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Windows 8.1
20695B: Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps
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This five-day course describes how to assess operating system and application deployment options, determine the most appropriate deployment strategy, and then implement a lite-touch or zero-touch deployment solution for Windows devices and apps. Solutions that this course covers include operating system deployment scenarios using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
  • Assess the network environment for supporting operating system and application deployment.
  • Determine operating system deployment strategies.
  • Assess application compatibility.
  • Plan and implement user state migration.
  • Determine an image management strategy.
  • Prepare for deployments using the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK).
  • Support PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments.
  • Implement operating system deployment by using the MDT.
  • Implement operating system deployment by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  • Integrate MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment.
  • Activate clients and manage additional configuration settings.
  • Deploy Office 2013.
This course is intended for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium/large/enterprise organizations, and for individuals who are interested in taking the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exam 70-695: Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps.
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.
  • 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.
  • Basic understanding of management tasks using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or by
obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • Course 20687: Configuring Windows 8.1
  • Course 20688: Supporting Windows 8.1
or
  • Course 20689: Upgrading your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
  • Course 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Course 20694: Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps
  • Course 20696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps Using System Center Configuration Manager
Module 1: Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application Deployment
This module provides an overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle. It explains how to assess hardware and infrastructure readiness for a desktop deployment, and how to use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) to assess deployment readiness.
Lessons
  • Overview of the Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle
  • Assessing Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
  • Using MAP to Assess Deployment Readiness
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
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe the enterprise desktop life cycle.
  • Assess hardware and infrastructure readiness for a desktop deployment.
  • Use MAP to assess deployment readiness.
Module 2: Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies
This module explains how to identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements. It describes tools and deployment strategies, different types of operating system deployments, and alternative deployment strategies for desktop computers.
Lessons
  • Understanding the Tools and Strategies That Are Available for an Effective Operating System Deployment
  • Operating System Deployment by Using High-Touch with Retail Media
  • Operating System Deployment by Using High-Touch with Standard Image
  • Operating System Deployment by Using Lite-Touch
  • Operating System Deployment by Using a Zero-Touch 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
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Determine an operating system deployment strategy.
  • Describe a media-based, high-touch deployment.
  • Describe an image-based, high-touch deployment.
  • Describe a lite-touch deployment.
  • Describe a zero-touch deployment.
  • Describe an alternate deployment strategy for Windows desktop computers.
Module 3: Assessing Application Compatibility
This module explains how to assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions to ensure that applications function successfully after an operating system deployment. It also describes how to use Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to address application compatibility issues.
Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe how to diagnose application compatibility issues.
  • Explain the solutions available for mitigating application compatibility issues.
  • Resolve application compatibility issues with the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT).
Module 4: Planning and Implementing User State Migration
This module describes user state migration strategies, and explains how to configure these strategies during operating system deployments.
Lessons
  • Overview of User State Migration
  • Overview of USMT 5.0
  • 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
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe user state migration.
  • Identify the features of USMT 5.0.
  • Plan user state migration.
  • Migrate user state by using USMT.
Module 5: Determining an Image Management Strategy
This module describes the Windows image file format, and provides an overview of image management. It also explains how to determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support operating system and application deployments.
Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe the purpose and benefits of the Windows image file format.
  • Describe image management.
Module 6: Preparing For Deployments Using Windows ADK
This module describes the tools provided in Windows ADK, and explains how to use them to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies.
Lessons
  • Overview of the Windows Setup and Installation Process
  • Preparing Boot Images Using Windows PE
  • Using Windows SIM and Sysprep to Automate and Prepare an Image Installation
  • Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
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
  • Servicing a Reference Image
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe the Windows installation process.
  • Describe how to use and customize Windows PE.
  • Use Windows SIM and Sysprep to automate and prepare images.
  • Capture and service a reference image.
Module 7: Supporting PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments
This module explains how to identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks. It also describes the process of installing and configuring the Windows Deployment Services environment.
Lessons
  • Overview of PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments
  • Installing and Configuring the Windows Deployment Services Environment
Lab : Configuring Windows Deployment Services to Support PXE and Multicast Operating System Deployments
  • Planning the Windows Deployment Services Environment
  • Installing and Configuring the Windows Deployment Services Server Role
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments.
  • Explain the process for installing and configuring the Windows Deployment Services environment.
Module 8: Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
This module explains how to configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT. It describes how to plan for the MDT environment, implement MDT 2013, and integrate Windows Deployment Services with MDT.
Lessons
  • Planning for the MDT Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2013
  • Integrating Windows Deployment Services with MDT
Lab : Using the MDT to Deploy Operating Systems
  • Planning for the MDT Environment
  • Installing MDT 2013, and Addressing MDT Prerequisites
  • Creating and Configuring the MDT 2013 Deployment Share
  • Deploying and Capturing a Reference Operating System Image
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe the MDT components and the process for a lite-touch deployment strategy.
  • Install and configure the MDT environment.
  • Describe how they can configure Windows Deployment Services to integrate with MDT 2013.
Module 9: Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
This module describes operating system deployment, and the process of preparing the site for operating system deployment. It also explains how to configure an operating system deployment strategy by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
Lessons
  • An Overview of Deploying Operating Systems
  • Preparing a Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Deploying an Operating System
Lab : Preparing a Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Managing the Site System Roles that Support Operating System Deployment
  • Managing Packages to Support Operating System Deployment
Lab : Deploying Operating System Images for Bare-Metal Installations
  • Prepare the Operating System Image
  • Creating a Task Sequence to Deploy an Image
  • Deploying an Image
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe operating system deployment.
  • Prepare the site for operating system deployment.
  • Deploy an operating system image.
Module 10: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment
This module explains how to integrate MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures. It also reviews the features that are provided by the integration of MDT and Configuration Manager.
Lessons
  • Integrating Deployment Tools with Configuration Manager
  • Features Provided by Integrating MDT and 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
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe the integration of deployment tools with Configuration Manager.
  • Describe the features that the integration of MDT and Configuration Manager provides.
Module 11: Activating Clients and Managing Additional Configuration Settings
This module explains how to implement volume license activation and determine configuration settings for client computers. It also describes the different volume license activation solutions.
Lessons
  • Solutions for Volume-License Activation
  • Determining Additional Configuration Client Settings
Lab : Configuring Additional Settings for Computer Clients
  • Planning for Windows 8.1 customization
  • Creating a Common Windows Start Screen and Custom Power Plan
  • Create a Client Preferences GPO
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Explain the solutions for volume-license activation.
  • Determine additional settings for the configuration client.
Module 12: Deploying Microsoft Office 2013
This module explains how to customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2013 to an enterprise network environment. It describes the methods for deploying Office 2013, customizing Office deployments, and deploying Office 2013 from Office 365.
Lessons
  • Methods for Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 Editions
  • Customizing Office Deployments
  • Deploy Office 2013 by Using Office 365
  • Considerations for Deploying Office 2013 by Using App-V
  • Managing Office Settings
Lab : Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 by Using the Office Customization Tool
  • Use OCT to customize an Office 2013 deployment
  • Deploying a Customized Version of Office 2013
After completing this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe the methods for deploying Microsoft Office 2013 editions.
  • Customize Office deployments.
  • Deploy Office 2013 by using Office 365.
  • Explain the considerations for deploying Office 2013 by using App-V.
  • Manage Office 2013 settings.
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