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Administering Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MS55348)

This five-day course describes how to use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. You also will learn how to optimize Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports.

Although this course and the associated labs are written for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and Windows 11, the skills taught will also be backwards compatible with previous editions of System Center Configuration Manager and Windows 10.

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A preferential rate (-15%) applies to the regular cost for non-profit organizations, as well as the government sector. In addition, you can benefit from additional advantages through a corporate agreement when you need to train several people or teams in your company. Contact us for details.

Public class

Duration: 
5 days / 35 hours

Private class

Virtual classroom
Minimum no. of participants: 5
5 days / 35 hours
Price on request
English or Serbian
Training plan: 

Module 1: Managing computers and mobile devices in the enterprise

  • Overview of systems management by using enterprise management solutions
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager architecture
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager administrative tools
  • Tools for monitoring and troubleshooting a Configuration Manager site
  • Lab 1: Exploring the Configuration Manager tools
  • Exploring the Configuration Manager Tools

Module 2: Analyzing data using queries, reports, and CMPivot

  • Introduction to queries
  • Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Analyzing the real-time state of a device by using CMPivot
  • Lab 1: Creating and running queries
  • Creating data queries
  • Creating subselect queries
  • Lab 2: Configuring SSRS
  • Configuring a reporting services point
  • Lab 3: Analyzing the real-time state of a device by using CMPivot
  • Using CMPivot to Analyze the current state of devices
  • Module 3: Preparing the Configuration Manager management infrastructure
  • Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
  • Configuring resource discovery
  • Organizing resources using device and user collections
  • Lab 1: Configuring boundaries and resource discovery
  • Configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and fallback relationships
  • Configuring Active Directory discovery methods
  • Lab 2: Configuring user and device collections
  • Creating a device collection
  • Creating a user collection
  • Configuring a maintenance window

Module 4: Deploying and managing the Configuration Manager client

  • Overview of the Configuration Manager client
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager client
  • Configuring and monitoring client status
  • Managing client settings and performing management operations
  • Lab 1: Deploying the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager client software
  • Preparing the site for client installation
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager client software by using client push installation
  • Lab 2: Configuring and monitoring client status
  • Configuring and monitoring client health status
  • Lab 3: Managing client settings
  • Configuring client settings
  • Performing management operations

Module 5: Managing inventory for PCs and applications

  • Overview of inventory collection
  • Configuring hardware and software inventory
  • Managing inventory collection
  • Configuring software metering
  • Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence
  • Lab 1: Configuring and managing inventory collection
  • Configuring and managing hardware inventory
  • Lab 2: Configuring software metering
  • Configuring software metering
  • Lab 3: Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence
  • Preparing the site for Asset Intelligence
  • Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Monitoring license agreements by using Asset Intelligence
  • Viewing Asset Intelligence reports

Module 6: Distributing and managing content used for deployments

  • Preparing the infrastructure for content management
  • Distributing and managing content on distribution points
  • Lab 1: Distributing and managing content for deployments
  • Installing a new distribution point
  • Managing content distribution

Module 7: Deploying and managing applications

  • Overview of application management
  • Creating applications
  • Deploying applications
  • Managing applications
  • Deploying and managing Windows apps
  • Lab 1: Creating and deploying applications
  • Creating applications with requirements
  • Deploying applications
  • Lab 2: Managing application supersedence and removal
  • Managing application supersedence
  • Uninstalling the Excel Viewer application
  • Lab 3: Using Configuration Manager to deploy Windows apps
  • Configuring support for sideloading Windows apps
  • Configuring a Windows app
  • Deploying Windows apps to user

Module 8: Maintaining software updates for managed PCs

  • The software updates process
  • Preparing a Configuration Manager site for software updates
  • Managing software updates
  • Configuring automatic deployment rules
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting software updates
  • Enabling third-party updates
  • Lab 1: Configuring the site for software updates
  • Configuring and synchronizing the software update point
  • Lab 2: Deploying and managing software updates
  • Determining software update compliance
  • Deploying software updates to clients
  • Configuring automatic deployment rules

Module 9: Implementing Defender Protection for managed PCs

  • Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies
  • Configuring and deploying advanced threat policies
  • Lab 1: Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • Configuring the Endpoint Protection point and client settings
  • Configuring and deploying Endpoint Protection policies
  • Monitoring Endpoint Protection
  • Lab 2: Implementing advanced threat policies
  • Creating and deploying advanced threat protection policies

Module 10: Managing compliance and secure data access

  • Overview of Compliance Settings
  • Configuring compliance settings
  • Viewing compliance results
  • Managing resource and data access
  • Lab 1: Managing compliance settings
  • Managing configuration items and baselines
  • Viewing compliance settings and reports
  • Configuring remediation in compliance settings
  • Using compliance information to create collections

Module 11: Managing operating system deployment

  • An overview of operating system deployment
  • Preparing a site for operating system deployment
  • Deploying an operating system
  • Managing Windows as a service
  • Lab 1: Preparing the site for operating-system deployment
  • Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
  • Managing packages to support operating system deployment
  • Lab 2: Deploying operating-system images for bare-metal installations
  • Preparing the operating system image
  • Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
  • Deploying an image

Module 12: Managing and maintaining a Configuration Manager site

  • Configuring role-based administration
  • Configuring Remote Tools
  • Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance and Management Insights
  • Backing up and recovering a Configuration Manager site
  • Updating the Configuration Manager infrastructure
  • Lab 1: Configuring role-based administration
  • Configuring a new scope for Toronto administrators
  • Configuring a new administrative user
  • Lab 2: Configuring Remote Tools
  • Configuring the Remote Tools client settings and permissions
  • Managing desktops by using Remote Control
  • Lab 3: Maintaining a Configuration Manager site
  • Configuring maintenance tasks in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring the Backup Site Server task
  • Recovering a site from a backup

Module 13: What’s new in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

  • Whats new in Microsoft Endpoint Manager covering each semi annual release
Exclusives: 
  • One year access to the class recording
  • 180 days access to the lab environment after class
  • Course material accessible in electronic format
  • Microsoft Official certificate of attendance
Prerequisites: 
  • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing.

  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management.

  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Basic concepts of public key infrastructure (PKI) security.
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax.
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services.
  • Basic understanding of the configuration options for iOS and Android Mobile device platforms.

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