I’m thrilled to announce the lab schedule for first Quarter of 2011 along with the updated agenda.

Dates

Oslo, Norway - January 31 – feb. 2, 2011
Chicago, US - February 8-10, 2011 
Stockholm, Sweden, February 16-18
New York, US - March 16-18, 2011
Boston , US - April 12-14, 2011

 

I have updated the agenda to include Forefront Endpoint Protection, client remediation, advanced software deployment, deploying custom updates like Adobe and Java.

Updated agenda:

Day 1

  • Introduction to System Center
  • Installing and Configuring ConfigMgr. SP2 and R3
  • Installing and supporting ConfigMgr clients
    • Installing and configuring clients
    • Maintaining and remediating clients using startup scripts
    • Monitoring client health status
  • Inventory management
    • Working with hardware and software inventory
    • Extending hardware inventory using 3rd. party add-ons
    • Working with asset intelligence
    • Working with license reports
  • Working with Power Management
  • Working with queries and reports
    • Creating basic and advanced queries
    • Introduction to creating custom SQL reports
    • Working with SQL reporting services
    • Working with subscriptions
    • Modifying existing reports
    • Importing and creating new reports

Day 2

  • Software distribution
    • Working with and deploying software packages
    • MSI packages
    • Exe package
    • Registry fixes
    • VB scripts
    • Advanced Software distribution
    • Conditional software deployments
    • Using Variables in software deployments
    • Working with virtual applications
  • Software Updates
    • Creating and designing the software update infrastructure
    • Deploying Microsoft software updates
    • Monitoring the software update deployment process
    • Custom Updates
    • Installing and configuring Custom Updates Publisher
    • Installing and deploying 3rd. party updates
  • Desired Configuration Management
    • Introducing DCM
    • Creating and implementing DCM baselines
    • Using DCM to remediate non-compliant computers

Day 3

  • Deploying Windows 7 with operating System deployment
    • Introducing the prerequisites
    • Creating and maintaining images
    • Working with task sequences
    • Handling drivers
    • Deploying images
  • Working with multiple sites
    • Installing secondary sites
    • Configuring secondary sites
    • Working with multiple primary sites
  • Forefront Endpoint Protection
    • Installing and configuring FEP
    • Installing FEP clients
    • Creating and modifying FEP policies