C)VDE – Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer

C)VDE - Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer


Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer Career Track

Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer


This course introduces virtualisation professionals to VMware Horizon View 7 Suite, this course will show VMware professionals how to install & configure Horizon View and its many components. They will gain an understanding of the component parts and how to design a basic EUC environment utilising the products. It is expected that after the completion of the course the delegate will be above VCP-DT level.

Exam Information

Upon completion, the Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer candidate will be able to competently take the C)VDE exam.


Accreditations & Acknowledgements

Accreditation And Certifications

Mile2 is:

  • ACCREDITED by the NSA CNSS 4011-4016
  • MAPPED to NIST / Homeland Security NICCS's Cyber Security Workforce Framework
  • APPROVED on the FBI Cyber Security Certification Requirement list (Tier 1-3)

Key Data

Course Title: Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer

Duration: 5 Days

Language: English

Class Format Options:

  • Instructor-led classroom
  • Instructor-led Online Training


2+ years’ experience with VMware vSphere

Student Materials:

  • Student Workbook
  • Student Lab Manual

Certification Exams

Certified Virtual Desktop Engineer

CEUs: 40

Who Should Attend?

This course targets VDI professionals that are new to VMware Horizon Suite,
but are already proficient with vSphere 5.x or 6.x based virtual infrastructure
and the configuration of DRS, HA and other Cluster related features.
Also, provides performance insights for experienced users.

Course Outline

  • Module 1 - Course Introduction
  • Module 2 - Intro to Horizon View
  • Module 3 - Design Choices
  • Module 4 - Horizon Connection Server
  • Module 5 - Horizon Desktop Composer
  • Module 6 - Using the Horizon Administrator Interface
  • Module 7 - Horizon desktops
  • Module 8 - Horizon Client Options& Scanning
  • Module 9 - vSphere Management
  • Module 10 - Creating and Managing Pools
  • Module 11 - Managing Horizon Security
  • Module 12 - Horizon Personal Management
  • Module 13 - Performance, Upgrades and BCM
  • Module 14 - Advanced Management of Desktop Pools
  • Module 15 - Updating Pools
  • Module 16 - Blast Extreme
  • Module 17 - App-V and UEM

Course Objectives

  • Learn to properly size the desktop images
  • Learn how to properly design a Horizon View Environment
  • Install and configure the Horizon View Connection Server
  • Install and Configure the Horizon View administrator interface
  • Install and Configure the Horizon View Security Server
  • Determining (or negating) Identifying sources
  • Install and Configure the Horizon Desktop Composer
  • Configure and manage the Horizon View Clients and Agents
  • Install and Configure virtual desktops with optimizations
  • Configure and manage pools using full clones, linked clones and instant clones
  • Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of applications
  • Install, Configure and Manage the User Environment Manager
  • Install, Configure and Manage App Volumes
  • Understand the use of profiles
  • Learn to manage for growth