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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Installing and Configuring System Center Essentials 2010 $74.95
Managing Computers, Devices, and Updates in System Center Essentials 2010 $74.95
Monitoring and Using Reports in System Center Essentials 2010 $74.95
Virtualization Management in Essentials 2010 $74.95
Backing up, Restoring, and Troubleshooting Essentials 2010 $74.95

Bundle Price: $199.00
Total Savings: $175.75


Installing and Configuring System Center Essentials 2010

System Center Essentials 2010 is a system management tool for medium-size organizations. It is used by network administrators to manage computers and devices in their organizations. Essentials 2010 can be used to secure, monitor, update, and track their clients and servers in one central location, and can also be configured to manage clients and computers in workgroup based networks within the organization. This course discusses the benefits and features of using Essentials 2010. It also demonstrates how to install and complete the initial configuration, as well as how to install agents on clients and servers that will be managed using Essentials.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the key uses of System Center Essentials 2010
  • Classify the key considerations for Essentials 2010 deployment as either hardware and software, topology, or environmental
  • Recognize the key considerations when configuring a System Center Essentials 2010 installation on a single server
  • Recognize the key steps when configuring a System Center Essentials 2010 Reporting installation on a remote database server
  • Sequence the tasks to be completed during an Essentials 2007 to Essentials 2010 upgrade
  • Use Migration Advisor to back up and restore installations of Essentials 2010
  • Classify the migration scenarios as supported or unsupported
  • Recommend System Center Essentials 2010 as an IT system administration solution in a given scenario
  • Distinguish between Essentials 2010 installation types
  • Plan an Essentials 2007 to Essentials 2010 upgrade
  • Back up and restore installations of Essentials 2010
  • Recognize the key attributes configured by the System Center Essentials configuration wizard
  • Match the Essentials 2010 console window panes with their functions
  • Manage users, computers, and applications using the Essentials console
  • Install System Center Essentials 2010 Agents
  • Match the high level tasks involved in preparing Essentials Management Server to manage workgroup-joined computers to their descriptions
  • Configure Essentials to manage users, computers, and applications for a given scenario
  • Deploy System Center Essentials 2010 Agents in a given scenario

Managing Computers, Devices, and Updates in System Center Essentials 2010

System Center Essentials 2010 allows network administrators to manage computers and devices in midsize IT environments by allowing them to deploy updates and software packages based on specific computer needs. Essentials allows the creation of specific computer groups, and then creates and deploys updates from Microsoft Updates and other software vendors either automatically or manually using packages by automatically or manually approving them. Essentials also provides a way to inventory hardware and software on computers, view the status of updates, and which software packages have been deployed. It also provides a way to remove updates and software packages that have already been deployed to managed computers. This course demonstrates how to manage computers and devices in Essentials 2010 and viewing the inventory on the computers. It also demonstrates how to configure and manage updates and software packages, including how to deploy Microsoft Office 2010 to managed computers in a specific computer group.

Learning Objectives
  • Access the Computer and Device Management Wizard in Essentials
  • Disable verification during computer object discovery
  • Manage computers and computer groups in Essentials 2010
  • Match the computer group creation option with its description
  • View inventory data in Essentials 2010
  • Identify the steps to manually collect inventory data
  • Use Essentials 2010 to manage computers and computer groups in a given scenario
  • Identify how to gather information about managed computers
  • Recognize the considerations involved in configuring update management in Essentials
  • Configure Essentials to automatically select and approve updates
  • Configure automatic approvals after a specified time
  • Identify how to manage updates for deployment in Essentials
  • Identify the software deployment features of Essentials 2010
  • Deploy Microsoft Office 2010 using System Center Essentials 2010
  • Configure update management in Essentials 2010
  • Manage updates for deployment in Essentials 2010
  • Use System Center Essentials 2010 to roll out software

