20703-1 Administering System Center Configuration Manager
10/12/2020 - 10/16/2020


COURSE COST: $2495.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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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 System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20703-2B, helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration.


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.

This course also is for individuals who are interested in taking Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration. Courses 20703-1B and 20703-2B, or equivalent knowledge and skills, are necessary to prepare for this exam.

Before attending this course, students must have:

Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing.
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management.
Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
Basic concepts of public key infrastructure (PKI) security.
Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax.
Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services.
Basic understanding of the configuration options foriOS, Android, and Windows Mobile device platforms.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses or by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through hands-on activities:


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or exam. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) class if the minimum enrollment is not met. If the course is under the minimum enrollment the course may run as 4 day class (Bootcamp Style). For more information, please contact learn@vtec.org or call 207-775-0244.


Module 1: Managing computers and mobile devices in the enterprise
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
Lab : Exploring the Configuration Manager tools

Module 2: Analyzing data using queries, reports, and CMPivot
Introduction to queries
Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
Analyzing the real-time state of a device by using CMPivot
Lab : Creating and running queriesConfiguring boundaries and resource discovery
Lab : Configuring SSRS
Lab : Analyzing the real-time state of a device by using CMPivot

Module 3: Preparing the Configuration Manager management infrastructure
Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
Configuring resource discovery
Configuring the Exchange Server Connector for mobile device management
Organizing resources using device and user collections
Lab : Configuring boundaries and resource discovery
Lab : Configuring user and device collections

Module 4: Deploying and Managing the Configuration Manager Client
Overview of the Configuration Manager client
Deploying the Configuration Manager client
Configuring and monitoring client status
Managing client settings in Configuration Manager
Lab : Deploying the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager client software
Lab : Configuring and monitoring client status
Lab : Managing client settings

Module 5: Managing Inventory for PCs and Applications
Overview of inventory collection
Configuring hardware and software inventory
Managing inventory collection
Configuring software metering
Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence
Lab : Configuring and managing inventory collection
Lab : Configuring software metering
Lab : Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

Module 6: Distributing and Managing Content Used for Deployments
Preparing the infrastructure for content management
Distributing and managing content on distribution points
Lab : Distributing and managing content for deployments

Module 7: Deploying and Managing Applications
Overview of application management
Creating applications
Deploying applications
Managing applications
Deploying virtual applications by using System Center Configuration Manager (Optional)
Deploying and managing Windows Store apps
Lab : Creating and deploying applications
Lab : Managing application supersedence and removal
Lab : Deploying virtual applications by using Configuration Manager (Optional)
Lab : Using Configuration Manager to deploy Windows Store apps

Module 8: Maintaining Software Updates for Managed PCs
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
Lab : Configuring the site for software updates
Lab : Deploying and managing software updates

Module 9: Implementing Endpoint Protection for Managed PCs
Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies
Configuring and deploying advanced threat policies
Lab : Implementing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
ab : Implementing advanced threat policies

Module 10: Managing compliance and secure data access
Overview of Compliance Settings
Configuring compliance settings
Viewing compliance results
Managing resource and data access
Lab : Managing compliance settings

Module 11: Managing Operating System Deployment
An overview of operating system deployment
Preparing a site for operating system deployment
Deploying an operating system
Managing Windows as a service
Lab : Preparing the site for operating -system deployment
Lab : Deploying operating -system images for bare-metal installations

Module 12: Managing and Maintaining a Configuration Manager Site
Configuring role-based administration
Configuring Remote Tools
Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance
Backing up and recovering a Configuration Manager site
Updating the Configuration Manager infrastructure
Lab : Configuring role-based administration
Lab : Configuring Remote Tools
Lab : Maintaining a Configuration Manager site