20703-1: ADMINISTERING SYSTEM CENTER CONFIGURATION MANAGER Training

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Course Description

 
This five-day course describes how to 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 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 20703-2A, helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)

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.

Course Outline

 
Module 1: Managing computers and mobile devices in the enterprise
 
This module describes the features of Configuration Manager that you can use to perform complex management tasks, including the following tasks:
 
Hardware and software inventory
Application management
Operating system deployment
Settings management
Software update management
Remote client troubleshooting
Protection from malware
 
Lessons
 
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
 
Lab: 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
Explain how to use Configuration Manager to address 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 and reports
 
Lessons
 
Introduction to queries
Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
 
Lab: Creating and running queriesConfiguring boundaries and resource discovery
 
Creating data queries
Creating subselect queries
Creating status message queries
 
Lab: Configuring SSRS
 
Configuring a reporting services point
Creating a report by using Report Builder
Create and configure data and status message queries.
Configure and manage SSRS and the reporting services point.
 
Module 3: Preparing the management infrastructure to support PCs and mobile devices
 
Lessons
 
Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
Configuring resource discovery
Configuring the Exchange Server Connector for mobile device management
Configuring user and device collections
 
Lab: Configuring boundaries and resource discovery
 
Configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and fallback relationships
Configuring Active Directory discovery methods
 
Lab: Configuring user and device collections
 
Creating a device collection
Creating a user collection
Configuring a maintenance window
Configure boundaries and boundary groups.
Configure resource discovery.
Configure the Exchange Server connector mobile device management.
Organize resources using device and user collections.
 
Module 4: Deploying and managing clients
 
Lessons
 
Overview of the Configuration Manager client
Deploying the Configuration Manager client
Configuring and monitoring client status
Managing client settings in Configuration Manager
 
Lab: 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
 
Lab: Configuring and monitoring client status
 
Configuring and monitoring client health status
 
Lab: Managing client settings
 
Configuring client settings
Describe the requirements and considerations for installing the Configuration Manager client software.
Deploy the Configuration Manager client software.
Configure and monitor client status.
Manage Configuration Manager client settings.
 
Module 5: Managing inventory for PCs and applications
 
Lessons
 
Overview of inventory collection
Configuring hardware and software inventory
Managing inventory collection
Configuring software metering
Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence
 
Lab: Configuring and managing inventory collection
 
Configuring and managing hardware inventory
 
Lab: Configuring software metering
 
Configuring software metering
 
Lab: 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
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
 
Lessons
 
Preparing the infrastructure for content management
Distributing and managing content on distribution points
 
Lab: Distributing and managing content for deployments
 
Installing a new distribution point
Managing content distribution
Prepare the infrastructure for content management.
Distribute and manage content on distribution points.
 
Module 7: Deploying and managing applications
 
Lessons
 
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
 
Lab: Creating and deploying applications
 
Installing and configuring the Application Catalog roles
Creating applications with requirements
Deploying applications
 
Lab: Managing application supersedence and removal
 
Managing application supersedence
Uninstalling the Excel Viewer application
 
Lab: Deploying virtual applications by using Configuration Manager (Optional)
 
Configuring support for App-V
Deploying virtual applications
 
Lab: 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
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
 
Lessons
 
The software updates process
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
Describe how the software updates feature integrates with Configuration Manager.
Prepare the Configuration Manager site for software updates.
Manage the evaluation and deployment of software updates.
Configure automatic deployment rules.
Monitor and troubleshoot software updates.
 
Module 9: Implementing Endpoint Protection for managed PCs
 
Lessons
 
Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies
 
Lab: 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
Configure Endpoint Protection to detect and remediate malware and security vulnerabilities.
Configure, deploy, and manage Endpoint Protection policies.
 
Module 10: Managing compliance and secure data access
 
Lessons
 
Overview of Compliance Settings
Configuring compliance settings
Viewing compliance results
Managing resource and data access
 
Lab: Managing compliance settings
 
Managing configuration items and baselines
Viewing compliance settings and reports
Configuring remediation in compliance settings
Using compliance information to create collections
Describe compliance settings features.
Configure compliance settings.
View compliance results.
Manage resource and data access.
 
Module 11: Managing operating system deployment
 
Lessons
 
An overview of operating system deployment
Preparing a site for operating system deployment
Deploying an operating system
Managing Windows as a service
 
Lab: Preparing thea site for operating -system deployment
 
Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
Managing packages to support operating system deployment
 
Lab: Deploying operating -system images for bare-metal installations
 
Preparing the operating system image
Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
Deploying an image
Describe the terminology, components, and scenarios used to deploy operating systems by using Configuration Manager.
Describe how to prepare a site for operating system deployment.
Describe the process used to deploy an operating system image.
 
Module 12: Managing and maintaining a Configuration Manager site
 
Lessons
 
Configuring role-based administration
Configuring Remote Tools
Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance
Backing up and recovering a Configuration Manager site
 
Lab: Configuring role-based administration
 
Configuring a new scope for Toronto administrators
Configuring a new administrative user
 
Lab: Configuring Remote Tools
 
Configuring the Remote Tools client settings and permissions
Managing desktops by using Remote Control
 
Lab: Maintaining a Configuration Manager site
 
Configuring maintenance tasks in Configuration Manager
Configuring the Backup Site Server task
Recovering a site from a backup
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.

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