Course Description

We are proud to announce this LIVE Online Training focusing on both Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment using ConfigMgr and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT).  It is well-known that both Windows 10 and Windows 11 are being used throughout many organizations, making the timely availability of this best-in-class training even more essential for IT Professionals. In addition to detailed training on all the needed deployment task sequences and scenarios, this LIVE Online Training will teach you about the new setup and deployment features, changes in the Windows ADK 11, and more.

In this LIVE Online Training, you will learn to build and customize rock-solid deployment solutions using ConfigMgr and MDT. You will get a thorough walk-through of ConfigMgr and MDT as well as a deep technical drilldown to changes in the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Setup platforms.

Multiple Tracks
This Masterclass offers two tracks from which to choose: the main ConfigMgr OSD track or the optional MDT Lite Touch track.

Hands-on Labs
Over 60 percent of the time you spend in this live training is dedicated to hands-on labs and exercises, all of which are based on actual real-life scenarios and realistic methods tested and verified to work in real-world production environments. 

Added Bonus
The best part of this LIVE Online Training is that you get access to all the sample files and sample scripts used during training.  We will even provide you a proven solution that will build up a complete lab environment upon completing the training.

This LIVE Online Training is for YOU if you want to:

  • Master Windows 10 and Windows 11 deployment
  • Effectively implement cloud imaging using MDT and ConfigMgr
  • Establish automation via Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Graph
  • Learn hardware and device driver solutions
  • Achieve and troubleshoot OS deployment

...and so much more!

This Live Online Training runs for four days and includes:

  • Daily live webinars (with plenty of time for Q&A)
  • A community of individuals with the same goals
  • A private Facebook group with other participants for sharing reflections, progress, etc.
  • The chance to ask Johan Arwidmark questions directly in a live training environment


Prerequisites
Windows deployment experience, Sysprep, imaging, and drivers. Basic understanding of networking fundamentals such as TCPIP and DNS. Knowledge of Active Directory and software distribution using ConfigMgr. Scripting experience (VBScript, PowerShell) is helpful but not a requirement.

Masterclass Schedule

Date and Time for Live Webinars

Date and start time for the next Masterclasses:

  • January 16-19, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Masterclass Outline

Module 1: Windows 10 and Windows 11 Technical Drilldown

  • Support for New Hardware
  • Editions, Licensing, and Activation
  • Productivity Enhancements
  • Security Enhancements
  • Hyper-V Enhancements


Module 2: Planning for Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment

  • Planning for Network Infrastructure Peer-to-Peer Solutions
  • Introduction to BranchCache, Peer Cache, Delivery Optimization, BITS, and LEDBAT
  • OU Structure and Group Policy Strategy
  • Naming Conventions and Structure
  • Assessment and Readiness, and Desktop Analytics
  • Deployment Scenarios: Bare Metal, Refresh, Replace and In-Place Upgrades
  • Deployment Methods: PXE, Boot Media, and Standalone Media
  • Automation levels: Wizard Driven, Fully Automated, Dynamic, and Hybrid


Module 3: Working with Provisioning Packages

  • Scenarios for Provisioning Packages
  • Resetting OEM Setups
  • Creating and Configuring Provisioning Packages
  • Applying Enterprise Configurations: Domain, Policies, Applications, and Settings


Module 4: Getting Started with Windows Autopilot

  • Bringing Computers Under Management
  • Hybrid Deployment Scenarios
  • OEM Vendor Support
  • Automating via Microsoft Graph


Module 5: Creating Reference Images

  • Why to Use MDT Lite Touch
  • LTI System Requirements
  • Creating Server Structure
  • Adding Operating System Files
  • Adding Applications
  • Creating MDT Task Sequences
  • Configuring the Deployment Share
  • Creating Windows 10 and Windows 11 Reference Images


Module 6: Working with Hardware and Device Drivers

  • General Driver Challenges
  • Hardware Support, UEFI configurations
  • Converting MBR to GBT
  • Understanding Windows Drivers
  • Modern Driver Management
  • Automating BIOS Updates and Configuration
  • Drivers Tips & Tricks


Module 7: MDT OS Deployment

  • Preparing for Production Deployment
  • Adding Production Applications
  • Adding Drivers
  • Creating the Production Task Sequence and Configuring Rules
  • Replicating the Content
  • Additional Configurations for a Distributed Environment


Module 8: ConfigMgr OS Deployment

  • Setting Up ConfigMgr for Software Distribution
  • Integrating with MDT (Zero Touch)
  • Creating Boot Images
  • Adding Operating System Images
  • Adding ConfigMgr Applications
  • Adding Drivers for ConfigMgr
  • Creating Task Sequences
  • Configuring the Rules, Distributing Content, and Deploying Task Sequences
  • Deploying Window Clients Using PXE


Module 9: Troubleshooting OS Deployment

  • Error Codes and Log Files
  • Debugging MDT Lite Touch
  • Debugging ConfigMgr OSD
  • PXE in a Lab Environment
  • Advanced Task Sequence Troubleshooting


Module 10: Windows 10 and Windows 11 In-Place Upgrade Scenarios

  • Upgrade Features
  • In-Place Upgrade Limitations


Module 11: Windows 10 and Windows 11 In-Place Upgrades

  • Upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Clients to Windows 10
  • Servicing Existing Windows 10 Installations
  • Creating the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Upgrade Task Sequences
  • Running the In-Place Upgrade Process
  • Adding Preflight Actions for Windows 10 and Windows 11 Upgrades and Servicing
  • Monitoring and Verifying the In-place Upgrade Process


Module 12: Using USMT for Refresh and Replace

  • USMT Versions and Scenarios
  • User Data and Settings
  • System Requirements
  • Multi-user Migration Integration with ConfigMgr
  • Support for Additional Settings
  • Basic Custom XML-Files
  • Troubleshooting


Module 13: Refreshing a Computer

  • Refreshing Windows Clients Using MDT and ConfigMgr Task Sequences
  • Customizing USMT Settings


Module 14: Replacing a Computer

  • Configuring the State Migration Point
  • Creating and Running a Replace Task Sequence
  • Verifying User State Migration


Module 15: Advanced Customizations

  • Creating a Test Environment
  • Using the MDT Deployment Database
  • Assigning Applications Using Roles
  • Using a Stored Procedure
  • Using a UserExit Script
  • Using Webservices


Module 16: Windows Setup Engine

  • Image-based Setup
  • Windows Configuration Passes
  • Understanding WSIM
  • Component-based Servicing
  • Windows Device Drivers


Module 17: Managing Windows Clients in the Enterprise

  • Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Deploying Applications Using ConfigMgr
  • Using User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
  • Using App-V Applications
  • Configuring Software Updates (WSUS and ConfigMgr)


Instructor

Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark is a consultant, author, speaker and all-around geek specializing in Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions and Systems Management. Johan speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and Ignite around the world. He is also actively involved in the deploymentresearch.com community, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2005. Johan is known for an energetic and humorous style, tackling complex concepts using simple "Real World" scenarios and lots of live demos. His areas of expertise include: Enterprise Windows Deployment Tools and Management Systems, MDT, WinPE, USMT, WDS, and ConfigMgr.

Johan Arwidmark

Technical Fellow