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In this course, students will learn how to plan & deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations. They will also learn how to design, configure, & manage the Windows 7 client environment. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro:Wind


 
Course Outline

This course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management . In this course, students will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations . They will also learn how to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.

Course Oultine

Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops


This module helps you plan and perform effective preparation tasks for deploying Windows 7 clients. It begins by discussing client, hardware, and deployment lifecycles. It also discusses how to assess existing computing environments and licensing.

Lessons
  • Overview of the Desktop Lifecycle
  • Desktop Deployment: Challenges and Considerations
  • Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Lifecycle
  • Assessing the Current Computing Environment for Deploying Windows 7
  • Designing Windows Activation
Lab : Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
  • Assessing the Computing Environment by Using Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
Lab : Recommending an Activation Strategy
  • Review the Activation Scenario
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the client, hardware, and desktop deployment lifecycles.
  • Explain the challenges involved and considerations for deploying desktops.
  • Describe the tools and technologies that are used in the desktop deployment lifecycle.
  • Assess the current computing environment to determine the feasibility of deploying Windows 7.
  • Design the licensing and activation strategy for a given business scenario.
Module 2: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7

This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues experienced during a typical operating system deployment. It also explains how to use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.

Lessons
  • Overview of Application Compatibility
  • Assessing and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 5.5
Lab : Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
  • Installing and Configuring ACT
  • Collecting Application Inventory
  • Organizing the Application Inventory
  • ¬†Analyzing Application Inventory Results
Lab : Creating Application Compatibility Fixes
  • Identifying Application Compatibility Issues
  • Mitigating Application Issues
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the process and guidelines for resolving common application compatibility issues during an operating system deployment.
  • Inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues by using ACT 5.5.
Module 3: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods

This module discusses different deployment scenarios and methods that are available when deploying Windows 7. It also discusses various tools and technologies to use in the different scenarios, and considerations for selecting a deployment scenario and method.

Lessons
  • Evaluating In-Place Deployment
  • Evaluating Side-by-Side Deployment
  • Evaluating Lite-Touch Deployment Method
  • Evaluating Zero-Touch Deployment Method
Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method
  • Determining Windows 7 Deployment Methods
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine the feasibility of installing Windows 7 by using in-place deployment.
  • Determine the feasibility of installing Windows 7 by using side-by-side deployment.
  • Determine the feasibility of using the Lite Touch deployment method for deploying Windows 7 in a given business scenario.
  • Determine the feasibility of using the Zero Touch deployment method for deploying Windows 7 in a given business scenario.
Module 4: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images

This module, explains the underlying architecture of the computer imaging system that can be used to create and deploy a custom image of a Windows 7 desktop. It also discusses the different phases of the imaging process, and how to determine imaging strategy and image servicing opportunities in Windows 7.

Lessons
  • Overview of Windows 7 Installation Architecture
  • Overview of the Imaging Process
  • Determining the Image Strategy
  • Selecting the Image Servicing Methods
Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy
  • Determining the Windows 7 Image Strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the Windows 7 installation architecture.
  • Explain the different phases of the imaging process.
  • Determine the appropriate Windows 7 imaging strategy based on specific business requirements.
  • Select appropriate image servicing methods to service Windows 7 images based on specific business requirements.
Module 5: Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK

This module explains the underlying computer imaging architecture of Windows AIK 2.0, which can be used to create and deploy a custom Windows 7 desktop image.

Lessons
  • Overview of WAIK 2.0
  • Building a Reference Windows 7 Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Managing the Windows Preinstallation Environment
  • Capturing, Applying, and Servicing a Windows 7 Image
Lab : Installing WAIK
  • Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit
  • Identify Resources and Tools included with the Windows Automated Installation Kit
Lab : Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Building a Custom Answer File by Using Windows SIM
  • Installing a Reference Computer using a Custom Answer File
  • Generalizing a Reference Computer by Using Sysprep
Lab : Creating Windows PE Boot Media
  • Adding Packages and Drivers to Windows PE
  • Creating a Bootable Windows PE ISO Image
  • Starting the Windows PE Operating System Environment
Lab : Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX
  • Capturing an Image Using ImageX
  • Apply an Image Using ImageX
Lab : Servicing Images by Using DISM
  • Servicing a Reference image using DISM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the key features and functionality provided by WAIK 2.0.
  • Build a reference Windows 7 image by using Windows SIM and Sysprep.
  • Create a custom Windows PE bootable image.
  • Capture, apply, and service a Windows 7 image.
Module 6: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services

This module describes how WDS can be used to deploy custom system images to client computers located within the network infrastructure.

