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VMware® Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]

- Only 5 Days

On this accelerated 5-day VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility certification course, you'll get the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop and infrastructure platform.

You'll develop hands-on skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon 7. You'll dive in to how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage access and security of machines and how to provide a customised desktop environment to end users.

Some of the topics you'll cover include learning to:

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  • Identify VMware Horizon components
  • Configure and manage pools of physical and virtual machines
  • Use Horizon Administrator to configure the VMware Horizon environment
  • Configure secure access to virtual desktops
  • Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment

This course is aimed at technical personnel who work in the IT departments of end-customer companies as well as those responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktop services.

On this accelerated Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course, you'll be prepared for and sit the 2V0-751: VMware Certified Professional 7 - Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM) exam, which is covered by your Certification Guarantee. Passing this exam will provide you with the VMware Certified Professional 7 - Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM) certification.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be VCP7-DTM certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be VCP7-DTM trained in record time
  2. Our VCP7-DTM course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass VCP7-DTM first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn VCP7-DTM faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying VCP7-DTM with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 74,987 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Distraction-free residential training - you’ll live just steps away from your classroom
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Your Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll even sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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1. Course Introduction

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

2. Introduction to VMware Horizon

  • Recognise 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 Pools and Desktops

  • Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 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
  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • 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 (ADM) template files

5. 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

6. Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

  • Recognisee 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

7. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops

  • 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 an automated 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

8. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone 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 7
  • Describe the creation of instant clones
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

9. 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
  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

10. VMware Horizon 7 Authentication

  • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
  • Describe the purpose of TrueSSO single sign-on
  • Identify TrueSSO single sign-on components

11. Managing VMware Horizon Security

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Compare the benefits of using either VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ
  • Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or an Access Point implementation
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Explain a direct connection
  • List the advantages of direct connections 

12. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

  • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • Describe User Environment Manager and its architecture
  • Explain the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
  • Explain User Environment Manager profile management and its features
  • Use the User Environment Manager management console and application profiler to manage user personalisation and application configurations

13. 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

14. 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
  • Explain why you might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component

15. VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

  • Describe the purpose of a replica server
  • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
  • Explain how multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
  • List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
  • Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance

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You'll sit the following exam during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

VMware Certified Professional 7 - Desktop and Mobility Exam

Exam details:

  • Exam number: 2V0-751
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Number of questions: 76
  • Passing score: 300
  • Exam languages: English and Japanese
  • Format: Single and multiple choice, proctored

Exam objectives:

  • Section 1 - Install and Configure Horizon Server Components
  • Section 2 - Create and Configure Pools
  • Section 3 - Configure and Administer VMware Mirage
  • Section 4 - Configure and Manage Identity Manager
  • Section 5 - Configure and Manage User Environment Manager
  • Section 6 - Configure and Manager App Volumes
  • Section 7 - Configure vRealize Operations for Horizon

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Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee
  • Onsite exams
  • Examination vouchers*
  • Practice tests**
  • Certification Guarantee***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
  • Digital courseware (if available)
  • * Exam vouchers may not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to ESFA guidelines
  • ** Not on all courses
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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Before attending this course you must have previously passed either the vSphere 6 Foundations Exam or the vSphere 6.5 Foundations Exam

It is also expected that you have the following VMware infrastructure skills and are capable of:

  • Using VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Opening a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system
  • Creating snapshots of virtual machines
  • Configuring guest customization specifications
  • Modifying virtual machine properties
  • Converting a virtual machine into a template
  • Deploying a virtual machine from a template

It's also required that you have the following Microsoft Windows system administrator skills and are able to:

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

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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