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Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site and its associated site systems.

  • Skills Gained
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus

Skills Gained
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager feature set
Organize resources
Manage the Configuration Manager client
Manage inventory and software metering
Query and report data
Manage software deployments by using packages and programs
Create and deploy applications
Manage application deployment
Deploy and manage software updates
Implement System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
Deploy operating systems by using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Manage compliance settings on devices
Manage mobile devices
Configure Wake on LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control

Who Can Benefit
Configuration Manager Administrators who are responsible for configuring and managing one or more System Center 2012 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems
Administrators with one to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running the Windows Server operating system in medium to large enterprise organizations

Knowledge of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS)
Familiarity with Active Directory principles and management
Experience with Windows Server management including Windows Server 2008and Windows Server 2008 R2
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows client fundamentals
Knowledge of Basic Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) concepts
Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Server 2008 R2 (M6419) or equivalent knowledge
Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (M6425) or equivalent knowledge

1. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Configuration Manager Console
Tools for Monitoring a Configuration Manager Site

2. Discovering and Organizing Resources

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

3. Managing the Configuration Manager Client

Overview of the Configuration Manager Client
Deploying the Configuration Manager Client
Managing Client Agent Settings
Configuring and Monitoring Client Status

4. Managing Inventory and Software Metering

Inventory Collection
Configuring Hardware Inventory
Configuring Software Inventory
Managing Inventory Collection
Configuring Asset Intelligence
Configuring Software Metering

5. Querying and Reporting Data

Managing Queries
Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services

6. Managing Software Deployments by Using Packages and Programs

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

7. Creating and Deploying Applications

Application Management
Creating Applications
Deploying Applications
Configuring the Application Catalog

8. Managing Application Deployment

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

9. Deploying and Managing Software Updates

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

10. Implementing Endpoint Protection in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
Configuring and Monitoring Endpoint Protection

11. Managing Operating System Deployment

Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
Capturing an Operating System Image
Deploying an Operating System

12. Managing Compliance Settings

Overview of Compliance Settings
Configuring Compliance Settings
Viewing Compliance Results

13. Managing Mobile Devices

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

14. Configuring Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control

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

Lab 1A: Explore the Configuration Manager Console

Search in the Configuration Manager Console

Lab 1B: Monitor and Troubleshoot a Configuration Manager Site

Configure Status Summarizers
Manage Components by Using Configuration Manager Service Manager
Monitor Site and Component Status
Review Log Files by Using Configuration Manager Trace Log Tool

Lab 2A: Configure Resource Discovery and Boundaries

Configure Active Directory Discovery Methods
Configure Boundaries and Boundary Groups

Lab 2B: Configure User and Device Collections

Create a Device Collection
Create a User Collection
Configure a Maintenance Window

Lab 2C: Configure Role-Based Administration

Configure a New Scope for Toronto Administrators
Configure a New Administrative User

Lab 3A: Deploy the Configuration Manager Client

Prepare the Site for Client Installation
Using Client Push Installation
Using Group Policy (Optional)

Lab 3B: Manage Client Agent Settings

Configure Client Agent Settings

Lab 3C: Configure and Monitor Client Status

Configure and Monitoring Client Communication and Health Status

Lab 4A: Configure and Manage Inventory Collection

Configure Hardware Inventory
Configure Software Inventory

Lab 4B: Configure and Managing Asset Intelligence

Prepare the Site for Asset Intelligence
Configure Asset Intelligence
Customize Asset Intelligence
View Asset Intelligence Reports

Lab 4C: Configure Software Metering

Lab 5A: Creating and Running Queries

Create Data Queries
Create Sub select Queries
Create Status Message Queries

Lab 5B: Configure Reporting

Configure a Reporting Services Point

Lab 6: Manage Software Deployment by Using Packages and Programs

Prepare the Infrastructure for Software Deployment
Create a Package and Configuring Programs
Distribute Content to a Distribution Point
Deploy a Program to Configuration Manager Clients

Lab 7A: Create and Deploy Applications

Create and Deploy a Required Application
Create and Deploy an Available Application

Lab 7B: Deploy Applications from the Application Catalog

Install and Configure the Application Catalog
Create and Deploy Applications to the Application Catalog
Install Applications from the Application Catalog

Lab 8A: Advanced Application Deployment

Configure User Device Affinity
Create Applications with Requirements
Deploy Required Applications to Users
Create an Application with Multiple Deployment Types

Lab 8B: Manage Application Supersedence and Removal

Use Application Supersedence
Uninstall the Excel Viewer Application

Lab 9A: Configure the Site for Software Updates

Configure and Synchronize the Software Update Point

Lab 9B: Deploy and Manage Software Updates

Determine Software Update Compliance
Deploy Software Updates to Clients
Configure Automatic Deployment Rules

Lab 10: Implement Endpoint Protection

Configure the Endpoint Protection Point and Client Settings
Configure and Deploy Endpoint Protection Policies
Monitor Endpoint Protection

Lab 11A: Prepare the Environment for Operating System Deployment

Manage Site System Roles Used to Support Operating System Deployment
Manage Packages to Support Operating System Deployment

Lab 11B: Build and Capture a Reference Image

Create a Build and Capture Task Sequence
Capture the Reference Computer

Lab 11C: Perform an In-Place Upgrade

Prepare the Operating System Image
Create a Task Sequence to Deploy an Image
Deploy an Image

Lab 12: Manage Compliance Settings

Manage Configuration Items and Baselines
View Compliance Settings Reports
Configure Remediation in Compliance Settings
Use Compliance Information to Create Collections

Lab 13: Manage Mobile Devices

Prepare the Infrastructure for Mobile Device Management
Enroll a Mobile Device
Manage Compliance Settings for a Mobile Device
Deploy an Application to a Mobile Device

Lab 14A: Configure Power Management Settings

Apply a Power Management Plan

Lab 14B: Configure Remote Control

Configure the Remote Control Client Settings and Permissions
Manage the Business Desktop Support Team by Using Remote Control Tools

  • Duration : 5 days
  • Certified by: Microsoft

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site and its associated site systems.

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