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Mastering Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

5 Days - LIVE Online Training including Hands-On-Labs. Price (USD): $ 3,495
July 26-30, 2021 (9am - 4:30pm central time)
October 18-22, 2021 (9am - 4:30pm central time)

In this training, that is organized in collaboration with TrueSec, two of the foremost Microsoft MVP's, Johan Arwidmark and Kent Agerlund, will take you through the installation, configuration and administration of the main features in ConfigMgr (a.k.a. SCCM) and Intune.

This training is unique in many ways, it is developed by two of the best ConfigMgr and Intune experts in the world, it is based on real life systems management for more than 30 years of collective knowledge, and it is always performed on the latest version of Windows clients, servers and systems management components.

Johan Arwidmark and Kent Agerlund


Over 60 percent of the time you spend in class is dedicated to hands-on-labs and exercises, based on self-perceived real-life scenarios and methods verified to work in production environments. And the best part, you get access to all the sample files and scripts, including a solution that will build up the complete lab environment once returned home from the training.


ConfigMgr Technical Drilldown

  • Installation and Servicing
  • Inventory Management
  • Real-time actions
  • Application deployment
  • Software updates
  • Settings management
  • Operating System Deployment and Servicing

Intune Technical Drilldown

  • Windows Autopilot
  • Configuring Co-Management
  • Windows Update for Business
  • Application Management
  • Migrating GPO to MDM Policies

Planning for ConfigMgr

  • Prepare your Active Directory Environment
  • Prepare your Azure and Intune Environment
  • Install ConfigMgr Prerequisites

Primary Site Server – Installation

  • Reviewing the environment (Network, Azure, AWS)
  • Installing ConfigMgr
  • Real-world examples of good structures (folders, collections etc.)

ConfigMgr Site Review

  • Verifying the ConfigMgr Environment
  • Setup Maintenance and other Operations tasks

Planning and Configuring Role Based Administration

  • Implementing administrative roles

Installing and ConfigMgr Clients

  • Installing Clients
  • Configuring client settings
  • Monitoring the Client Policy Process
  • Working with Client health

Inventory Management

  • Configure Asset Intelligence
  • Working with Inventory Data
  • Extending Hardware Inventory
  • Using CMPivot and other real-time actions
  • Software Metering

Queries and Reporting

  • Creating queries
  • Using Power BI and SQL Reporting Services
  • Modifying reports

Content Management

  • Setup and Manage Distribution Point
  • Bandwidth Management and reducing network impact
  • Setup BITS, LEDBAT, and Microsoft Connected Cache
  • Superseding applications
  • Implementing P2P, Peer Cache, BranchCache, Delivery Optimization

Application management

  • Working with Application Model
  • Application Lifecycle Management

Software Updates

  • Planning for Software Updates
  • Setup and Configure WSUS and Windows Update for Business
  • Setup Third Party Updates

Windows Defender Protection

  • Enable Windows Defender Protection
  • Managing Windows Defender Settings

Compliance Management

  • Create self-remediating configuration items
  • Deploy Configuration Baselines
  • Monitor Compliance
  • Working with Compliance in a Hybrid Environment with Intune

Windows 10 Deployment

  • Modern vs. Traditional Deployment
  • Imaging and image servicing scenarios
  • Windows Autopilot Scenarios
  • Creating reference images
  • Performance tuning - Speeding up imaging
  • ConfigMgr OS Deployment
  • Create boot images, add OS images, and applications
  • Create Task Sequences
  • Modern BIOS and Driver Management
  • Troubleshooting OSD
  • Setting up PXE and remote DPs
  • Using the User State Migration Tool
  • Using P2P (BranchCache and Peer Cache) during imaging

Advanced OSD Customizations

  • Rules (Customsettings.ini)
  • Create a test environment
  • Using a deployment database for ConfigMgr
  • Assigning Applications and Packages using dynamic roles
  • Using User-Driven Installation (UDI)
  • Using custom Frontends for imaging


Target audience:
IT-pros and administrators that wants to build real deployment solutions using MDT and ConfigMgr

Pre knowledge requirement:
Basic understanding of Active Directory, WSUS and SQL. Basic knowledge of ConfigMgr is helpful not a requirement.

Target Objective:
This class will take you through the design, installation and configuration of the main features in Configuration Manager based on Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10. After the training you will have a solid understanding off the product and be able to use and design these features according to best practices.

Student Lab Manual, Slide deck, and lab files