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Administering System Center Configuration Manager

SS Course: GK821518

Course Overview

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In this course, you will use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. You will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. You will also discover how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports.

                                                                  

Scheduled Classes

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02/06/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
02/13/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
02/27/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
03/06/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
03/13/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
03/20/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
04/03/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
04/17/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
04/24/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
05/01/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
05/08/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
05/15/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
06/05/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
06/12/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
06/26/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
07/24/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
07/31/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led

Outline

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Managing Computers and Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

  • Overview of systems management by using enterprise management solutions
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager architecture
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager administrative tools
  • Tools for monitoring and troubleshooting a Configuration Manager site

Analyzing Data Using Queries and Reports, and CMPivot

  • Introduction to queries
  • Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Analyzing the real-time state of devices by using CMPivot

Preparing the Configuration Manager management infrastructure

  • Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
  • Configuring resource discovery
  • Organizing resources using devices and user collections

Deploying and Managing the Configuration Manager client

  • Overview of the Configuration Manager client
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager client
  • Configuring and monitoring client status
  • Managing client settings and performing management operations

Managing Inventory for PCs and Applications

  • Overview of inventory collection
  • Configuring hardware and software inventory
  • Managing inventory collection
  • Configuring software metering
  • Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

Distributing and Managing Content Used for Deployments

  • Preparing the infrastructure for content management
  • Distributing and managing content on distribution points

Deploying and Managing Applications

  • Overview of application management
  • Creating applications
  • Deploying applications
  • Managing applications
  • Deploying virtual applications by using System Center Configuration Manager (Optional)
  • Deploying and managing Windows Store apps

Maintaining Software Updates for Managed PCs

  • The software updates process
  • Preparing a Configuration Manager site for software updates
  • Managing software updates
  • Configuring automatic deployment rules
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting software updates
  • Enabling third-party updates

Implementing Endpoint Protection for Managed PCs

  • Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies
  • Configuring and deploying advanced threat policies

Managing Compliance and Secure Data Access

  • Overview of compliance settings
  • Configuring compliance settings
  • Viewing compliance results
  • Managing resource and data access

Managing Operating System Deployment

  • An overview of operating system deployment
  • Preparing a site for operating system deployment
  • Deploying an operating system
  • Managing Windows as a service

Managing and Maintaining a Configuration Manager Site

  • Configuring role-based administration
  • Configuring Remote Tools
  • Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance and Management Insights
  • Backing up and recovering a Configuration Manager site
  • Updating the Configuration Manager Infrastructure

    Prerequisites

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    • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing
    • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
    • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
    • Basic concepts of public key infrastructure (PKI) security
    • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax
    • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services
    • Basic understanding of the configuration options for iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile device platforms

      Who Should Attend

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      This course is for experienced information technology (IT) professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium, large, and enterprise organizations.