Desktop Infrastructure Implementation (Exam 70-415)

Course Specifications

Course Number:


Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


You designed and implemented an advanced server infrastructure. As the business expands, it is important for the organization to automate the Windows deployment process. You need to use several desktop infrastructure technologies to automate the Windows deployment in the organizational desktops. To meet these requirements, you will create desktop infrastructure by setting up image capture and managing WDS and MDT in the enterprise network.

You will also configure DFSR server and SCCM, manage RD session host and connection manager, manage remote desktop gateway and web access to support OS deployment with optimized network performance. To ensure the smooth functioning of the desktop infrastructure implementation, you will configure desktops using the Lite-touch and Zero-touch deployments. In addition to these tasks, you will manage user state virtualization, implement user state migration, manage remote desktop gateway, configure RD virtualization host infrastructure, and manage desktop security options to create a centralized and secured data center. By familiarizing yourself with these tasks, you can plan and implement an effective Windows desktop infrastructure in your organization that suits the requirements of your business. In this course, you will implement desktop infrastructure.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to implement a desktop infrastructure.

You will:

Target Student:

This course is intended for IT professionals who need to design, deploy, and implement a Windows desktop infrastructure by using Windows Server 2012 in an enterprise environment. Students should have experience with administering previous Windows Server Operating system and completed their Windows 2012 Server certification (MCSA) or have equivalent skills.

This course helps you to prepare for the 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure exam. This course is also the first in the series of two courses that help you to prepare for MSCE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.


To ensure your success, you should have experience in Windows Server, specifically in configuring, implementing, and managing the Active Directory and networking infrastructure within a Windows Server enterprise environment.

Before attending this course, students must have:

You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Overview of Enterprise Desktop Deployments

Topic A: Identify the Components of Enterprise Desktops

Topic B: Identify a Deployment Method

Topic C: Identify Product Licenses Using VAMT

Topic D: Create Infrastructure Readiness Outline with MAP Tool

Lesson 2: Setting Up Image Capture

Topic A: Examine Desktop Images

Topic B: Prepare the OS for Image Capture

Lesson 3: Managing WDS

Topic A: Configure WDS

Topic B: Configure Images

Topic C: Create a Discover Image Using WDS

Lesson 4: Managing MDT

Topic A: Configure MDT

Topic B: Implement MDT Deployment with WDS

Lesson 5: Configuring DFSR Server and SCCM 2012

Topic A: Configure DFSR Server

Topic B: Configure SCCM 2012

Lesson 6: Managing User State Virtualization

Topic A: Configure User State Virtualization

Topic B: Configure Microsoft User Experience Virtualization

Lesson 7: Configuring Desktops Using Lite-Touch

Topic A: Configure Lite-Touch Deployment

Topic B: Configure Image Restrictions

Lesson 8: Configuring Zero-Touch Deployment

Topic A: Examine Zero-Touch Deployment

Topic B: Configure Task Sequencing

Topic C: Integrate Deployment Tools

Topic D: Perform Multicast Transmission with SCCM 2012

Lesson 9: Implementing User State Migration

Topic A: Examine User State Migration

Topic B: Perform User State Migration With USMT

Topic C: Perform User State Migration With SCCM 2012

Lesson 10: Managing RD Session Host and Connection Broker

Topic A: Install RDS

Topic B: Configure RD Session Host and RD Connection Broker

Lesson 11: Managing RD Gateway and Web Access

Topic A: Configure RD Gateway

Topic B: Configure RD Web Access

Lesson 12: Configuring RD Virtualization Host Infrastructure and Client Experience

Topic A: Configure an RD Virtualization Host Infrastructure

Topic B: Configure RD Client Experience

Lesson 13: Managing Desktop Security Options

Topic A: Configure Advanced Auditing and UAC

Topic B: Implement Endpoint Protection

Topic C: Implement BitLocker

Topic D: Manage Removable Media Restrictions

Topic E: Apply File Encryption Using the EFS

Lesson 14: Managing Desktop Infrastructure

Topic A: Configure Windows Update Infrastructure

Topic B: Monitor Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Topic C: Manage Virtual Collections

Appendix A: Exam 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure