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Altiris Client Management Suite 7.1 Administration (ACMSA)

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Understanding the Client Management Suite

  • Benefits of CMS 7.1
  • What is new in CMS 7.1?
  • Components of CMS
  • Relationship between products

Installing and Configuring Client Management Suite

  • Becoming familiar with installation requirements for Symantec Management Platform
  • Learning about Symantec Installation Manager
  • Installing core components on Windows/Linux/Mac
  • Installing and configuring component plug-ins

Symantec Management Console

  • Accessing the Symantec Management Console
  • Becoming familiar with the Symantec Management Console
  • Customizing the Symantec Management Console

Software Management Framework

  • Software Management Framework
  • Components of SMF
  • Populating the software catalog

Overview Inventory Solution

  • Inventory Solution overview
  • Overview of the plug-ins
  • Installing the plug-ins
  • Setting plug-in policies

Managing Inventory with Tasks and Policies

  • Gathering inventory data
  • Creating inventory tasks
  • Creating software inventory policies
  • Using inventory to populate the software catalog

Managing Computers with Custom Inventory

  • Creating a custom inventory task using NS 6 Custom Inventory
  • Creating a custom inventory task
  • Executing an agentless inventory scan
  • Custom data classes

Using Baselines to Manage Computers

  • Overview of Baseline Inventory
  • Creating a File Baseline task
  • Creating a Registry Baseline task

Using Application Metering to Manage Computers

  • Configuring applications to use Application Metering
  • Managing the data from Application Metering
  • Creating and configuring Application Metering policies
  • Harvesting licenses and working with MS Licensing models

Software Delivery

  • Methods to deliver software
  • About Managed Delivery
  • Creating a Managed Delivery policy
  • About Quick Delivery
  • Using the Quick Delivery Wizard
  • Creating and editing Quick Delivery tasks

Managing and Delivering Software with Other Tasks

  • Using Package Delivery
  • Managing Windows Installer applications
  • Managing Virtual applications

Software Portal

  • Overview of the Software Portal
  • Configuring the Software Portal
  • Managing software requests

Patch Management Solution

  • Patch Management overview
  • Understanding how Patch works
  • Upgrading and migrating Patch data
  • Installing the Agent
  • Setting Agent policies
  • Upgrading Agents
  • Reviewing installed updates

Software Bulletins and Updates

  • Using the Patch Remediation Center
  • Staging software bulletins
  • Creating and deploying software update policies


  • Understanding Compliance reports
  • Understanding Remediation reports
  • Understanding Software Bulletin reports
  • Creating Custom reports
  • Client Management Suite troubleshooting tips
  • Troubleshooting plug-ins
  • Tracing logs

Overview of Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1

  • Installing and configuring Deployment Solution
  • About jobs and tasks
  • Creating and deploying images

Server Management Suite

  • Benefits of Server Management Suite
  • Becoming Familiar with Network Discovery
  • Using Credential Manager and Connection Profiles

Monitor Solution

  • Overview of Monitor Solution
  • Components of Monitor Solution
  • Configuring Monitor Solution
  • Monitor policies
  • Tasks and actions
  • Using Monitor rules and metrics
  • Reviewing the data

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