MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure Boot Camp

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Course Description
The MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure is 6 days of an intense deep dive into advanced concepts of Windows Server 2012 including implementation of a desktop infrastructure and application environments using Windows Server 2012. This boot camp incorporates Microsoft Courses: 20415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure, and 20416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments. Students will take two exams during this boot camp, which will demonstrate their ability to deploy and manage desktops and devices that provide access from anywhere, while maintaining security and compliance, as well as validating their skills in desktop virtualization, remote desktop services, and application virtualization. Earning an MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification will qualify you for such job roles as desktop and device support, and data and applications manager.


  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Exams Included

  • 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure
  • 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments

About Our Boot Camps
Our boot camps are geared towards providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to not only pass the Microsoft Certification exams, but to also excel in their IT career paths. All of our boot camps are all-inclusive and include benefits such as:

  • 100% Test Pass Guarantee
  • All course materials, practice exams and official certification exams
  • Onsite Pearson Vue Testing Center
  • Hands-on instruction by a certified instructor
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided each day
  • Airfare, lodging and transportation packages available (Option 2)


Audience Profile
 This certification is intended for IT Professional who need to validate their skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying and managing a Windows Server 2012 desktop infrastructure including the application environment, application virtualization, security, business continuity and remote desktop services necessary. Candidate’s should have experience with previous Windows Server Operating systems and have their Windows 2012 Server certification (MCSA) or equivalent skills.  This boot camp will validate the skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and maintaining desktop infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2012 environment.


At Course Completion:
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess and determine desktop deployment options.
  • Plan an image management strategy.
  • Implement desktop security.
  • Capture and manage a desktop operating system image.
  • Plan and implement User State Migration.
  • Plan and deploy desktops by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  • Plan and deploying desktops by using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
  • Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Services infrastructure.
  • Manage user state virtualization for enterprise desktops.
  • Plan and implement an updates infrastructure to support enterprise desktops.
  • Protect enterprise desktops from malware and data loss.
  • Monitoring the performance and health of the desktop infrastructure.
  • Design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment.
  • Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments.
  • Use Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy applications to client devices.
  • Deploy applications centrally using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.
  • Configure self-service application deployment using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Service Manager SP1, and Windows Store apps.
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization.
  • Prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization.
  • Virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.
  • Plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications, and plan and configure application security.
  • Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence.
  • Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs.


Course Outline
Create and Maintain Desktop Images

  • Plan images.
  • Capture images.
  • Maintain images.

Design and Deploy Desktops

  • Design a deployment method.
  • Implement the deployment infrastructure.
  • Implement a Lite Touch deployment.
  • Implement a Zero Touch deployment.
  • Design and implement user state migration.

Plan and Implement a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure

  • Plan and configure a Remote Desktop Session Host.
  • Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host infrastructure.
  • Plan and configure a Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
  • Plan and configure a Remote Desktop Gateway.
  • Plan and configure Remote Desktop Web Access.

Design and Configure Desktop Settings

  • Design and configure user state virtualization.
  • Configure the Remote Desktop client experience.
  • Configure desktop security.

Manage and Maintain a Desktop Infrastructure

  • Implement an updates infrastructure.
  • Monitor the virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • Create and configure virtual collections.

Design and Prepare the Application Environment

  • Design an application distribution strategy.
  • Plan and implement application compatibility.
  • Update applications in desktop images.


Design and Implement a Presentation Virtualization Environment

  • Plan and implement presentation virtualization servers.
  • Create and configure remote applications.
  • Deploy and manage remote applications.

Design and Implement an Application Virtualization Environment

  • Install and configure application virtualization environments.
  • Prepare virtual applications.
  • Manage application virtualization environments.

Deploy, Manage, and Maintain the Application Environment

  • Deploy applications to the desktop.
  • Plan and implement application updates.
  • Plan and implement application upgrades.
  • Implement applications security.
  • Monitor applications.

Design Business Continuity for the Desktop and Application Environment

  • Design and implement a resilient Remote Desktop infrastructure.
  • Design and implement business continuity for virtual desktops.
  • Design and implement a resilient virtual application delivery infrastructure.