System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) For Beginners
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System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) For Beginners

The fluff-free SCCM course that shows you how to install and administrate SCCM within your network, screen-by-screen
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4.6 (5,367 ratings)
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Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 17 articles
  • 90 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Requirements
  • 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
Description

NEWS FLASH - Please read as of 6/24/2020

You asked for it, and we listened. So now you got it!! We have just updated the course with nearly 3 1/2 hours of NEW videos. Now you can update SCCM to version 1910 or the latest 2002. And much, much more to come!

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.

You’re either:

  • 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!

NEWS FLASH - Please read as of 6/24/2020

You asked for it, and we listened. So now you got it!! We have just updated the course with nearly 3 1/2 hours of NEW videos. Now you can update SCCM to version 1910 or the latest 2002. And much, much more to come!


Who this course is for:
  • 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
Course content
Expand all 108 lectures 09:09:48
+ Getting Started with this Course
5 lectures 31:08

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.

Preview 03:09

Hi, my name is Robert Hill. I will be co-instructing this course along with Paul Hill. In this video I will introduce myself to you highlighting my IT background as an Engineering Technologist.

Preview 02:08

In this lecture I am going to help you learn how you can take full advantage of this course! If you have taken Udemy courses before, you might consider skipping this lecture as it is intended for new students.

How to take this course
05:55

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

Preview 07:57

In this lecture the student will gain a basic understanding of the requirements needed to successfully deploy SCCM.

Prerequisites in a Production Environment
11:59
SCCM Overview
16 questions
+ SCCM Features and Capabilities
4 lectures 22:46

The student will get an overview of Asset Management, which consists of the management of Computers, Servers and Software.

Preview 06:15

This lecture is about the tasks that a SCCM admin would normally perform.

Administrative Tasks
04:39

In this lecture the student will get an overview of Application Management, Operating System Deployment, and Software Updates

Client Management Part 1
06:46

In this lecture the student will receive an overview of Compliance settings, Client Health, Endpoint Protection and Power Management .

Client Management Part 2
05:06
+ SCCM 1902 Lab Setup
11 lectures 49:44
Downloading and Installing VirtualBox
01:50
Creating Your NAT Network and VMs
03:55
Downloading and Mounting Server 2019 ISO
03:02
Installing Windows Server 2019 Part 1
03:47
Installing Windows Server 2019 Part 2
03:01
Downloading and Mounting Windows 10 ISO
02:23
Installing Windows 10
03:56
Configuring SADC01
14:34
Configuring our SAWS01 Workstation
03:56
Configuring our SASCCM01 Server
05:01
+ SCCM Installation for Version 1902
10 lectures 47:24
SCCM Compatability Check
02:12

You may download the files you need for SCCM 1902 in this lecture.

Download Required SCCM Software
02:06
Installing the ADK
02:23
Creating Domain User Accounts for SCCM
07:36
Extending the Active Directory Schema
05:20
Configure Windows Firewall with Group Policy for SCCM
07:04
Installing SQL Server 2017
09:13
Installing The SCCM Dependant Server Roles
02:58
Installing System Center Configuration Manager
04:54
+ Configuration Manager Basics
7 lectures 50:29

In this lecture you will gain a basic understanding of the components and structure of the CM Console.

SCCM Console Overview Part 1
12:02

In this lecture you will gain a basic understanding of the components and structure of the CM Console.

SCCM Console Overview Part 2
09:52

In this lecture the student will receive an overview of all the Site System Roles needed in SCCM.

Preview 09:04
Create the user paul.hill
00:08

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.

Creating and Managing Administrative Users
08:03

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.

Creating Boundary and Boundary Groups
03:40

In this lecture we are going to discuss the various methods you can configure discovery of clients and / or users.

Client and User Discovery Methods
07:40
Configuration Manager Basics
7 questions
+ Updating SCCM
5 lectures 20:54

In this lecture, I will introduce you to Windows ADK and Windows PE. I will explain the importance of getting it right when it comes to downloading and installing the correct compatible software for your Infrastructure or your Lab.

Preview 04:26

In this section, I will show you how to:

1. Analyze our Current SCCM Configuration

2. Then we will Update Configuration Manager

3. Then we will Analyze the Configuration Changes in the CM Console

Configuration Manager Update Overview
05:43

In this lecture I will show you how to install the ADK 1903 and Windows PE on your SCCM server.


Installing Version 1903 of the ADK and Windows PE
01:44

I this lecture I will show you how to perform an in-console update of SCCM

Updating SCCM
04:21

In this lecture I will show you what components to check to verify the success of your Configuration Manager in-console update

Verifying the Update
04:40
Updating Configuration Manager
8 questions
+ Deploying The SCCM Client
4 lectures 45:37

In this lecture you are going to learn how you can deploy the SCCM client with Group Policy. This is useful when you are unable to configure the client push method, and the manual installation is unpractical.

Preparing for Client Installations with Group Policy
11:51

In this lecture you are going to learn how to deploy the SCCM client with the client push installation method. This is the preferred way to install the SCCM client across your domain, but there are other methods that we will also discuss.

