The Microsoft Enterprise Devices and Apps course validates that you have the skills needed to manage devices in today’s bring-your-own-device (BYOD) enterprise.
PLEASE NOTE: This course has been replaced with the new version: Microsoft: Administering System Center Configuration manager and Cloud Service Integration.
This course describes how to assess operating system and application deployment options, determine the most appropriate deployment strategy, and then implement a deployment solution for Windows devices and apps that meets your environment’s needs. Solutions that this course details include operating system deployment scenarios ranging from high-touch solutions to zero-touch solutions. It also discusses the technologies that you use to implement these solutions, including the MDT and Configuration Manager.
You’ll also get expert instruction and hands-on practice configuring and managing clients and devices by using Microsoft System Center v1511 Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, and their associated site systems. In this course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage software, client health, hardware and software inventory, applications, and integration with Intune. You also will learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20695C, also helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps.
Become an Enterprise & Apps expert
You’ll use Insoft ’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which will immerse you in topics like:
- Assess the network environment to support operating system and application deployment tasks.
- Identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements.
- Assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions to ensure that applications function successfully after an operating system deployment.
- Describe and configure strategies to migrate user state during operating system deployments.
- Determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support operating system and application deployments.
- Describe and use the tools provided in the Windows ADK to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies.
- Identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks.
- Configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT.
- Configure an operating system deployment strategy using Configuration Manager.
- Integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures.
- Implement volume license activation and configuration settings for client computers.
- Customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2016 to an enterprise network environment, and describe how to use the Windows ICD.
- Describe the features Configuration Manager and Intune include, and explain how you can use these features to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment.
- Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery, and integrating mobile-device management with Microsoft Exchange Server.
- Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client.
- Configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use Asset Intelligence and software metering.
- Identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments.
- Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems.
- Maintain software updates for PCs that Configuration Manager manages.
- Use Configuration Manager to implement Endpoint Protection.
- Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices.
- Configure an operating-system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager.
- Manage mobile devices by using Configuration Manager and Intune.
- Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site.
At Insoft , we know your time is valuable. That’s why we give you the opportunity to gain your Enterprise Devices and Apps training in just 6 days. We provide the best conditions for you to learn.
With us by your side, encouraging and guiding you along the way, you can enjoy 6 intense, focused days of quality learning in a distraction free environment. Your expert instructor will be working with Insoft ´s unique accelerated learning methods, which include our exclusive lecture/lab/review methodology with real life cases putting you in the best possible position to learn and retain knowledge and pass your exam.
Sitting your Microsoft Enterprise Devices and Apps Course with Insoft means:
- You´ll get more hours of training per day, allowing you to get trained and certified faster and more cost-effectively than with any other training provider.
- You will be trained by one of the most expert instructors in the world.
- You can focus purely on learning in our distraction free environment.
- Dedicated onsite support and access to your classroom at all hours.
- The price you pay is all-inclusive and covers all course materials, exam, transportation service, accommodation and meals.
- The Certification Guarantee allows you to train again for free, if you do not pass first time. You only pay for any exams and labs, and accommodation.
If you´d like to complete your Enterprise Devices and Apps course in smaller steps, we recommend that you sit these 2 courses instead:
The correspondent training has been retired.
20695C: Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps
Module 1: Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application Deployment
Get an overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle. You’ll learn 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.
- 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
- Determining Infrastructure Readiness by using MAP
Module 2: Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies
Learn how to identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy based upon organisational requirements. You’ll study tools and deployment strategies, different types of operating system deployments, and alternative deployment strategies for desktop computers.
- Tools and Deployment strategies for an Effective Operating System Deployment Strategy
- Operating System deployment using High-Touch with Retail Media
- Operating System deployment using High-Touch with Standard Image
- Operating System deployment using Lite-Touch
- Operating System deployment using Zero-Touch
- 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 Automated Deployment Kit
Module 3: Assessing Application Compatibility
You’ll learn how to assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions to ensure that applications function successfully after an operating system deployment. You’ll also study how to use ACT to address application compatibility issues.
- Diagnosing Application compatibility issues
- Mitigating Application compatibility issues
- Using ACT to Address Application compatibility Issues
Lab: Assessing Application Compatibility
- Analysing Applications for Potential compatibility issues
- Mitigating Application compatibility issues
Module 4: Planning and Implementing User State Migration
This module describes user state migration strategies, and explains how you can configure these strategies during operating system deployments.
- 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 customising USMT XML Files
- Capturing and Restoring User State by using USMT
Module 5: Determining an Image Management Strategy
You’ll study the Windows image file format, and get an overview of image management. You’ll also learn how to determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support operating system and application deployments.
