MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure

The globally recognized standard for IT professionals

MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure Show that you can deploy and manage desktops and devices that provide access from anywhere, while maintaining security and compliance. Also validate your 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.

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.

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

  • Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
  • Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
  • Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
  • Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
  • Module 5: Implementing IPv4
  • Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System
  • Module 8: Implementing IPv6
  • Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
  • Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
  • Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
  • Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
  • Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Administering Windows Server 2012

  • Module 1: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  • Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
  • Module 3: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Module 4: Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Module 5: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Module 6: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Module 7: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
  • Module 8: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Module 10: Optimizing File Services
  • Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Module 12: Implementing Update Management
  • Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  • Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
  • Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
  • Module 6: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Module 8: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Module 12: Implementing Disaster Recovery

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

  • Module 1: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy
  • Module 2: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization
  • Module 3: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
  • Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
  • Module 6: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications
  • Module 7: Planning and Implementing a Highly Available Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering
  • Module 8: Planning and Implementing an Server Updates Infrastructure
  • Module 9: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy
  • Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure
  • Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure
  • Module 12: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure

Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

  • Module 1: Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options
  • Module 2: Planning An Image Management Strategy
  • Module 3: Implementing Desktop Security
  • Module 4: Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image
  • Module 5: Planning and Implementing User State Migration
  • Module 6: Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Module 7: Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Module 8: Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure
  • Module 9: Managing User State Virtualization For Enterprise Desktops
  • Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops
  • Module 11: Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss
  • Module 12: Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure

Implementing Desktop Application Environments

  • Module 1: Designing an Application Distribution Strategy
  • Module 2: Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility
  • Module 3: Deploying Applications by Using Group Policy and Windows Intune
  • Module 4: Deploying Applications by Using System Center Configuration Manager
  • Module 5: Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment
  • Module 6: Designing and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Module 7: Preparing, Configuring and Deploying Presentation Virtualization Applications
  • Module 8: Designing and Deploying an Application Virtualization Environment
  • Module 9: Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications
  • Module 10: Planning and Implementing Application Updates and Security
  • Module 11: Planning and Implementing Application Upgrade and Supersedence
  • Module 12: Monitoring Application Deployment, Utilization, and Performance

The Duration for MCSE - Desktop Infrastructure is:

Regular Track: 120 Hours (60 Days)

Fast Track: 120 Hours, (30 Days)

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part one of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part two of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to administer the tasks required to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access, and data security. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part three of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to perform the advanced configuring tasks required to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

  • Create and Maintain Desktop Images (20-25%)
  • Design and Deploy Desktops (20-25%)
  • Plan and Implement a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure (15-20%)
  • Design and Configure Desktop Settings (20-25%)
  • Manage and Maintain a Desktop Infrastructure (20-25%)

Exam 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

  • Design and Prepare the Application Environment (20-25%)
  • Design and Implement a Presentation Virtualization Environment (15-20%)
  • Design and Implement an Application Virtualization Environment (15-20%)
  • Deploy, Manage, and Maintain the Application Environment (20-25%)
  • Design Business Continuity for the Desktop and Application Environment (20-25%)

Microsoft recommends that you have four years of Windows Server experience, along with on-premises and cloud experience, before attempting MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.

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