Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (NE-10747)

 

This five-day instructor-led course describes how to configure and manage client devices and servers using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and its associated site systems.

Type

Certified Training Course

Level

Professional

Cost

R 8 800 p.p. (Excl. VAT)

SATV Redeemable 

Yes

Delivery Method

Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises.

Duration

5 days

Start time: 09:00 (Registration will commence at 08:30 on the first day)

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course is as follows: 

  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
  • Windows client management including endpoint security fundamentals.
  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Active Directory and Group Policy principles and management.
  • Basic concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security.
  • Desired: Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services
  • Desired: Basic understanding of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. 

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager feature set and manage and troubleshoot sites by using the Configuration Manager Console and associated toolset.
  • Configure boundaries and boundary groups, configure discovery methods, manage user and device collections, and implement role-based administration.
  • Describe the client deployment process, configure client deployment methods, configure the client agent settings, and monitor client status.
  • Describe the inventory collection process, configure and manage hardware and software inventory, monitor inventory data flow, and use Asset Intelligence and Software Metering.
  • Analyze data by creating queries and running reports.
  • Create, deploy, and manage software packages and programs.
  • Create and deploy applications by using the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager application model.
  • Configure multiple deployment types.
  • Deploy and manage software updates.
  • Integrate and implement Endpoint Protection by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  • Deploy operating systems by using the Configuration Manager infrastructure.
  • Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure settings for devices.
  • Manage mobile devices by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  • Configure Wake On LAN, Power Management policies, and Remote Control. 

Exam & Certifications

This course prepares students to write the Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Exam (Exam # 70-243), the first requirement to achieve the MCTS: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Configuration certificate.

Course Topics

1. Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Lesson 2: Overview of the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Architecture
  • Lesson 3: Managing Configuration Manager by Using the Configuration Manager Administration Tools
  • Lesson 4: Using Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site

Lab: Performing Administration Tasks by Using the Configuration Manager Tools

  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Exploring the Configuration Manager Console
  • Exercise 2: (Level 200) Searching in the Configuration Manager Console
  • Exercise 3: (Level 200) Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager

Lab: Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Managing Components by Using Configuration Manager Service Manager
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Monitoring Site and Component Status
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Reviewing Log Files by Using Configuration Manager Trace Log Tool

2. Discovering and Organising Resources

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Resource Discovery
  • Lesson 3: Configuring User and Device Collections
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Role-Based Administration

Lab: Configuring Boundaries and Resource Discovery

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Configuring Active Directory Discovery Methods

Lab: Configuring User and Device Collections

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Creating Device Collections
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Creating a User Collection
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Configuring a Maintenance Window

Lab: Configuring Role-Based Administration

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring a New Scope for Toronto Administrators
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Configuring a New Administrative User

3. Managing the Configuration Manager Client

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Configuration Manager Client
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Configuration Manager Clients
  • Lesson 3: Managing Client Settings in Configuration Manager
  • Lesson 4: Configuring and Monitoring Client Status

Lab: Deploying the Configuration Manager Client

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Preparing the Site for Client Installation
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300): Deploying the Configuration Manager Client by Using Client Push Installation
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300): Deploying the Configuration Manager Client by Using Group Policy (Optional)

Lab: Managing Client Settings

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring Client Settings

Lab: Configuring and Monitoring Client Status

  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Configuring and Monitoring Client Communication and Health Status

4. Managing Inventory and Software Metering

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Inventory Collection
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Hardware Inventory
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Software Inventory
  • Lesson 4: Managing Inventory Collection
  • Lesson 5: Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Software Metering

Lab: Configuring and Managing Inventory Collection

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring Hardware Inventory
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Configuring Software Inventory

Lab: Configuring and Managing Asset Intelligence

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Preparing the Site for Asset Intelligence
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Customising Asset Intelligence
  • Exercise 4: (Level 300) Viewing Asset Intelligence Reports

Lab: Configuring Software Metering

  • Exercise: (Level 300) Configuring Software Metering

5. Querying and Reporting Data

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Queries
  • Lesson 2: Managing Queries
  • Lesson 3: Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services

Lab: Creating and Running Queries

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Creating Data Queries
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Creating Subselect Queries
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Creating Status Message Queries

Lab: Configuring Reporting

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring a Reporting Services Point health.     

