System Centre 2012 Configuration Manager

Learn how to manage large groups of computers running Windows using ConfigMgr 2012

The boundaries have blurred between work and life.  People expect consistent access to applications, and corporate services from wherever they are, on any device - desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. How do you manage this influx of devices while still maintaining the compliance and data protection needs of the enterprise?  By using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Course Code
4 Days
Delivery Style
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Private Only
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Purpose of this course

This course will give you the knowledge to empower people to use the devices and applications they need to be productive, while maintaining corporate compliance and control. Using SCCM, the unified infrastructure gives a single window to manage desktop PCs, and mobile clients.  SCCM 2012 provides tools and improvements that make it easier for IT administrators to do their jobs

Who is this course for

Systems administrators who need to use SCCM 2012 to manage their IT infrastructure

You will learn how to
  • Install and Configure System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) servers and clients
  • Monitor you organisations hardware and software with reports and database queries
  • Deploy software, updates and operating systems
  • Implement Endpoint protection for antimalware and anti-virus security
  • Evaluate compliance with desired configurations
  • Monitor software license requirements
  • Configure Wake on LAN, Power management and Remote Control
Benefits for your organisation

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can help you maintain your corporate compliance and control while still empowering employees to use the devices and applications they need to be productive.

This course gives you the knowledge to  use Configuration Manager and provides key management capabilities around managing your organisations inventory of hardware / software, application delivery, reporting, device management, and security that make it possible to enable productivity amidst device proliferation – while also reducing costs.

Benefits for you as an individual

SCCM 2012 can be a daunting at first glance and offers a lot of functionality, such as user centric Applications. This course guides you through the processes of managing SCCM in a step by step, hands on manner.

System Center Configuration Manager
  • Introducing SCCM
  • Key components of SCCM
  • SCCM Sites
Installing SCCM
  • Installation Overview
  • The SCCM Administration Console
Managing SCCM Clients
  • Managing SSCM Clients
  • Resource Discovery
  • Client Location
  • Client Installation
  • SCCM Client Settings
  • User and Device Collections
  • Introducing Hardware and Software Inventory
  • Hardware Inventory
  • Software Inventory
  • Asset Intelligence
  • Software Metering
  • Additional Inventory Collections
Queries, Reports and Monitoring
  • Queries, Reports and Monitoring
  • Queries
  • Reports
  • Monitoring SCCM Servers
Application Management
  • Application Management
  • Application Management using Packages and Programs
  • Application Management using ‘Applications’
  • Installing Applications
  • Application Maintenance
Software Updates
  • Introducing SCCM Software Updates
  • Installing and Configuring the Software Update Point
  • Deploying Software Updates
  • Automatic Deployment Rules
  • Monitoring Software Updates
Operating System Deployment (OSD)
  • Operating System Deployment (OSD) Overview
  • Preparing a Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Capturing Operating System Images
  • Deploying Operating System
  • Monitoring Software Updates
Endpoint Protection
  • Introducing Endpoint Protection
  • Configuring Endpoint Protection
  • Monitoring Endpoint Protection
  • Compliance Overview
  • Configuring Compliance
  • Monitoring Compliance
Power Management and Remote Tools
  • Wake on LAN (WOL)
  • Power Management
  • Remote Tools
Delegate Administration
  • Delegation Overview
  • Managing Security Delegation

Delegates should have a good working knowledge of Windows Server (preferably 2008R2) and a basic understanding of installing applications, updates  and  operating  systems  such as Windows 7 would be beneficial.