Microsoft System Center 2012 R2- Configuring and Deploying


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The Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager course is intended to develop the IT Administrator’s understanding of the requirements and configuration essential for planning and implementing a successful System Center Configuration manager Deployment and deployment of the System Center Configuration Manager client. Once the infrastructure is created, the course focuses on leveraging that infrastructure to automate Operating system and application deployments, hardware and software inventories and reporting. Though increasingly prevalent in the 500+ person business, the sweet spot for ROI on this technology is a 2500+ person organizations.

Prerequisites for this course include the MCSA courses as well as, some working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, Powershell, mobile device management and application configuration experience. This is an advanced configuration course. Students attending this course should have a solid understanding of Active Directory, advanced management systems infrastructure requirements, network firewalls, delivery of web based services infrastructures, deploying operating systems and applications. Students new to computer and Active Directory architecture should consider taking the MCSA track classes (410, 411 and 412) prior to attending this course in order to get the most out of their classroom experience.
Microsoft System Center MCTS
70-243 Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Included Labs
Device Collection – Direct Rule
User Collection – Direct Rule
Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Module 1: Planning and Installing SCCM Introduction
Lesson 1 Overview and Prerequisite Setup for SCCM
Create the System Management Container object
Assign Permissions
Extend the AD Schema using extadsh.exe
Prerequisite Software Installation
Configure the SCCM Server Firewall
Configure the Client Firewall
Lesson 2: Installing SCCM
Install SCCM
Install Hotfixes
Lesson 3: SCCM Discovery and Agent Deployment
Setting up Discovery to find users, servers, clients, and devices to manage
Configuring boundaries
Deploying the SCCM Client
Lesson 4: SCCM Disaster Recovery and Maintenance
Backup Site Server Maintenance Task
Backing up SCCM
Recovering SCCM
Post Recovery Tasks
Recover a Secondary Site
Module 2: Managing Operating System Deployments
Lesson 1: Configuring for OS Deployment
Prerequisite Considerations
Supported Operating Systems for Deployment
Configuration Manager Supported Deployment Methods
Planning System Roles for OS Deployments
Multicast Deployments
Lesson 2: Build and Capture Operating System Deployment Images
Managing Operating System Images and Installers
Build and capture an image and distribute it
Managing Boot Images
Manual Deployment of OS Image
Security and Privacy for OS Deployment
Lesson 3: Task Sequences
Introduction to Task Sequences
Create and Configure the Appropriate Deployment Task Sequence
Task Sequences Groups
Task Sequences Variables
Task Sequence Scenarios
Lesson 4: Servicing Images (Drivers, Applications updates, Patches)
Servicing Images and Drivers
Servicing Boot Images
Servicing Drivers
Creating Driver Packages
Module 3: Deploying Applications and Software Updates
Lesson 1: Create Deploy & Monitor Applications
Create Applications – Introduction
Application Management Workflow
Deployment Types
User Device Affinity
Create Applications
Application Catalog
Monitoring Applications
Lesson 2: Create & Monitor Software Updates
Software Updates Synchronization
Create and Monitor Software Updates
Deployment Process
Compliance Assessment
What’s New?
Lesson 3: Configure and Monitor FEP Clients
Managing Firewall Policies
Requirements to Deploy Endpoint Protection
Creating an Endpoint protection Point System Role
Configure and Monitor FEP Clients
3rd Party Computer Client Support
Configuring Definition Updates
Create and Deploy Policies for Endpoint Protection
Best Practices
Module 4: Deploying and Administering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
Lesson 1: Managing Collections
Deploying Site Roles
Collection types
Managing Device and User Collections
Manage Collection Properties
Maintenance Windows
Best Practices
Lesson 2: Managing Site Communications and Site Health
Monitoring Site Health
Replication Health
Lesson 3: Managing Boundary Groups
Assigning Content Locations
Overlapping Boundaries
Best Practices
Lesson 4: Managing Security Features
PKI Certificate Revocation
Role Based Security
Collections and Administrative Scopes
Security Scopes
Module 5: Compliance Settings and Managing Clients
Lesson 1: Build Configuration Items, Create Baselines, Monitoring
Compliance Settings
Building Configuration items
Creating a Baseline
Monitoring Baselines
Lesson 2: Deploying Clients
Overview of the SCCM Client (agent)
Installation Requirements and Capabilities
Deployment Info
Security & Privacy
Lesson 3: Managing Mobile Devices
What’s New in Mobile Device management
Integration with Windows Intune
MDM Features
Kiosk Mode
Module 6: Compliance Settings and Managing Clients
Lesson 1: Managing Hardware Inventory
Introduction to Hardware Inventory Management
How to configure Hardware Inventory Management
Viewing Reports
Lesson 2: Managing Software Inventory
Introduction to Software Inventory Management
How to configure Software Inventory Management
Viewing Reports
Lesson 3: Diving Deeper into Collections and Queries
Building a simple query
Building a complex query

Target Audience
This class is designed for candidates in the Upper Mid-market to Enterprise sized environments that have a need for a high level of abstracted management and automation scenarios. System Center Configuration Manager 2012, Windows Server, security and networking experience in an enterprise environment. These candidates may be the System Center Configuration Manager Administrator, Active Directory Administrator, Exchange Administrator, Windows Server Administrator or Enterprise Desktop Administrator for their organizations.

Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

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  • Planning and Installing SCCM
  • Managing Operating System Deployments
  • Deploying Applications and Software Updates
  • Deploying and Administering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
  • Compliance Settings and Managing Clients
  • Compliance Settings and Managing Clients


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