6. Managing Software Distribution and Deployment by Using Packages and Programs

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Software Distribution
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Packages and Programs
  • Lesson 3: Distributing Content to Distribution Points
  • Lesson 4: Deploying Programs to Configuration Manager Clients

Lab: Managing Software Deployment by Using Packages and Programs

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Preparing the Infrastructure for Software Deployment
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Creating a Package and Configuring Programs
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Distributing Content to a Distribution Point
  • Exercise 4: (Level 300) Deploying a Program to Configuration Manager Clients

7. Creating and Deploying Applications

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Application Management
  • Lesson 2: Creating Applications
  • Lesson 3: Deploying Applications
  • Lesson 4: Managing Applications

Lab: Creating and Deploying Applications

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Installing and Configuring the Application Catalog Roles
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Creating Applications that use Requirements
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Deploying Applications

Lab: Managing Application Supersedence and Removal

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring Application Supersedence and Removal
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Uninstalling the Excel Viewer Application

8. Deploying Additional Application Types

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Deploying Windows Store Apps by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Virtual Applications by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Lab: Deploying Windows Store Apps by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring Support for Sideloading Windows Store Apps
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Configure a Windows Store App
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Deploying Windows Store Apps to Users

Lab: Deploying Virtual Applications by Using Configuration Manager 2012

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring Support for App-V
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Creating and Deploying Virtual Applications

9. Deploying and Managing Software Updates

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Software Updates Feature
  • Lesson 2: Preparing a Configuration Manager Site for Software Updates
  • Lesson 3: Managing Software Updates
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Automatic Deployment Rules
  • Lesson 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Updates

Lab: Configuring the Site for Software Updates

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring and Synchronising the Software Update Point

Lab: Deploying and Managing Software Updates

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Determining Software Update Compliance
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Deploying Software Updates to Clients
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Configuring Automatic Deployment Rules

10. Implementing Endpoint Protection by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Lesson 2: Configuring and Monitoring Endpoint Protection Policies

Lab: Implementing Endpoint Protection

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring the Endpoint Protection Point and Client Settings
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Configuring and Deploying Endpoint Protection Policies
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Monitoring Endpoint Protection

11. Managing Operating System Deployment

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Operating System Deployment
  • Lesson 2: Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Lesson 3: Building and Capturing a Reference Operating System Image
  • Lesson 4: Deploying an Operating System

Lab: Preparing the Environment for Operating System Deployment

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Managing Site System Roles Used to Support Operating System Deployment
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Managing Packages to Support Operating System Deployment

Lab: Building and Capturing a Reference Image

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Creating a Build and Capture Task Sequence
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Capturing the Reference Computer

Lab: Performing an In-Place Upgrade

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Preparing the Operating System Image
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Creating a Task Sequence to Deploy an Image
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Deploying an Image

12. Managing Compliance Settings and Profiles

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Compliance Settings
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Compliance Settings
  • Lesson 3: Viewing Compliance Results

Lab: Managing Compliance Settings

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Managing Configuration Items and Baselines
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Viewing Compliance Settings Reports
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Configuring Remediation in Compliance Settings
  • Exercise 4: (Level 300) Using Compliance Information to Create Collections

13. Mobile Device Management Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Mobile Device Management with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager 2012
  • Lesson 2: Managing Mobile Devices by Using the Windows Intune Connector
  • Lesson 3: Managing Configuration Manager Enrolled Mobile Devices
  • Lesson 4: Deploying Applications to Mobile Devices

Lab: Managing Mobile Devices Enrolled By Windows Intune

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Preparing Windows Intune and Configuration Manager Prerequisites
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Enrolling and Configuring a Windows Phone 8 Mobile Device
  • Exercise 3: (Level 300) Enrolling a Standalone Windows 8.1 Device

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

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Wake On LAN
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Out of Band Management
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Power Management Settings
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Remote Control

Lab: Configuring Power Management Settings

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Applying a Power Management Plan

Lab: Configuring Remote Control

  • Exercise 1: (Level 300) Configuring the Remote Tools Client Settings and Permissions
  • Exercise 2: (Level 300) Managing Desktops by Using Remote Control