Advanced Configuration Manager

Have you taken Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or 10747 or 20696 and want to dig deeper into SCCM? This is the ultimate follow-up ConfigMgr training for the IT-Pro that wants to reach the next skill level!

We will take you through the advanced design, installation, configuration and troubleshooting of the main features in Configuration Manager Current Branch based on Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 After class, you will have a solid understanding of the design options, flow of the main features and troubleshooting techniques.

The class is always based on the latest available public Service Pack and Cumulative Update. You will get a solid understanding of the following design options, flow of the main features and troubleshooting techniques.

Course Outline

Designing CM hierarchies

  • Recovery options, restore primary sites

  • Design fault tolerance and high availability environments

  • Working with HTTP and HTTPS site systems

  • Working with DMZ and workgroup environments

  • Working with multi domain/forest environment

  • Configure and optimize SQL

Troubleshooting tools and techniques

  • Understanding log files

  • Status Filter Rules

  • Introducing WMI

  • Using SQL Profiler

ConfigMgr clients

  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting clients

  • Installing HTTP and HTTPS clients

Working with reports

  • Working with SQL reporting services

  • Creating custom SQL reports

Inventory management

  • Deep dive into the inventory process

  • Extending hardware inventory

  • Troubleshooting inventory

  • Creating custom inventory reports

Content Management

  • Understanding the content flow

  • Working with and troubleshooting distribution points and distribution point groups

  • Working with remote distribution points

  • Working with cloud based distribution points

Application deployment

  • Working with the application model

  • Working with different deployment types

  • Troubleshooting application deployments

  • Creating custom application reports

Software Updates

  • Creating and designing the software update infrastructure

  • Deploying and troubleshooting Microsoft software updates

  • Monitoring the software update deployment process

  • Deploying 3rd. party updates

  • Creating software update reports

Endpoint Protection

  • Installing and configuring Endpoint Protection

  • Troubleshooting Endpoint Protection

  • Creating custom Endpoint Protection reports

Deploying Windows 8 with operating system deployment

  • Customizing the boot images

  • Creating and maintaining reference images

  • Integrating custom frontends

  • Deploying images

  • Troubleshooting operating system deployment

  • Creating custom OSD reports

Settings Management

  • Creating and implementing configuration items and baselines

  • Remediate non-compliant computers and users

  • Troubleshooting Settings Management


This course is intended for IT-pro's with experience in System Center Configuration Manager / ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 R2 / SCCM 2012 Sp1.