Administering System Center Configuration Manager

Course Description

This five-day course describes how to use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. You also will learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20703-2A, helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration.


Who Should Attend:

This course is 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, the latest release of Configuration Manager to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications.
This course also is for individuals who are interested in taking Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration. Courses 20703-1A & 20703-2A, or equivalent knowledge and skills, are necessary to prepare for this exam.

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the features Configuration Manager and Intune include, and explain how you can use these features to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment
  • Analyze data by using queries and reports
  • Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery, and integrating mobile-device management with Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client
  • Configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use Asset Intelligence and software metering
  • Identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments
  • Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems
  • Maintain software updates for PCs that Configuration Manager manages
  • Implement Endpoint Protection for managed PCs
  • Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices
  • Configure an operating-system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager
  • Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site


  • Exploring the Configuration Manager tools
  • Creating and running queries, Configuring boundaries and resource discovery
  • Configuring SSRS
  • Configuring boundaries and resource discovery
  • Configuring user and device collections
  • Deploying the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager client software
  • Configuring and monitoring client status
  • Managing client settings
  • Configuring and managing inventory collection
  • Configuring software metering
  • Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence
  • Distributing and managing content for deployments
  • Creating and deploying applications
  • Managing application supersedence and removal
  • Deploying virtual applications by using Configuration Manager (Optional)
  • Using Configuration Manager to deploy Windows Store apps
  • Configuring the site for software updates
  • Deploying and managing software updates
  • Implementing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
  • Managing compliance settings
  • Preparing the site for operating -system deployment
  • Deploying operating -system images for bare-metal installations
  • Configuring role-based administration
  • Configuring Remote Tools
  • Maintaining a Configuration Manager site