55133DC : PowerShell for System Center Configuration Manager Administrators

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55133DC : Powershell for SCCM Training Course Overview

This three-day PowerShell for SCCM Training course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to use PowerShell for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (ECM) administration. In this course, students learn how to access the PowerShell commands included with ECM 2203 and use them to perform configuration tasks for a primary site. Individual cmdlets will be used in working with objects such as Boundaries, Boundary Groups, Collections, Software Deployment, Patching, Compliance Settings, OSD Task Sequences, and many others. Basic scripting will also be covered so that students can learn how to put PowerShell to use when working with large sets of objects. If you’re looking to enhance your skills in PowerShell for SCCM Training, this course is an excellent opportunity for you.

Audience Profile For PowerShell for SCCM Training

This course, focused on PowerShell for SCCM Training, is intended for IT professionals who need to manage the day-to-day environment of an ECM 2203 or newer environment using PowerShell. Knowledge of the workings of a standalone primary ECM site and basic PowerShell experience is recommended. If you are looking to leverage the power of PowerShell in the context of SCCM Training, this course is designed to enhance your skills and knowledge.

At Powershell for SCCM Training Completion

  • Create additional site system roles on existing or new servers.
  • Modify high level site settings.
  • Create and modify Discovery Methods, Boundaries and Boundary Groups.
  • Create Collections using any of the membership rules available.
  • Delegate authority through Roles and Scopes.
  • Install the Configuration Manager client, modify client settings and restrict access to site systems.
  • Deploy software to clients.
  • Deploy software updates to clients.
  • Configure compliance settings targeted against collections.
  • Modify settings that govern monitoring functions such as Alerts and Status Settings.
  • Work with Task Sequences for Operating System Deployment.
  • Write basic PowerShell scripts using cmdlets learned and scripting constructs to accomplish configuration tasks.

Benefits of taking PowerShell for SCCM Training

There are many benefits to taking PowerShell for SCCM training. PowerShell is a powerful scripting language that can be used to automate many of the tasks involved in managing SCCM. This can save you time and effort, and help you to be more productive.

Here are some of the specific benefits of taking PowerShell for SCCM training:

  • Improved efficiency: PowerShell can help you to automate many of the repetitive tasks involved in managing SCCM, such as creating and deploying applications, managing user accounts, and monitoring system health. This can save you a significant amount of time and effort.
  • Increased flexibility: PowerShell gives you the flexibility to customize your SCCM environment to meet the specific needs of your organization. For example, you can use PowerShell to create custom reports, automate workflows, and develop custom solutions.
  • Enhanced security: PowerShell can be used to implement security best practices in your SCCM environment. For example, you can use PowerShell to create and manage security policies, and to monitor system for security vulnerabilities.
  • Reduced costs: PowerShell can help you to reduce your IT costs by automating tasks that would otherwise be performed manually. This can free up your IT staff to focus on more strategic initiatives.
  • Improved job prospects: PowerShell is a in-demand skill in the IT industry. By taking PowerShell for SCCM training, you can make yourself more marketable to potential employers.

55133DC : PowerShell for System Center Configuration Manager Administrators Course modules

Module 1: Review of Endpoint Configuration Manager Concepts

This module explains the main capabilities of a Endpoint Configuration Manager hierarchy. In a brief review students will learn how the various objects work together to provide the functionality delivered with ECM 2203.


  • Architecture of a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager 2203 Installation
  • Managing Assets
  • Content Delivery and Management
  • Security, Monitoring, and Remote Management

Lab 1: Reviewing a Primary Site Installation

  • Install SQL Server 2019
  • Install Endpoint Configuration Manager 2203
  • Review the Administration Workspace
  • Review the Assets and Compliance Workspace
  • Looking at the Software Library
  • Review the Monitoring Workspace

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key components of an Endpoint Configuration Manager installation.
  • Explain the inventory and software usage monitoring functionality.
  • Describe how the software distribution, software update, and operating system deployment features of ECM deliver content to devices and users.
  • Show how security roles and scopes allow for distributed administration.
  • Obtain detailed information about system or component status, results from deployments and overall ECM monitoring.
  • Explain the remote management functionality.

