DUNS #: 07-985-4198 | Cage Code: 7F5V0 | NAICS Codes: 611310, 611420

Planning & Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

3 Days

Price: $1575

Course Schedule

Overview

Get detailed instruction and hands-on practice planning and deploying Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and its associated site systems. This three-day Microsoft Official course is designed for IT Professionals who are responsible for designing and deploying one or more System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems, as well as configuring and managing endpoints in those systems. You will learn how to plan for the deployment of the central administration site, one or more primary sites and secondary sites, and all associated site systems. You will also learn how to migrate from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

This course also helps candidates prepare for Exam 70-243, MCTS: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Both Configuration Manager courses, 10747D and 10748C, or the equivalent knowledge and skills will be necessary to prepare for the exam.


Objectives

Before attending this course, students must have a working knowledge at the system-administrator level of:

Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS)
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and management
Windows Server management including managing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012
Windows Client fundamentals
Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
Basic public key infrastructure (PKI) concepts
Configuration Manager features and administrative tasks including:
Working with the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or newer administrator console
Installing clients
Maintaining hardware and software inventory
Working with collections
Reporting
Deploying applications
Managing software updates
Deploying operating systems
Settings management


Audience


Prerequisites

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have a working knowledge at the system-administrator level of:

Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS)
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and management
Windows Server management including managing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012
Windows Client fundamentals
Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
Basic public key infrastructure (PKI) concepts
Configuration Manager features and administrative tasks including:
Working with the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or newer administrator console
Installing clients
Maintaining hardware and software inventory
Working with collections
Reporting
Deploying applications
Managing software updates
Deploying operating systems
Settings management


Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
This module explains the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager infrastructure and the typical deployment scenarios.

Lessons

Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Overview of the Configuration Manager Site System Roles
Overview of the Configuration Manager Optional Site System Roles
Overview of Configuration Manager Deployment Scenarios
Overview of the Configuration Manager Client
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager architecture.
Describe the Configuration Manager server infrastructure.
Describe typical Configuration Manager deployment scenarios.
Describe the Configuration Manager client.
Module 2: Planning and Deploying a Stand-Alone Primary Site
This module explains how to plan and deploy a stand-alone primary site.

Lessons

Planning a Configuration Manager Stand-Alone Primary Site Deployment
Preparing to Deploy a Configuration Manager Primary Site
Installing a Configuration Manager Site Server
Performing Post-Setup Configuration Tasks
Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site
Lab: Installing a Configuration Manager Primary Site

Configuring the Prerequisites for Configuration Manager 2012 Deployment
Extending the Active Directory Schema
Installing a Configuration Manager 2012 Stand-Alone Primary Site
Lab: Performing Post-Setup Configuration Tasks

Validating the Installation of the Primary Site
Performing the Initial Configuration of the Primary Site
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the planning tasks for a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager primary site deployment.
Identify the preparation steps for deploying Configuration Manager 2012.
Install a Configuration Manager 2012 primary site.
Perform post-setup configuration tasks.
Describe the tools that you can use to monitor and troubleshoot a Configuration Manager 2012 installation.
Module 3: Planning and Configuring Role-Based Administration
This module explains how to plan and configure Configuration Manager administrative users and access.

Lessons

Overview of Role-Based Administration
Identifying IT Roles in Your Organization
Configuring Role-Based Administration
Lab: Planning and Configuring Role-Based Administration

Reviewing Built-in Security Roles and Scopes
Creating Custom Security Roles and Scopes
Testing the Permissions of the New Role
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe role-based administration concepts.
Describe the process for identifying the roles in a typical IT department and its corresponding responsibilities and activities.
Configure role-based administration.
Module 4: Planning and Deploying a Multiple-Site Hierarchy
This module explains how to plan and deploy a multiple site hierarchy including a central administration site, primary sites, and a secondary site.

