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Microsoft Windows - Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps: ZTI and SCCM

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Microsoft offers different deployment tools to deploy Windows devices and applications across a network infrastructure. This includes using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit in conjunction with System Center Configuration Manager to perform Zero-Touch Installations. Zero-Touch Installations enable deployment administrators to deploy Windows 8.1 over a network with no interaction once the task sequences are created that contain all the information required for the installation. This includes different packages that contain all the software required, including drivers, applications, user state, and operating system files. The course demonstrates performing ZTI using MDT and System Center Configuration Manager. 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 Enterprise Apps: ZTI and SCCM

  • start the course
  • describe operating systems deployment using SCCM and the terminology
  • explain the three deployment scenarios, the various methods used to initiate deployment, and the server roles used
  • describe the process for deploying an operating system image and the two ways it can be deployed: unknown computer and imported computer objects
  • explain the prerequisites for deploying OS using SCCM
  • explain and configure the Computer Agent settings, network access account
  • enable PXE and multicast on a distribution point in SCCM
  • manage the default boot images in SCCM, including how to customize them and configure optional settings and distribute it
  • add an OS image to SCCM using the Add Operating System Image Wizard
  • configure the OS image for distribution using the Distribute Content Wizard
  • add applications to SCCM to deploy with the Windows OS
  • add drivers for Windows PE and 8.1 to the deployment
  • add a new computer no managed by SCCM to the SCCM database for deployment
  • describe a task sequence and their components, including task sequence variables
  • create a task sequence that will be used to deploy an existing image using the Create Task Sequence Wizard
  • deploy an image task sequence to a collection using the Deploy Software Wizard using PXE
  • apply updates to images in SCCM and identify the process the site server executes to update the image
  • identify how to use log and report files to troubleshoot an OS deployment
  • describe the benefits of integrating MDT with SCCM for deployments
  • run the ConfigMgr Integration after MDT is installed and setup the Deployment Workbench for monitoring
  • configure a new database in MDT and verify the integrated in SCCM
  • describe the additional deployments tools available when MDT is integrated with SCCM
  • create a boot image for Configuration Manager using MDT
  • create a MDT task sequence in SCCM
  • create a MDT task sequence in SCCM, including deploying it
  • prepare and configure SCCM for a ZTI deployment and integrate MDT with SCCM for deployment scenarios
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