MOC 10747 Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

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Course Duration

5 Days

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Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with samples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class
  • Sample course files and solutions
  • Access to a complete, online System Center environment both during and after class to practice your new skills
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Course Description

This 5-day Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Course is designed for experienced IT Professionals who are responsible for configuring and managing physical and virtual endpoints including clients, servers, and mobile devices. You will learn day-to-day management tasks including how to manage software deployments, updates, client health, hardware and software inventory, integration with Windows Intune, and applications. You will also learn how to optimize endpoint protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. This course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 10748, also helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-243, MCTS: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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.

Course Audience

The primary audience for this course is intended for IT Professionals who are responsible for configuring and managing endpoints in one or more System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems. They have one to three years of experience managing and maintaining client computers, devices, and servers in medium to large enterprise organizations. Administrators may have previous Configuration Manager experience, or be new to the product. The secondary audience for this course is intended for individuals who are interested in taking exam 70-243 TS: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Configuring. Both 10747D: Administering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, and 10748C: Planning and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, are necessary to prepare for this exam.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

System administrator–level working knowledge of:

  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Windows client management including endpoint security fundamentals.
  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Windows Server administration concepts including Active Directory® and group policy principles and management.
  • Basic concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security.
  • Familiarity with Windows Intune
  • Desired: Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services
  • Desired: Basic understanding of Microsoft SQL Server® Reporting Services

