Masterclass Description

In this 5-day LIVE Online Training, you will participate in a detailed walk-through to install, configure, and administer ConfigMgr (SCCM) and Intune.  Two of the foremost Microsoft MVPs, Johan Arwidmark and Kent Agerlund, deliver this LIVE Online Masterclass which is organized in collaboration with Mirolus and CTGlobal. If you want to master the main features of ConfigMgr (SCCM) and Intune for installation, configuration, and administration, this LIVE Training is for YOU!

This LIVE Online Training is unique in many ways: It has been developed by two of the best ConfigMgr and Intune experts in the world.  It is based on real-life systems management and more than 40 total years of collective knowledge! It is always performed on the latest version of Windows clients, Windows servers, and Windows systems management components.

Over 60 percent of the time you spend in this live training is dedicated to hands-on labs and exercises, all of which are based on actual real-life scenarios and realistic methods tested and verified to work in real-world production environments. 

Added Bonus
The best part of this LIVE Online Training is that you get access to all the sample files and sample scripts used during training. We will even provide you with a proven solution that will build up a complete lab environment upon completing the training.

This LIVE Online Training runs for five days and includes:

  • Daily live webinars (with plenty of time for Q&A)
  • A community of individuals with the same goals
  • A private Facebook group with other participants for sharing reflections, progress, etc.
  • The chance to ask Johan Arwidmark and Kent Agerlund questions directly in a live training environment

This LIVE Online Training is for YOU if you want to:

  • Master ConfigMgr (SCCM) and Intune
  • Effectively implement lab environment solutions
  • Establish maintenance and operations management of your clients
  • Achieve application lifecycle management and software updates management for your organization
  • Learn advanced OSD customizations

...and so much more!

Basic understanding of networking fundamentals such as TCPIP and DNS. Knowledge of Active Directory and Windows operating systems. Scripting experience (PowerShell) and having worked with ConfigMgr are helpful but not required.

Masterclass Schedule

Date and start time for the next Masterclass:

  • August 26-30, 2024, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Note: The live sessions of the Masterclass will be recorded and made available for live participants to view.

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Masterclass Outline

Module 1: ConfigMgr Technical Drilldown

  • Installation and Servicing
  • Inventory Management
  • Real-time Actions
  • Application Deployment
  • Software Updates
  • Settings Management
  • Operating System Deployment and Servicing

Module 2: Microsoft Intune Technical Drilldown

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

Module 3: Planning for ConfigMgr

  • Preparing Your Active Directory Environment
  • Preparing Your Azure Environment and Intune Environment
  • Installing ConfigMgr Prerequisites

Module 4: Primary Site Server – Installation

  • Reviewing the Environment: Network, Azure, AWS
  • Installing ConfigMgr
  • Real-world Examples of Good Structures (Folders, Collections, etc.)

Module 5: ConfigMgr Site Review

  • Verifying the ConfigMgr Environment
  • Setting Up Maintenance and Other Operations Tasks

Module 6: Planning and Configuring Role-based Administration

  • Implementing administrative roles

Module 7: Installing and Configuring ConfigMgr Clients

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

Module 8: Inventory Management

  • Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Working with Inventory Data
  • Extending Hardware Inventory
  • Using CMPivot and Other Real-Time Actions
  • Software Metering

Module 9: Queries and Reporting

  • Creating Queries
  • Using Power BI and SQL Reporting Services
  • Modifying Reports

Module 10: Content Management

  • Setting Up and Managing Distribution Points
  • Bandwidth Management and Reducing Network Impact
  • Setting Up BITS, LEDBAT, and Microsoft Connected Cache
  • Implementing P2P, Peer Cache, BranchCache, and Delivery Optimization

Module 11: Application Management

  • Working with the Application Model
  • Application Lifecycle Management

Module 12: Software Updates

  • Planning for Software Updates
  • Setting Up and Configuring WSUS and Windows Update for Business
  • Setting Up Third-Party Updates

Module 13: Windows Defender Protection

  • Enabling Windows Defender Protection
  • Managing Windows Defender Settings

Module 14: Compliance Management

  • Creating Self-Remediating Configuration Items
  • Deploying Configuration Baselines
  • Monitoring Compliance
  • Working with Compliance in a Hybrid Environment with Intune

Module 15: Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment

  • Modern vs. Traditional Deployment
  • Imaging and Image Servicing Scenarios
  • Windows Autopilot Scenarios
  • Creating Reference Images
  • Performance Tuning - Speeding Up Imaging
  • ConfigMgr OS Deployment
  • Creating Boot Images and Adding OS images and Applications
  • Creating 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

Module 16: Advanced OSD Customizations

  • Rules (Customsettings.ini)
  • Creating 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


Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark is a consultant, author, speaker, and all-around geek specializing in Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions and Systems Management. Johan speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and Ignite around the world. He is also actively involved in the community, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2005. Johan is known for his energetic and humorous style, tackling complex concepts using simple "Real World" scenarios and lots of live demos. His areas of expertise include Enterprise Windows Deployment Tools and Management Systems: Intune, MDT, WinPE, WDS, and ConfigMgr (SCCM).

Johan Arwidmark

Technical Fellow


Kent Agerlund

Kent Agerlund works as a Principal Consultant, author, trainer, and event speaker specializing in Enterprise Client Management solutions at CTGlobal. Kent frequently speaks at conferences like Ignite, MMS, NIC, IT/Dev Connections, and he is the main author of the Mastering Configuration Manager training and the books Mastering Configuration Manager, System Center Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals, and Mastering Microsoft Enterprise Mobility. He is also actively involved in communities like TechNet forums, local user groups, and is awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Microsoft Regional Director for his work with Microsoft Enterprise Client Management. On stage, Kent is known for mixing “Real World” scenarios into his presentation with lots of demos.

Kent Agerlund

Principal Consultant, CTGlobal