This course describes how to configure and manage a System Center R2 Configuration Manager site and its associated site systems. The course focuses on day-to-day management tasks for System Center R2 Configuration Manager.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager feature set and manage and troubleshoot sites by using the Configuration Manager Console and associated toolset.
  • Configure boundaries and boundary groups, configure discovery methods, manage user and device collections, and implement role-based administration.
  • Describe the client deployment process, configure client deployment methods, configure the client agent settings, and monitor client status.
  • Describe the inventory collection process, configure and manage hardware and software inventory, monitor inventory data flow, and use Asset Intelligence and Software Metering.
  • Analyze data by creating queries and running reports.
  • Create, deploy, and manage software packages and programs.
  • Create and deploy applications by using the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager application model.
  • Configure multiple deployment types.
  • Deploy and manage software updates.
  • Integrate and implement Endpoint Protection by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  • Deploy operating systems by using the Configuration Manager infrastructure.
  • Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure settings for devices.
  • Manage mobile devices by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  • Configure Wake On LAN, Power Management policies, and Remote Control.


Before attending this course, students must have:
System administrator–level working knowledge of:
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Windows client management including endpoint security fundamentals.
  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Windows Server administration concepts including Active Directory and group policy principles and management.
  • Basic concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security.
  • Familiarity with Windows Intune
  • Desired: Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services
  • Desired: Basic understanding of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Module 2: Discovering and Organizing Resources
  • Module 3: Managing the Configuration Manager Client Agent
  • Module 4: Managing Inventory and Software Metering
  • Module 5: Querying and Reporting Data
  • Module 6: Managing Software Distribution and Deployment by Using Packages and Programs
  • Module 7: Creating and Deploying Applications
  • Module 8: Deploying Additional Application Types
  • Module 9: Deploying and Managing Software Updates
  • Module 10: Implementing Endpoint Protection by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Module 11: Managing Operating Systems Deployment
  • Module 12: Managing Compliance Settings and Profiles
  • Module 13: Mobile Device Management Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Module 14: Configuring Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control

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