Course Syllabus

  1. Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
    • Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
    • Overview of the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Architecture
    • Managing Configuration Manager by Using Configuration Manager Administration Tools
    • Using Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site
    • Lab: Performing Administration Tasks by Using Configuration Manager Tools
      • Exploring the Configuration Manager Console
      • Searching in the Configuration Manager Console
      • Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager
    • Lab: Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site
      • Managing Components by Using Configuration Manager Service Manager
      • Monitoring Site and Component Status
      • Reviewing Log Files by Using the Configuration Manager Trace Log Tool
  2. Discovering and Organizing Resources
    • Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
    • Configuring Resource Discovery
    • Configuring User and Device Collections
    • Configuring Role-Based Administration
    • Lab: Configuring Boundaries and Resource Discovery
      • Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
      • Configuring Active Directory Discovery Methods
    • Lab: Configuring User and Device Collections
      • Creating Device Collections
      • Creating a User Collection
      • Configuring a Maintenance Window
    • Lab: Configuring Role-Based Administration
      • Configuring a New Scope for Toronto Administrators
      • Configuring a New Administrative User
  3. Managing the Configuration Manager Client Agent
    • Overview of the Configuration Manager Client Agent
    • Deploying Configuration Manager Client Agents
    • Managing Client Settings in Configuration Manager
    • Configuring and Monitoring Client Status
    • Lab: Deploying the Configuration Manager Client Agent
      • Preparing the Site for Client Installation
      • Deploying the Configuration Manager Client Agent by Using Client Push Installation
    • Lab: Managing Client Settings
      • Configuring Client Settings
    • Lab: Configuring and Monitoring Client Status
      • Configuring and Monitoring Client Communication and Health Status
  4. Managing Inventory and Software Metering
    • Overview of Inventory Collection
    • Configuring Hardware Inventory
    • Configuring Software Inventory
    • Managing Inventory Collection
    • Configuring Asset Intelligence
    • Configuring Software Metering
    • Lab: Configuring and Managing Inventory Collection
      • Configuring Hardware Inventory
      • Configuring Software Inventory
    • Lab: Configuring and Managing Asset Intelligence
      • Preparing the Site for Asset Intelligence
      • Configuring Asset Intelligence
      • Customizing Asset Intelligence
      • Viewing Asset Intelligence Reports
    • Lab: Configuring Software Metering
      • Configuring Software Metering
  5. Querying and Reporting Data
    • Introduction to Queries
    • Managing Queries
    • Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
    • Lab: Creating and Running Queries
      • Creating Data Queries
      • Creating Subselect Queries
      • Creating Status Message Queries
    • Lab: Configuring Reporting
      • Configuring a Reporting Services Point
  6. Managing Software Distribution and Deployment by Using Packages and Programs
    • Configuring Software Deployment
    • Configuring Packages and Programs
    • Distributing Content to Distribution Points
    • Deploying Programs to Configuration Manager Clients
    • Lab: Managing Software Deployment by Using Packages and Programs
      • Preparing the Infrastructure for Software Deployment
      • Creating a Package and Configuring Programs
      • Distributing Content to a Distribution Point
      • Deploying a Program to Configuration Manager Clients
  7. Creating and Deploying Applications
    • Overview of Application Management
    • Creating Applications
    • Deploying Applications
    • Managing Applications
    • Lab: Creating and Deploying Applications
      • Installing and Configuring the Application Catalog Roles
      • Creating Applications that Use Requirements
      • Deploying Applications
    • Lab: Managing Application Supersedence and Removal
      • Configuring Application Supersedence and Removal
      • Uninstalling the Excel Viewer Application
  8. Deploying Additional Application Types
    • Deploying Windows Store Apps by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
    • Deploying Virtual Applications by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
    • Lab: Deploying Windows Store Apps by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
      • Configuring Support for Sideloading Windows Store Apps
      • Configure a Windows Store App
      • Deploying Windows Store Apps to Users
    • Lab: Deploying Virtual Applications by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
      • Configuring Support for App-V
      • Creating and Deploying Virtual Applications
  9. Deploying and Managing Software Updates
    • Overview of the Software Updates Feature
    • Preparing a Configuration Manager Site for Software Updates
    • Managing Software Updates
    • Configuring Automatic Deployment Rules
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Updates
    • Lab: Configuring the Site for Software Updates
      • Configuring and Synchronizing the Software Update Point
    • Lab: Deploying and Managing Software Updates
      • Determining Software Update Compliance
      • Deploying Software Updates to Clients
      • Configuring Automatic Deployment Rules
  10. Implementing Endpoint Protection by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
    • Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Configuring and Monitoring Endpoint Protection Policies
    • Lab: Implementing Endpoint Protection
      • Configuring the Endpoint Protection Point and Client Settings
      • Configuring and Deploying Endpoint Protection Policies
      • Monitoring Endpoint Protection
  11. Managing Operating Systems Deployment
    • Overview of Operating System Deployment
    • Preparing a Site for Operating System Deployment
    • Building and Capturing a Reference Operating System Image
    • Deploying an Operating System
    • Lab: Preparing the Environment for Operating System Deployment
      • Managing the Site System Roles Used to Support Operating System Deployment
      • Managing Packages to Support Operating System Deployment
    • Lab: Building and Capturing a Reference Image
      • Creating a Build and Capture Task Sequence
      • Capturing the Reference Computer
    • Lab: Performing an In-Place Upgrade
      • Creating a Task Sequence to Deploy an Image
      • Deploying an Image
  12. Managing Compliance Settings and Profiles
    • Overview of Compliance Settings
    • Configuring Compliance Settings
    • Viewing Compliance Results
    • Lab: Managing Compliance Settings
      • Managing Configuration Items and Baselines
      • Viewing Compliance Settings Reports
      • Configuring Remediation in Compliance Settings
      • Using Compliance Information to Create Collections
  13. Mobile Device Management Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
    • Overview of Mobile Device Management
    • Managing Mobile Devices by Using the Windows Intune Connector
    • Deploying Applications to Mobile Devices
    • Lab: Managing Mobile Devices Enrolled By Windows Intune
      • Preparing Windows Intune and Understanding the Configuration Manager Prerequisites
      • Integrating Configuration Manager with Windows Intune
      • Enrolling a Stand-Alone Windows 8.1 Device
  14. Configuring Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control
    • Configuring Wake On LAN
    • Overview of Out of Band Management
    • Configuring Power Management Settings
    • Configuring Remote Control
    • Lab: Configuring Power Management Settings
      • Applying a Power Management Plan
    • Lab: Configuring Remote Control
      • Configuring the Remote Tools Client Settings and Permissions
      • Managing Desktops by Using Remote Control