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Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM 2012) Course 

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Course Duration : 6 Saturdays/Sundays 

Course Contents:

Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This module describes the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager feature set and explains how to manage sites by using the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Console.
Introduction to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Architecture
Overview of the Configuration Manager Console
Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site
Lab : Exploring the Configuration Manager Console
Exploring the Configuration Manager Console
Searching in the Configuration Manager Console
Lab : Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site
Configuring Status Summarizers
Managing Components by Using Configuration Manager Service Manager
Monitoring Site and Component Status
Reviewing Log Files by Using Configuration Manager Trace Log Tool
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the purpose and functionality of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
Describe the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager architecture.
Identify and locate the management features available in the Configuration Manager console.
Identify and use the tools available to monitor and troubleshoot a Configuration Manager site.
Module 2: Discovering and Organizing Resources
This module explains how to configure discovery methods, configure boundaries and boundary groups, manage user and device collections, and implement role-based security.
Configuring Resource Discovery
Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
Configuring User and Device Collections
Configuring Role-Based Administration
Lab : Configuring Resource Discovery and Boundaries
Configuring Active Directory Discovery Methods
Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
Lab : Configuring User and Device Collections
Creating a Device Collection
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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure resource discovery.
Configure boundaries and boundary groups.
Configure user and device collections.
Configure role-based administration.
Module 3: Managing the Configuration Manager Client
This module explains how to configure client deployment methods and client settings, and monitor client status.
Overview of the Configuration Manager Client
Deploying the Configuration Manager Client
Managing Client Agents
Configuring and Monitoring Client Status
Lab : Deploying the Configuration Manager Client
Preparing the Site for Client Installation
Deploying the Configuration Manager Client by Using Client Push Installation
Deploying the Configuration Manager Client by Using Group Policy (Optional)
Lab : Managing Client Settings
Configuring Client Settings
Lab : Configuring and Monitoring Client Status
Configuring and Monitoring Client Communication and Health Status
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the requirements for installing the Configuration Manager 2012 client.
Describe the site roles and methods used to deploy the Configuration Manager client.
Describe how to configure the client agent settings.
Describe how to monitor client health.
Module 4: Managing Inventory and Software Metering
This module explains how to configure and manage hardware and software inventory, monitor inventory data flow, and use asset intelligence 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe inventory collection.
Configure and collect hardware inventory.
Configure and collect software inventory.
Manage inventory collection.
Configure asset intelligence.
Configure software metering.
Module 5: Querying and Reporting Data
This module explains how to create queries and run reports by using SQL Server Reporting Services.
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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe data and status message queries.
Configure and manage data and status message queries.
Configure and manage SQL Server Reporting Services in Configuration Manager.
Module 6: Managing Software Deployments by Using Packages and Programs
This module explains how to create and deploy packages and programs.
Configuring Software Distribution
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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the software distribution process and configure software distribution settings.
Configure packages and programs.
Distribute content to distribution points.
Deploy programs to Configuration Manager clients.
Module 7: Creating and Deploying Applications
This module explains how to create and deploy applications by using the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager application model.
Overview of Application Management
Creating Applications
Deploying Applications
Configuring the Application Catalog
Lab : Creating and Deploying an Application
Creating and Deploying a Required Application
Creating and Deploying an Available Application
Lab : Deploying Applications from the Application Catalog
Installing and Configuring the Application Catalog
Creating and Deploying Applications to the Application Catalog
Installing Applications from the Application Catalog
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe application management in Configuration Manager.
Create applications.
Deploy applications.
Configure the Application Catalog.
Module 8: Managing Application Deployment
This module explains how to configure application deployment requirements, application supersedence, application un-installation, and multiple deployment types.
Configuring Requirements and Dependencies for Deployment Types
Configuring Multiple Deployment Types and User Device Affinity
Managing Applications
Lab : Advanced Application Deployment
Configuring User Device Affinity
Creating Applications with Requirements
Deploying Required Applications to Users
Creating an Application with Multiple Deployment Types
Lab : Managing Application Supersedence and Removal
Using Application Supersedence
Uninstalling the Excel Viewer Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the requirement rules and dependencies for deployment types.
Configure multiple deployment types and user device affinity.
Manage applications by uninstalling and replacing applications using application supersedence.
Module 9: Deploying and Managing Software Updates
This module explains how to deploy and manage software updates.
Overview of Software Updates
Preparing the 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe how the software updates feature integrates with Configuration Manager 2012.
Prepare a Configuration Manager site for software updates.
Manage software update evaluation and deployment.
Configure automatic deployment rules.
Monitor and troubleshoot software updates.

Module 10: Managing Operating System Deployment
This module explains how to deploy operating systems by using the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager infrastructure.
Overview of Operating System Deployment
Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
Capturing an Operating System Image
Deploying an Operating System
Lab : Preparing the Environment for Operating System Deployment
Managing 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
Preparing the Operating System Image
Creating a Task Sequence to Deploy an Image
Deploying an Image
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe operating system deployment.
Prepare a site for operating system deployment.
Capture operating system images.
Deploy operating systems.
 

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