The strategic design and implementation of an operating system (OS) solution deployment requires a comprehensive understanding of all of the available tools involved in the OS design, customization, encapsulation, distribution and deployment process. Each new release of a Windows operating system brings new and newly named utilities, and it requires a forensic investigation to keep up with the new and deprecated OS servicing and deployment tools and utilities. This course discusses server deployment design, operating system deployment tools and techniques; including the use of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit, the operating system deployment design process, and operating system deployment strategy using the Server 2012 R2 Windows Deployment Service server role. The course also includes consideration of server operating system upgrade, as well as cross-domain and cross-forest role server migration, server consolidation and system capacity and resource planning. Finally the System Center Virtual Machine Manager component, including service templates, operating system, hardware and compatibility profiles, image and template libraries, and logical network management are covered.
This course targets IT professionals looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment. It is also designed for individuals who seek professional distinction through the 70-413 – Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam. Individuals that have experience working with Windows Server 2008 or later operating systems and Active Directory Domain Services and networking infrastructure.