MVP Combo – Advanced Configuration Manager Current Branch and Windows 10 Deployment

MVP Combo - Advanced Configuration Manager Current Branch and Windows 10 Deployment

Leading-edge MDT and ConfigMgr CB training. Two of our foremost Microsoft MVP's, Johan Arwidmark and Kent Agerlund, will take you through the advanced design, installation, configuration and troubleshooting of the main features in Configuration Manager CB and MDT based on Windows Server 2016, and Windows 10.

Advanced Configuration Manager CB and MDT 2013 Training Johan Arwidmark leads this training with Kent Agerlund, both MVP's.

After class, you will have a solid understanding of the 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
  • Scripting, PowerShell and WMI Primers
  • Using PowerShell to manage ConfigMgr

We will focus on hands-on-labs and exercises, based on self-perceived real life scenarios and methods verified to work in a live environment. After this SCCM training you will have a solid understanding of the product!

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Target audience
IT-pros and administrators that wants to build real deployment solutions using MDT and CM Current Branch

Pre knowledge requirement
Basic understanding of Active Directory, WSUS and SQL. Basic knowledge and working experience with Configuration Manager Current Branch. Our MVP Combo – Ultimate training or Mastering ConfigMgr are perfect prerequisites for this advanced class.
This is not a beginner’s class. 

Target objectives
Being able to design, deploy, manage ConfigMgr and MDT in your environment. The class is always based on the latest available public Release, Service Pack and Cumulative Update.

Student Lab Manual, Slide deck, and lab files

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

Troubleshooting tools and techniques
o Understanding log files
o Status Filter Rules 
o Introducing WMI
o Using SQL Profiler

ConfigMgr clients
o Installing, configuring and troubleshooting clients
o Installing HTTP and HTTPS clients

Working with reports
o Working with SQL reporting services
o creating custom SQL reports

Inventory management
o Deep dive into the inventory process
o Extending hardware inventory 
o Troubleshooting inventory
o Creating custom inventory reports

Content Management
o Understanding the content flow
o Working with and troubleshooting distribution points and distribution point groups
o Working with remote distribution points
o Working with cloud based distribution points

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

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

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

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

Deep dive into ConfigMgr OSD Components
o ADK 8.1 and Windows PE internals
o Task Sequence Engine and Processes during deployment
o Optimizing the PXE components 
o Troubleshooting PXE and Multicast

Creating the perfect reference images
o Understanding the sysprep process
o Advanced settings in the Unattend.xml file
o Using MDT to create and maintain the perfect reference images
o Using the create VHD feature in ConfigMgr CB

Deploying Windows 10 with ConfigMgr and MDT
o Customizing the ConfigMgr boot images
o Advanced driver handling and driver troubleshooting
o Generic OSD Troubleshooting
o Creating custom OSD reports

Advanced OSD customizations
o Integrating custom frontends
o Using userexit scripts and web services
o Developing PowerShell scripts for OSD
o Customizing Task Sequences
o Working with the new Dynamic Variables feature in ConfigMgr 
o Debugging scripts 

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Instructor: Kent Agerlund & Johan Arwidmark
  • Price: $ 3,495
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