20416 Implementing Desktop Application Environments Training Course
This five-day course provides students with the skills and knowledge to be able to design, deploy and manage a physical as well as a virtual Windows Server 2012 application management infrastructure. Students will also learn to design, deploy and manage Windows 8 Enterprise applications in a physical and virtual environment as well as in the cloud. Students should have experience with course 20415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure, and have their Windows 2012 Server certification (MCSA) or equivalent skills. This course also maps to and supports exam 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments.
Course 20416 Implementing Desktop Application Environments is intended for Information Technology professionals who are interested in gaining experience with Windows 8 application deployments and managing the application environments for large organizations. Students attending this training could be support technicians or currently in deployment roles and are considering taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in the areas of planning and deploying Windows 8 desktops. Other candidates for Course 20416 are IT professionals who are looking to take one or both exams: 70‑415: Implementing an Enterprise Desktop and Device Infrastructure and 70‑416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.
Module 1: Designing an Application Distribution Strategy
This module discusses the high-level aspects of designing an application distribution strategy. The topics covered can help students identify the aspects in an environment that influence application distribution and identify the most common distribution methods used in the Windows environment.
Module 2: Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility
This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues experienced during a new operating system deployment. The module also explains how to use Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.
Module 3: Deploying Software by Using Group Policy and Windows Intune
This module discusses using Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy software as part of a software deployment strategy. It also covers sideloading, which is the specialized software deployment method specific to Windows Store apps.
Module 4: Deploying Applications by Using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1This module describes how to use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 to manage the software deployment and management lifecycle, including deploying software, targeting a group of user or computers, validating the success of software deployment, and removing software from computers when that software is no longer required.
Module 5: Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment
This module describes planning, configuring and using self‑service application deployment. It describes configuring self‑service application deployment for Windows Intune clients and for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients, in addition to using Microsoft System Center 2012 - Service Manager and Microsoft System Center 2012 - Orchestrator to improve the self‑service application deployment process.
Module 6: Designing and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
This module introduces you to presentation virtualization concepts and to the components that are used for presentation virtualization in computers running Windows so that you can plan the deployment of apps using presentation virtualization in your environment.
Module 7: Preparing, Configuring, and Deploying Presentation Virtualization Applications
This module discusses presentation virtualization strategies and which strategy to use in a given situation. It also discusses how to deploy applications to Remote Desktop Session Host servers as traditional, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access applications.
Module 8: Designing and Deploying an Application Virtualization Environment
This module discusses how to determine which application virtualization infrastructure model best suits an organization’s needs. Additionally, this module covers how to determine which Windows Server 2012 roles and features are needed to support the model you have selected, and which Group Policy settings should be configured.
Module 9: Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications
This module describes sequencing applications by using the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer. It also describes how to stream sequenced applications and how to locally install sequenced applications.
Module 10: Planning and Implementing Application Updates and Security
This module discusses how to configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications. It also covers how to plan and configure application security.
Module 11: Planning and Implementing Application Upgrades
This module covers planning and implementing application upgrades and supersedence, including how to deploy multiple versions of an application, how to uninstall applications, how to retire applications, and how to manage user settings. It also covers planning application concurrency and implementing it by using App-V, Client Hyper-V, RemoteApp, VDI, and Remote Desktop Services.
Module 12: Monitoring Application Deployment, Use, and Performance
This module describes using application monitoring as an essential part of managing applications in an enterprise environment. It also covers planning software inventory and metering, and monitoring application resource use.
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