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Symantec Client Management Suite 7.5: Administration (CMSA)

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Introduction

  • Course overview
  • The classroom lab environment

Understanding the Symantec Client Management Suite

  • Symantec Client Management Suite demonstration
  • Learning about the Symantec Client Management Suite
  • Symantec Management Platform components used by CMS
  • Symantec Management Platform concepts used by CMS
  • How the platform and CMS work

The Symantec Management Console

  • Accessing the Symantec Management Console
  • Getting to know the Symantec Management Console
  • Getting to know the enhanced console views

Symantec Management Platform Basics

  • Importing computer resources from Active Directory
  • Discover computer resources using Network Discovery
  • Grouping resources
  • Applying CMS policies to resource targets

Deploying the Symantec Management Agent

  • Installing the Symantec Management Agent - push method
  • Installing the Symantec Management Agent - pull method
  • Installing solution plug-ins for the Symantec Management Agent
  • Working with the Symantec Management Agent GUI

Gathering Inventory from Managed Computers

  • Introducing Inventory Solution
  • Creating and configuring inventory policies
  • Using inventory tasks
  • Other Inventory Solution capabilities
  • Introducing inventory reports

Managing the Software Catalog

  • Preparing the Software Management Framework to support the Software Catalog
  • Populating the Software Catalog with software components
  • Working with software component resources
  • Creating and configuring software products

Delivering Software to Managed Computers

  • Choosing a method to deliver software
  • Understanding the software blade of the enhanced console view
  • Managing software deliveries with tasks
  • Installing software using a managed software delivery policy
  • Introducing software management reports

Managing Software with Application Metering

  • Understanding Application Metering
  • Tracking software usage on managed computers
  • Metering software with Application Metering policies
  • Application metering reports

Managing Organizational Views and Organizational Groups

  • Learning about organizational views and groups
  • Creating custom organizational views and group
  • Managing organizational views and groups

Managing Resource Filters and Resource Targets

  • More about resource filters
  • Managing and working with existing filters
  • Creating and modifying filters
  • More about resource targets
  • Working with targets

Managing Software Updates on Windows Computers

  • Introducing Patch Management Solution for Windows
  • Preparing your environment for Patch Management
  • Distributing software updates
  • Patch Management Solution reports

Remotely Managing Computers

  • Introducing pcAnywhere Solution
  • Establishing and managing remote connections
  • Overview or Real-Time System Manger
  • Remote management reports

Managing Policies

  • Getting to know policies
  • Understanding user-based policies
  • Understanding maintenance windows
  • Configuring automation policies
  • Managing shared schedules

Managing Jobs and Tasks

  • Overview of task management
  • Creating and scheduling tasks and jobs

Overview of Deployment Solution

  • Introducing Deployment Solution
  • Configuring Deployment Solution
  • Creating and managing deployment jobs and tasks
  • Deployment Solution imaging

Reporting

  • Introducing reports
  • Using and creating standard reports
  • Configuring and using IT Analytics Solution

Site Management

  • Introducing site management
  • Managing sites, subnets and site servers
  • Reviewing site server plug-ins to the Symantec Management Agent
  • Configuring site services

Security

  • Learning about security
  • Managing user accounts, security roles, and privileges
  • Managing permissions
 

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