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- The exact steps for building an IT lab at home so you can fully learn and experiment with SCCM while you’re taking the course (a must for developing true hands-on experience)
Specific recommendations for implementing SCCM in a production environment, regardless if you’re doing a small single-site or a large-scale, globally distributed deployment
How to install and configure SCCM from the ground up, including downloading and installing SCCM, SQL, and all of the necessary server roles and schema
- How to use the Configuration Manager Console, including managing users, creating boundary groups, and user discovery methods
- How to create and push out applications to the Windows PCs on your network to the appropriate users (plus how to monitor whether it’s progress and any errors that pop up)
- How to deploy an Operating System (in this case a Windows 10 image and software package) to a machine on your network, without worrying about making an “OMG what did I do?” type mistake
- How to use User and Device Collections to organize and group resources for easy application, admin role, and client deployment
- How to integrate Endpoint Protection with SCCM to prevent network security threats and keep your users safe
- No paid software required - we will be using free and evaluation software to complete hands-on training
- Administrative rights on your domain (if you choose not to use the lab)
- Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy is helpful but not necessary
- Be ready to get your hands dirty and install and administrate SCCM during the course… no “I’ll do it later” style learning here
If you’ve made it to this page, chances are you’re currently at SCCM Noob status (or are at least unfamiliar with the latest version), and you need to upgrade your skills FAST.
Already a Windows sysadmin who just had a newly installed SCCM server dropped into your lap, and now you have to figure out how to work it properly
An IT professional who’s recently been promoted into a role where “Congrats!” you’re now in charge of getting SCCM deployed for your entire organization (even though you have zero experience with it)
Working with a client and an SCCM install is part of your project scope, but you’ve never done it before
Experienced in SCCM 2012, but your organization has decided to move to a newer version of SCCM, and you need to know what’s changed and how the new features work
Or just simply an IT enthusiast looking to add another technical proficiency to your resume
Regardless where you’re starting from, the consensus is in:
The worst thing you could POSSIBLY do is jump into an SCCM production environment without understanding how to use it. Hang around sysadmin forums long enough, and you’ll hear the horror stories of re-imaging 1,000s of machines incorrectly and burning your business’s infrastructure to the ground.
Thankfully, that type of “gloom and doom” is incredibly rare. But the point remains: you need to find some effective SCCM training to get you up to speed before you jump in.
The problem is, most SCCM courses are books do more talking than showing, leaving you with a rough idea of what SCCM can do and how to use it... But mostly just half asleep at your desk, and still confused when you go to actually implement it.
We did something different.
With System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) For Beginners we’ve built the entire course around establishing a working test lab on your laptop and walking you through a real, functioning ConfigMgr environment.
Our goal is to teach you the fundamentals of SCCM as quickly and painlessly as possible, so that you can walk away from this course with the ability to deploy and administrate SCCM as soon as you’re done.
After taking this course you’ll be able to:
Install and configure SCCM from the ground up including downloading and installing the latest SCCM, SQL, and all of the necessary server roles and schema
Use the Configuration Manager Console, including managing users, creating boundary groups, and user discovery methods.
Create and push out applications to the Windows PCs on your network to the appropriate users (plus how to monitor whether it’s progress and any errors that pop up)
Deploy an Operating System to a machine on your network, without worrying about making an “OMG what did I do?” type mistake
Integrate Endpoint Protection with SCCM to prevent network security threats and keep your users safe
Update Configuration Manager to the latest version.
And overall, administrate the latest version of SCCM like a pro
All with easy-to-follow, high quality videos and downloadable reference PDFs.
No more scrolling through Microsoft forums trying to figure out which features apply to the latest version of SCCM, and which are outdated...
No more trying to decipher the “advanced” language you’ll find in SCCM communities online. That stuff may make sense to them, but boy is it rough for beginners...
And no need to attend expensive in-person training or trying to read through dense SCCM books that are filled with vast “wall-of-text” explanations and only a sparse screenshot here or there...
You can work at your own pace, watch us work through each configuration screen and pause where you need to, and you’ll have lifetime access to the material once you register.
But don’t just take our word for it though. Here’s what just a few of our IT students say about our courses:
“Great course! Paul and Robert do an amazing job here. Highly focused and straight to the main concepts, no fluff!” ~ Chris Vazquez
"Paul is a great instructor. The examples shown are easy to understand and follow. Love it." ~ David Murvai
“I picked this course due to the topics it covers but also the reviews that have been left and I have been very impressed with everything Paul has provided...” ~ Graham
“Very detailed course. Paul isn't boring and keeps you engaged throughout the course. I learnt some very important skills that will push my career forward. Thanks Paul!!” ~ Kevin Nedd
Plus, in addition to the core course content, you’ll also get:
Section follow-up quizzes to test your comprehension. What you’ll learn in the course won’t “stick” unless you make sure you’re not just watching and “thinking,” but putting your knowledge to the test… so we built that right into the course itself.
Direct access to the course instructors (Paul and Robert). You can ask questions and discuss the course content and how to deploy SCCM within your specific application.