Lessons

Planning a Configuration Manager 2012 Multiple-Site Hierarchy
Deploying a Configuration Manager 2012 Site
Deploying the Central Administration Site
Deploying Primary Sites in a Hierarchy
Deploying Secondary Sites
Lab: Installing a Site Hierarchy

Using Hierarchy Expansion to Install the Central Administration Site
Lab: Verifying a Site Hierarchy

Validating the Installation
Automating the Installation of a Primary Site
Lab: Installing a Secondary Site

Configuring Prerequisites
Installing a Secondary Site from a Primary Site
Validating the Installation
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the architecture and characteristics of a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager multiple-site hierarchy.
Describe the role of the central administration site in a hierarchy.
Prepare for and perform the installation of the central administration site.
Prepare for and perform the installation of primary sites in an existing hierarchy.
Identify the need to install secondary sites and perform the installation of a secondary site.
Module 5: Replicating Data and Managing Content in Configuration Manager 2012
This module explains how to plan, configure, and monitor data types, intersite communication, replication, and content.

Lessons

Introduction to Data Types and Replication
Managing Data Replication
Planning Content Management
Lab: Configuring, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Data Replication

Verifying and Configuring Replication Settings
Monitoring Replication
Troubleshooting Replication
Lab: Planning and Configuring Content Management

Planning Content Distribution
Implementing Distribution Points
Implementing Content Prestaging
Implementing BranchCache to Support Content Management
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe site and global data types and how data is replicated throughout the hierarchy.
Manage data replication.
Plan for content management.
Module 6: Planning Resource Discovery and Client Deployment
This module explains how to plan and use various methods to discover resources and deploy the Configuration Manager client.

Lessons

Identifying Resources by Using Configuration Manager Discovery Methods
Client Deployment in Configuration Manager
Deploying Windows-Based Configuration Manager Clients
Managing Configuration Manager Clients
Monitoring Client Status in Configuration Manager
Lab: Implementing Configuration Manager Client Deployment

Configuring Active Directory Discovery Methods
Using Client Push to Install the Configuration Manager Client
Using Group Policy to Install the Configuration Manager Client
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe processes and methods for resource discovery.
Describe the client-installation process and client-deployment methods.
Plan and complete a typical client deployment.
Manage Configuration Manager clients after installation.
Describe the new Client Health feature in Configuration Manager.
Module 7: Configuring Internet and Cloud-Based Client Management
This module explains how to plan and configure Internet and cloud-based client management.

Lessons

Managing Remote Clients by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Managing Internet-Based Configuration Manager Clients
Configuring Cloud Services in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Lab: Configuring PKI for Configuration Manager

Creating Certificate Templates for Configuration Manager
Deploying Certificates for Configuration Manager
Lab: Configuring Windows Intune Integration with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Signing Up for a Windows Intune Trial Account and Configuring Directory Synchronization
Configuring the Windows Intune Connector Role
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Manage remote clients by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
Manage Internet-based Configuration Manager clients.
Configure cloud services in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
Module 8: Maintaining and Monitoring System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
This module explains how to perform maintenance tasks and monitor the Configuration Manager site systems.

Lessons

Overview of Configuration Manager 2012 Site Maintenance
Performing Backup and Recovery of a Configuration Manager Site
Monitoring Configuration Manager 2012 Site Systems
Lab: Maintaining System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Configuring Maintenance Tasks in Configuration Manager
Configuring the Site Backup Task
Recovering a Site from a Backup
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Configuration Manager site-maintenance tasks.
Back up and recover a Configuration Manager site.
Monitor Configuration Manager site systems.
Module 9: Migrating to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
This module explains how to perform migration tasks from Configuration Manager 2007 and upgrade Configuration Manager 2012 to Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and then to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

Lessons

Overview of the Migration Process
Preparing Configuration Manager 2007 Sites for Migration
Configuring Migration Settings
Migrating Objects
Upgrading Configuration Manager 2012 to Configuration Manager 2012 with SP1 and then to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Lab: Migrating from System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Configuring the Source Hierarchy
Creating a Migration Job and Performing Migration
Migrating a Secondary Site to a Distribution Point
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the migration process from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.
Prepare Configuration Manager 2007 sites for migration.
Configure migration settings.
Migrate objects.
Upgrade a Configuration Manager site to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.