Duration: 5 Days
Technology: Windows 8 (Client)
Software Assurance Value:
Get expert instruction and hands-on practice configuring and managing clients and devices using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Windows Intune, and its associated site systems. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks including how to manage software client health, hardware and software inventory, applications. and integration with Windows Intune. You will also learn how to optimize Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. This course is also intended for individuals who are interested in taking exam 70-696.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
This course is intended for experienced IT Professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrator (EDA). These EDAs deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium/large/enterprise organizations. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications. The Enterprise Desktop Administrator also supports either domain joined or non-domain joined Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, mobile device management, and secure data access on common platforms, such as Windows 8.x, Windows Phone 8.x, iOS, and Android by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with Windows Intune.
Module 1: Managing Desktops and Devices in the Enterprise
This module explains the features included in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune and how you can use these solutions to manage desktops and devices in an enterprise environment.
Systems Management Using Configuration Manager and Windows Intune
Overview of Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Architecture
Overview of the Configuration Manager Administrative Tools
Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site
Introduction to Queries and Reports
Lab : Performing Administrative Tasks by Using the Configuration Manager Tools
Searching in the Configuration Manager Console
Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager
Managing Components by Using Configuration Manager Service Manager
Monitoring Site and Component Status
Reviewing Log Files by Using Configuration Manager Trace Log Tool
Lab : Creating Queries and Configuring Reporting Services
Creating Data Queries
Creating Subselect Queries
Configuring a Reporting Services Point
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain how using Configuration Manager and Windows Intune addresses the challenges of managing systems and users in today’s enterprise.
Describe the Configuration Manager, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Azure cloud services architecture.
Describe the management tools that you use to perform administrative functions for Configuration Manager and Windows Intune.
Describe the tools that you use to monitor and troubleshoot a Configuration Manager site.
Describe the Configuration Manager queries and reports.
Module 2: Preparing the Infrastructure to Support Desktop and Device Management
This module explains how to prepare the management infrastructure including the configuration of boundary groups, resource discovery, role-based administration, and mobile device management integration with Exchange Server.
Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
Configuring Resource Discovery
Configuring the Exchange Server Connector for Mobile Device Management
Configuring User and Device Collections
Configuring Role-Based Administration
Lab : Configuring Boundaries and Resource Discovery
Configuring Active Directory Discovery Methods
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
Configure boundaries and boundary groups.
Configure resource discovery.
Configure the Exchange Server Connector for mobile device management.
Configure user and device collections.
Configure role-based administration.
Module 3: Deploying and Managing the Configuration Manager Client
This module explains how to deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client
Overview of the Configuration Manager Client
Deploying the Configuration Manager Client
Managing Client Settings in Configuration Manager
Lab : Deploying the Configuration Manager Client Software
Preparing the Site for Client Installation
Deploying the Configuration Manager Client Software by Using Client Push Installation
Lab : Managing Client Settings
Configuring Client Settings
Describe the requirements and considerations for installing the Configuration Manager client.
Deploy the Configuration Manager client.
Manage client settings.
Module 4: Managing Inventory for PCs and Applications
This module explains the inventory collection process and explains how to configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use Asset Intelligence and Software Metering.
Overview of Inventory Collection
Configuring Hardware and Software Inventory
Managing Inventory Collection
Configuring Software Metering
Configuring Asset Intelligence
Lab : Configuring and Managing Inventory Collection
Configuring Hardware Inventory
Lab : Configuring Software Metering
Lab : Configuring and Managing Asset Intelligence
Preparing the Site for Asset Intelligence
Customizing the Asset Intelligence Catalog
Viewing Asset Intelligence Reports
Describe inventory collection and identify differences between managing personal and corporate owned devices.
Configure and collect hardware and software inventory.
Manage inventory collection.
Configure and manage Software Metering.
Configure and manageAsset Intelligence.
Module 5: Distributing and Managing Content Used for Deployments
This module explains how to identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments.
