Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Days 5    Code 10747   Fee £1985

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site and its associated site systems in the role of Configuration Manager administrators.

Course Details

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site and its associated site systems in the role of Configuration Manager administrators.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have system administrator-level working knowledge of:

  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).

  • Windows Server management including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.

  • Basic Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) concepts.

  • Active Directory principles and management.

  • Microsoft Windows client fundamentals.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 including Reporting Services.

  • Desired: Have a base-level understanding of System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This module describes the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager feature set and explains how to manage sites by using the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Console.

 

Lessons

  • Introduction to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Architecture
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager Console
  • Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site

Module 2: Discovering and Organizing Resources

This module explains how to configure discovery methods, configure boundaries and boundary groups, manage user and device collections, and implement role-based security.

 

Lessons

  • Configuring Resource Discovery
  • Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
  • Configuring User and Device Collections
  • Configuring Role-Based Administration

Module 3: Managing the Configuration Manager Client

This module explains how to configure client deployment methods and client settings, and monitor client status.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of the Configuration Manager Client
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager Client
  • Managing Client Agents
  • Configuring and Monitoring Client Status

Module 4: Managing Inventory and Software Metering

This module explains how to configure and manage hardware and software inventory, monitor inventory data flow, and use asset intelligence and software metering.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of Inventory Collection
  • Configuring Hardware Inventory
  • Configuring Software Inventory
  • Managing Inventory Collection
  • Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Configuring Software Metering

Module 5: Querying and Reporting Data

This module explains how to create queries and run reports by using SQL Server Reporting Services.

 

Lessons

  • Introduction to Queries
  • Managing Queries
  • Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services

Module 6: Managing Software Deployments by Using Packages and Programs

This module explains how to create and deploy packages and programs.

 

Lessons

  • Configuring Software Distribution
  • Configuring Packages and Programs
  • Distributing Content to Distribution Points
  • Deploying Programs to Configuration Manager Clients

Module 7: Creating and Deploying Applications

This module explains how to create and deploy applications by using the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager application model.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of Application Management
  • Creating Applications
  • Deploying Applications
  • Configuring the Application Catalog

Module 8: Managing Application Deployment

This module explains how to configure application deployment requirements, application supersedence, application un-installation, and multiple deployment types.

 

Lessons

  • Configuring Requirements and Dependencies for Deployment Types
  • Configuring Multiple Deployment Types and User Device Affinity
  • Managing Applications

Module 9: Deploying and Managing Software Updates

This module explains how to deploy and manage software updates.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of Software Updates
  • Preparing the Configuration Manager Site for Software Updates
  • Managing Software Updates
  • Configuring Automatic Deployment Rules
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Updates

Module 10: Implementing Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager 2012

This module explains how to integrate and implement System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring and Monitoring Endpoint Protection Policies

Module 11: Managing Operating System Deployment

This module explains how to deploy operating systems by using the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager infrastructure.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of Operating System Deployment
  • Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Capturing an Operating System Image
  • Deploying an Operating System

Module 12: Managing Compliance Settings

This module explains how to manage configuration items and baselines to assess and remediate the compliance of settings on devices.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of Compliance Settings
  • Configuring Compliance Settings
  • Viewing Compliance Results

Module 13: Managing Mobile Devices

This module explains how to configure the mobile device management settings.

 

Lessons

  • Configuring Mobile Device Management
  • Depth Management of Mobile Devices
  • Deploying Applications to Mobile Devices

Module 14: Configuring Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control

This module explains how to configure Wake On LAN, power management policies, and Remote Control.

 

Lessons

  • Configuring Wake On LAN
  • Overview of Out of Band Management
  • Configuring Power Management Settings
  • Configuring Remote Control

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