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Administering System Center Configuration Manager (M20703-1)

New – Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems. Meta description - Practice configuring and managing clients and devices using Microsoft System Center v1511 in this course from Global Knowledge. Enroll now.

GK# 6219 Vendor# M20703-1

$1245 - $2995 CAD

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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. 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.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Describe the features of Configuration Manager and Intune include, and explain how you can use these features to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment.
  • Analyze data by using queries and reports
  • Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, 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 as well as 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 administers
  • 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

 

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
  • CBacking up and recovering a Configuration Manager siteonfiguring Remote Tools
  • Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance and Management Insights
  • Backing up and recovering a Configuration Manager site
  • Updating the Configuration Manager Infrastructure

Labs

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Exploring the Configuration Manager Tools

  • Searching in the Configuration Manager console
  • Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager
  • Using Configuration Manager Service Manager to manage components
  • Monitoring site and component status
  • Reviewing log files by using the Configuration Manager Trace tool

Creating and Running Queries

  • Creating data queries
  • Creating subselect queries

Configuring SSRS

  • Configuring a reporting services point
  • Analyzing the real-time state of a device by using CMPivot
  • Using CMPviot to Anlyze the current state of devices

Configuring Boundaries and Resource Discovery

  • Configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and fallback relationships
  • Configuring Active Directory discovery methods

Configuring User and Device Collections

  • Creating a device collection
  • Creating a user collection
  • Configuring a maintenance window

Deploying the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Client Software

  • Preparing the site for client installation
    Deploying the Configuration Manager client software by using client push installation

Configuring and Monitoring Client Status

  • Configure and monitoring client health status

Managing Client Settings

  • Configuring client settings
  • Performing management operations

Configuring and Managing Inventory Collection

  • Configuring and management hardware inventory

Configuring Software Metering

  • Configuring software metering

Configuring and Managing Asset Intelligence

  • Preparing the site for Asset Intelligence
  • Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Monitoring license agreements by using Asset Intelligence
  • Viewing Asset Intelligence reports

Distributing and Managing Content for Deployments

  • Installing a new distribution point
  • Managing content distribution

Creating and Deploying Applications

  • Creating applications with requirements
  • Deploying applications

Managing Application Supercedence and Removal

  • Managing application supersedence
  • Uninstalling the Excel Viewer application

Deploying virtual applications by using Configuration Manager (Operational)

  • Deploying virtual applications

Using Configuration Manager to Deploy Windows Store Apps

  • Configuring support for sideloading Windows Store apps
  • Configuring a Windows Store app
  • Deploying Windows 10 apps to users

Configuring the Site for Software Updates

  • Configuring and synchronizing the software update point

Deploying and Managing Software Updates

  • Determining software update compliance
  • Deploying software updates to clients
  • Configure automatic deployment rules

Implementing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • Configuring the System Center Endpoint Protection point and client settings
  • Configuring and deploying Endpoint Protection policies
  • Monitoring Endpoint Protection

Implementing advanced threat policies

  • Creating and deploying advanced threat protection policies

Managing Compliance Settings

  • Managing configuration items and baselines
  • Viewing compliance settings and reports
  • Configuring remediation in compliance settings
  • Using compliance information to create collections
  • Configure compliance settings

Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment

  • Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
  • Managing packages to support operating system deployment

Deploying Operating System Images for Bare-Metal Installations

  • Preparing the operating system image
  • Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
  • Deploying an image

Configuring Role-Based Administration

  • Configuring a new scope for Toronto administrators
  • Configuring a new administrative user

Configuring Remote Tools

  • Configuring the Remote Tools client settings and permissions
  • Managing desktops by using Remote Control

Maintaining a Configuration Manager Site

  • Configuring maintenance tasks in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring the Backup Site Server task
  • Recovering a site from a backup

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.  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.

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Duration: 27 hours

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