Recertification for MCSE - Desktop Infrastructure

Code: 70-982

Exam 70-982 - Recertification for MCSE - Desktop Infrastructure

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Create and maintain desktop images

  • Plan images
    • Design considerations, including thin, thick, and hybrid images, image type (boot, install, capture, discover), image format (VHD or WIM), number of images based on operating system or hardware platform, drivers, and operating features
  • Maintain images
    • Update VHD images using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (OVMST); apply updates, drivers, settings, and files to online and offline images; apply service packs to images; install applications into images

Design and deploy desktops

  • Design a deployment method
    • Design considerations, including Lite Touch, Zero Touch, local install, and Windows To Go, capacity and scale, required changes to the infrastructure, client boot method for deployment, scheduling, staggered deployment, network load, multi-site topology and distribution points, and physical versus virtual

Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Services infrastructure

  • Plan and configure a Remote Desktop Session Host
    • Plan for and configure session collections, plan for and configure session properties, plan for and configure redirection settings, plan for and configure profiles
  • Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host infrastructure
    • Plan for and configure virtual desktop templates, plan for and implement highly available virtual machines (VMs), plan for and implement guest resource optimization, configure placement rules, plan for and configure virtual network optimization, plan for storage optimization
  • Plan and configure a Remote Desktop Connection Broker
    • Plan for and configure a session host server farm, plan for and configure redirection mode
  • Plan and configure a Remote Desktop Gateway
    • Plan for and configure Remote Desktop Resource Authorization Policy (RD RAP), plan for and configure Remote Desktop Client Authorization Policy (RD CAP), plan for and configure certificates for Gateway servers, plan for and configure SSL bridging, plan for and configure Network Access Protection (NAP) integration
  • Plan and configure Remote Desktop Web Access
    • Plan for and configure highly available Remote Desktop Web Access, plan for and configure single sign-on, plan for and configure SSL, customize the Web Access interface

Design and configure desktop settings

  • Design and configure user state virtualization
    • Design and configure mandatory and roaming profiles, manage profile disks, design and configure folder redirection, configure user device affinity, manage user state in shared and pooled desktops
  • Configure the Remote Desktop client experience
    • Install the RemoteFX role service, configure local resource redirection, configure RemoteFX USB redirection, configure custom RDP settings
  • Configure desktop security
    • Configure Encrypting File System (EFS), plan for device restriction policies, manage removable media restrictions, configure advanced auditing, configure Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, configure User Account Control (UAC)

Manage and maintain a desktop infrastructure

  • Implement an updates infrastructure
    • Apply Windows Updates, manage VM pool patching, integrate WSUS with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, apply template-based virtual desktop updates, implement multi-tier WSUS
  • Monitor the virtual desktop infrastructure
    • Monitor the performance of Remote Desktop Services (RDS) servers and VM guests, monitor the health of RDS servers and VM guests, perform capacity analysis, identify and remediate performance bottlenecks
  • Create and configure virtual collections
    • Create and configure virtual desktop collections, including pooled or personal virtual desktop collections and managed or unmanaged collections; create and configure Remote Desktop Session Host collections

Design and prepare the application environment

  • Update applications in desktop images
    • Design considerations, including impact on clients, offline access, deployment infrastructure, and remote locations; plan for updates to applications

Design and implement a presentation virtualization environment

  • Plan and implement presentation virtualization servers
    • Install and configure Remote Desktop Session Host, install and configure the Remote Desktop Web Access role, configure the Remote Desktop Connection Broker for the Remote Desktop Session Host, perform capacity analysis
  • Deploy and manage remote applications
    • Configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connections settings, configure GPOs for signed packages, subscribe to the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections feeds, export and import RemoteApp configurations, deploy a RemoteApp distribution file (MSI or RDP)

Design and implement an application virtualization environment

  • Install and configure application virtualization environments
    • Planning considerations, including choosing a protocol to deploy virtual applications (file server or streaming); configure App-V modes (stand-alone, lightweight, and enterprise); install an App-V infrastructure; configure GPO settings for App-V; deploy an App-V client for Remote Desktop Session Hosts

Deploy, manage, and maintain the application environment

  • Deploy applications to the desktop
    • Deployment considerations, including using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or Client Hyper-V; configure package advertisements using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager; publish or assign software using GPOs
  • Plan and implement application updates
    • Configure System Center 2012 - Updates Publisher, resequence/redeploy applications, deploy updates by using System Center 2012 - Configuration Manager, configure WSUS for application updates
  • Plan and implement application upgrades
    • Migrate application settings and configurations, mitigate compatibility issues, plan for application version coexistence, resequence/redeploy applications, decommission applications, migrate documents, migrate Office applications using Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM), deploy application upgrades by using Group Policy
  • Implement applications security
    • Configure AppLocker policies, configure System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection settings, configure User Account Control (UAC) settings, configure Data Execution Prevention (DEP) settings, configure Windows Firewall, configure Remote Desktop Session Host server security, configure Software Restriction Policies (SRP)
  • Monitor applications
    • Monitor Remote Desktop Session Host sessions, monitor offline application usage, monitor real-time sessions, monitor application licensing usage, configure Asset Intelligence Service (AIS) in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Design business continuity for the desktop and application environment

  • Design and implement a resilient Remote Desktop infrastructure
    • Design highly available Remote Desktop Web Access, Remote Desktop Connection Broker, and Remote Desktop Gateway; perform backup and recovery of the Remote Desktop Licensing server; configure virtual machine or dedicated farm redirection
  • Design and implement business continuity for virtual desktops
    • Design and implement Hyper-V Replica with Hyper-V Replica Broker, design and implement business continuity for personal and shared desktop collection
  • Design and implement a resilient virtual application delivery infrastructure
    • Design and implement highly available App-V data store and management server, implement pre-populated/shared cache App-V functionality for the VDI environment, implement highly available content share, implement a branch office strategy using App-V, manage VM backups

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2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
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