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This five-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon® 7 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You will learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Analyze VMware Horizon components
  • Successfully install and configure View Connection Server
  • Successfully install and configure virtual desktops
  • Effectively configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems
  • Effectively configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
  • Effectively configure and manage pools of physical and virtual machines
  • Effectively configure and manage pools of linked-clone desktops
  • Effectively configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
  • Effectively configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of desktops and applications
  • Successfully use Horizon Administrator to configure the VMware Horizon environment
  • Effectively Configure secure access to virtual desktops
  • Successfully use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations 
  • Define steps to deploy profile management
  • Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications 
  • Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment

Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:

  • VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM)
  • Technical personnel who work in the IT departments of end-customer companies and who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktop services

Participants attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following VMware infrastructure skills:

  • Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system
  • Create snapshots of virtual machines
  • Configure guest customization specifications
  • Modify virtual machine properties
  • Convert a virtual machine into a template
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template 


Participants should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:

  • Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
  • Restrict users’ activities by implementing Group Policy objects
  • Configure Windows systems to enable Remote Desktop Connections
  • Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database

1.Course Introduction

Review course goals
Review course objectives
Review the course outline
Find additional resources after this course

2.Introduction to VMware Horizon

Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon component
Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

3.View Connection Server

Identify the VMware vSphere® requirements for a connection server
Describe the network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
License VMware Horizon components
Configure View Connection Server

4. VMware Horizon Desktops

Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon virtual machines
Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
List the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent

5.VMware Horizon Desktop Pools

Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
List the steps to add desktops to the View Connection Server inventory
Define desktop entitlement
Describe how information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
Explain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
List the View Group Policy administrative template files

6.Horizon Client Options

Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
Explain USB redirection and options
Describe the power states for desktops
Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
Discuss the benefits of Virtual Printing
Explain the Virtual Printing architecture
Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing
Explain the location-based printing feature

7.Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

Recognize how an automated pool operates
Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
Outline the steps to create an automated pool
Examine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools

8.Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
Explain why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
Outline the system requirements for View Composer
Describe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
Outline the steps necessary to set up a desktop pool that uses linked clones
Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
Compare the linked-clone management operations
Describe the management operations for persistent disks

9.Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

Identify the advantages of instant clones
Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
Identify the requirements of instant clones
Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon
Describe the creation of instant clones
Set up an automated pool of instant clones

10.VMware Horizon Authentication

Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
Explain the purpose of roles and privileges in VMware Horizon
Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator and a custom role
List some of the best practices for configuring Horizon administrators

11.Managing VMware Horizon Security

Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
Compare the benefits of using VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
Explain a direct connection
List the advantages of direct connections
Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
Compare how Unified Access Gateway and the security server are deployed
List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
Describe the situations in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway with one, two, or three network interfaces

12.Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

Identify the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
List User Environment Manager components
Describe User Environment Manager and its architecture
Identify User Environment Manager profile management and its features
Describe User Environment Manager smart policies

13. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
Explain how the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
Use View Composer linked-clone technology and instant-clone technology to automate the build-out of RDSH farms
Describe the default and alternative load-balancing feature for RDS hosts that optimizes placement of sessions

14. Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

Explain how App Volumes works
Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes
Identify the interface elements of App Volumes
Install and configure App Volumes

15. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

Describe key View Connection Server features that are available as command-line options with the vdmadmin command
Explain the purpose of kiosk mode for client systems and how it is configured
Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
Describe the backup options for VMware Horizon databases
Explain the potential problems if the databases are not synchronized

16. VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

Describe the purpose of a replica server
List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
Describe the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments
Describe the purpose of interpod communication and the View InterPod API
Explain how global entitlements can benefit a single-pod environment

Audience

  • System Integrators
  • System Administrators

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FAQ

  • If I have a VCA level certification, do I still have to take the required course for the VCP level ?
  • How do I redeem VMware Training and Consulting Credits?
  • What are the class room timings?
  • How does a live-online class differ from a standard classroom delivery?
  • When and where can I write exam? What is validity of exam voucher?
  • Who would be the trainer?
  • What do I get as part of training and is the training practical?
  • How do I pay?
  • What are your cancellation & refund policy?

Yes. VCA certification does not count towards the VCP requirements. You will still need to complete a qualifying course and pass the relevant exam(s).

VMware Consulting and Training Credits are pre-paid services dollars which can be redeemed for any combination of VMware packaged consulting, custom consulting or training. Credits provide customers with the flexibility to allocate budget for services and use the services when needed. To redeem credits for education classes, follow the standard registration process. When the payment question comes up, select pay with PSO credits. More information will be provided by contacting our representative.

Class timings are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(IST)

Our live online classes are conducted in the same manner as our classroom classes, using the same manuals and lab equipment. Just as in our classroom classes, each online student is assigned a set of remote lab equipment including an ESXi host and various pre-configured Virtual machines, as the specific class they are attending requires. The students connect to the lab environment using Microsoft’s Remote Display Protocol (RDP) in order to perform the lab exercises. The vast majority of our online students find the class experience equivalent to or better than a classroom delivered class.

Exams can be taken in any PearsonVUE centres in India. Validity is 1 year from date of purchase.

All our trainers are VMware Certified Instructors. Our representatives will share the trainer profile once you start interacting with them.

Class will be 50:50 mixture of theory and practical. You will get class id, labs soft copy of courseware and participation certificate from VMware.

We accept all modes of payment. If you are being nominated by your organization, your organization need to release PO before the course start date. If you are an individual you can pay through credit / debit cards, online transfer (RTGS/NEFT) to our account 7 days prior to the course start date

  • In a highly unlikely event of cancellation of batch from our end, we shall refund 100% that is paid by you. If client choose to cancel for any reasons, below is the terms
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration 5 or more calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – No cancellation charges
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration less than 5 calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
  • If you do not show up for the event, or cancel on the day of the event - cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
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