Monitoring and Using Reports in System Center Essentials 2010

System Center Essentials 2010 allows administrators to actively monitor all objects being managed, ensuring they are running correctly. If a failure occurs or a service is not working properly, they can immediately correct the issue by viewing the alerts that are generated by Essentials monitoring features. Essentials allows notifications to be setup to send alerts when an issue arises. The Authoring feature enables administrators to manage and configure management packs, which contain the monitoring settings for applications and servers, and allows administrators to setup monitoring for Web Applications and distributed applications in the network. To manage computers in the network more efficiently, reports can be run to view specific information about each computer and Essentials also supports the remote accessing of managed objects using Remote Assist and Remote Desktop to aid users or to correct issues that may have occurred. This course demonstrates how to use the monitoring and authoring features in Essentials, as well as how to use reporting and manage computers remotely.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify how to perform key monitoring tasks
  • Configure notifications for alerts
  • Use maintenance mode
  • Import a management pack
  • Match management pack objects to their descriptions
  • Use overrides to customize a management pack
  • Customize how the objects being monitored are viewed
  • Identify how to filter management pack object data
  • Monitor a custom application
  • Match additional monitoring features in Essentials with their functions
  • Use the key monitoring tools in Essentials for given scenarios
  • Configure a management pack for a given scenario
  • Customize the view and filter monitored data
  • Monitor a custom application and use other monitoring features
  • Recognize how to produce reports in Essentials
  • Save a report to a management pack
  • Identify how to remotely access systems through Essentials
  • Use Essentials 2010 reporting features in a given scenario
  • Remotely access systems through Essentials in a given scenario

Virtualization Management in Essentials 2010

System Center Essentials 2010 contains a built-in Virtual Machine Manager to provide administrators with a central location to manage both physical servers and clients as well as virtual machines. Administrators can create and configure Virtual Machines directly from the Essentials 2010 console. This can be done by converting physical machines to virtual machines or creating new virtual machines based on templates or from virtual hard disks. Virtualization Management in Essentials allows midsized and small organizations to maximize their IT resources by consolidating them onto one server that can run multiple virtual machines, which can then be deployed throughout the organization for the employees. This course demonstrates how to use the Virtualization Management feature of Essentials 2010 to designate a host server and create and manage virtual machines, including how to configure virtual machines to enable Essentials to manage them like physical servers and clients on the network.

Learning Objectives
  • Designate a virtual machine host
  • Manually change the network location assigned to a network adapter
  • Sequence the steps to create a virtual machine template
  • Create a virtual machine from a physical computer
  • Create a virtual machine from a virtual disk
  • Identify how to perform key virtual machine configuration and management tasks
  • Create virtual machine snapshots
  • Match Performance and Resource Optimization-related PowerShell scripts to their functions
  • Configure an environment for the creation and use of virtual machines
  • Create virtual machines for a given scenario
  • Manage VMs

Backing up, Restoring, and Troubleshooting Essentials 2010

As with any IT system resource, a backup and restore plan should be documented and followed to ensure no data is lost in case of an unexpected failure. System Center Essentials 2010 is a management system that provides a central location for administrators to manage clients and servers within their organizations. Essentials uses databases in SQL Server to store all the data that is recorded during the management of the computers, and these databases need to be backed up to ensure this information is not lost. If there is a failure, there also needs to be a documented plan for restoring the data to have Essential back online with minimal downtime. To troubleshoot issues with System Center Essentials, log files are provided to give more insight into the issue and to help resolve it quickly. This course discusses how to back up System Center Essentials and how to restore it after a failure. It also discusses how to troubleshoot common installation, configuration, and features issues.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the key characteristics of Essentials database backup strategies
  • Identify what data to back up in System Center Essentials to prepare for a potential restore operation
  • Identify how to perform Essentials database backup tasks
  • Distinguish between restoring Essentials on single-server deployment and remote-server deployments
  • Restore the encryption key
  • Prepare to backup Essentials data
  • Perform Essentials database backup tasks
  • Specify how to approach and perform key restoration tasks
  • Recognize how to troubleshoot common Essentials installation issues
  • Match common System Center Essentials 2010 problems with their solutions
  • Specify how to approach troubleshooting common Essentials issues
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Microsoft System Center Essentials: installation and Configuration e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    252645
  • Duration:
    10 hours
  • Price:
    $199