Advanced Configuration Manager CB (Current Branch)

Advanced Configuration Manager CB (Current Branch)

Have you taken Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or MS-10747 and want to dig deeper into SCCM? This is the ultimate follow-up ConfigMgr training for the IT Pro that wants to reach the next skill level.

Advanced Configuration Manager CB (Current Branch) TrueSec Kent Agerlund Kent Agerlund leads this 3-days training.

Kent Agerlund, Microsoft MVP System Center and one of the foremost experts, has developed this 3 day class with the experienced SCCM administrator in mind. During this class he will share his experiences gained in the field and teach you advanced functions that you get to implement in the labs.

We will take you through the advanced design, installation, configuration and troubleshooting of the main features in Configuration Manager CB based on Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 After class, you will have a solid understanding of the design options, flow of the main features and troubleshooting techniques.



Target audience
IT-pro’s with experience in System Center Configuration Manager / ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 R2 / SCCM 2012 Sp1

Pre knowledge requirement
If you have attended our “Mastering Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or Mastering Configuration Manager” or taken the “MS-10747” you have an excellent foundation. If not – basic understanding of Active Directory, WSUS and SQL. Basic knowledge and working experience with Configuration Manager 2012. This ConfigMgr CB training is not a beginner’s class!

Being able to design, deploy, manage and troubleshoot Configuration Manager CB in your environment. The class is always based on the latest available Current Branch. You will get a solid understanding of the following design options, flow of the main features and troubleshooting techniques:

  • Fault tolerance and High availability 
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Installing and troubleshooting client deployment
  • Inventory Management
  • Reporting & Queries
  • Application deployment
  • Software updates
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Compliance management
  • Operating System Deployment

Student Lab Manual, Slide deck, and lab files.


Day 1
Designing CM hierarchies

  • Recovery options, restore primary sites
  • Design fault tolerance and high availability environments
  • Working with HTTP and HTTPS site systems
  • Working with DMZ and workgroup environments
  • Working with multi domain/forest environment
  • Configure and optimize SQL 

Troubleshooting tools and techniques

Understanding log files

Status Filter Rules 

  • Introducing WMI
  • Using SQL Profiler

ConfigMgr clients

  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting clients
  • Installing HTTP and HTTPS clients 

Day 2
Working with reports

  • Working with SQL reporting services
  • creating custom SQL reports

Inventory management

  • Deep dive into the inventory process
  • Extending hardware inventory 
  • Troubleshooting inventory
  • Creating custom inventory report

Content Management

  • Understanding the content flow
  • Working with and troubleshooting distribution points and distribution point groups
  • Working with remote distribution points
  • Working with cloud based distribution points

Application deployment

  • Working with the application model
  • Working with different deployment types
  • Troubleshooting application deployments
  • Creating custom application reports

Day 3
Software Updates

  • Creating and designing the software update infrastructure
  • Deploying and troubleshooting Microsoft software updates
  • Monitoring the software update deployment process
  • Deploying 3rd. party updates
  • Creating software update reports

Endpoint Protection

  • Installing and configuring Endpoint Protection
  • Troubleshooting Endpoint Protection
  • Creating custom Endpoint Protection reports

Deploying Windows 8 with operating system deployment

  • Customizing the boot images
  • Creating and maintaining reference images
  • Integrating custom frontends
  • Deploying images
  • Troubleshooting operating system deployment
  • Creating custom OSD reports

Settings Management

  • Creating and implementing configuration items and baselines
  • Remediate non-compliant computers and users
  • Troubleshooting Settings Management

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