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Exam Study Guide for Administering and

Deploying System Center 2012
Configuration Manager (Exam 70-243)
Disclaimer: This exam study guide is not intended as a replacement for formal
training on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
This exam study guide is intended as a study reference tool to assist individuals with preparing for
Microsoft Certification Exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration
Manager.
Exam 70-243 targets the following eight (8) certification objective domains:







Design and Plan System Center Configuration Manager Infrastructure (13%)
Manage Operating System Deployment (OSD) (12%)
Deploy Applications and Software Updates (14%)
Manage Compliance Settings (11%)
Manage Sites (12%)
Manage Clients (14%)
Manage Inventory (12%)
Manage Reports and Queries (12%)

This exam guide presents the target exam objectives within each of these objective domains as an easy
method for exam candidates to quickly self-assess their general exam preparedness and also provide
specific study resources to help candidates address knowledge gap areas prior to attempting this exam.

Prepare

Review the detailed exam objectives and Identify your areas of knowledge gap
Your identified knowledge gaps will indicate the objectives to specifically target using the study
materials below.

Getting Started


Technical Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
What’s New in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager?
Fundamentals of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

 TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Download the Bits  Download System Center 2012 from the TechNet Evaluation Center Build Your Study Lab    Review Supported Configurations and Requirements for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Site System Roles and Client Roles Walkthrough: Install Central Administration Site Walkthrough: Install Primary Site Design and Plan System Center Configuration Manager Infrastructure (13%)  Plan System Center Configuration Manager hierarchy and site system roles Supporting subtopics for this objective include:           Pre-installation requirements Examining the current computing environment CAS. Primary and secondary sites o TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Hierarchy Install Branch cache Designing and recommending System Center Configuration Manager server architecture Extending the Active Directory schema Name Resolution Discovery methods Planning migration o Walk-through: Performing a side-by-side migration from Configuration Manager 2007 o TechNet Virtual Lab: Migrating from Configuration Manger 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 Plan and configure security Supporting subtopics for this objective include: .

      PKI or self-signed certificates HTTP or HTTPS implementation Network Access Protection (NAP) Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) Planning role-based security Define the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Supporting subtopics for this objective include:   Disaster recovery Site maintenance Manage Operating System Deployment (OSD) (12%)  Configure the OSD environment Supporting subtopics for this objective include:      Configuring WDS Configuring PXE Walk-through: Integrating with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Walk-through: Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Build. capture and manage images Supporting subtopics for this objective include:      Walk-through: Build and Capture an Operating System Image Task sequences Device driver updates Walk-through: Updating Operating System images using offline servicing Deploy an image Supporting subtopics for this objective include:    Walk-through: Deploy Windows 7 Walk-through: Deploy Windows 8 TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: OSD Bare Metal .

Deploy Applications and Software Updates (14%)  Create an application Supporting subtopics for this objective include:    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Basic Software Distribution TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Advanced Software Distribution Deploy an application Supporting subtopics for this objective include:     User device affinity Application Supersedence Simulate an Application Deployment Monitor application deployment Supporting subtopics for this objective include:    Log files TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Application Management Manage the software library and application catalog Supporting subtopics for this objective include:    Web portal configuration Definition of primary machines for users Create and monitor software updates Supporting subtopics for this objective include:    Log files TechNet Virtual Lab: Software Updates Configure FEP clients by using System Center Configuration Manager Supporting subtopics for this objective include: .

 TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Endpoint Protection Manage Compliance Settings (11%)  Build a Configuration Item (CI) Supporting subtopics for this objective include:   TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Settings Management Create and monitor a baseline Supporting subtopics for this objective include:  Log files Manage Sites (12%)  Manage collections Supporting subtopics for this objective include:     Setting maintenance windows Defining rules for collections (collection membership. query-based collections) Collection-specific settings Monitor site health Supporting subtopics for this objective include:  Log files  Configure software updates  Manage site communications  Manage boundary groups  Manage role-based security Supporting subtopics for this objective include: .

 TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Role Based Administration Manage Clients (14%)  Deploy clients This objective may include but is not limited to:    Installing clients Monitoring client health Manage mobile devices This objective may include but is not limited to:     Enrolling mobile devices Exchange Connector AMT enrollment point (out-of-band management) Manage client agent settings This objective may include but is not limited to:  TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Managing Clients Manage inventory (12%)  Manage hardware inventory  Manage software inventory  Monitor inventory data flow Manage Reports and Queries (12%)  Build queries  Create reports .

CCEA.495.7633 . MCNE. MCTS:System Center. MCSE 2003. Project+ O: 425. CCSA. CCNP.com MCSA: 2008. ASE.703. I hope this helps as an aid in your preparation for this exam. PCLP.1826 | M: 425. CNI. ICSE. MCLC. CTT+. CCDA. MCITP:2008. Good luck! Keith Keith Mayer | IT Evangelist @ Microsoft | kmayer@microsoft. ACE. MCTS:Virtualization. Manage SSRS Additional Resources          Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Survival Guide Official System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook MOC 10747A: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (5-days) MOC 10748A: Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (3-days) Questions or Feedback? Please send me your feedback on this exam study guide. I’d love to hear your suggestions for improvements and if you’ve found value in this resource. CLI. MCITP:SharePoint 2010. MCT.