System Center Boot Camp

Description

Get trained in System Center 2012 and gain the skills needed to manage the physical and virtual IT environments across data centers, client computers, and devices. Take the courses suggested here and you’ll be prepared for the exams needed to earn the certification that will validate your expertise.

This course describes how to plan and deploy a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy, including the central administration site, one or more primary sites and secondary sites, and all associated site systems. This course also covers migration from System Center Configuration Manager 2007. This course also describes how to configure and manage client devices and servers using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and its associated site systems. The course focuses on day-to-day management tasks, including managing software deployments, updates, client health, hardware and software inventory, compliance, endpoint protection, application management, mobile device management, querying and reporting.

This 7-day boot camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:

Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (10747D)
Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (10748C)

This course will prepare students for

Exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Describe the Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure and describe typical deployment scenarios.
Plan and deploy a single primary site.
Plan and configure administrative roles.
Plan and deploy a multiple-site hierarchy including the central administration site, primary sites, and secondary sites.
Describe replication and data types, and monitor the replication of data throughout the hierarchy.
Use various methods to plan and deploy Configuration Manager 2012 clients.
Perform maintenance tasks and monitor site systems.
Perform migration of objects from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.
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.

Prerequisites

This course is intended for:

Systems Engineers who need to plan a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager deployment. They have three to five years of experience in medium to large enterprise organizations supporting multiple desktop and server computers that run Microsoft Windows.
Configuration Manager Administrators responsible for designing and deploying one or more System Center 2012 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems. They have three to five years of experience in medium to large enterprise organizations supporting multiple desktop and server computers that run Microsoft Windows Server.

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

System administrator-level working knowledge of:

Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and management.
Windows Server management including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows Client fundamentals.
Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 including reporting services.
Basic Public Key Infrastructure concepts.
Configuration Manager features and administrative tasks including:
Working with the Administrator console
Installing clients
Hardware and software inventory
Working with collections
Reporting
Deploying applications
Managing software updates
Deploying operating systems
Settings management

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.

Methods

  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Curriculum

Course 10748C

Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Introduction to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Overview of the Configuration Manager 2012 Server Default Site System Roles
Overview of the Configuration Manager 2012 Server Optional Site System Roles
Overview of Configuration Manager 2012 Deployment Scenarios

Module 2: Planning and Deploying a Stand-Alone Primary Site

Planning a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Stand-Alone Primary Site Deployment
Preparing to Deploy a Configuration Manager 2012 Primary Site
Installing a Configuration Manager 2012 Site Server
Performing Post-Setup Configuration Tasks
Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager 2012 Installation
Managing Internet-Based Clients

Lab: Installing a Configuration Manager 2012 Primary Site
Lab: Performing Post-Setup Configuration Tasks
Lab: Configuring PKI for Configuration Manager

Module 3: Planning and Configuring Role-Based Administration

Overview of Role-Based Administration
Identifying IT Roles in Your Organization
Configuring Role-Based Administration

Lab: Planning and Configuring Role-Based Administration

Module 4: Planning and Deploying a Multiple-Site Hierarchy

Planning a Configuration Manager 2012 Multiple-Site Hierarchy
Deploying a Configuration Manager 2012 Site
Deploying the Central Administration Site
Deploying Primary Sites in a Hierarchy
Deploying Secondary Sites

Lab: Installing the Central Administration Site
Lab: Installing a Primary Site in an Existing Hierarchy
Lab: Installing a Secondary Site

Module 5: Data Replication and Content Management

Introduction to Data Types and Replication
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Data Replication
Planning for Content Management
Configuring and Monitoring Content Management
Lab: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Data Replication
Lab: Configuring Content Management

Module 6: Planning and Completing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client Deployment

Introduction to Discovery Methods
Introduction to Configuration Manager 2012 Client Deployment
Deploying Configuration Manager 2012 Clients
Managing Configuration Manager 2012 Clients
Monitoring Configuration Manager 2012 Client Status

Lab: Planning and Completing Configuration Manager 2012 Client Deployment

Module 7: Maintaining and Monitoring System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Overview of Configuration Manager 2012 Site Maintenance
Performing Backup and Recovery of a Configuration Manager 2012 Site
Monitoring Configuration Manager 2012 Site Systems

Lab: Maintaining and Monitoring System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Module 8: Migrating from System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Overview of the Migration Process
Preparing Configuration Manager 2007 Sites for Migration
Configuring Migration Settings
Migrating Objects

Lab: Migrating from System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Course 10747C

Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

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
Lab: Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site

Module 2: Discovering and Organizing Resources

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
Lab: Configuring User and Device Collections
Lab: Configuring Role-Based Administration

Module 3: Managing the Configuration Manager Client

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
Lab: Managing Client Settings
Lab: Configuring and Monitoring Client Status

Module 4: Managing Inventory and Software Metering

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
Lab: Configuring and Managing Asset Intelligence
Lab: Configuring Software Metering

Module 5: Querying and Reporting Data

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

Lab: Creating and Running Queries
Lab: Configuring Reporting

Module 6: Managing Software Distribution and Deployment by Using Packages and Programs

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

Module 7: Creating and Deploying Applications

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

Lab: Creating and Deploying Applications
Lab: Managing Application Supersedence and Removal

Module 8: Deploying Additional Application Types

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
Lab: Deploying Virtual Applications by Using Configuration Manager 2012

Module 9: Deploying and Managing Software Updates

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
Lab: Deploying and Managing Software Updates

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

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

Lab: Implementing Endpoint Protection

Module 11: Managing Operating System Deployment

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
Lab: Building and Capturing a Reference Image
Lab: Performing an In-Place Upgrade

Module 12: Managing Compliance Settings and Profiles

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

Lab: Managing Compliance Settings

Module 13: Mobile Device Management Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

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

Module 14: Configuring Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control

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

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