Lessons
  • Overview of WDS
  • Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment
Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
  • Designing the WDS Environment
  • Installing and Configuring the WDS Server Role
  • Adding Boot and Install Images to WDS
  • Provisioning Drivers by Using WDS
  • Deploying a Desktop Operating System Using WDS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how WDS can be used to deploy Windows 7.
  • Design and configure WDS for Windows 7 deployment.¬†
Module 7: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation

This module describes how to design the Lite Touch Installation (LTI) environment, and provides you with an overview of the techniques that you can use to build and deploy Windows 7 using the MDT and the LTI scenario.

Lessons
  • Designing the Lite Touch Installation Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2010 for Deploying Windows 7
Lab : Planning and Configuring MDT 2010
  • Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment
  • Installing MDT 2010 and Additional Component Files
  • Configuring the Deployment Share
  • Creating a Task Sequence
Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
  • Updating the Deployment Share to Generate Windows PE Media
  • Installing Windows 7 Using Lite Touch Installation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design the Lite Touch installation environment for deploying Windows 7.
  • Perform Lite Touch installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010.
Module 8: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation

This module describes the necessary prerequisites and procedures for deploying the Windows 7 operating system using Zero Touch Installation methodology.

Lessons
  • Designing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Performing Zero-touch Installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007
Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
  • Planning the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Preparing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Configuring Deployment Packages and System Images
  • Configuring and Advertising a Client Task Sequence
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design the Zero Touch installation environment for deploying Windows 7.
  • Perform the Zero Touch installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007.
Module 9: Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0

This module explains user state migration, and how to use tools, such as Windows Easy Transfer and the Microsoft Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT), in various migration scenarios.

Lessons
  • Overview of User State Migration
  • Overview of USMT 4.0
  • Planning User State Migration (USMT 4.0)
  • Migrating User State by Using USMT 4.0
Lab : Migrating User State by Using Windows Easy Transfer
  • Preparing the Window Easy Transfer Source Files
  • Capturing User State Information from a Source Computer
  • Loading User State Information to a Target Computer
Lab : Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0
  • Planning for the User State Migration
  • Creating USMT Migration Scripts
  • Capturing and Restoring User State by Using USMT
  • Performing a Hard-Link Migration
Lab : Migrating User State by Using State using Hard Link Migration
  • Performing a Hard-Link Migration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Migrate user state by using WET.
  • Explain how USMT 4.0 can be used to migrate user state.
  • Plan for user state migration.
  • Migrate user state by using USMT 4.0.
Module 10: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment

This module examines how to design, configure, and manage Windows 7 client configurations. Specifically, it discusses Group Policy, Internet Explorer, and system security settings.

Lessons
  • Overview of Planning Client Configuration
  • Designing and Configuring Standard System Settings
  • Designing and Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Designing and Configuring Security Settings
  • Designing and Implementing Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy
Lab : Designing and Configuring the Client Environment
  • Designing a Client Environment
  • Implementing a Client Configuration
Lab : Troubleshooting GPO Issues
  • Resolving a GPO Application Problem
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine the method for implementing the client configuration.
  • Design and configure standard system settings on Windows 7 client computers.
  • Design and configure Internet Explorer settings on Windows 7 client computers.
  • Design and configure security settings on Windows 7 client computers.
  • Design and implement group policy for configuring Windows 7 client computers.
  • Troubleshoot group policy issues.
Module 11: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7

ClientsThis module discusses the implications of deploying applications to Windows 7 clients including Microsoft Office 2007.  It also discusses the use of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Lessons
  • Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office System
  • Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS
Lab : Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Determining the Application Deployment Method
Lab : Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation
  • Configuring the Setup Category
  • Configuring the Features Category
  • Installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus By Using the Setup Customization File
Lab : Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS
  • Planning Automatic Updates Settings
  • Configuring Automatic Updates Settings by Using Group Policy
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine an appropriate application deployment method based upon business requirements.
  • Customize and deploy Office 2007 based on business requirements.
  • Plan and configure desktop updates by using WSUS.
Module 12: Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI

This module is a comprehensive lab that gives the students an opportunity to perform an end-to-end deployment of Windows 7 by using the LTI.

Lessons
  • Deploying Windows 7 - Challenge Scenario
Lab : Planning an End-to-End Windows 7 LTI Deployment
  • Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment
Lab : Deploying Windows 7 using the LTI Deployment Plan
  • Performing a Network Assessment
  • Configuring MDT 2010 for an LTI Deployment
  • Configuring WDS for a PXE and Multicast Deployment
  • Configuring an MDT 2010 Deployment Share
  • Creating the Reference Computer
  • Preparing the Deployment Task Sequences
  • Performing an Upgrade on Target Computers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan an end-to-end Windows 7 LTI deployment.
  • Deploy Windows 7 by using the LTI deployment plan.


Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have: - A solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts. - A solid Windows and Active Directory background. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership. - A good understanding of scripts and batch files. - A solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization. - Performed a clean installation of Windows 7, Upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP. - Configured disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 7 to function as desired. - Experience configuring and troubleshooting permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 7 Systems. - Experience configuring settings to enable network connectivity. - Experience configuring and troubleshooting a wireless network connection. - Experience configuring and troubleshooting Windows 7 security. - Configure mobile computers and devices. - Familiarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and familiar with management tools such as the System Center suite of products. - Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools. - The ability to work in a team/virtual team - Trained and mentored others

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 fully refunded less a $75 processing fee. 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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The course content was excellent ... if there was things that weren't relevant you could skip and spend more time on things that you needed to learn. Training provider was excellent as her skill level was superb and her communication skills were superb.
Reviewed by 2015
This course should have dual screens
Reviewed by 2015
I was not able to finish the whole entire course. When creating course training please make sure that it fits the allotted time (beginning to the end). We had two breaks and Instructor did not allow us to listen to the course. I had maybe another 10 mins to finish the whole course, but the Instructor said that it was 4:30pm and it is Ok and we can go home. It is not Ok not to be able to finish the course..
Reviewed by 2014
Mentored training actually worked quite well for me. The instructor is there in the room all the time, available if needed. A lot of material for one day, but I did manage to complete it without feeling too rushed.
Reviewed by 2014
It is not possible to complete a beginner's course in one day. There is a lot of information to absorb. It is wonderful that one can re-sit a session within a limited time.
Reviewed by 2013
To bottom line my feelings about the course: Course -- helpful but this comment is made with reservations. Instructor -- excellent !
Reviewed by 2013
The course material was far too heavy for the duration of the course. The material needs to be reduced so that students do not feel rushed or pressured with time, or the duration of the class needs to be extended.
Reviewed by 2013
Overall, the course has been well handled by the Training Provider. But i would expect that, somehow, there is a time allotted in the afternoon for more visible and face to face interaction between the TP and the whole class. Others may be asking questions that may not have been thought of by other learners but may be helpful.
Reviewed by 2013
Very impressed and would highly recommend.
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent...easy to talk to and very helpful and informed.
Reviewed by 2013
This was a very good learning environment. I prefer having an instructor present in case I have questions but also be able to work at my own pace.
Reviewed by 2013
I could have used some more time to go through the exercises in the sharepoint database.
Reviewed by 2013
re Instructor assessment. ques. are N/A as it was independant mentored study. Flash based training module had 1 hiccup where ctrl-b key was captured by OS and I had to hunt for alt-b to complete the module. Class mentor was unaware of flaw. I felt that the design of the module would have prevented me from completing the section if I was unable to locate alternative keystroke. Worthwhile day.
Reviewed by 2012
Course is very good but not enough time to complete the exercises. Should be at least another 1.5 hours longer.
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Using the self-teaching method made for a more relaxed working environment. As the instructor's assistance was on a one-on-one basis I was not hesitate to ask questions.
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Would prefer an instructor led (classroom) style of training over a computer based course.
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I would suggest that the course manual contain more visual material (e.g. screen shots) versus words. The course was very well. I did not think I would like the on line method of training but I did. I also liked the fact that I could work through my lunch to complete the course earlier. I had to catch the go train so it worked better for me.
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Susan was an excellent instructor, and was very helpful with providing extra "tips" not covered within the course material.
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I only realized after completing 2 units thoroughly that there is not enough time allotted for a lot practicing. I would tell students in advance that getting through the videos and practicing later in your own time is recommended.
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Enjoyed the flexibility of the "Modern Classroom" style of learning where you can move at your own pace and focus on what you need most. You can even move to the next chapter if you need help and the instructor is busy. Definitely dress warmly as the classroom was really over air-conditioned!
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I loved the Adobe InDesign course but as a new user I felt there was so much material to cover and I wanted to take my time getting familiar with the program and learning about everything. I think if the class had been 2 days instead of 1 it would have been perfect!
Reviewed by 2012
Manual provided was totally different then computer training. Expected more hands on training instead of just watching an instruction video.
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Great
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The video - was not at all interactive - only concepts were presented. The manual completedly different from the video material. I have no objections to using different approaches but a course on any software must include interactive materials.
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The course was set up in a way which was easy to follow. However, I thought there was a lot of information to take in the day. The instructor was very helpful and very knowledgeable.
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The training provider, Melanie, was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and sat with me personally for hands on training. I found the course to be long and difficult to complete in one day.
Reviewed by 2012
The amount of material was a little much (maybe an hour) to cover in the allotted time - but otherwise good.
Reviewed by 2011
The room was too cold for me. The Instructor was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
A co worker of mine, did not receive the certificate of completing the course. As well, I received a website to log to after the course for 30 days (The Online Support). Although the vendor ID number does not exisit. I have gone back to my contact at Last Minute Training, and haven't received any feedback from her. The course was good, the follow up, was the greatest service.
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Would like to have access to the on-line training materials for this course for a period of time after course completion
Reviewed by 2011
Hi - the server crashed during my session and I would like to reschedule. Can someone contact me to do this?
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