VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management

Start Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

End Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)


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Course Description:

This three-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual
desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon® 8 through a
combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to
provide a customized desktop environment to end-users.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
• Use VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
• Create and optimize Windows VMs to create Horizon desktops
• Install and configure Horizon Agent on Horizon desktop
• Configure and manage the VMware Horizon® Client™
systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
• Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
• Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
• Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
• Monitor the Horizon environment using Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool

Course Modules

1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 Introduction to VMware Horizon
• Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
• Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of

3 Introduction to Use Case
• Define a use case for your virtual desktop and
application infrastructure
• Convert customer requirements to use-case

4 vSphere for Horizon 8
• Explain basic virtualization concepts
• Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to access your
vCenter Server system and VMware ESXi™ hosts
• Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine

5 VMware Horizon Desktops
• Create a Windows and a Linux virtual machine using
• Optimize and prepare Windows and Linux virtual
machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs

6 VMware Horizon Agents
• Outline the configuration choices when installing
Horizon Agent on Windows and Linux virtual
• Create a gold master for Windows Horizon

7 VMware Horizon Pools
• Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop
pool deployment
• List the steps to add desktops to the VMware
Horizon® Connection Server™ inventory
• Compare dedicated-assignment and floatingassignment pools
• Outline the steps to create an automated pool
• Define user entitlement
• Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and userlevel policies

8 VMware Horizon Client Options
• Describe the different clients and their benefits
• Access Horizon desktop using various Horizon
clients and HTML
• Configure integrated printing, USB redirection, and
the shared folders option
• Configure session collaboration and media
optimization for Microsoft Teams

9 Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop
• List the advantages of instant clones
• Explain the provisioning technology used for instant
clone desktop pools
• Set up an automated pool of instant clones
• Push updated images to instant clone desktop

10 Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
• Explain the difference between an RDS desktop
pool and an automated pool
• Compare and contrast an RDS session host pool, a
farm, and an application pool
• Create an RDS desktop pool and an application
• Access RDS desktops and application from Horizon
• Use the instant clone technology to automate the
build-out of RDSH farms
• Configure load-balancing for RDSHs on a farm

11 Monitoring VMware Horizon
• Monitor the status of the Horizon components
using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
• Monitor desktop sessions using the HelpDesk tool


VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management is the first half of a two-course requirement for the following
• VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2020 (VCP-DTM 2020).
VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration satisfies the second requirement. The courses are also available as a
single, bundled offering, VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage, which meets the certification requirement on its own.


Product Alignment

• VMware Horizon 8 V2006

Target Audience

Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon should enroll in this course. These individuals are
responsible for the creation, maintenance, and or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services.


Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following VMware infrastructure skills:
• Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
• Open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system
Attendees should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:
• Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
• Restrict user activities by implementing Group Policy objects
• Configure Windows systems to enable Remote Desktop Connections
• Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database


With CCS Learning Academy, you’ll receive:

  • Certified Instructor-led training
  • Official Training Seminar Student Handbook
  • Pre and Post assessments/evaluations
  • Collaboration with classmates (not currently available for self-paced course)
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Exam scheduling support*
  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
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