager.

Relevant Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Mobility certification

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