Masterclass Description

In this 5-day training organized in collaboration with Mirolus and CTGlobal, two of the foremost Microsoft MVPs, 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 40 years of collective knowledge, and it is always performed on the latest version of Windows clients, Windows servers, and Windows systems management components.

Hands-on-Labs
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 sample scripts, including a solution that will build up the complete lab environment once returned home from the training.


Masterclass Schedule

Date and start time for the next Masterclass:

  • October 3-7, 9:00AM - 4:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Masterclass Outline

ConfigMgr Technical Drilldown

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


Microsoft 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 Environment 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

  • Bandwidth Management and reducing network impact
  • Setup BITS, LEDBAT, and Microsoft Connected Cache
  • Superseding applications
  • Implementing P2P, Peer Cache, BranchCache, and 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 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
  • 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 lab and 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


Instructor

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 deploymentresearch.com community, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2005. Johan is known for an 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, MDT, WinPE, USMT, WDS, and ConfigMgr.

Johan Arwidmark

Technical Fellow

Instructor

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