System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - 70-243

SCCM20 H 35 M

This course has a virtual lab
  • Design and plan System Center Configuration Manager infrastructure
    • Overview
    • SCCM 2012R2 Introduction
    • Architecture Overview
    • Architecture Overview Part 2
    • Installing SCCM 2012R2
    • Post Installation
    • Create a Secondary Site
  • Manage operating system deployment (OSD)
    • OS Deployment
  • Deploy applications and software updates
    • Managing Software
    • Application Catalog
    • Software Updates
    • Software Updates Part 2
  • Manage compliance settings
    • Managing Compliance
  • Manage sites
    • Boundary Groups
    • Discovery Methods
    • Collections and Roles
  • Manage clients
    • Deploy the Client Agent
    • Manage the Client Agent
  • Manage inventory
    • Inventory Collection
  • Manage reports and queries
    • Queries and Reports
    • Endpoint Protection
    • SCCM Odds and Ends
  • Additional Information
    • Configuring Linux Client Support
    • SCCM 2007 to 2012R2 Migration


7 M

  • Episode Description
  • Transcript

A member of the Microsoft System Center suite of management solutions, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager increases IT productivity and efficiency by reducing manual tasks and letting you focus on high-value projects, maximize hardware and software investments, and empower end-user productivity by providing the right software at the right time. Configuration Manager helps you deliver more effective IT services by enabling secure and scalable software deployment, compliance settings management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

[MUSIC] Hello. In these series of episodes, we're gonna be covering system center configuration manager 2012R2. And here to talk to us a little bit more about what we can expect is Mr. Adam Gordan. How's it going Adam? >> Going well, going well. Thank you so much. Pleasure to be with all of you. So we're gonna be talking about system center 2012 R2. The exam associated with this set of episodes is 70-243. Maybe we could quickly just throw up a, the machine that we have that we're gonna just demo, a little bit of the information, maybe relevant for you with regards to what to expect, you could see on the screen in front of you there, that we do have the exam information. The current price of the exam, at least at the time we're talking to you anyway. Keep in mind when you view this perhaps 6 to 9 months from now, and that price has hopefully gone down. And then you'll thank us, and if it has gone up well you should have viewed it sooner. What can I tell you? >> [LAUGH] >> But currently $150, that is the standard going rate by the way for Microsoft exams in the United States. That is in USD, United States Dollars. So, if you're viewing this from outside the United States, you obviously will get a different localized price for exams internationally, by country or by geography when you go to the appropriate Microsoft website for your region. And, do understand that. And that is an important, subtle but important point for those of you from outside the U.S. Exam pricing may very well be different across the globe, and indeed it is. And it is localized, so just make sure you're aware of that. However, having said that, the exam objectives are not gonna change. Whenever you take the exam anywhere, they are gonna be the same, luckily for you. Which means that going through all these episodes with us, you will learn what you need to learn. And, regardless of where you are, you will be well prepared. But let me warn you know, and please heed my warning, study hard and study long. This is an exam that requires a great deal of attention to detail. And when I talk about detail, if we could zoom down just a little bit down there to where all those very, very small plus signs and blue writing are, and we're going to zoom in just a little bit as I'm talking. And what we will see Is that we can see the exam objectives and the percentage of coverage on the exam by objective. And so you can see we have design and plan System Center Config Manager infrastructure, roughly 10 to 15% of the exam. This is gonna be focusing on things like how do we, from a best practice perspective, understand how to plan for a single site versus a multi-site hierarchy? We talk a lot about this in our episodes on design and implementation. What is a single-site hierarchy, you may ask. Well, come and join me for all the class episodes, and we'll be happy to show you! If we wanna talk about multi-site hierarchies, we're talking about central admin sites, primary site or sites and/or secondary sites or child sites that are linked to them. But to find out more, and to see the fabulous drawings that we have for you that would represent all of this information. You have to actually come and participate in all of these episodes, so we encourage you to certainly do that. You´ll see managing operating system deployments, what´s known as the OSD, feature set. Again roughly 10 to 15%, we walk through and do a live demonstration of multiple technology areas in every one of these exam objective areas, to make sure that you are gonna be able to understand what is expected of you. How to use the technology in the real world. Make sure you understand the best practices. And the do's and don'ts from the perspective of, hey we've done this a lot. Let us share our knowledge with you. Make sure you know what to do, but also what to avoid, and as well as all that help you to then understand how to practice the skills hands on so that you understand how to prepare for this exam. So managing the operating system deployment feature set, we're gonna take a look at how to do at Windows 8.1 enterprise endpoint deployment to a bare metal install. Gonna actually use a set of hosted labs directly from Microsoft for that one. We demo on the hands-on lab technology platform on Technet using Microsoft's own technology. And their own hosted labs that are freely available to you. And we will tell you where to find these, if you're not familiar with them. And we walk you through step-by-step how to do that entire deployment sequence and show it to you live. Inside that episode. Deploying applications and software updates, roughly 10 to 15% of the exam. We spend a great deal of time walking you through how to do application and package based deployments. We show you how to do both of those live. And we actually walk through, and explain to you how and what the best practices are behind the scenes in terms of how to configure and set up and then ultimately manage these deployments. Managing compliance settings, we'll take a look at baseline compliance and talk about configuration items and how to set up and manage compliance, we'll actually also import an external configuration management pack and bring in external configuration items and configuration baselines from a third party vendor and show you how to implement those and use those as well. Managing sites, we'll be talking about as we did and we talked a little bit about up top with design and plan, what the individual specifics are of site management, whether it is a primary site, whether it is a child site that is linked to the primary site, whether it is a central admin site that the primary site is linked to. We'll talk about those different sites as well as the individual site roles. Whether it is the software update point, whether it is going to be the ability to have a distribution point, a management point, a fall back status point. A certificate enrollment point, whatever it may be, we'll talk about the majority of these certainly can configure many of them, and show you how to get in under the hood and work with them. Have the nuts and bolts at the granular level. And you'll be joining for those episodes hopefully along with all these others, and see how that is done. We'll focus on managing clients, we'll focus on managing inventory. And managing reports and queries, we'll do a whole episode on how to set up queries, and use them to populate not only collections, but also how to set up and install a sequel services, recording services point. And then we will then actually generate and show you how to set up those reports. We'll also take a look at how to use queries generically. The WQL, the W my query language. To be able to go in and actually drive queries. And queries are so valuable, so important to what we do in System Center Config Manager because they underlie our ability to be able to understand how to identify, manage, and ultimately manipulate information to create collections to populate them with dynamic membership. And to then be able to use that in addition to be able to then create and drive reporting, so we'll be examine these and a lot of other little hidden nooks, cranny's, gems, and valuable insights that both myself and our co host mister Mike. Who was the one just introduced this whole episode to you. Is gonna go ahead. Or are gonna go ahead and share with you. As you join us for this and for all episodes associated with system center configuration manager 2012 R2. Look forward to seeing you there. Hopefully you'll be able to come in and spend some time with us, learn about all the really cool and valuable things you can do, and become successful at taking and passing the 7-243 exam. [MUSIC]

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