Preparing the Infrastructure for Content Management
Distributing and Managing Content on Distribution Points
Lab : Distributing and Managing Content for Deployments
Installing a New Distribution Point
Managing Content Distribution
Implementing Content Prestaging
Prepare the infrastructure for content management.
Distribute and manage content on distribution points.
Module 6: Deploying and Managing Applications
This module explains how to distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems.
Overview of Application Management
Configuring and Deploying Windows Store Apps
Deploying Virtual Applications by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Lab : Creating and Deploying Applications
Installing and Configuring the Application Catalog Roles
Creating Applications with Requirements
Lab : Managing Application Supersedence and Removal
Managing Application Supersedence
Uninstalling the Excel Viewer Application
Lab : Deploying Windows Store Apps by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Configuring Support for Sideloading Windows Store Apps
Configuring a Windows Store App
Deploying Windows Store Apps to Users
Lab : Deploying Virtual Applications by Using Configuration Manager
Configuring Support for App-V
Creating and Deploying Virtual Applications
Describe the application management features of Configuration Manager.
Configure and deploy Windows Store apps.
Configure and deploy virtual applications.
Module 7: Managing Mobile Devices by Integrating Windows Intune with Configuration Manager
This module explains how to integrate Windows Intune and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to manage mobile devices. There is no lab following this module.
Overview of Managing Mobile Devices by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Managing Mobile Devices by Using the Windows Intune Connector
Deploying Applications to Mobile Devices
Describe mobile device management by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
Configure the Windows Intune connector for Configuration Manager.
Deploy applications to mobile devices.
Module 8: Maintaining Software Updates for Managed PCs
This module explains how to maintain software updates for PCs managed by Configuration Manager.
Overview of Software Updates
Preparing a 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
Describe the software updates process.
Prepare a Configuration Manager site for software updates.
Manage the evaluation and deployment of software updates.
Configure automatic deployment rules.
Monitor and troubleshoot software updates.
Module 9: Implementing Endpoint Protection for Managed PCs
This module explains how to use System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to implement Endpoint Protection.
Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
Configuring and Monitoring Endpoint Protection Policies
Lab : Implementing Endpoint Protection
Configuring the Endpoint Protection Point and Client Settings
Configuring and Deploying Endpoint Protection Policies
Monitoring Endpoint Protection
Describe how Endpoint Protection is used to detect and remediate malware and security vulnerabilities.
Configure, deploy, and manage Endpoint Protection policies.
Module 10: Managing Compliance and Secure Data Access
This module explains how to manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices.
Overview of Compliance Settings
Configuring Compliance Settings
Viewing Compliance Results
Managing Data Access by Using Profiles
Lab : Managing Compliance Settings
Managing Configuration Items and Baselines
Viewing Compliance Settings and Reports
Configuring Remediation in Compliance Settings
Using Compliance Information to Create Collections
Describe compliance settings features.
Create and deploy configuration items and baselines.
View compliance results by using reports and log files.
Manage data access by using connection profiles.
Module 11: Managing Client Status, Power Management, and Remote Administration
This module explains how to use Configuration Manager to manage and monitor client activity and health status.
Configuring and Monitoring Client Status
Configuring Power Management
Configuring Remote Tools
Lab : Configuring and Monitoring Client Status
Configuring and Monitoring Client Communication and Health Status
Lab : Configuring Power Management Settings
Applying a Power Management Plan
Lab : Configuring Remote Tools
Configuring the Remote Tools Client Settings and Permissions
Managing Desktops by Using Remote Control
Configure and monitor client status.
Configure power management settings by using Configuration Manager.
Configure remote tools to support client activity.
Module 12: Maintaining Configuration Manager Sites And Site Systems
This module explains how to configure site maintenance tasks and perform backup and recovery of a site system.
Overview of Configuration Manager 2012 Site Maintenance
Performing Backup and Recovery of a Configuration Manager Site
Lab : Maintaining System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Configuring Maintenance Tasks in Configuration Manager
Configuring the Site Backup Task
Recovering a Site from a Backup
Identify Configuration Manager site maintenance tasks.
Back up and recover a Configuration Manager site system.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have system administrator–level working knowledge of: