Introduction to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

Course 2415

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 23 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

In this Endpoint Configuration Manager training course, you learn the skills for managing enterprises with Configuration Manager to keep your Windows systems up-to-date, healthy, and secure with Microsoft's state-of-the-art answer to enterprise Windows systems management.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Course Benefits

Install and configure ConfigMgr sites

Deploy and troubleshoot ConfigMgr clients, operating systems, applications, and security updates

Support and administer users and devices

Collect and report inventory data

Configure and remediate compliance settings

Implement cloud-based features

Perform maintenance and troubleshooting

Leverage continued support with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching and computing sandbox

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Instructor-Led Course Outline

Who should attend this course?

Anyone involved in using or evaluating Endpoint Configuration Manager as an enterprise management solution, including network administrators, system administrators, system architects, application re-packagers, desktop management specialists, and help desk personnel. Experience with Windows Server Infrastructure and Windows 10.

Exam Information

Optional Learning Tree Exam provided after the course.

In this Module, you will learn about:

  • Application management
  • Software updates
  • Operating system deployment
  • Asset management

In this Module, you will learn about:

  • Setting up a primary site
  • Running the prerequisite checker
  • Preparing SQL Server for connectivity
  • Executing the installation wizard

In this Module, you will learn about:

Evaluating client requirements and discovery methods

  • Prerequisites
  • Supported operating systems
  • Active Directory discovery
  • Network discovery
  • Heartbeat discovery

Deploying and troubleshooting client installation

  • Choosing a client installation method
  • Examining client installation logs
  • Evaluating resultant client settings

Supporting and administering mobile devices

  • On premises Mobile Device Management vs. Cloud-Based (InTune)

In this Module, you will learn about:

Leveraging a Central Administration Site (CAS)

  • Assessing the need for a CAS
  • Managing sites vs. clients 

Planning a site infrastructure

  • Designing primary and secondary sites

In this Module, you will learn about:

Implementing SQL Reporting Services

  • Viewing and analyzing reports
  • Creating a Reporting Services role

Customizing and troubleshooting inventory

  • Preparing inventory with WMI
  • Adding file types to inventory
  • Customizing inventory

In this Module, you will learn about:

Employing role-based administration

  • Applying security with roles and scopes
  • Assigning administrative roles

Working with collections and queries

  • Creating collection includes and excludes
  • Building collections from queries
  • Using CMPivot

In this Module, you will learn about:

Preparing a site for application management

  • Configuring the software
  • Exploring how to build applications

Creating packages and programs

  • Deploying to device collections
  • Determining when to use packages and programs

Application and software distribution

  • Installing and uninstalling applications
  • Setting up global conditions and dependencies

In this Module, you will learn about:

Installing and monitoring software updates

  • Configuring WSUS and creating the software update point
  • Assembling update groups
  • Deploying updates

Managing operating system deployments

  • Building task sequences
  • Upgrading a Windows OS
  • Leveraging Enablement Packages

Exploring Cloud-Based Features and Endpoint Protection

  • Examining Microsoft InTune
  • Understanding Autpilot
  • Exploring the Cloud Management Gateway
  • Leveraging Endpoint Protection

In this Module, you will learn about:

Understanding compliance

  • Addressing regulatory compliance
  • Creating Configuration Items and Configuration Baselines
  • Enabling automatic remediation

Performing Remote Administration

  • Exploring remote support options
  • Using Remote Tools

Enhancing ConfigMgr Administration

  • Maintaining and troubleshooting sites
  • Backing up and restoring sites
  • Using troubleshooting tools

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Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager FAQs

There are extensive differences between these versions. SCCM 2012 is the predecessor to Endpoint Configuration Manager (ECM), the basic framework and look of the two products are still the same. However, ECM has been upgraded every four months for many years. ECM includes a new service connection point site system role which enables many cloud-based features and uploads diagnostics and usage data to Microsoft Azure. In addition, many improvements have been made to client deployment, operating system deployment, application management, software updates, compliance, and mobile device management, as well as regularly adding new features and capabilities!

This course is valuable for anyone involved in using or evaluating Configuration Manager as an enterprise management solution.

Before going into this course, you should understand network administration, the Active Directory, server roles, and file system security. Knowledge of TIP/IP, Group Policies, and SQL Server is also helpful, but not required.

Yes, as well as for those with intermediate knowledge of the product. While this course is an introduction to Endpoint Configuration Manager, there are plenty of tips and tricks for system administrators who have been working with the product. The course is designed to familiarize you with the fundamentals and the many facets of Configuration Manager.

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