If you’re a systems administrator or a Windows administrator hands on SCCM 2016, this Learning Path is for you. Even if you do not have any prior knowledge of System Center Configuration Manager, do not worry. This Learning Path will address your need.
System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) is a flagship systems management product from Microsoft that provides a comprehensive management solution for computer systems. It enhances administrative tasks such as keeping your software and security policies up-to-date, managing PCs and servers, and monitoring systems for your organization.
SCCM: Building Concepts with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is Packt’s Video Learning Path that is a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.
This Learning Path will get you started with this powerful solution and eventually enable you to effectively manage your resources. We'll teach you how to install and configure ConfigMgr, manage your devices, deploy operating systems in the enterprise, and deploy and manage applications.
Then, you will learn to secure SCCM by configuring public key infrastructure, validating HTTPS mode, and configuring site roles to support HTTPS. Finally, you will learn to manage your Mac OS X using Configuration Manager, where you will be taught how to enroll your Mac device, deploy applications and settings, and explore different third-party applications.
By the end of this course you will be well versed with the various advanced, yet real-world scenarios that you may come across using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.
The goal of this course is to help you manage your professional systems efficiently by exploring SCCM.
This Learning Path is authored by some of the best in the field.
About the Author
Gerry Hampson is an author, blogger and speaker. He is a senior consultant engineer with over twenty years of experience as an IT professional. He has worked for Ergo Group, based in Dublin, Ireland, for 12 years. Gerry specializes in designing and deploying Microsoft solutions, with a particular interest in System Center Configuration Manager and Intune. He was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Enterprise Client Management for 2015.
Peter Daalmans is a technical consultant and Enterprise Mobility Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with a speciality in System Center Configuration Manager, Enterprise Mobility (Microsoft EMS) and Exchange Server.
This video is a Configuration Manager overview. You will get a basic understanding of what the product is about.
In this video, you will learn about Configuration Manager sites and hierarchies. We will also discuss site servers and roles and how the Configuration Manager environment can be integrated into Active Directory.
In this video, you will learn about the various configurations that must be carried out before Configuration Manager can be installed.
In this video, you will learn how to install Configuration Manager Current Branch 1606 and create a site. You will also learn how to verify the installation.
In this video, you will learn how to upgrade Configuration Manager sites using the Easy Setup process. These upgrades are carried out in-console.
In this video, you will learn about the ConfigMgr console. You will see some of the components that make up the console. Finally, you will learn how to install a remote console.
In this video, you will explore how PowerShell can be used to manage Configuration Manager sites. You will learn some PowerShell basics and how to connect to a ConfigMgr site using PowerShell. You will also get an introduction to some common PowerShell cmdlets for ConfigMgr.
In this video, youwill start to configure the Configuration Manager site. You willlearn about the various discovery methods and see how to enable Active Directory System and Active Directory User Discoveries. You willalso learn about the various boundary types and see how and why youare added to boundary groups.
In this video, you will learn about the Configuration Manager client agent and how to configure some of the many client settings. We will also discuss the various methods in which the agent can be installed and monitored afterwards.
In this video, you will learn about Configuration Manager collections. We will discuss how collections can be created using membership rules and also look at some considerations for updating collections.
In this video, you will learn about Configuration Manager compliance. You will see how to implement compliance settings using configuration items and baselines and discover what devices can be managed in this way. You will also learn how to use ConfigMgr reports to track compliance.
In this video, you learn about hardware and software inventory with ConfigMgr. You willsee how to configure, extend and view hardware inventory before discussing software inventory and what that actually means.
In this video, you learn some important security concepts. You will learn about the security issues to consider when implementing ConfigMgr. Youwill also see how ConfigMgr is actually used to manage security features in the environment.
In this video, you learn about role-based administration in Configuration Manager.
In this video, you learn about additional ways to secure administrative access to ConfigMgr, including access to Active Directory and the site database. You will also see methods of securing the ConfigMgr infrastructure.
In this video, you will learn how to implement reporting in ConfigMgr. Youwill see how reporting is based on SQL Server Reporting Services and requires the addition of the Reporting Services Point. You will also see how reports can be viewed and customized before discussing how to create report subscriptions.
In this video, you learn about backup and recovery procedures, which are the vital components in a disaster recovery plan. You will also learn about ConfigMgr site maintenance and monitoring.
The aim of the video is to learn about the components of the application model and some advanced scenarios while deploying applications.
The aim of the video is to learn how to use Powershell for creating your applications, configuring them, and deploying them.
The aim of the video is to learn how to create applications in Configuration Manager with the help of third-party tools.
The goal of the video is to learn how to use a console to troubleshoot and make use of the log files for troubleshooting.
The goal of this video is to understand why third-party management is needed.
The goal of this video is to configure and integrate the System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP)using the Configuration Manager.
The aim of this video is to understand what we need to do when deploying third-party updates.
In this video, we will understand why we need to secure Configuration Manager.
The goal of this video is to configure the PKI components for the Configuration Manager.
The aim of this video is to configure the Configuration Manager to support HTTPS.
The goal of the video is to validate that everything is correctly configured.
The aim of the video is to prepare the Configuration Manager for Mac OS X support.
The aim of this video is to configure the devices to enroll in the Configuration Manager for Mac OS X support.
The aim of the video is to learn how to enroll Mac devices in the Configuration Manager.
This video is about applications, inventory, and settings.
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