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This three-day intensive hands-on course gives you the knowledge to upgrade from VMware Horizon® 6 to VMware Horizon® 7. Additionaly it introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that empower you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new options available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications.

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:



  • Describe the versions of VMware Horizon components
  • Upgrade View Composer to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade View Connection Server to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade VMware Horizon® Client™ systems to Horizon Client 4.6
  • Upgrade Horizon Agent to Horizon Agent 7
  • Define the new features in VMware Horizon 7
  • Successfully configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
  • Effectively use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations 
  • Define how to deploy profile management
  • Effectively use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications 
  • Troubleshoot upgrade issues


  • Technical IT personnel who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktops, applications, and services

Customers attending this course must have attended the VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage course or have equivalent knowledge. Students should have experience in managing a VMware Horizon deployment.

1. Course Introduction

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

2. Evolution of VMware Horizon

Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7
Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component
Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

3. Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7

Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7
Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent
Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7
Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

4. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

Describe instant clones
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 7
Describe the creation of instant clones
Set up an automated pool of instant clones

5. Managing VMware Horizon Security

Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
Explain a direct connection
List the advantages of direct connections

6. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager
Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components
Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

7. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (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 View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

8. 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

9. Troubleshooting an Upgrade

Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool
Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails
Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade
Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support


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  • 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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