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Microsoft Windows - Deploying Windows Devices and Apps: Assessment Strategies

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Before Windows devices and applications can start to be deployed throughout the network environment an assessment should be completed and then a deployment strategy identified. Administrators can use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, MAP, to assess the hardware and infrastructure readiness for Windows 8.1 and applications. This will help to determine if there are any issues that need to be addressed before the deployment. Administrators can then determine the best deployment strategy based on the organization requirements. This course will discuss and demonstrate how to access the network environment using MAP and SCCM. It will also discuss the different deployment phases and strategies. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses to help prepare for the 70-695 Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps certification exam.

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IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain client computers, devices, and applications in a network infrastructure


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Microsoft Windows - Deploying Windows Devices and Apps: Assessment Strategies

  • start the course
  • describe the enterprise desktop life cycle model, including the planning and purchasing decisions
  • describe the enterprise desktop life cycle model
  • describe the application management phase
  • describe the operation, support, upgrade, and retirement phases
  • describe the guidelines for an effective enterprise desktop deployment
  • describe the different tools available to assess the environment
  • use System Center Configuration Manager to assess the infrastructure
  • use System Center Configuration Manager to run a hardware inventory and view reports
  • configure and use Asset Intelligence in SCCM to retrieve inventory data and software license usage information
  • describe MAP and the six phases to use it for the deployment strategy
  • configure the clients and servers for MAP to connect and collect inventory information
  • install the MAP Toolkit
  • use the Inventory and Assessment Wizard to collect data, including selecting the inventory scenario and discovery method
  • use the Performance Metrics Wizard to collect performance related information on servers and clients
  • open and view the MAP reports to view readiness information
  • integrate MAP with SCCM to gather inventory information
  • identify the challenges for operating system deployment to new and existing devices
  • identify the guidelines for creating an effective OS deployment strategy
  • describe the features of Windows ADK for deployment
  • describe the different types of deployment strategies that are typically used in an enterprise environment
  • collect inventory data using MAP and SCCM and describe the deployment strategies
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