Client Push Installation
10:51
Deploying the SCCM Client with Group Policy
16:38

If all else fails, you can resort to the manual client installation method. This is generally only done for testing purposes, but I wanted to make sure I covered it so you would understand how you can manually install the SCCM client on a workstation!

Manual Client Installation
06:17

See if you know enough to deploy the SCCM client in a domain!

Deploying the SCCM Client
6 questions
+ User and Device Collections
15 lectures 55:07

In this lecture, we will do an overview of the collection process, then I will show you how to create several different types of collections.

Collections Overview and the Direct Rule
09:10

In this lecture I will show the student how to create an Include or Exclude Collection, which enables you to Include or exclude members from another collection.

Creating Include - Exclude Collections
05:15

In the next series of lectures I will give you detailed examples of creating query based user and device collections then I will give you challenges for each type of collection so that you can apply what you have learned.

Preview 01:43

In this lecture I’m going to show you how to create a query based user collection that will pull Users from a specific OU into a User Collection.

Query Based User and Device Collections - Example #1
04:51

In this lecture, we will create a Query Rule that pulls users from AD, based upon that users AD account Properties.

Query Based User Collections Example #2
03:07

In this challenge you will create a query based user collection that pulls users from the Domain Admins group into a user collection called Query AD.

Query Based User Collection Challenge #1
02:08

In this lecture I will guide you through creating a Device Collection. Then I will show you how to create a query rule that will tell you which server is running the DNS service.

Query Based Device Collection Example #1
03:18

In this lecture you will have the opportunity to complete 4 Query based device collection challenges. Just follow the guide that came with this lecture to complete these challenges.

4 Challenges - Pull Devices into a Device Collection
01:48
Creating additional VM's for Future Sections
00:05

Before we dive in and assign a user collection to a Security Role. We need to understand the benefits of using security roles. 

Role Based Administration (Administrative Security Roles)
02:23

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

Assigning a User Collection to an Administrative Security Role
07:33

Remote control or remote desktop is used extensively. In this lecture you will learn how to use collections to turn on remote control on a windows desktop computer.

Using Collections to Turn-on the Remote Control Feature
04:58

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.

Deploying Power Management To a Collection
04:41

In this lecture you will learn how to exclude machines from receiving Power Management Settings. This could be implemented for servers.

Excluding Computers from Power Management (UN-PUBLISH)
01:55

In this lecture you will learn the value of implementing a maintenance window, especially when you have to push updates or deploy software outside of normal business hours. 

Using a Collection to Enforce a Maintenance Window
02:11
User and Device Collections
7 questions
+ Application Management
10 lectures 01:23:27

In this section you will gain experience creating MSI and EXE based applications and packages.

Preview 04:15

In this lecture, we will create an application using an MSI.

Creating an Application using an MSI Part 1
09:24

In this lecture, we will create an application using an MSI. We will also create a 32 bit deployment type.

Creating an Application using an MSI Part 2
09:12

In this lecture I will teach you how to upgrade the 7-Zip application.

Supersedence Part 1
07:29

In this lecture I will teach you how to upgrade the 7-Zip application.

Supersedence Part 2
07:58

In this lecture, we are going to create an application based upon an EXE. We will be using Google Chrome.exe

Creating an Application using an EXE
15:45

In this lecture, we will create an application that requires administrative approval. We will deploy Notepad ++ and create an EXE installer.

Creating an Application that Requires Approval
12:21

In this lecture we will create a package using XmlNotepad.msi

Creating an Application Using the Package Model
08:55

In the previous lecture, we created a package called XML Notepad. Now I will show you how to create an uninstall program, to uninstall XML notepad.

Uninstalling an Application
04:34
Application Management
15 questions

In this video, you will learn how to monitor the deployment state of an application. The state being whether the deployment was successful, in progress, in error, requirements not met, or unknown. 

Monitoring Applications
03:34
+ Operating System Deployment
8 lectures 21:38
Creating the Windows 10 Collection
00:03

In this lecture you will learn the basics of OSD, the benefits, including OSD terminology that you will need to understand for this section 

OSD - The Basics
03:07

DHCP is a requirement for OSD, and in this lecture you will learn how to setup a DHCP server, and setup a DHCP scope for you lab.

Setting Up a DHCP Server
02:17

In this lecture you will download an evaluation version of windows 10 enterprise. Then you will learn how to configure virtual box for OSD deployment to a target computer (VM) 

Downloading Windows 10 - Setting up Virtual Box for OSD
01:25

In this lecture, you will learn how to add an operating system to configuration manager. 

Adding an O/S to Configuration Manager
06:07

From the ITFSCCM01 Server's hard drive create a folder named Deployments. The path is C:\Windows 10 images\Deployments

Create a Deployments folder for the Captured Image
00:10

In this lecture you will learn how to create and deploy a task sequence for OSD deployment.

Creating a Task Sequence
04:58

In this lecture you will learn how to configure PXE boot for your distribution point. Also you will learn how to configure Windows server to allow DHCP and WDS to co-exist on the same server.  

Enabling PXE Support, Configuring WDS
03:31
O/S Deployment
7 questions