This five-day course describes how to use 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 optimise System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports.
Who's It For?
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.
What You'll Learn
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the features Configuration Manager and Intune include, and explain how you can use these features to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment
- Analyse data by using queries and reports
- Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery, and integrating mobile-device management with Microsoft Exchange Server
- Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client
- Configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use Asset Intelligence and software metering
- Identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments
- Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems
- Maintain software updates for PCs that Configuration Manager manages
- Implement Endpoint Protection for managed PCs
- Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices
- Configure an operating-system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager
- Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
Duration and Study Load
- 5 days
- 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:
- 20697-1 Implementing and Managing Windows 10
- 20697-2 Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services
- 20411 – Administering Windows Server 2012
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The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager database stores a large amount of data about the resources in your environment. You might not always want to perform all management tasks on all resources simultaneously. Therefore, to help you locate devices or user objects in your environment that meet specific criteria, you can create queries. You then can use these queries to create collections or to find additional information about specific resources.
- Introduction to queries
- Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
- Analysing the real-time state of a device by using CMPivot
You can install the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager) client software on windows-based devices such as servers, workstations, and laptops. You then can manage these devices and perform operations such as reporting hardware and software inventory information, installing and updating software, and configuring settings required for compliance.
- Overview of the Configuration Manager client
- Deploying the Configuration Manager client
- Configuring and monitoring client status
- Managing client settings and performing management operations
In this module, you will learn about the methods for creating, deploying, and managing applications with Configuration Manager. You also will learn to use the Software Center and the Application Catalog to install available applications. You will learn about managing deployments on unconventional 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
Many enterprise organisations require systems, such as servers, laptops, desktop computers, and mobile devices, to meet specific configuration and compliance requirements. Compliance settings in Configuration Manager can play a key role in identifying existing configurations, discovering systems that have adverse configuration changes, and remediating these settings automatically when necessary. Compliance settings also can help control how users manage and access data in the enterprise network environment.
- Overview of compliance settings
- Configuring compliance settings
- Viewing compliance results
- Managing resource and data access
This module explains how to use the operating system deployment feature in Configuration Manager to create operating system images that you can deploy to unmanaged computers and those managed by Configuration Manager. There are several scenarios in which you can deploy operating systems by using Configuration Manager, including when you are working with new systems or when you are upgrading existing ones.
- An overview of operating system deployment
- Preparing a site for operating system deployment
- Deploying an operating system
- Managing Windows as a service
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