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This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to use a Windows Vista operating system image and application package deployment infrastructure to minimize the downtime at the Windows Vista client.


 
Course Outline
About this Course
Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.
This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to use a Windows Vista operating system image and application package deployment infrastructure to minimize the downtime at the Windows Vista client. The desktop support technicians can use this infrastructure to improve the support experience in the following scenarios:
New installations
Single computer migrations
Single computer reinstallations
The course also provides guidance on how to install application packages on Windows Vista computers for support scenarios that require application updates or reinstalls.

Audience Profile
The audience of this course is experienced enterprise level IT Professionals who focus on a broad range of desktop operating system, desktop application, mobile device, networking, and hardware support issues. As working professionals, students must combine technical expertise with problem solving and decision making skills and a deep understanding of their business and technical environments to quickly resolve support issues. They consider all variables, justify resolutions with a logical troubleshooting approach, and relate tradeoffs to business and technical requirements and constraints.
Students will have used Windows XP-SP2 and may have experience with Windows server operating systems. Their job requires them to stay knowledgeable and skilled on new versions and updates of technology as defined by the business environment.



Course Outline Module 1: Windows Vista Desktop Deployment Infrastructure
This module explains the components of a Windows Vista deployment infrastructure that uses the Business desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 Solutions Accelerator.
Lessons
Windows Vista Desktop Deployment Infrastructure
The Components of BDD 2007
Identifying the Support Scenarios
Lab : Accessing The BDD Tools
Installing BDD 2007
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the standard deployment processes supported by BDD 2007.
Describe the tools available as part of BDD 2007.
Identify the support scenarios that can be supported using BDD 2007.

Module 2: : Preparing to Apply Desktop Images
This module explains how to describe the necessary steps required to prepare a computer for Windows Vista image deployment.
Lessons
Preparing the Target Computer
Backing up the User State
Lab : Preparing to Apply Desktop Images
Reviewing the User State profile and Completing the User State Checklist
Running USMT to Back up a User State
Verifying Successful User State Backup
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Prepare the Target Computer
Backup the User State.

Module 3: Supporting Computers with Desktop Images
This module explains how to apply a Windows Vista operating system image to a target computer.
Lessons
Obtaining the Desktop Image
Verifying the Desktop Image Application
Lab : Applying Desktop Images
Booting to the Windows Pre-Installation Environment
Applying an Image from the Network
Verifying Desktop Image Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Determine the best method to obtain the desktop image and apply a desktop image
Verify the desktop image application.

Module 4: Installing Applications
After completing this module, the students will be able to describe the steps required to prepare a Windows Vista computer for applications and application installation packages.
Lessons
Preparation Steps for Installing an Application Package
Application Package Deployment Methods
Lab : Preparing to Install an Application Package
Determining User Requirements
Configuring Group Policy to Install Microsoft Office Professional 2007
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Identify application deployment methods.
Create application packages.

Module 5: Restoring and Validating User State
This module explains how to restore and validate user state on a newly deployed Windows Vista desktop image.
Lessons
Restoring User State
Verifying User State
Lab : Restoring and Verifying User State
Running USMT to Restore a User State
Verifying Successful User State Restore
Discussion: Helping Users Adjust to the New Environment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Restore user state on a newly deployed Windows Vista desktop image.
Validate user state on a newly deployed Windows Vista desktop image.
Module 6: Troubleshooting Desktop and Application Installations
This module explains how to troubleshoot issues that are affect the operating system deployment and application package installation.
Lessons
Desktop Installation Troubleshooting
Application Installation Troubleshooting
Lab : Troubleshooting Application Installation
Troubleshooting Disk Configurations
Troubleshooting Deployed Application Settings
Troubleshooting Application File Type Associations
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Identify and use desktop installation troubleshooting techniques.
Identify and use application installation troubleshooting techniques


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Pre-class Facilitation
We start the learning process well before you arrive at our door with lots of communication and information. Our instructors, coordinators and facilitators will ensure that when course participants arrive, they will have all the tools they need to be successful and students will have already started to learn

In our Facility with Certified instructors
With (R)Evolution, each course is supported by a certified instructor who facilitates, coaches and mentors the students through the learning process - their only job is to ensure our students’ success. Students attend class in one day increments (which can be non-consecutive days for multi-day courses).
    * Since the course content is provided by the expert video modules, the in-class instructor can devote 100% of their time to individual instruction and guidance.
    * Our exclusive consultative learning approach ensures that the needs of each student are assessed and support during and subsequent to the course is tailored to them.

Expert Video Modules
(R)Evolution guarantees consistent, high quality instruction, and uniform delivery of the course material mapped to official vendor course curriculum with no missed topics.
    * Content is delivered by World Class Experts and Certified Trainers and it has been edited and produced so that students are presented the best possible delivery of the course material.
    * Self Scheduled progress matches the learning speed of each student – it allows for instant review, and results in improved retention.

Interactive Content
Throughout the Learning experience, instruction is reinforced with practical exercises, lab exercises completed in live lab environments and progress checks that give immediate feedback to the student regarding their progress.
    * Keeps students engaged, on track and in line with their objectives
    * Provides instant feedback, real time results and acts as a measure for the instructor to provide further mentorship

Online Mentoring and Support
The online mentoring support that is included with (R)Evolution starts when the student enters the classroom and continues for 6 months. As both a 3rd training resource in the classroom and as a valuable support service that is available 24/7, students have yet another mechanism to support their learning.
    * Reinforces learning and acts as a support during the classroom session
    * Assistance applying course concepts
    * Access to our facility and ability to re-take some or all of the training is absolute assurance that required learning is received.
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have: * Be familiar with PC hardware and devices. For example, ability to look into device manager and look for unsupported devices. * Have basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership. * Familiarity with the 2007 Microsoft Office System; specifically Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Excel 2007. * Be able to map network file shares. For example, familiar with UNC paths, mapping local resources to server/share. * Have experience installing applications from media (CD/DVD) * Have experience working from a command window. For example, authoring and editing batch files * Be able to burn or creating boot media. For example, ISO. * Have experience configuring BIOS options. For example, boot order. * Be familiar with reviewing support logs. Know that there is a chronology, sequential order, severity, etc.. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: * 5115A: Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System. * 5116A: Configuring Windows Vista Mobile Computing and Applications. Important: This learning product will be most useful to people who intend to use their new skills and knowledge on the job immediately after training.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011
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