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Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.1/2 - MASTERS LEVEL - Concepts, Fundamentals, Expert level Administration & Sequencing

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Duration: 4 days
Material: GridMasterTraining Companion Guides; over 300 pages of what some call "the missing App-V books".
Language: EnglishIT Pro Speaker training

Get expert training from Tim Mangan and his world renowned App-V training in Culemborg NL. This class is widely considered to be the ultimate place to learn about App-V and your instructor has often been called the Godfather of App-V.

Timothy Mangan led the engineering team at SoftGrid before the company was acquired by Microsoft in July 2006 to be the fundament of Microsoft's application virtualization strategy (today known as Microsoft App-V) used by millions of users globally.

Since that time Tim provides his training classes, blogs and is a popular speaker on Briforum, Synergy and various industry events. With 10+ years of MS MVP status on App-V, multiple Citrix CTP awards and author of several industry books, Tim is the absolute authority when it comes to instructing App-V technology.

This 4-day class will provide you with both theory and practical hands-on experience in our training lab.  This class is both for those who are new to App-V and those with prior experience already.
 Download the course specifications (semi-DUTCH-language)!

App-V Versions:

This class is based on Microsoft Application Virtualization version 5.1/5.2. If your company is currently using an App-V release prior to 5.1, accommodations can be made to cover differences between versions and to allow you to use an earlier version in the labs with advanced notice. 

Course Includes:

  • 4 days of Masters Level Microsoft Application Virtualization Administration and Sequencing course.
  • Access to Hands-on Lab.
  • The GridMasterTraining Companion Guides for Concepts, Administration, and Sequencing for App-V 5.

Class Schedule:

Classes run from 9am to 5pm daily. Anticipated schedule is shown below.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Concepts & Architecture, fundamentals Administration

Administration continued,
Introduction to Sequencing

Sequencing Labs Part 1

Sequencing Labs Part 2-4

Sequencing Labs Part 5-6

This four-day class is for those who will need to prepare and trouble-shoot virtual applications.  After attending, you will understand:

  • The fundamental concepts of App-V. Includes basics of how Application Virtualization works and theory of operation.
  • Options on how to implement virtual application delivery, including App-V Server, Configuration Manager, third-party delivery systems, and in-house developed options.
  • Architecting App-V Servers for Primary, Remote, and Backup sites
  • Integrating with Citrix and SCCM
  • App-V Server Installation and Maintenance. Planning and installation of App-V Servers for Primary, Remote, and Backup sites. 
  • Using App-V for License Management.How and why you should Use App-V for License Management, even if you don’t deploy using the server.
  • Advanced Concepts in App-V. Starting with a deep into Installer technology to provide an understanding of all the things installers do to systems, you learn how different actions by installers are handled in App-V. You also learn how to determine the key details of application interfaces in your packages using available tools.
  • How to determine the key details of application interfaces.
  • Our Best Practices in Setting up a Sequencing Station. What goes in and what stays out. Tips for efficient sequencing.
  • Our Best Practices in Sequencing. Through a series of hands-on labs (the bulk of the course) you will learn the latest best practices from the master. Topics include:   > App-V Scripting.
      > Unit Testing Best Practices
      > Advanced App-V package analysis.
      > How to deal with plug-ins and Connection Groups.
      > How to debug App-V packages.
  • Dealing with internal or third-party Packaging Contractors. You need to validate their capabilities and manage the process to be successful.
  • Conversion from App-V 4.x or Citrix Streaming. Learn about conversion possibilities, experiences, and practices


The course is designed for people with a general background in IT and/or Packaging. We take students with or without prior experience in App-V. There are no hard pre-requisites to be able to take the class, however, the following are helpful:
  • Knowledge and experience with general Microsoft Server Administration.
  • Knowledge and experience with SQL Server Administration.
  • Experience with other "packaging" techniques helpful.
  • Experience with App-V Administration and Sequencing.
The unique style of training used accommodates both novices to App-V and those that have had substantial experience. We cover all of the basics and provide time for students to challenge more difficult applications they bring with them, with expert guidance available when needed.


As part of the class you will receive the appropriate GridMasterTraining Companion Guides.
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©GridMasterTraining.com; over 300 pages of what some call "the missing App-V books".

The companion guides are not only the training guide for the class, but are filled with much deeper detail than can be covered within four days.  These will serve are excellent reference materials for after you complete the course:

  • Concepts & Architecture: Provides an in-depth understanding of the underlying concepts of Application Virtualization and how Applications get deployed using App-V. Also covers the different deployment architectures and methods. Enables the student to be able to choose which deployment method best suits their company.  Currently at 114 pages, this companion guide is provided to all students.

  • Administration: Covers Planning, Installation, and Day-to-day operations for both the App-V Server and for SCCM 2012 SP2 deployments. Includes hands-on labs deploying applications sequenced during the sequencing course.  Currently at 237 pages, this companion guide is provided for all one and four day students.

  • Sequencing: The heart of the class. Demonstration of "best practice" techniques and techniques to tackle a variety of application types that do not deploy easily. Currently running at 376 pages, this companion guide is provided to all three and four day students.

Some student quotes:

"This guy just rocks! Tim Mangan is the Pete Townshend of the App-V world. He was with Softricity early on to build the platform and created the first App-V training program for the company. He knows the product inside and out."

" I just finished attending a training with Tim on App-V. Having been to a number of these types of workshops, I can say that this was top-notch. The training was exceptional... no question went unanswered, and he made it a point that we understand the concepts presented. He has tremendous patience, always ensuring that we understood before moving forward. The course material was delivered at a comfortable pace. He is also simply a nice person to be around. I strongly recommend Tim as your App-V instructor."

"Thanks again for the great week of training, I've been busy working up some sequenced apps (including the SAP Front-End GUI that I started on during the class)."

"I just wanted to thank you for the best Training class I have ever had the pleasure to experience. The pace was excellent and the coverage of application virtualization was extremely through. Your friendliness and the ease that you were able to field all the questions that the class was able to throw at you made for a training experience to remember."

Facilities, catering and proof of participation: 

The training classrooms are equiped with state-of-the-art systems which are fully preconfigured for the concerning training.

During the trainingcourse coffee, tea and softdrinks will be arranged for free. At the lunchbreak there will be fresh sandwiches of your own choice. This lunch is included in the trainingscourse price.

After attending the training course, you will receive a certificate from PDS signed by the trainer as proof of your participation.


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