System Center 2012 SP1 just released, and it’s not a minor release. I have been working with SMS since 1996 and I haven’t seen anything like this in the past. If you need training on Configuration Manager 2012 I highly recommend that you attend the correct class and it must be a class where the material is based on the latest Service Pack. There a huge changes in Service Pack 1 and we will make sure that you learn about all of them.

Our Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 class has been running with great success since May 2011 and is now been updated to include the new features in SCCM 2012 Service Pack 1. As always the class focuses on how to implement and manage SCCM 2012 in the best way possible with focus on performance, simplicity, fault tolerance and best practice. The class is developed by Kent Agerlund, longtime Configuration Manager/SMS consultant, trainer and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager MVP.

Two different classes

We have teamed up with some of the best training providers worldwide, which is your guarantee for a high quality learning experience in modern equipped training facilities. At the moment we have scheduled two different classes, a Mastering Class Configuration Manager with Kent Agerlund and a combo class with Kent Agerlund & Johan Arwidmark.

The combo class will introduce you to the new features of ConfigMgr. 2012 with a high focus on OS deployment using ConfigMgr. 2012 & MDT 2012. The 4 day Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 class will have more focus on all the main features in the product, including how to install and configure Configuration Manager for optimal performance. Both classes are always based on the latest Configuration Manager build and always up-to-date in terms of labs and topics being covered.

Mastering SCCM 2012 SP1 class with Kent Agerlund

US dates

Minneapolis, March 11-14, 2013 -

European dates

February 4-6, 2013 Stockholm, Sweden -   
April 10-12, 2013 Stockholm, Sweden -   
May 29-31, 2013 Stockholm, Sweden -

MVP Combo training, SCCM 2012 SP1 & MDT 2012 Upd 1 with Kent Agerlund & Johan Arwidmark

US dates

February 11-16, 2013, Irvine CA,
April 15-19, 2013, New York NY
August 12-16, 2013, New York NY -

European dates

March 18-22, 2013 Oslo Normay - -

Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction to System Center
  • Designing CM2012 hierarchies
  • Understanding the new infrastructure
  • Understanding the Load balancing and Fault tolerance options
  • Installing and Configuring CM2012
  • Installing site server
  • Installing site system servers and site systems
  • Install Service Packs and Cumulative Updates
  • Introduction to new UI
  • Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2012
  • Defining source hierarchies
  • Creating migration jobs
  • Configuring Role Based Administration (RBA)
  • Working with roles
  • Working with scopes
  • Working with collections

Day 2

  • ConfigMgr clients
  • Installing and configuring clients on Windows
  • Working with clients on MAC OS and UNIX
  • Maintaining and remediating clients
  • Monitoring client health status
  • Manage Windows 8 Devices
  • Integrating Windows Intune
  • Inventory management
  • Working with hardware and software inventory
  • Extending hardware inventory
  • Working with asset intelligence
  • Working with queries and reports
  • Creating basic and advanced queries
  • Working with SQL reporting services
  • Working with subscriptions
  • Modifying existing reports
  • Creating custom SQL reports

Day 3

  • Content Management
  • Understanding the content flow
  • Working with distribution points and distribution point groups
  • Working with remote distribution points
  • Working with cloud based distribution points
  • Working with alternate content providers
  • Application deployment
  • Understanding the difference between traditional software packages and Applications
  • Working with the application model
  • Working with the Software catalog
  • Working with different deployment types like MSI, EXE, App V 5.0, MAC OS, Windows 8
  • Dependencies
  • Global conditions and requirement rules
  • User Device Affinity
  • Supersedence applications
  • Software Updates
  • Creating and designing the software update infrastructure
  • Deploying Microsoft software updates
  • Monitoring the software update deployment process
  • Installing and configuring Custom Updates Publisher - SCUP 2011
  • Publish 3rd. party updates
  • Installing and working with other 3rd. party software update solutions

Day 4

  • Endpoint Protection
  • Installing and configuring Endpoint Protection
  • Enabling Endpoint Protection on clients
  • Creating and modifying Endpoint Protection policies
  • Monitoring Endpoint  protection status
  • Deploying Windows 7 and Windows 8 with operating System deployment
  • Installing the OSD prerequisites
  • Customizing the boot images
  • Creating and maintaining reference images
  • Creating and maintaining images
  • Working with task sequences
  • Handling drivers
  • Deploying images
  • Compliance Management
  • Introducing Compliance Management
  • Creating and implementing configuration items and baselines
  • Remediate non-compliant computers and users