This course leads from the basic image creation steps using Image Builder Wizard (IBW) and Image Configuration Editor (ICE) into the advanced areas of embedded operating system development. Learn to build systems that are able to withstand harsh environments for dedicated vertical markets and secure them properly. Use embedded enabling features to boot systems directly into a custom shell application leveraging auto-logon, write-protect partitions and suppress/replace any of the Windows typical branding elements to guarantee a truly customized user experience on the device. Another focal point of the course is management and maintenance in factory and field, which help to complete a sound picture of an embedded system's life cycle. All course topics are explained using examples derived from real-world projects and are spiced with important tips, tricks and best practices.