Desktop Application Environment Implementation (Exam 70-416)

Course Specifications

Course Number:


Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


You designed and implemented desktop infrastructure. As business operations expand, it is important for the organization to design, deploy, and manage an effective Windows Server 2012 desktop application infrastructure. You need to use several desktop infrastructure implementation methodologies to be able to design and manage a physical or virtual Windows desktop application management infrastructure. To meet these requirements, you will create a desktop application environment by planning the enterprise desktop application environment and preparing the environment for application distribution.

You will also deploy desktop application using Group Policy and Windows Intune to quickly deploy desktop applications in the organizational network. To centrally manage application deployments and secure the applications from unauthorized access, you will configure SCCM for application deployment and deploy applications using SCCM. In addition to these tasks, you will deploy self-service portals, administer presentation virtualization infrastructure, manage remote applications, deploy application virtualization using App-V, configure high availability for App-V and application virtualization, manage application updates, and troubleshoot application compatibility issues to create a centralized and secured environment for desktop applications. By familiarizing yourself with these tasks, you can plan and implement an effective desktop application environment that suits the requirements of your business. In this course, you will implement a desktop application environment.

Course Objectives:

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

You will:

Target Student:

This course is designed for IT professionals who have desktop administration experience and have worked with previous versions of Windows Server Operating systems. It is also meant for support technicians who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to design, deploy, and manage Windows 8 applications in a Windows Server 2012 desktop infrastructure. This will enable them to carry out advanced management and provisioning of services at the enterprise level.

This course helps you to prepare for the 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments exam. This course is also the second in the series of two courses (after 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure) that help you to prepare for MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience in administering Windows Server, supporting Windows 8 client desktops, and deploying and managing both physical and virtual applications. They must either possess an MCSA certification or have equivalent knowledge.

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already possess the following technical knowledge, and should:

To gain this prerequisite knowledge, you can take 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: Planning the Enterprise Desktop Application Environment

Topic A: Overview of Desktop Application Distribution

Topic B: Plan for Application Distribution

Topic C: Work with Hyper-V

Lesson 2: Deploying Applications Using Group Policy and Windows Intune

Topic A: Deploy Applications Using Group Policy

Topic B: Deploy Applications Using Windows Intune

Lesson 3: Managing Application Deployment Using SCCM

Topic A: Configure SCCM 2012 for Application Deployment

Topic B: Set Up Queries, Collections, and Membership Rules

Topic C: Deploy Applications Using SCCM

Lesson 4: Deploying Self-Service Portals

Topic A: Deploy Self-Service Applications Using SCCM 2012

Topic B: Deploy Self-Service Applications Using SCSM and SCO

Lesson 5: Administering Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

Topic A: Set Up Presentation Virtualization

Topic B: Configure an RD Licensing Server

Topic C: Manage an RD Licensing Server

Lesson 6: Managing Remote Applications

Topic A: Configure Applications on the RD Session Host

Topic B: Manage Application Availability Using RemoteApp

Topic C: Configure Remote Applications

Lesson 7: Deploying Application Virtualization Using App-V

Topic A: Identify the Application Virtualization Models

Topic B: Configure App-V Clients and Applications

Topic C: Configure App-V Server

Topic D: Manage the App-V Environment

Lesson 8: Configuring High Availability of RDS for App-V Applications

Topic A: Configure High Availability of RD Web Access

Topic B: Configure High Availability of RDS

Lesson 9: Configuring High Availability for Application Virtualization

Topic A: Install Sequenced Applications for High Availability

Topic B: Set Up a Highly Available App-V Delivery Infrastructure

Lesson 10: Managing Application Updates

Topic A: Deploy Application Updates

Topic B: Update Applications Using Desktop Images

Topic C: Relocate Application and User Settings

Lesson 11: Managing Desktop Application Security

Topic A: Set Up Security Policies for Desktop Applications

Topic B: Secure Applications from External Threats

Topic C: Set Up Monitoring for Applications

Lesson 12: Troubleshooting Application Compatibility Issues

Topic A: Diagnose Application Compatibility Issues

Topic B: Remediate Application Compatibility Issues

Appendix A: Exam 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments