Get expert instruction and hands-on practice configuring and managing clients and devices using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune (formerly Windows Intune), and its associated site systems. In this five-day Microsoft Official Course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks including how to manage software, client health, hardware and software inventory, applications, and integration with Microsoft Intune. You also will learn how to optimize System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. This course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20695B, also helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps.
As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment.
NOTE: This course is based on Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition; and Windows Server 2012 R2 provides domain services.
This course is intended 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 System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager) and Microsoft Intune together, to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications. By using Configuration Manager with Microsoft Intune, the EDAs can also support either domain joined or non-domain joined Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, mobile device management, and secure data access on common operating system platforms such as Windows 8.x, Windows Phone 8.x, Apple iOS, and Android.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Manage desktops and devices in the enterprise.
- Prepare the infrastructure to support desktop and device management.
- Deploy and manage Configuration Manager clients.
- Manage inventory for PCs and applications.
- Distribute and manage content used for deployments.
- Deploy and manage applications.
- Manage mobile devices by integrating Microsoft Intune with Configuration Manager.
- Maintain software updates for managed PCs.
- Implement Endpoint Protection for managed PCs.
- Manage compliance and secure data access.
- Manage client status, power management, and remote administration.
- Maintain Configuration Manager sites and site systems.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have system administrator–level working knowledge of:
- 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 concepts of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax.
- Basic concepts of Windows Server roles and services.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
- Course 20687: Configuring Windows 8.1
- Course 20688: Supporting Windows 8.1
20689 Upgrading your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
- Course 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012