New book: Exam Ref 70-398 Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-398 Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise (ISBN 9781509302215), by Brian Svidergol, Robert Clements, and Charles Pluta.

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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-398—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of planning and designing cloud and hybrid identities and supporting identity infrastructure for managing devices. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.

Focus on the skills measured on the exam:
• Design for cloud/hybrid identity
• Design for device access and protection
• Design for data access and protection
• Design for remote access
• Plan for apps
• Plan updates and recovery

This Microsoft Exam Ref:
• Organizes its coverage by skill measured on the exam
• Features Thought Experiments to help you assess your readiness for the exam
• Assumes you have experience with desktop and device administration, Windows networking technologies, Active Directory, and Microsoft Intune

About the authors

BRIAN SVIDERGOL, lead author, builds Microsoft infrastructure and cloud solutions with Windows, Active Directory, Microsoft Azure, System Center, Office 365, and related technologies. He holds a bunch of Microsoft and industry certifications, including the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) - Server Infrastructure. Brian authored Exam Ref 70-695 Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps, co-authored Virtualizing Desktops & Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2Inside Out, and co-authored the Active Directory Cookbook, 4th Edition.. He served as an MCT Ambassador at TechEd North America 2013 and at Microsoft Ignite 2015. Brian works as a subject matter expert (SME) on many Microsoft Official Curriculum courses and Microsoft certification exams. He has authored a variety of training content, blog posts, practice test questions, and has been a technical reviewer for over 25 books.

BOB CLEMENTS is a systems administrator, writer, and tech enthusiast, specializing in enterprise device management and server infrastructure. With more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry, he has an in-depth knowledge of System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Windows Server, Active Directory, and virtualization.

CHARLES PLUTA is a technical consultant and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) that has authored several certification exams, lab guides, and learner guides for various technology vendors. As a technical consultant, Charles has assisted small, medium, and large organizations deploy and maintain their IT infrastructure. He is also a speaker, staff member, or trainer at several large industry conferences every year. Charles has a degree in Computer Networking, and holds over 15 industry certifications. He makes a point to leave the United States to travel to a different country once every year. When not working on training or traveling, he plays pool in Augusta, Georgia.

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