Programming & Development

55348 Administering Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager


This five-day course describes how to use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. You also will learn how to optimize Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Although this course and the associated labs are written for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and Windows 11, the skills taught will also be backwards compatible with previous editions of System Center Configuration Manager and Windows 10.

Who Should Attend

This course is for experienced information technology (IT) professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrators (EDAs). These EDAs deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. A significant portion of this audience uses, or intends to use, the latest release of Configuration Manager to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the features Configuration Manager and Intune include, and explain how you can use these features to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment.
  • Analyze data by using queries and reports.
  • Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery, and integrating mobile-device management with Intune.
  • Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client.
  • Configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use Asset Intelligence and software metering.
  • Identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments.
  • Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems.
  • Maintain software updates for PCs that Configuration Manager manages.
  • Implement Endpoint Protection for managed PCs.
  • Configure an operating-system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager.
  • Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site.

Course Outline:

Overview of systems management by using enterprise management solutions
Overview of the Configuration Manager architecture
Overview of the Configuration Manager administrative tools
Tools for monitoring and troubleshooting a Configuration Manager site

Introduction to queries
Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
Analyzing the real-time state of a device by using CMPivotIntroduction to queries
Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
Analyzing the real-time state of a device by using CMPivot

Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
Configuring resource discovery
Organizing resources using device and user collections

Overview of the Configuration Manager client
Deploying the Configuration Manager client
Configuring and monitoring client status
Managing client settings and performing management operations

Overview of inventory collection
Configuring hardware and software inventory
Managing inventory collection
Configuring software metering
Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

Preparing the infrastructure for content management
Distributing and managing content on distribution points

Overview of application management
Creating applications
Deploying applications
Managing applications
Deploying and managing Windows apps

The software updates process
Preparing a Configuration Manager site for software updates
Managing software updates
Configuring automatic deployment rules
Monitoring and troubleshooting software updates
Enabling third-party updates

Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies
Configuring and deploying advanced threat policies

Overview of Compliance Settings
Configuring compliance settings
Viewing compliance results
Managing resource and data access

An overview of operating system deployment
Preparing a site for operating system deployment
Deploying an operating system
Managing Windows as a service

Configuring role-based administration
Configuring Remote Tools
Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance and Management Insights
Backing up and recovering a Configuration Manager site
Updating the Configuration Manager infrastructure

Whats new in Microsoft Endpoint Manager covering each semi annual release

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