SCCM550: Advanced System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2

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Course Description

Have you taken Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or MS-1074 and want to dig deeper into SCCM? This is the ultimate follow-up SCCM 2012 training for the IT-Pro that wants to reach the next skill level!


Kent Agerlund, Microsoft MVP System Center and one of the foremost experts, has developed this 3 day class with the experienced SCCM administrator in mind. During this class he will share his experiences gained in the field and teach you advanced functions that you get to implement in the labs.

We will take you through the advanced design, installation, configuration and troubleshooting of the main features in Configuration Manager 2012 based on Windows 2012, Windows 8. After class, you will have a solid understanding off the design options, flow of the main features and troubleshooting techniques.


The class is always based on the latest available public Service Pack and Cumulative Update. You will get a solid understanding of the following design options, flow of the main features and troubleshooting techniques.



This course is intended for IT Professionals with experience in System Center Configuration Manager / ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 R2 / SCCM 2012 Sp1



Before attending this class, students should have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience in Configuration Manager 2012.

SCOM450:Mastering Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
SCCM500: Administering and Deploying System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Additionally, students should have a basic understanding of Active Directory, WSUS and SQL. Basic knowledge and working experience with Configuration Manager 2012.
This SCCM 2012 training is not a beginner’s class!



After completing this course, you will understand:

  • Fault tolerance and High availability.
  • Troubleshooting tools.
  • Installing and troubleshooting client deployment.
  • Inventory Management.
  • Reporting & Queries.
  • Application deployment.
  • Software updates.
  • Endpoint Protection.
  • Compliance management.
  • Operating System Deployment.




Designing CM2012 hierarchies

Recovery options, restore primary sites

Design fault tolerance and high availability environments

Working with HTTP and HTTPS site systems

Working with DMZ and workgroup environments

Working with multi domain/forest environment

Configure and optimize SQL

Troubleshooting tools and techniques

Understanding log files

Status Filter Rules

Introducing WMI

Using SQL Profiler

ConfigMgr clients

Installing, configuring and troubleshooting clients

Installing HTTP and HTTPS clients

Working with reports

Working with SQL Reporting Services

Creating custom SQL reports

Inventory management

Deep dive into the inventory process

Extending hardware inventory

Troubleshooting inventory

Creating custom inventory reports

Content Management

Understanding the content flow

Working with and troubleshooting distribution points and distribution point groups

Working with remote distribution points

Working with cloud based distribution points

Application deployment

Working with the application model

Working with different deployment types

Troubleshooting application deployments

Creating custom application reports

Software Updates

Creating and designing the software update infrastructure

Deploying and troubleshooting Microsoft software updates

Monitoring the software update deployment process

Deploying 3rd. party updates

Creating software update reports

Endpoint Protection

Installing and configuring Endpoint Protection

Troubleshooting Endpoint Protection

Creating custom Endpoint Protection reports

Deploying Windows 8 with operating system deployment

Customizing the boot images

Creating and maintaining reference images

Integrating custom frontends

Deploying images

Troubleshooting operating system deployment

Creating custom OSD reports

Settings Management

Creating and implementing configuration items and baselines

Remediate non-compliant computers and users

Troubleshooting Settings Management




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