Thursday, 13 April 2017

My new ConfigMgr training video series

I'm been very quiet online recently but I've been very busy. I've been adding the finishing touches to my chapters in the upcoming ConfigMgr Current Branch Unleashed book (available for pre-order from Amazon).

Also, I've been working on a training video series for Packt Publishing. It's a lot of work. It's a two-part series of videos.

The contents are as follows:

Course 1 – Introducing the Configuration Manager environment

Section 1. Planning the Configuration Manager environment
1.1 Configuration Manager overview
1.2 Configuration Manager site planning and network design

Section 2. Installing Configuration Manager
2.1 Configuration Manager Prerequisites
2.2 Installing Configuration Manager
2.3 Easy Setup

Section 3. Getting Started with Configuration Manager
3.1 Using the Configuration Manager console
3.2 Configuration Manager and PowerShell
3.3 Discovery and boundaries
3.4 Configuration Manager Client installation
3.5 Create and manage collections
3.6  Configuration Manager Compliance
3.7 Hardware and software inventory

Section 4. Security & Role-Based administration (RBA)
4.1 Configuration Manager security overview
4.2 Role-Based administration
4.3  Securing the Configuration Manager environment

Section 5. Configuration Manager reporting and site maintenance
5.1 Configuration Manager Reporting
5.2 Configuration Manager Backup, Recovery & Maintenance

Course 2 – Implementing Configuration Manager features

Section 6. Software Distribution

6.1 Applications
6.2 Packages

Section 7. Software Updates
7.1 Introduction to software updates in Configuration Manager
7.2 Deploy a software updates solution with Configuration Manager
7.3 Automatic Deployment rules

Section 8. Operating System Deployment
8.1 Introduction to Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager
8.2 Build and Capture a Windows 10 image with Configuration Manager
8.3 Deploying a Windows 10 image with a Configuration Manager task sequence
8.4 Working with device drivers

Section 9. Endpoint Protection
9.1 Enabling Endpoint Protection with Configuration Manager
9.2 Endpoint Protection client configuration
9.3 Managing Endpoint Protection with Configuration Manager

Section 10. Intune hybrid
10.1 Integrating Intune into Configuration Manager
10.2 Managing mobile devices with Configuration Manager
10.3 Advanced hybrid features of Configuration Manager

I'm very pleased to say that Course 1 is now available for pre-order. I've just started working on Course 2.

The videos average about 10 minutes long and are presentation-driven with lots of demonstrations throughout. I hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed presenting.

Special thanks to Paul Winstanley @SCCMentor who reviewed the course.

Until next time.......


  1. Very nice.

    Any hint as to what the content of course 2 is? I consider myself pretty advanced since I've been managing an SCCM environment for about 5 years but there's always something new to learn :)

    1. The course has been published Eric

  2. Hi Gerry,

    I am looking forward to purchase the book that is soon going to be available on Amazon. Do you know if it will have a kindle format available?



  3. I'm pretty sure it will have Vinicius.