CVDE - Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer

Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
July 24, 2017 09:00 (EST) 5 $3,500.00 Register
October 30, 2017 09:00 (EST) 5 $3,500.00 Register

 

COURSE OVERVIEW                          

This course introduces virtualization professionals to VMware Horizon View 7 Suite, this course will show VMware professionals how to install & configure Horizon View and its many components.  They will gain understanding of the component parts and how to design a basic EUC environment utilizing the products.  It is expected that after the completion of the course the delegate will be above VCP-DT level. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Learn to manage performance of the Horizon View desktops

  • Learn to properly size the desktop images

  • Learn how to properly design a Horizon View Environment

  • Install and configure the Horizon View Connection Server

  • Install and Configure the Horizon View administrator interface

  • Install and Configure the Horizon View Security Server

  • Install and Configure the Horizon Desktop Composer

  • Configure and manage the Horizon View Clients and Agents

  • Install and Configure virtual desktops with optimizations

  • Configure and manage pools using full clones, linked clones and instant clones

  • Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of applications

  • Install, Configure and Manage the User Environment Manager

  • Install, Configure and Manage App Volumes

  • Understand the use of profiles

  • Learn to manage for growth

 

Prerequisites:

2+ years’ experience with VMware vSphere

 

Certification Exams:

Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer

 

All combos Include:

  • Online Video
  • Electronic Book (Workbook/Lab guide*)*in technical classes only 

  • Exam Prep Questions

  • Exam

 

CEUs: 40

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course targets VDI professionals that are new to VMware Horizon Suite, but are already proficient with vSphere 5.x or 6.x based virtual infrastructure and the configuration of DRS, HA and other Cluster related features. Also, provides performance insights for experienced users.

 

UPON COMPLETION

Upon completion, the Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer candidate will be able to competently take the C)VDE exam.

 

The Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $400 USD and must be purchased from Mile2.com.

 

OUTLINE


Module 1 – Course Introduction

Module 2 – Intro to Horizon View

Module 3 – Design Choices

Module 4 – Horizon Connection Server

Module 5 – Horizon Desktop Composer

Module 6 – Using the Horizon Administrator Interface

Module 7 – Horizon Desktops

Module 8 – Horizon Client Options

Module 9 – vSphere Management

Module 10 – Creating and Managing Automated Pools

Module 11 –  Managing Horizon Security

Module 12 – Horizon Personal Management

Module 13 – Performance, Upgrades and BCM

Module 14 – Advanced Management of Desktop Pools

Module 15 – Updating Pools

Module 16 – Blast Extreme

Module 17 – App-V and UEM


 

COURSE DETAILS
 

1.    Course Introduction

  • Expected knowledge,
  • Overview of the course topics.

 

2.    Introduction to Horizon View 7

  • Introduction to VDI
  • Overview of Horizon View in the Enterprise
  • What is the Circle of Life?
  • Connection and Replica Servers
  • Security Servers
  • Desktop Composer
  • Linked Clones
  • Agents and Clients
  • Persona Management

 

3.    Design Choices

  • How it joins together
  • Workshops
  • Assessments
  • Sizing
    • CPU
    • Memory
    • Storage

 

4.    Horizon Connection Server

  • Overview
  • System Requirements
  • Prerequisites
  • Installation
  • Minimums and Maximums
     

5.    Horizon Desktop Composer

  • Understanding Snapshots
  • Desktop Composer
    • What is it?
    • Benefits
    • How it works
    • Architecture
    • Planning
    • Installation

 

6.    Using the Horizon Administrator Interface

  • What is it?
  • Prerequisites
  • vCenter Integration
  • Tips for Use
  • Basic Configuration

 

7.    Horizon Desktops

  • Desktop Decisions
  • Optimizations
  • Managed vs. Unmanaged
  • Operating Systems
  • Prerequisites
  • Creating a Horizon View Master

 

8.    Horizon Client Options

  • Any Device?
  • Any OS?
  • Requirements
  • Installations

 

9.    vSphere Management

  • Controlling User Access
  • vMotion
  • SvMotion
  • vSphere Cluster
    • DRS
    • DPM
    • High Availability
    • Storage Overview
      • Naming
      • Multipathing
      • APD; PDL

 

10.  Creating and Managing Automated Pools

  • Desktop Pool Usage
  • Clone Options
  • Application Pools
  • Creating Pools

 

11.  Managing Horizon Security

  • VMware Securit
  • vCenter
  • ESXi Host
  • Composer 
  • Connection and Security Server
  • Security in the View Administrator
  • Security and the Horizon Client
  • Security Server Installation

 

12.  Horizon Persona Management

  • Why use it?
  • How it works
  • Setting it up
  • Templates Provided

 

13.  Performance, Upgrades, and BCM

  • Configuring for Best Performance
    • ESXi Resources
    • Virtual Machines
    • Resource Pools
  • Monitoring the vSphere Environment
    • vCenter Performance Tab
    • esxtop
    • Configuring Alarms
  • Troubleshooting
    • Performance Issues
    • Logs
  • Upgrading
  • Backup Solutions
    • vSphere Data Protection
    • 3rd Party Solutions
  • Disaster Recovery Solutions
    • Site Recovery Manager
    • 3rd Party Solutions

 

14.  Advanced Management of Desktop Pools

  • Desktop Pool Options

  • Storage Options

  • Disk Options

  • Power Options

  • Transparent Page Sharing

 

15. Updating Pools

  • View Composer VM Options

    • Refresh

    • Recompose

    • Rebalance

  • Persistent Disk Management

  • Instant Clone Management

 

16.  Blast Extreme

  • User Experience

  • Hardware Options

  • Infrastructure Requirements

  • Installation


17.  App-V and UEM

  • Current Challenges

  • Overview of User Environment Manager

  • UEM Settings

  • Application Management

  • App Volumes