Advanced System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2

This is the ultimate follow-up SCCM 2012 training for the IT-Pro that wants to reach the next skill level! Kent Agerlund, Microsoft MVP System Center and one of the foremost experts, has developed this 3-day class with the experienced SCCM administrator in mind. During this class he will share his experiences gained in the field and teach you advanced functions that you get to implement in the labs. We will take you through the advanced design, installation, configuration and troubleshooting of the main features in Configuration Manager 2012 based on Windows 2012, Windows 8. After class, you will have a solid understanding off 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.

After completing this course, you will understand:

  • Fault tolerance and High availability.
  • Troubleshooting tools.
  • Installing and troubleshooting client deployment.
  • Inventory Management.
  • Reporting & Queries.
  • Application deployment.
  • Software updates.
  • Endpoint Protection.
  • Compliance management.
  • Operating System Deployment.


Course Outline

Designing CM2012 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 Professionals with experience in System Center Configuration Manager / ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 R2 / SCCM 2012 Sp1.

Before attending this class, students should have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience in Configuration Manager 2012.

  • SCOM450:Mastering Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • M-10747: Administering and Deploying System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Additionally, students should have a basic understanding of Active Directory, WSUS and SQL. Basic knowledge and working experience with Configuration Manager 2012. This SCCM 2012 training is not a beginner’s class.