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Overview

About this Course
This course describes how to plan and deploy a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy, including the central administration site, one or more primary sites and secondary sites, and all associated site systems. This course also covers migration from System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
Audience Profile

This course is intended for:

  • Systems Engineers who need to plan a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager deployment. They have three to five years of experience in medium to large enterprise organizations supporting multiple desktop and server computers that run Microsoft Windows.
  • Configuration Manager Administrators responsible for designing and deploying one or more System Center 2012 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems. They have three to five years of experience in medium to large enterprise organizations supporting multiple desktop and server computers that run Microsoft Windows Server.
  • At Course Completion

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure and describe typical deployment scenarios.
  • Plan and deploy a single primary site.
  • Plan and configure administrative roles.
  • Plan and deploy a multiple-site hierarchy including the central administration site, primary sites, and secondary sites.
  • Describe replication and data types, and monitor the replication of data throughout the hierarchy.
  • Use various methods to plan and deploy Configuration Manager 2012 clients.
  • Perform maintenance tasks and monitor site systems.
  • Perform migration of objects from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.
  • Prerequisites

    In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have system administrator-level working knowledge of:

  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and management.
  • Windows Server management including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Windows Client fundamentals.
  • Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 including reporting services.
  • Basic Public Key Infrastructure concepts.
  • Configuration Manager features and administrative tasks including:
  • Working with the Administrator console
  • Installing clients
  • Hardware and software inventory
  • Working with collections
  • Reporting
  • Deploying applications
  • Managing software updates
  • Deploying operating systems
  • Settings management
  • Course Details

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    This module describes the Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure and typical deployment scenarios.

    Lessons

  • Introduction to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager 2012 Server Default Site System Roles
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager 2012 Server Optional Site System Roles
  • Overview of Configuration Manager 2012 Deployment Scenarios
  • Module 2: Planning and Deploying a Stand-Alone Primary Site

    This module explains the planning process, inputs, and typical planning activities for deploying a stand-alone primary site. It also describes the prerequisites for installing a site server and related components, the process of installing, configuring, and monitoring a stand-alone primary site. This module also describes the requirements for managing Internet-based clients and configuring a Microsoft PKI solution.

    Lessons

  • Planning a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Stand-Alone Primary Site Deployment
  • Preparing to Deploy a Configuration Manager 2012 Primary Site
  • Installing a Configuration Manager 2012 Site Server
  • Performing Post-Setup Configuration Tasks
  • Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager 2012 Installation
  • Managing Internet-Based Clients
  • Module 3: Planning and Configuring Role-Based Administration

    This module explains how to plan and configure administrative roles.

    Lessons

  • Overview of Role-Based Administration
  • Identifying IT Roles in Your Organization
  • Configuring Role-Based Administration
  • Module 4: Planning and Deploying a Multiple-Site Hierarchy

    This module explains how to plan and deploy a multiple-site hierarchy including the central administration site, primary sites, and secondary sites.

    Lessons

  • Planning a Configuration Manager 2012 Multiple-Site Hierarchy
  • Deploying a Configuration Manager 2012 Site
  • Deploying the Central Administration Site
  • Deploying Primary Sites in a Hierarchy
  • Deploying Secondary Sites
  • Module 5: Data Replication and Content Management

    This module describes types and data replication, monitoring and troubleshooting data replication throughout the hierarchy, and planning for, configuring, and monitoring content management.

    Lessons

  • Introduction to Data Types and Replication
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Data Replication
  • Planning for Content Management
  • Configuring and Monitoring Content Management
  • Module 6: Planning and Completing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client Deployment

    This module explores various methods to plan and deploy Configuration Manager 2012 clients, including discovery methods, client deployment methods, managing clients, and monitoring client status.

    Lessons

  • Introduction to Discovery Methods
  • Introduction to Configuration Manager 2012 Client Deployment
  • Deploying Configuration Manager 2012 Clients
  • Managing Configuration Manager 2012 Clients
  • Monitoring Configuration Manager 2012 Client Status
  • Module 7: Maintaining and Monitoring System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    This module describes how to perform various Configuration Manager 2012 maintenance tasks, and how to monitor site systems.

    Lessons

  • Overview of Configuration Manager 2012 Site Maintenance
  • Performing Backup and Recovery of a Configuration Manager 2012 Site
  • Monitoring Configuration Manager 2012 Site Systems
  • Module 8: Migrating from System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    This module describes the migration of objects from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.

    Lessons

  • Overview of the Migration Process
  • Preparing Configuration Manager 2007 Sites for Migration
  • Configuring Migration Settings
  • Migrating Objects
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    Length: 3 days

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