SCCM560: Mastering System Center ConfigMgr 1511 (vNext)

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This course is intended for Administrators who are planning to migrate to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (SCCM 2012)/vNext



Basic understanding of Active Directory, WSUS and SQL. Basic knowledge of System Center Configuration Manager 2007/2012 or SMS 2003 is highly recommended.


What you will learn

After the training you will have a solid understanding off the product and be able to use and design these features:

  • Installing different site servers
  • Working with multiple sites
  • Migrate from Configuration Manager previous versions
  • Upgrade from Configuration Manager vNext
  • Role based security
  • Configuring, maintaining and installing clients
  • Inventory Management
  • Visualizing data using reports & queries
  • Application management
  • Software update management
  • Settings management
  • Operating System Deployment
  • Endpoint Protection


Course Outline

Day 1

Installing and Configuring CM vNext

  • Installing a Configuration Manager hierarchy
  • Installing and configuring site system roles

Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2012

Upgrading from Configuration Manager vNext

  • Planning the upgrade

Configuring Role Based Security

ConfigMgr clients

  • Installing and configuring clients
  • Maintaining and remediating clients
  • Monitoring client health status

Day 2

Inventory management

  • Working with hardware and software inventory
  • Extending hardware inventory
  • Working with asset intelligence

Visualizing data using queries and reports

  • Creating basic and advanced queries
  • Working with SQL reporting services
  • Modifying existing reports
  • Introduction to creating custom SQL reports

Content Management

  • Working with distribution points and distribution point groups
  • Working with remote distribution points
  • Understanding the content flow
  • Application deployment

Understanding the difference between traditional software packages and Applications

Working with the application model

Working with different deployment types

  • Dependencies
  • Global conditions
  • User Device Affinity
  • Requirements

Advanced application scenarios

Day 3

Software Updates

  • Creating and designing the software update infrastructure
  • Deploying Microsoft software updates
  • Monitoring the software update deployment process
  • Installing and configuring Custom Updates Publisher – SCUP 2011
  • Publish 3rd. party updates

Deploying Windows 10 operating systems

  • Introducing the prerequisites
  • Creating and maintaining images
  • Working with task sequences
  • Deploying images
  • Handling drivers
  • Performing in-place upgrade of Windows 7 to Windows 10
  • Performing bare metal deployments of Windows 10

Endpoint Protection

  • Installing and configuring Endpoint Protection
  • Enabling Endpoint Protection on clients
  • Creating and modifying Endpoint Protection policies
  • Monitoring the status

Compliance Settings

  • Introducing Compliance settings
  • Creating and implementing configuration items and baselines
  • Remediate non-compliant computers and users
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