IT Training Spotlight – 10747: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

28 May, 2013 | Della Wyler | Microsoft, System Center
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Based on current trends in the job market and world-wide technological advances, we are going to be posting an IT Training Spotlight article a couple times a month. These articles will feature one particular training class that we feel our stakeholders will find helpful in achieving their career and knowledge building goals. This month’s Training Spotlight class falls under System Center 2012. Getting trained in System Center 2012, gives you the skills needed to manage the physical and virtual IT environments across data centers, client computers, and devices. Microsoft class 10747: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager covers the basis, providing the information you need for daily administration of this management tool.

What is MS System Center?

Microsoft System Center 2012 is an integrated management platform that helps you to easily and efficiently manage your datacenters, client devices, and hybrid cloud IT environments. If managing the life cycle of software is your thing, this class will interest you! Are you responsible for configuring and/or managing system center sites and supporting systems? Then System Center 2012 could make your life a bit easier. Whether you’re on the desktop or server support team, Microsoft Class 10747: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is definitely worth exploring. This class, along with 10748: Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, will help you prepare for your Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager certification.

What can the Configuration Manager do for you?

“A member of the Microsoft System Center suite of management solutions, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) increases IT productivity and efficiency by reducing manual tasks and letting you focus on high-value projects, maximize hardware and software investments, and empower end-user productivity by providing the right software at the right time. Configuration Manager helps you deliver more effective IT services by enabling secure and scalable software deployment, compliance settings management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.”- Microsoft. SCCM 2012, which is the latest version, has many upgraded features from the 2007 version, making it much more user friendly with more capabilities, including enhanced cloud and datacenter management. Just a few include:

  • User-based – The ability to associate a user with one or more devices.
  • A fan favorite – Role-based Administration (RBA) feature flattens the complex hierarchies once required to isolate access to Configuration Manager features Assignment of Client Agent settings, Inventory collection, and Remote Control settings by collection offers increased flexibility in configuration
  • Integrated Configuration Manager Set-up
  • Client and Deployment Operations such as software updates
  • Automated Remediation can be applied to desktops,  servers, mobile devices and users that are not in complaint

Why register for SCCM 10747?

So what are the goods of Microsoft class 10747? Why should you take this class? This 5-day class will NOT teach you to design and install SCCM hierarchies. It WILL however teach you the day-to-day administration skills of the Configuration Manager. Your 5-day session will be broken up into 14 modules, packed with information that will allow you to get the most out of this software, excel in your position, look like a stud, and become a valuable asset to the support team. SCCM students will get the 411 in:

  • Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Discovering and Organizing Resources
  • Managing the Configuration Manager Client
  • Managing Inventory and Software Metering
  • Querying and Reporting Data
  • Managing Software Deployments by Using Packages and Programs
  • Creating and Deploying Applications
  • Managing Application Deployment
  • Deploying and Managing Software Updates
  • Implementing Endpoint Protection in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Managing Operating System Deployment
  • Managing Compliance Settings
  • Managing Mobile Devices
  • Configuring Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control

Get detailed information on each topic and find a class near you by visiting our Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager page.It’s recommended that you take 10747 before 10748, unless you are familiar with SCCM 2007, but this is not a requirement.

Class 10747 qualifies for our BOGO Promotion we are currently running, so grab a friend or colleague to take the class with keep the second class for yourself and take class 10748: Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to help prepare for your Microsoft certification exam 243.