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MS-20696 - Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice configuring and managing clients and devices by using Microsoft System Center v1511 Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, and their associated site systems. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage software, client health, hardware and software inventory, applications, and integration with Intune. 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 20695C, also helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps.

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Before attending this course, students must have working knowledge at the system-administrator level of the following:
  • 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 understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax.
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services.
  • Basic understanding of the configuration options for iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile device platforms.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through hands-on activities, or by attending the following courses:
  • Course 20697-1: Installing and Configuring Windows 10
  • Course 20697-2: Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services
  • Course 20411: Administering Windows Server® 2012

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Managing computers and mobile devices in the enterprise

Overview of systems management by using enterprise-management solutions
Overview of the Configuration Manager architecture
Overview of the Configuration Manager administrative tools
Tools for monitoring and troubleshooting a Configuration Manager site
Introduction to queries and reports

Module 2: Preparing the management infrastructure to support PCs and mobile devices

Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
Configuring resource discovery
Configuring the Exchange Server Connector for mobile-device management
Configuring user and device collections

Module 3: Deploying and managing clients

Overview of the Configuration Manager client
Deploying the Configuration Manager client
Configuring and monitoring client status
Managing client settings in Configuration

Module 4: Managing inventory for PCs and applications

Overview of inventory collection
Configuring hardware and software inventory
Managing inventory collection
Configuring software metering
Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

Module 5: Distributing and managing content used for deployments

Preparing the infrastructure for content management
Distributing and managing content on distribution points

Module 6: Deploying and managing applications

Overview of application management
Creating applications
Deploying applications
Managing applications
Deploying virtual applications by using System Center Configuration Manager (optional)
Deploying and managing Windows Store apps

Module 7: Maintaining software updates for managed PCs

The software updates process
Preparing a Configuration Manager site for software updates
Managing software updates
Configuring automatic deployment rules
Monitoring and troubleshooting software updates

Module 8: Implementing Endpoint Protection for managed PCs

Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies

Module 9: Managing compliance and secure data access

Overview of compliance settings
Configuring compliance settings
Viewing compliance results
Managing resource and data access

Module 10: Managing operating-system deployments

An overview of operating-system deployment
Preparing a site for operating-system deployment
Deploying an operating-system

Module 11: Mobile device management using Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

Overview of mobile-device management
Managing mobile devices with on-premises infrastructure
Managing mobile devices by using Configuration Manager and Intune
Managing settings and protecting data on mobile devices
Deploying applications to mobile devices

Module 12: Managing and maintaining a Configuration Manager site

Configuring role-based administration
Configuring remote tools
Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance
Performing backup and recovery of a Configuration Manager site