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Administering Microsoft System Center 2012

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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.

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

Continue developing your skills after class with 24/7 access to our live remote labs for six months, providing you with valuable extra time for hands-on practice. Students will 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
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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 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 Subselect 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
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
  • 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