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.

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4 Days
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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
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.

About the Lead Trainer

Martin is a Systems trainer specialising mostly in Microsoft products, with over 20 years’ experience in training, contracting and managing networks. He currently delivers courses on Windows Server and client operating systems, Virtualisation, Active Directory, IIS web server, Network security, System Center products and automated deployments.