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AppSense: Specialist Overview On-Site Training

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Summary

AppSense: Specialist Overview

Workshop Description/Agenda

In this two-day instructor-led course, you will learn the necessary techniques to work with AppSense Environment Manager in enterprise environments, including installation, performing advanced configuration, and monitoring user virtualization solutions. You will quickly become familiar with the two components of AppSense Environment Manager: policy and personalization. This course prepares administrators to perform AppSense Environment Manager installations and advanced administrative tasks, and it helps prepare you for the AppSense Specialist exam (APP-200).

Certification:

AppSense Certified Specialist

What You'll Learn

  • Functionality of each component of AppSense Environment Manager and where and when each should be implemented
  • Implement a complete profile management solution
  • Implement the security mechanisms used to install, configure, and monitor AppSense Environment Manager, including the accounts needed to maintain the EM SQL databases
  • Implement the AppSense Management Center to deploy configurations and agents and third-party alternatives for agent deployment
  • Implement an enterprise-wide deployment system to deliver and maintain AppSense software from a single console or multiple consoles
  • Functionality and implementation methods used in troubleshooting AppSense Environment Manager policies
  • Enable AppSense Environment Manager personalization and create custom configurations to enable application personalization virtualization
  • Configure AppSense Environment Manager for use with App-V Applications
  • Gain visibility of personalization activity and use remediation tools such as profile roll-back
  • Implement application lockdown to remove unwanted functionality such as menu items and other components from the OS and application user interface
  • Understand and implement self-healing
  • Role and use of triggers, conditions, and actions in creating an AppSense Environment Manager policy configuration
  • Policy vs. personalization
  • Create, configure, and deploy an environment policy configuration
  • How AppSense Environment Manager enables and manages user personalization
  • Enable, configure, and test user personalization
  • Perform personalization analysis and a manual archive and rollback

Who Should Attend

IT professionals, senior consultants, and senior systems administrators who wish to become AppSense consultants and who are interested in configuring, installing, troubleshooting, and monitoring AppSense Environment Manager in enterprise environments or taking exams to prove his or her knowledge/skills/experience related to AppSense technologies

Course Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Windows administrative skills, including:
    • Understanding of user profiles (v1 and v2)
    • Understanding of networking
    • Understanding of Windows operating systems
    • Understanding of the registry
    • Understanding of security best practices
    • Hands-on experience with:
      • IIS
      • SQL
      • Windows Registry settings

Course Outline

1. AppSense User Virtualization Platform

  • Role of CCA with AppSense Management Center in the context of EM
  • N-Tier architecture solution
  • Importance of underlying technologies on performance of user virtualization
  • Areas underlying technologies can impact user virtualization
  • The role of each component in the AppSense Environment Manager three-tier architecture

2. Endpoint Components

  • Stand-alone vs. enterprise installations
  • Examine the boot sequence and identify the EM services in the sequence of events
  • Testing PVC injection into managed applications
  • Examining the aemp file

3. AppSense Environment Manager: Policy

  • Relate the basic components of a policy configuration
  • Navigating the AppSense Environment Manager console
  • Creating and configuring an AppSense Environment Manager Configuration, including:
    • Triggers
    • Nodes
    • Conditions
    • Actions
  • Lockdown and self-heal functionality

4. AppSense Environment Manager: Personalization

  • Policy vs. personalization
  • Compare and contrast desktop settings and session data
  • Plan for personalization of MS Office applications using application groups
  • Analyze and create archives of personalization data from the AppSense Environment Manager console

5. Configuration Assistant

  • Enable data collection for the configuration assistant
  • Use the configuration assistant to analyze collected data and produce reports to enable correct configuration of personalization

6. Upgrades and Migration

  • Migration options provided by AppSense
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Types of data that should/should not be stored in personalization
  • New tools available to aid migrations

7. Troubleshooting and Debugging

  • Using the logging tools
  • Using the server configuration utility to troubleshoot
  • Test end-to-end communication
  • Ensure correct design, deployment, and application of configuration files
  • Monitoring and auditing
  • Using the AppSense support script

Who Should Attend

IT professionals, senior consultants, and senior systems administrators who wish to become AppSense consultants and who are interested in configuring, installing, troubleshooting, and monitoring AppSense Environment Manager in enterprise environments or taking exams to prove his or her knowledge/skills/experience related to AppSense technologies

Additional Information

Training Provider: OneSource Professional Training Solutions, Inc.

Course Topics: Computers / IT Training > Systems Management / MIS

Training Course Summary: AppSense: Specialist Overview

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