Deployment is often expensive. Windows 10 offers new approaches through upgrading or provisioning with the potential of dramatically reducing costs while speeding up adoption. In this course, we explore installation and deployment scenarios for current and new devices; for example, in-place upgrades, wipe-and-load installs, configuring native VHD boot, or provisioning new devices using the WICD tool. You will also dive deep into the core deployment concepts and tools such as WIM files, DISM, ADK, MDT, and other essential utilities. And you will learn about the boot process and Windows To Go. This Skillsoft learning path covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam, Building Configuring Windows Devices (beta for Windows 10) (70-697). This exam counts toward the Configuring Windows Devices Microsoft Specialist certification.

Target Audience
This course targets IT professionals who install, configure, maintain, and support Microsoft Windows 10 client desktops, devices, and users within any size organization.


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Lesson Objectives

Deploy Windows 10 with New and Traditional Tools


  • start the course
  • describe deployment considerations
  • describe how to determine readiness
  • describe space considerations
  • describe deployment options
  • describe when to wipe n load
  • describe what to do to get ready
  • describe the concern for upgrading
  • describe the methods for upgrading
  • describe Windows 10 provisioning
  • describe how Windows 10 provisioning works
  • describe how to create and apply provisioning packages
  • implement installing components
  • describe the WIM file format
  • describe windows boot environment
  • describe the BCD
  • describe native VHD boot
  • describe Windows ADK
  • implement creating WinPE
  • implement creating an answer file
  • describe MDT
  • implement createing a custom image
  • implement creating a reference computer
  • describe how to service an image
  • describe how to deploy a custom image
  • describe Windows to go
  • make use of the Edge homepage

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