- 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
Module 6: Preparing For Deployments Using Windows ADK
This module describes the tools provided in Windows ADK, and explains how you can use them to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies.
- Overview of the Windows Setup and Installation Process
- Preparing Boot Images using Windows PE
- Automating and Preparing the Installation of an Image using Windows SIM and Sysprep
- Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
- 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
- customising Image in Audit Mode and preserve the Profile Changes 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
Module 7: Supporting PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments
Learn how to identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks. This module also describes the process of installing and configuring the Windows DS environment.
- 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
Module 8: Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Discover how to configure an operating system deployment strategy using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. You’ll also learn how to plan for the MDT environment, implement MDT 2013, and integrate Windows DS with MDT.
- Planning for the MDT Environment
- Implementing MDT 2013 Update 2
- Integrating Windows DS with MDT
Lab: Operating System Deployment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
- Planning for the MDT Environment
- Installing MDT 2013 Update 2 and prerequisites
- Creating and configuring the MDT 2013 Deployment Share
- Deploying and capturing a Reference Operating System Image
Module 9: Managing operating system deployment
During this module you’ll study operating system deployment, and the process of preparing the site for operating system deployment. You’ll also learn how to configure an operating system deployment strategy using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
- Overview of Operating System Deployment
- Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
- Deploying an Operating System Image
Lab: Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
- Managing 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
Module 10: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment
Learn how to integrate MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures. This module also reviews the features provided by integrating MDT and Configuration Manager.
- Integrating Deployment Tools with Configuration Manager
- Reviewing the 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 Disk
- Creating and deploying an MDT Task Sequence using Configuration Manager
Lab : Configuring UDI
- Creating a UDI task sequence
- Deploying Windows 10 by using a UDI task sequence
Module 11: Activating Clients and Managing Additional Configuration Settings
Study how to implement volume license activation and determine configuration settings for client computers. You’ll also learn how the different volume license activation solutions.
- Volume License Activation Solutions
- Determining Additional Configuration Client Settings
Lab: Configuring Additional Settings for Computer Clients
- Planning for Windows 10 customization
- Creating a Common Windows Start Screen and custom Power Plan
- Creating a Client Preferences GPO
Module 12: Deploying Office 2016
This module explains how to customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2016 to deploy Office 2016 by using Office 365, and manage Office 2016 settings.
- 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
20696C: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps using System Center Configuration Manager
Module 1: Managing computers and mobile devices in the enterprise
This module describes the features that Configuration Manager and Intune include, and it details how you can use these solutions to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment.
- Overview of systems management by using enterprise-management solutions
- Overview of the Configuration Manager architecture
- Overview of the Configuration Manager administrative tools
- Tools for monitoring and troubleshooting a Configuration Manager site
- Introduction to queries and reports
Lab : Exploring the Configuration Manager tools
- Searching in the Configuration Manager console
- Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager
- Using Configuration Manager Service Manager to manage components
- Monitoring site and component status
- Reviewing log files by using the Configuration Manager Trace tool
Lab : Creating queries, and configuring Reporting Services
- Creating data queries
- Creating subselect queries
- Configuring a Reporting Services point
- Creating a report by using Report Builder
Module 2: Preparing the management infrastructure to support PCs and mobile devices
This module explains how to prepare the management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery. Additionally it describes how Configuration Manager interacts with the Microsoft Exchange Server environment to discover and manage mobile devices.
- Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
- Configuring resource discovery
- Configuring the Exchange Server Connector for mobile-device management
- Configuring user and device collections
Lab : Configuring boundaries and resource discovery
- Configuring boundaries and boundary groups
- Configuring Active Directory discovery methods
Lab : Configuring user and device collections
- Creating a device collection
- Creating a user collection
- Configuring a maintenance window
Module 3: Deploying and managing clients
This module explains the supported operating systems and devices, the software requirements, and the different methods for installing the Configuration Manager client. This module also describes some of the default and custom client settings that you can configure. After installing the client software, you can configure the client settings to perform routine management tasks.
- Overview of the Configuration Manager client
- Deploying the Configuration Manager client
- Configuring and monitoring client status
- Managing client settings in Configuration Manager
Lab : Deploying the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager client software
- Preparing the site for client Installation
- Deploying the Configuration Manager client software by using client push installation
Lab : Configuring and monitoring client status
- Configuring and monitoring client health status
Lab : Managing Client Settings
- Configuring client settings
Module 4: Managing inventory for PCs and applications
This module describes the inventory collection process. Additionally, it details how to configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use the Asset Intelligence and software metering features.
