Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This course is included in the Microsoft Virtual Training Package training package.

  • 12 Months unlimited access
  • 2 Live Instructors in every class
  • Mentors available 24/7
  • Personal Success Advisers to help keep you on track
  • Certification practice exams
  • Comprehensive student resources


The Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager course is intended to develop the IT Administrator’s understanding of the requirements and configuration essential for planning and implementing a successful System Center Configuration manager Deployment and deployment of the System Center Configuration Manager client. Once the infrastructure is created, the course focuses on leveraging that infrastructure to automate Operating system and application deployments, hardware and software inventories and reporting. Though increasingly prevalent in the 500+ person business, the sweet spot for ROI on this technology is a 2500+ person organizations.


32 Hours


Prerequisites for this course include the MCSA courses as well as, some working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, Powershell, mobile device management and application configuration experience. This is an advanced configuration course. Students attending this course should have a solid understanding of Active Directory, advanced management systems infrastructure requirements, network firewalls, delivery of web based services infrastructures, deploying operating systems and applications. Students new to computer and Active Directory architecture should consider taking the MCSA track classes (410, 411 and 412) prior to attending this course in order to get the most out of their classroom experience.


Microsoft System Center MCTS


70-243 Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Included Labs Simulations

Device Collection – Direct Rule
User Collection – Direct Rule


Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Module 1: Planning and Installing SCCM Introduction

  • Lesson 1 Overview and Prerequisite Setup for SCCM
    • Overview
    • Prerequisites
    • Create the System Management Container object
    • Assign Permissions
    • Extend the AD Schema using extadsh.exe
    • Prerequisite Software Installation
    • Configure the SCCM Server Firewall
    • Configure the Client Firewall
  • Lesson 2: Installing SCCM
    • Install SCCM
    • Install Hotfixes
  • Lesson 3: SCCM Discovery and Agent Deployment
    • Setting up Discovery to find users, servers, clients, and devices to manage
    • Configuring boundaries
    • Deploying the SCCM Client
  • Lesson 4: SCCM Disaster Recovery and Maintenance
    • Backup Site Server Maintenance Task
    • Backing up SCCM
    • Recovering SCCM
    • Post Recovery Tasks
    • Recover a Secondary Site

Module 2: Managing Operating System Deployments

  • Lesson 1: Configuring for OS Deployment
    • Prerequisite Considerations
    • Supported Operating Systems for Deployment
    • Configuration Manager Supported Deployment Methods
    • Planning System Roles for OS Deployments
    • Multicast Deployments
  • Lesson 2: Build and Capture Operating System Deployment Images
    • Managing Operating System Images and Installers
    • Build and capture an image and distribute it
    • Managing Boot Images
    • Manual Deployment of OS Image
    • Security and Privacy for OS Deployment
  • Lesson 3: Task Sequences
    • Introduction to Task Sequences
    • Create and Configure the Appropriate Deployment Task Sequence
    • Task Sequences Groups
    • Task Sequences Variables
    • Task Sequence Scenarios
  • Lesson 4: Servicing Images (Drivers, Applications updates, Patches)
    • Servicing Images and Driver
    • Servicing Boot Images
    • Servicing Drivers
    • Creating Driver Packages

Module 3: Deploying Applications and Software Updates

  • Lesson 1: Create Deploy & Monitor Applications
    • Create Applications – Introduction
    • Application Management Workflow
    • Deployment Types
    • User Device Affinity
    • Create Applications
    • APP-V
    • Application Catalog
    • Monitoring Applications
  • Lesson 2: Create & Monitor Software Updates
    • Software Updates Synchronization
    • Workflows
    • Create and Monitor Software Updates
    • Deployment Process
    • Compliance Assessment
    • What’s New?
  • Lesson 3: Configure and Monitor FEP Clients
    • Introduction
    • Managing Firewall Policies
    • Workflow
    • Requirements to Deploy Endpoint Protection
    • Creating an Endpoint protection Point System Role
    • Configure and Monitor FEP Clients
    • 3rd Party Computer Client Support
    • Configuring Definition Updates
    • Create and Deploy Policies for Endpoint Protection
    • Best Practices

Module 4: Deploying and Administering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

  • Lesson 1: Managing Collections
    • Deploying Site Roles
    • Collection types
    • Managing Device and User Collections
    • Manage Collection Properties
    • Maintenance Windows
    • Best Practices
  • Lesson 2: Managing Site Communications and Site Health
    • Overview
    • Tasks
    • Monitoring Site Health
    • Replication Health
    • Alerts
  • Lesson 3: Managing Boundary Groups
    • Assigning Content Locations
    • Overlapping Boundaries
    • Best Practices
  • Lesson 4: Managing Security Features
    • Certificates
    • PKI Certificate Revocation
    • Role Based Security
    • Collections and Administrative Scopes
    • Security Scopes

Module 5: Compliance Settings and Managing Clients

  • Lesson 1: Build Configuration Items, Create Baselines, Monitoring
    • Compliance Settings
    • Building Configuration items
    • Creating a Baseline
    • Monitoring Baselines
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Clients
    • Overview of the SCCM Client (agent)
    • Installation Requirements and Capabilities
    • Deployment Info
    • Security & Privacy
  • Lesson 3: Managing Mobile Devices
    • What’s New in Mobile Device management
    • Integration with Windows Intune
    • MDM Features
    • Kiosk Mode

Module 6: Compliance Settings and Managing Clients

  • Lesson 1: Managing Hardware Inventory
    • Introduction to Hardware Inventory Management
    • How to configure Hardware Inventory Management
    • Viewing Reports
  • Lesson 2: Managing Software Inventory
    • Introduction to Software Inventory Management
    • How to configure Software Inventory Management
    • Viewing Reports
  • Lesson 3: Diving Deeper into Collections and Queries
    • Collections
    • Building a simple query
    • Building a complex query



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