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Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Course Description/Agenda

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, using the prerelease version of the software.

This course in combination with Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can help you prepare for Exam 70-243 TS: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Configuring.

What You'll Learn

  • 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 Should Attend

  • 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

Course Prerequisites

  • 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 2008 and 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

Course Outline

1. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  • Architecture
  • 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

  • Queries
  • 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 a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • 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


This course utilizes RC1 software in the virtual machine for the labs.

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


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