- Overview of inventory collection
- Configuring hardware and software inventory
- Managing inventory collection
- Configuring software metering
- Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence
Lab : Configuring and managing inventory collection
- Configuring and managing hardware inventory
Lab : Configuring software metering
- Configuring software metering
Lab : Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence
- Preparing the site for Asset Intelligence
- Configuring Asset Intelligence
- Monitoring license agreements by using Asset Intelligence
- Viewing Asset Intelligence reports
Module 5: Distributing and managing content used for deployments
This module explains how to identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content that is used for deployments.
- Preparing the infrastructure for content management
- Distributing and managing content on distribution points
Lab : Distributing and managing content for deployments
- Installing a new distribution point
- Managing content distribution
Module 6: Deploying and managing applications
This module explains describes the methods for creating, deploying, and managing applications with Configuration Manager. Also it explains how to use the Software Center and the Application Catalog to install available applications and manage deployments on unconventional applications. In addition, it describes how to install Windows 10 apps and virtualized applications.
- Overview of application management
- Creating applications
- Deploying applications
- Managing applications
- Deploying virtual applications by using System Center Configuration Manager (optional)
- Deploying and managing Windows Store apps
Lab : Creating and deploying applications
- Installing and configuring the Application Catalog roles
- Creating applications with requirements
- Deploying applications
Lab : Managing application supersedence and removal
- Managing application supersedence
- Uninstalling the Excel Viewer application
Lab : Deploying virtual applications by using Configuration Manager (Optional)
- Configuring support for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
- Deploying virtual applications
Lab : Using Configuration Manager to deploy Windows Store apps
- Configuring support for sideloading Windows Store apps
- Configuring a Windows Store app
- Deploying Windows 10 apps to users
Module 7: Maintaining software updates for managed PCs
This module explains how to use the software updates feature in Configuration Manager to implement an end-to-end management process for the complex task of identifying, deploying, and monitoring software updates to your Configuration Manager clients.
- The software updates process
- Preparing a Configuration Manager site for software updates
- Managing software updates
- Configuring automatic deployment rules
- Monitoring and troubleshooting software updates
Lab : Configuring the site for software updates
- Configuring and synchronizing the software-update point
Lab : Deploying and managing software updates
- Determining software-update compliance
- Deploying software updates to clients
- Configuring automatic deployment rules
Module 8: Implementing Endpoint Protection for managed PCs
This module explains how to use Configuration Manager to implement Endpoint Protection.
- Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
- Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies
Lab : Implementing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
- Configuring the System Center Endpoint Protection point and client settings
- Configuring and deploying Endpoint Protection policies
- Monitoring Endpoint Protection
Module 9: Managing compliance and secure data access
This module explains how to manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices.
- Overview of compliance settings
- Configuring compliance settings
- Viewing compliance results
- Managing resource and data access
Lab : Managing compliance settings
- Managing configuration items and baselines
- Viewing compliance settings and reports
- Configuring remediation in compliance settings
- Using compliance information to create collections
Module 10: Managing operating-system deployments
This module explains how to use Configuration Manager to create a strategy for operating-system deployments.
- An overview of operating-system deployment
- Preparing a site for operating-system deployment
- Deploying an operating-system
Lab : Preparing a 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
Module 11: Mobile device management using Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune
This module explains how to manage mobile devices by using Configuration Manager and Intune.
- Overview of mobile-device management
- Managing mobile devices with on-premises infrastructure
- Managing mobile devices by using Configuration Manager and Intune
- Managing settings and protecting data on mobile devices
- Deploying applications to mobile devices
Lab : Managing mobile devices with on-premises infrastructure
- Preparing Configuration Manager prerequisites for on-premises mobile-device management
- Enrolling and configuring a Windows Phone 10 mobile device
Module 12: Managing and maintaining a Configuration Manager site
This module explains how to use manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site. It describes role-based administration, Remote Tools, and the site maintenance tasks that you can manage by using Configuration Manager. Additionally it explains how to back up and recover a Configuration Manager site system.
- Configuring role-based administration
- Configuring remote tools
- Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance
- Performing backup and recovery of a Configuration Manager site
Lab : Configuring role-based administration
- Configuring a new scope for Toronto administrators
- Configuring a new administrative user
Lab : Configuring Remote Tools
- Configuring the Remote Tools client settings and permissions
- Managing desktops by using Remote Control
Lab : Maintaining a Configuration Manager site
- Configuring maintenance tasks in Configuration Manager
- Configuring the site backupBackup Site Server task
- Recovering a site from a backup
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.
- Basic understanding of the configuration options for iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile device platforms.
- Basic understanding of the management tasks that you can perform by using Configuration Manager.
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