Study guide 70-695

By | December 30, 2014

Well almost the last post, one more to go. And this might be interesting for many and is not that known yet. A couple of months ago Microsoft launched the beta of MSCE Enterprise Devices and Apps https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/b/weblog/archive/2014/11/17/announcing-a-new-mcse-enterprise-devices-and-apps
This is a new certification title that aims on Configuration Manager specialists and with knowledge of MAP, USMT, MDT, Intune, RemoteApps, VDI,
Exam 695 Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps

https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-695.aspx
Exam 696 Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps

https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-696.aspx.

This is the study guide for exam 695 which aims on using Configuration Manager, MDT, MAP, USMT, ACT and also alot around image building and so on. The one for 696 will come early in 2015.
Assess the computing environment
Configure and implement the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit, assess Configuration Manager reports, integrate MAP with Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, determine network load capacity
MAP and System Center Configuration Manager http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/ff807352
Implementing MAP http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/ff807352
MAP FAQ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1643.microsoft-assessment-and-planning-toolkit-frequently-asked-questions.aspx#Q12

Plan and implement user state migration
Design considerations, including determining which user data and settings to preserve, hard-link versus remote storage, mitigation plan for non-migrated applications, and wipe-and-load migration versus side-by-side migration; estimate migration store size; secure migrated data; create a User State Migration Tool (USMT) package
USMT howto http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825142.aspx
Windows Upgrade with USMT http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825254.aspx
USMT scenarioes http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722344%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
Create USMT package http://bit.ly/1xZDbj0
Estimate migraiton store size http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd443646.aspx

Configure the deployment infrastructure
Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS), install and configure Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), identify network services that support deployments, select Configuration Manager distribution points, support BitLocker
Configure WDS http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd443646.aspx
Configure MDT http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/09/16/getting-started-with-windows-deployment-for-windows-server-2012-or-windows-8-using-microsoft-deployment-toolkit-mdt.aspx
PXE and distribution points http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712266.aspx
Bitlocker and deployment http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2013/01/17/windows-8-bitlocker-deployment-and-powershell.aspx

Configure and manage activation
Configure KMS, MAK, and Active Directory–based activation; identify the appropriate activation tool
What is KMS, MAK http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/product-activation-faq.aspx
Configure MAK http://technet.microsoft.com/nb-NO/library/ff793438.aspx
Configure KMS http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793407.aspx
Active Directory based Activation http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/02/04/active-directory-based-activation-vs-key-management-services.aspx

Implement a Lite Touch deployment (18%)
Install and configure WDS
Configure unicast/multicast, add images to WDS, configure scheduling, restrict who can receive images
Multicast WDS http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj648426.aspx#WDS_Creatingamulticasttransmission
Adding IMage
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj648426.aspx#WDS_Stepsforaddingimages
Scheduling
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj648426.aspx#WDS_Performinganunattendedinstallation

Configure MDT
Configure deployment shares, manage the driver pool, configure task sequences, configure customsettings.ini
Creating a deployment share http://bit.ly/1tc6Uyx
Manage drivers http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/112/MDT-2013-Lite-Touch-Driver-Management.aspx
Configure task sequence MDT http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/08/11/mdt-2013-part-ii-create-a-deployment-task-sequence-and-deploy-a-custom-windows-server-2012-r2-base-os-image.aspx
Configure customsettings.ini http://deploymentbunny.com/2012/04/21/back-to-basic-customsettings-ini-explained/

Create and manage answer files
Identify the appropriate location for answer files, identify the required number of answer files, identify the appropriate setup phase for answer files, configure answer file settings, create autounattend.xml answer files
Create answer fiels http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-aik-create-an-answer-file.aspx
Create autounattend http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749317(v=ws.10).aspx

Implement a Zero Touch deployment (20%)
Configure Configuration Manager for OSD
Configure deployment packages and applications, configure task sequences, manage the driver pool, manage boot and deployment images
Managing drivers in Configuration Manager http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh301101.aspx
Managing Boot images http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712678.aspx
Deployment imagesd http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh285591.aspx
Deploy task sequences http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5071d676-2f6c-471b-b6f8-a58b57a42014#BKMK_DeployTS
Configure Application for OSD http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn744269.aspx

Configure distribution points
Configure unicast/multicast, configure PXE, configure deployments to distribution points and distribution point groups
Configure distribution point for PXE http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712266.aspx
Multicast Configuration Manager http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh397406.aspx
Distribution Point group http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427335.aspx

Configure MDT and Configuration Manager integration
Use MDT-specific task sequences; create MDT boot images; create custom task sequences, using MDT components
Integrate MDT with Configuration Manager http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn744295.aspx
Create Custom MDT boot images http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn744283.aspx
Create a custom task sequence http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn744302.aspx

Create and maintain desktop images (21%)Plan images
Design considerations, including thin, thick, and hybrid images, WDS image types, image format (VHD or WIM), number of images based on operating system or hardware platform, drivers, and operating features
Thin or thick http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee956904%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
WDS image types http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730907%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
number of images http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff721826.aspx

Capture images
Prepare the operating system for capture, create capture images using WDS, capture an image to an existing or new WIM file, capture an operating system image using Configuration Manager
Capture using MDT http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/08/04/mdt-2013-part-i-mdt-configuration-capture-a-windows-server-2012-r2-base-os-image.aspx
Creating Capture image WDS http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11680.creating-a-capture-image-in-wds.aspx
Capture image Configuration Manager http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712328.aspx

Maintain images
Update images using DISM; apply updates, drivers, settings, and files to online and offline images; apply service packs to images; manage embedded applications
Update images using ISDM http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff794819.aspx
Modify boot image with drivers http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh397288.aspx
Offline servicing images http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_osd/archive/2011/04/18/configuration-manager-2012-offline-servicing-for-operating-system-images.aspx
Prepare and deploy the application environment (20%)
Plan for and implement application compatibility and remediation
Planning considerations, including RDS, VDI, Client Hyper-V, and 32 bit versus 64 bit; plan for application version co-existence; use the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT); deploy compatibility fixes

RDS, VDI or Hyper-V http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/virtual-desktop-infrastructure/deploy.aspx
App-V http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj680850.aspx
Application compability toolkit http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc507852.aspx

Deploy Office 2013 by using MSI
Customize deployment, manage Office 2013 activation, manage Office 2013 settings, integrate Lite Touch deployment, re-arm Office 2013, provide slipstream updates
Customize and manage office 2013 deployment http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee460874%28v=office.15%29.aspx
Activating Ofifce 2013 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624350%28v=office.15%29.aspx
Rearm Office 2013 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn385362%28v=office.15%29.aspx
Slipstream Office 2013 updates http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178995%28v=office.15%29.aspx

Deploy Office 2013 by using click-to-run (C2R)
Configure licensing, customize deployment, configure updates, monitor usage by using the Telemetry Dashboard

Licensing C2R http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219428%28v=office.15%29.aspx
Customization http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219428(v=office.15).aspx
Telemtry dashboard http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219431(v=office.15)

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