Continually updated course content. We routinely amend and update the course content in response to your feedback and questions, as well as SCCM updates, so if there’s something else you’d like us to cover just ask!
A certificate of completion that you can put on your resume, show to your manager, and join the ranks of the SCCM administrators community... Something that could go a long way towards earning you a promotion and more job security.
So if you're ready to go from SCCM Noob to Expert in short order, you can instantly join the course today.
The best part about it?
You get a rock solid 30-day money back guarantee. So you can quite literally take the entire course, implement what you learned, and if you're unsatisfied for any reason whatsoever, request a full refund with no questions asked. Zero risk on your part.
All you have to do is click the green “Buy Now” button at the top right of your screen, and you can instantly access the course in under a minute.
Hope to see you inside!
- System administrators looking to learn how to deploy and administrate SCCM at work
- Individuals who have recently been promoted, moved into a new role, or have shifted departments and now to have to quickly get up to speed on how to run their organization’s SCCM setup
- IT consultants who need to learn how to install and run SCCM for their clients
- SCCM 2012 administrators who want to learn how to use the latest version of SCCM
- IT professionals looking to get a job that requires SCCM as a skill, or who are just trying to expand their current skill set
Hi my name is Paul Hill and I will be co-instructing this course along with Robert. In this quick video I am going to introduce myself to you so you can learn more about me.
In this lecture we will describe the feature set for System Center Configuration Manager. At the end of this lecture you will acquire a basic understanding of the capabilities of SCCM
This lecture describes the prerequisite hardware and software that you will need to install System Center Configuration Manager in a production environment. At the completion of this lecture, you will understand the requirements and necessary planning to successfully deploy SCCM in your organization
This section provides software for your lab. This section does not provide Windows Server 2016 or Virtual Box (VM software)
For lecture 6, We have provided known compatible software versions, even though these are earlier versions of the software, we know for a fact the software from lecture 6 is compatible, and sufficient for all lectures.
In the future, if you decide to upgrade the software in your lab be sure to check the ADK_SCCM Windows 10 ADK compatibility chart provided, before you download and install any software. Remember your ADK version must match your SCCM version and your Windows 10 Version to be compatible.
Please let us know if you have any problems downloading or installing these files. Just follow the instructions in each section and instead of downloading software from Microsoft, or wherever directed, get your software from here. All software is legitimate, free evaluations from Microsoft.
Here is a list of provided software and compatibility charts for your lab
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) with Endpoint Protection, branch level 1702
ADK branch level 1703
Windows 10 Branch level 1703
SQL Management Studio
Three Windows 10 ADK Compatibility Charts
In this lecture Paul is going to give you an overview of this entire SCCM Lab section. We are going to help you decide whether or not you should watch this section. I am also going to show you the network diagram of the lab we will be creating in the lab environment for your situational awareness.
In this lecture we are going to download and install Oracle VM VirtualBox, a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. For more information, visit https://www.VirtualBox.org/wiki/VirtualBox.
In this lecture, we are going to download a Windows 10 ISO installation file from Microsoft. An ISO file is a disc image file that can emulate a CD or DVD. This file cannot be natively opened on Windows, but VirtualBox will be able to read the ISO file and get the Windows installation files from the file. It’s important for you to know that we are going to complete this lecture from our Host computer and not from a Virtual Machine.
In this lesson, you are going to learn how to approve Windows Updates as well as configure auto-approval rules with the WSUS console. We will be completing this lesson from our WSUS server, so if you are not logged in yet go ahead and do so now.
We found an issue with the "Creating the System Management Container Lecture" that will need to be corrected in the video. Until this can be completed, we wanted you to know that the path for the location of the Management Container in the video is incorrect.
In this lecture, we are going to create a System Management Container with ADSI edit and then delegate control of that container to our SCCM server. This lecture is going to be completed from a Domain Controller which in our case is called ITFDC01, so if you are not logged in to your domain controller, please pause this lecture and come back when you have logged in.
This lecture will show you how you can create and manage Administrative users within the SCCM console. By default, the account you used to install SCCM is often added as an administrator, but many times you will need to authorize other accounts for the Admin role within SCCM.
In this lecture you are going to learn how to create a boundary and boundary group within the SCCM console. In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, a boundary is a network location on the intranet that can contain one or more devices that you want to manage.
In this Lecture you will learn how to assign a user collection to an Administrative Security Role within SCCM. A Security Role is assigned to a user or a group of users. This role defines what that group or user is allowed to do within the Configuration Manager Console. We will go through the steps to assign the SCCM Admin Group the "Full Administrator" Security Roll, then we will change the security roll and demonstrate the results
In this lecture you will learn how to deploy power management to a device collection. Keep in mind Microsoft claims that Power Management is not supported on virtual machines so we cannot test this in our lab. The information has been provided so that you can implement PM in your organization.
In this lecture, we will discuss the features and benefits of Endpoint Protection integration.
• Next, we will discuss the SCCM server prerequisites.
• Then we will demonstrate how Endpoint Protection is integrated into System Center Configuration Manager 2016.