Administering System Center Configuration Manager

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

This five-day course describes how to use System Center Configuration Manager v1702 (Configuration Manager) and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. In this five-day course, 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 also will learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20703-2B, helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses or by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through hands-on activities:

  • Course 20697-1: Installing and Configuring Windows 10
  • Course 20697-2: Deploying and Managing Windows 10 UsingEnterprise Services
  • Course 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 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 Can Benefit

This course is for experienced information technology (IT) professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrators (EDAs). These EDAs deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use, the latest release of Configuration Manager to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications.
This course also is for individuals who are interested in taking Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration. Courses 20703-1B and 20703-2B, or equivalent knowledge and skills, are necessary to prepare for this exam.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Managing computers and mobile devices in the enterprise

  • Lesson 1: Overview of systems management by using enterprise management solutions
  • Lesson 2: Overview of the Configuration Manager architecture
  • Lesson 3: Overview of the Configuration Manager administrative tools
  • Lesson 4: Tools for monitoring and troubleshooting a Configuration Manager site

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how Configuration Manager addresses the challenges of managing systems and users in today’s enterprise
  • Describe the Configuration Manager architecture
  • Describe the management tools that you use to perform administrative functions for Configuration Manager
  • Describe the tools that you use to monitor and troubleshoot a Configuration Manager site

Module 2: Analyzing data using queries, reports, and CMPivot

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to queries
  • Lesson 2: Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Lesson 3: Analyzing the real-time state of a device by using CMPivot

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and configure data and status message queries
  • Configure and manage Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and the reporting services point
  • Use CMPivot to query and view the real-time state of the connected devices in your environment

Module 3: Preparing the Configuration Manager management infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
  • Lesson 2: Configuring resource discovery
  • Lesson 3: Organizing resources using device and user collections

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure boundaries and boundary groups
  • Configure resource discovery
  • Organize resources using device and user collections

Module 4: Deploying and managing the Configuration Manager client

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Configuration Manager client
  • Lesson 2: Deploying the Configuration Manager client
  • Lesson 3: Configuring and monitoring client status
  • Lesson 4: Managing client settings and performing management operations

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements and considerations for installing the Configuration Manager client software
  • Deploy the Configuration Manager client software
  • Manage Configuration Manager client settings

Module 5: Managing inventory for PCs and applications

  • Lesson 1: Overview of inventory collection
  • Lesson 2: Configuring hardware and software inventory
  • Lesson 3: Managing inventory collection
  • Lesson 4: Configuring software metering
  • Lesson 5: Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe inventory collection
  • Configure and collect hardware and software inventory
  • Manage inventory collection
  • Configure software metering
  • Configure Asset Intelligence

Module 6: Distributing and managing content used for deployments

  • Lesson 1: Preparing the infrastructure for content management
  • Lesson 2: Distributing and managing content on distribution points

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Prepare the infrastructure for content management
  • Distribute and manage content on distribution points

Module 7: Deploying and managing applications

  • Lesson 1: Overview of application management
  • Lesson 2: Creating applications
  • Lesson 3: Deploying applications
  • Lesson 4: Managing applications
  • Lesson 5: Deploying virtual applications by using System Center Configuration Manager (Optional)
  • Lesson 6: Deploying and managing Windows Store apps

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the application management features of Configuration Manager
  • Create applications
  • Deploy applications
  • Manage applications
  • Configure and deploy virtual applications
  • Configure and deploy Windows Store apps

Module 8: Maintaining software updates for managed PCs

  • Lesson 1: The software updates process
  • 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
  • Lesson 6: Enabling third-party updates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how the software updates feature integrates with Configuration Manager
  • Prepare the Configuration Manager site for software updates
  • Manage software updates by using Configuration Manager
  • Configure automatic deployment rules
  • Monitor and troubleshoot software updates
  • Describe how to enable third-party updates

Module 9: Implementing Endpoint Protection for managed PCs

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Lesson 2: Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies
  • Lesson 3: Configuring and deploying advanced threat policies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Endpoint Protection to detect and remediate malware and security vulnerabilities
  • Configure, deploy, and manage Endpoint Protection policies
  • Configure and deploy advanced threat protection policies

Module 10: Managing compliance and secure data access

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Compliance Settings
  • Lesson 2: Configuring compliance settings
  • Lesson 3: Viewing compliance results
  • Lesson 4: Managing resource and data access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features of compliance settings
  • Configure compliance settings
  • View compliance results
  • Manage resource and data access

Module 11: Managing operating system deployment

  • Lesson 1: An overview of operating system deployment
  • Lesson 2: Preparing a site for operating system deployment
  • Lesson 3: Deploying an operating system
  • Lesson 4: Managing Windows as a service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the terminology, components, and scenarios used to deploy operating systems by using Configuration Manager
  • Prepare a site for operating system deployment
  • Deploy an operating system image
  • Describe how to manage Windows as a service

Module 12: Managing and Maintaining a Configuration Manager site

  • Lesson 1: Configuring role-based administration
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Remote Tools
  • Lesson 3: Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance and Management Insights
  • Lesson 4: Backing up and recovering a Configuration Manager site
  • Lesson 5: Updating the Configuration Manager infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure role-based administration
  • Configure Remote Tools to support client activity
  • Identify Configuration Manager site maintenance tasks
  • Back up and recover a Configuration Manager site
  • Use Updates and Servicing to install updates to the Configuration Manager infrastructure

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