70-401 SCCM Resources

Resources and Study Guide for 70-401 TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring

Recommended Reading:
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 Unleashed
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator's Companion

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide:
Download the Guide for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2

Practice Test
SCCM 2007 Product Feature Quizzes (Download)

Technet Virtual Labs:
Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
Deploying System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
Upgrading from Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 to System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Implementing Branch Distribution Points in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
Managing Microsoft Updates with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
Implementing Maintenance Windows for Software Distribution in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
Implementing Desired Configuration Management in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
Deploying Internet Explorer 8 in the Enterprise
Managing Custom Application Updates using Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Health Strategies (Level 300)
Using Local Policies to Solve Complex System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Challenges
Using Virtualization with Hyper-V to Deploy System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Deploying Windows 7 Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and OSD
How Microsoft Is Architecting the Virtual Application Infrastructure

Skills Measured
Deploying a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) Server (9 percent)
Set up and configure an Active Directory schema.
How to Extend the Active Directory Schema for Configuration Manager
How to Publish Configuration Manager Site Information to Active Directory Domain Services
Configuration Manager and Service Location (Site Information and Management Points)
Configuration Manager in Multiple Active Directory Forests

Migrate from an SMS 2003 hierarchy to SCCM 2007.
Configuration Manager 2007 Upgrade Checklist
Configuration Manager In-Place Upgrade
Configuration Manager Side-By-Side Upgrade
Upgrading Secondary Sites

Configure an SCCM hierarchy.
Configuration Manager Setup Overview
Setup Prerequisite Checks
Configuration Manager Multiple Site Planning and Deployment
Configuration Manager Supported Configurations
Configuration Manager Site Database Overview
Configuration Manager Tasks for Deploying a Single Site

Set up and configure security accounts.
Overview of Configuration Manager Security and Privacy
How to Set Security on the System Management Container in Active Directory Domain Services
Accounts and Groups in Configuration Manager
Security Best Practices for Configuration Manager

Configuring an SCCM Infrastructure (19 percent)
Configure client agents.
Configuring Configuration Manager Client Deployment
Best Practices for Securing Clients

Configure site boundaries.
Planning Configuration Manager Boundaries
Choose Configuration Manager Boundaries

Configure core site system roles.
Configuration Manager Site System Planning
Configuration Manager Site Capacity Planning
Configuration Manager Site Naming

Configure discovery methods.
Discovery in Configuration Manager

Configure client installation.
Planning for Configuration Manager Client Deployment
Overview of Configuration Manager Client Deployment
Client Installation and Assignment SuperFlow

Configure SCCM infrastructure for Internet-based client management.
Deploying Configuration Manager Sites to Support Internet-Based Clients
Configuration Manager Site Modes
Configuration Manager Custom Web Site Overview
Example Scenarios for Implementing Internet-Based Client Management in Configuration Manager

Managing Resources (14 percent)
Build an SCCM collection by using queries.
Collections in Configuration Manager
About Collection Membership
Overview of Queries

Meter software usage.
Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Manage assets
Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Manage inventory flow.
Inventory in Configuration Manager

Manage client agents.
How to Configure the Configuration Manager Computer Client Agent
Tasks for Managing Configuration Manager Clients

Distributing Applications (17 percent)
Software Distribution in Configuration Manager
Software Distribution Troubleshooting Flowcharts

Manage packages.
How to Manage Packages

Manage programs.
How to Manage Programs

Manage advertisements.
How to Manage Advertisements

Schedule distribution.
How to Assign a Mandatory Advertisement

Track success and failure rates for distribution.
About Software Distribution Reporting

Manage distribution points.
How to Configure Distribution Points
How to Configure Branch Distribution Points
How to Manage Distribution Points
How to Manage Branch Distribution Points

Deploying Operating Systems (13 percent)
Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager

Capture a reference computer image.
Administrator Workflow: Create and Distribute Image for Operating System Deployment
About the Operating System Deployment Reference Computer
How to Capture an Image from a Reference Computer by Using Capture Media
How to Create a Task Sequence to Build and Capture an Operating System Image

Manage task sequences.
How to Manage Task Sequences
How to Manage the Driver Catalog
How to Manage Task Sequence Variables

Configure site system roles related to deploying operating systems.
Planning ConfigMgr Site Systems for Operating System Deployment
Planning for PXE Initiated Operating System Deployments
Planning for Operating System Deployment in a NAP-Enabled Environment
Planning for Operating System Deployment in a Native Mode Site

Deploy operating system packages.
SuperFlow for Operating System Deployment via PXE
Planning for the Operating System Image
Determine Your Operating System Deployment Method
Tasks for Operating System Deployment
Sample Existing Operating System Image Deployment Task Sequence

Customize user state migration.
How to Manage the User State

Deliver applications.
How to Install Software Packages as Part of a Task Sequence

Securing a Network Infrastructure (13 percent)
Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).
Configuring Network Access Protection

Maintain NAP.
Network Access Protection in Configuration Manager

Migrate from Inventory Tool for Microsoft Update (ITMU) to Windows Software Update Services (WSUS).
Migration from SMS ITMU to WSUS Whitepaper (download)

Deploy software updates.
Software Updates in Configuration Manager
SuperFlow for Configuring Software Updates
Software Update Deployment SuperFlow
Software Updates Synchronization SuperFlow

Manage vulnerability compliance.
Desired Configuration Management in Configuration Manager

Managing and Maintaining an SCCM Infrastructure (15 percent)
Manage system health.
Backup and Recovery SuperFlow for Configuration Manager 2007

Configure automatic maintenance tasks.

Create custom reports.
Reporting in Configuration Manager
SQL Reporting Services in Configuration Manager 2007 R2
SuperFlow for Creating SRS Report Models in Configuration Manager 2007

Maintain clients.
Client Status Reporting in Configuration Manager 2007 R2

Manage systems by using configuration management.
Using the Configuration Manager Console

Manage Wake on LAN.
Wake On LAN in Configuration Manager


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