Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager

Course:  MSCCM
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, and manage Configuration Manager 2007. The course focuses on planning and deploying sites and clients, configuring software distribution, deploying operating systems, and managing software updates. It also focuses on remote tools and managing mobile devices.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Overview of Configuration Manager 2007

  • Where Configuration Manager 2007 Fits Within the System Center Solution
  • Configuration Manager 2007 Features
  • Overview of Configuration Manager Site Architecture
  • Overview of Configuration Manager Client

Planning and Deploying a Single-Site Architecture

  • Planning to Deploy a Configuration Manager Site
  • Preparing to Deploy a Configuration Manager Site
  • Installing a Configuration Manager Site Server
  • Discovering Resources
  • Upgrading an SMS 2003 Site to Configuration Manager 2007

Planning and Deploying Configuration Manager 2007 Clients

  • Preparing for Client Deployment
  • Deploying Clients
  • Managing Configuration Manager Client Installations
  • Troubleshooting Client Deployment

Collecting Inventory and Metering Software Usage

  • Overview of Inventory Collection
  • Collecting Hardware Inventory
  • Collecting Software Inventory
  • Managing Inventory
  • Metering Software Usage

Querying and Reporting Data

  • Introduction to the Architecture of Data and Status Queries
  • Creating and Running Queries
  • Configuring and Deploying a Reporting Point
  • Creating and Running Reports
  • Creating and Running Dashboards

Preparing for and Managing Software Distribution

  • Overview of the Software Distribution Processes
  • Preparing the Site for Software Distribution Objects
  • Configuring Software Distribution Objects
  • Creating and Configuring Collections
  • Creating and Configuring Packages and Programs
  • Distributing and Advertising a Program
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Distribution

Deploying Operating Systems Using Configuration Manager 2007

  • Overview of Operating System Deployment
  • Task Sequences in Operating System Deployment
  • Capturing an Operating System Image
  • Deploying an Operating System
  • Configuring Operating System Image Deployments using PXE

Deploying and Managing Software Updates

  • Overview of Software Updates
  • Preparing the Configuration Manager Infrastructure for Software Updates
  • Managing Software Updates
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Updates

Working with Desired Configuration Management in Configuration Manager 2007

  • Overview of Desired Configuration Management
  • Configuring Desired Configuration Management
  • Viewing and Troubleshooting Compliance Results

Using Remote Tools and Wake On LAN Features

  • About Configuration Manager Remote Tools
  • Configuring the Remote Tools Client Agent
  • Monitoring and Securing Configuration Manager Remote Tools
  • Configuration Manager Wake On LAN
  • Configuring and Monitoring Wake On LAN

Managing Mobile Devices Using Configuration Manager 2007

  • Overview of Mobile Device Management
  • Configuring Server Settings to Support Mobile Device Management
  • Configuring Client Settings
  • Managing Mobile Devices

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Configuration Manager 2007

  • Maintaining Configuration Manager 2007
  • Backup and Recovery of Configuration Manager 2007
  • Configuration Manager Troubleshooting Tools

Planning and Configuring a Multiple Site Hierarchy

  • Introduction to the Configuration Manager Site Hierarchy
  • Configuring Configuration Manager Site Communications
  • Installing a Secondary Site Server
  • Decommissioning Sites and Hierarchies
  • Roaming in Multiple Site Hierarchies
What You Can Expect

After completing this course, students will be able to plan,

deploy, and manage Configuration Manager 2007 for their

enterprise environment.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is intended for Systems Engineers with one to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running Microsoft Windows in medium to large enterprise organizations, and who have a need to plan a Configuration Manager 2007 deployment.

Additionally, this course is intended for Administrators who are responsible for configuring and managing one or more Configuration Manager 2007 sites and all supporting systems. They have one to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running Microsoft Windows Server in medium to large enterprise organizations.

Recommended Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have a base-level understanding of Systems Management Server 2003, and System Administrator– level working knowledge of:

  • Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
  • TCP/IP networking
  • SQL Server
  • Active Directory
  • Basic Public Key Infrastructure concepts
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