In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
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.
- SQL Server 2008 including reporting services.
- Basic Public Key Infrastructure concepts.
- Configuration Manager features and administrative tasks including:
Working with the Administrator console
Hardware and software inventory
Working with collections
Managing software updates
Deploying operating systems
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills, or by attending the following courses:
- Course 6419B: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008-based Servers
- Course 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008
- Course 10747A: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or
- Course 6451B: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, plus six monthsof hands-on experience with Configuration Manager 2012
Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
This module describes the Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure and typical deployment scenarios.
- Introduction to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
- Overview of the Configuration Manager 2012 Server Infrastructure
- Configuration Manager 2012 Deployment Scenarios
- Overview of the Configuration Manager 2012 Client
Module 2: Planning and Deploying a Single-Site Environment
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, validating and configuring a stand-alone primary site, and describes the requirements for managing Internet-based clients.
Planning a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Stand-Alone Deployment
- Preparing to Deploy a Configuration Manager 2012 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.
- 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.
- Planning a Configuration Manager 2012 Hierarchy
- Deploying a Configuration Manager 2012 Site
- Overview of the Central Administration Site
- Overview of Primary Sites
- Overview of 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.
- 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 health.
- 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 Health
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.
- Overview of Configuration Manager 2012 Site Maintenance
- Performing Backup and Recovery of Configuration Manager 2012
- 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.
- Overview of the Migration Process
- Preparing Configuration Manager 2007 Sites for Migration
- Configuring Migration Settings
- Migrating Objects