This module explains how to use PowerShell cmdlets to work with resources. Topics include configuring discovery methods, creating and modifying Boundaries and Boundary Groups, and working with Collections. On-demand and scheduled collection membership evaluation settings will also be discussed.


  • Implementing Discovery
  • Organizing Resources with Collections
  • Working with Boundaries

Lab 1: Configuring Discovery, Collections and Boundaries

  • Configuring Discovery
  • Creating Collections
  • Working with Boundaries and Boundary Groups

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Obtain details on the discovery methods configured in your site and make modifications to those methods.
  • Invoke an on-demand discovery cycle.
  • Create and populate device and user collections.
  • Gather details on collection memberships and force immediate collection membership evaluation.
  • Manually create site boundaries and configure discovery to automate boundary creation.
  • Create, populate and modify boundary groups.

This module explains how to use PowerShell to manage devices with a Configuration Manager client. Topics include installing the client software, invoking client actions, modifying client settings and changing the status of clients. The module also describes how to set a client device variable, deploy new settings to the client, and refresh client status results.


  • Installing the Configuration Manager Client
  • Managing Client Settings
  • Managing Client Operations
  • Monitoring Client Status

Lab 1: Utilizing PowerShell to Manage Clients

  • Install the Configuration Manager client
  • Managing Client Settings
  • Managing Client Operations
  • Monitoring Client Status

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure the client push installation method.
  • Perform a client installation using a client push installation.
  • Manage the default client settings.
  • Create, modify and deploy custom client device and user settings.
  • Notify clients of policy changes and manage client operations.
  • Configure client status settings and refresh client status statistics.

This module explains how to configure the software distribution functionality, create and modify software packages and applications, establish Global Conditions for use with Requirement Rules, and work with Distribution Points and Distribution Point Groups.


  • Configure the Software Distribution Components
  • Working with Distribution Points
  • Creating Content for Distribution
  • Deploying Software Applications

Lab 1: Using Cmdlets to Publish Content

  • Extending the Infrastructure
  • Deploying a Windows Installer Application
  • Implementing Additional Features of Configuration Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure the software distribution component.
  • Create and modify on-premises distribution points.
  • Create applications and deployment types.
  • Transfer or refresh the content on distribution points.
  • Implement new features of the application model of Endpoint Configuration Manager 2203.
  • Deploy software programs and applications.
  • Configure a simulated application deployment.

This module explains how to use the PowerShell commands to create and configure the integration of ECM and WSUS using a Software Update Point. It also describes how to create and modify Software Update Groups and Automatic Deployment Rules. Cmdlets are also used to manage Deployment Packages and their associated Deployments.


  • Integrating Configuration Manager and WSUS
  • Managing Updates through Software Update Groups
  • Creating and Deploying Update Packages
  • Working with Automatic Deployment Rules

Lab 1: Using Configuration Manager Commands to Manage Software Updates

  • Preparing the Environment for Software Updates
  • Deploy Updates
  • Create an Automatic Deployment Rule

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Link Windows Server Update Services and Endpoint Configuration Manager 2203 by creating a Software Update Point.
  • Synchronize updates between WSUS and ECM.
  • Gather information on updates and organize them into software update groups.
  • Create and manage software update deployments.
  • Create automatic deployment rules.

This module explains how to use PowerShell cmdlets to create and manage Configuration Items and Baselines. Deployment of Baselines is also discussed.


  • Creating Compliance Settings Objects
  • Deploying Configuration Baselines

Lab 1: How PowerShell Can Manage Compliance

  • Creating Compliance Settings Objects
  • Deploy and Monitor the Baseline

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and modify configuration items.
  • Create, populate and deploy configuration baselines.
  • Establish a baseline compliance summarization schedule.
  • Force an immediate baseline compliance summarization.

This module explains how to take advantage of the PowerShell commands wth ECM to configure the Operating System Deployment function. It also describes how to configure Drivers and Driver Packages, Boot Images, Operating System Images and Task Sequences. Deployment of Task Sequences to Collections is also covered.


  • Preparing the OSD Environment
  • Working with Task Sequences

Lab 1: Operating System Deployment with Windows PowerShell

  • Creating Required OSD Objects
  • Prepare the Task Sequence

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and modify boot images.
  • Import drivers into your site.
  • Create and populate driver packages.
  • Create operating system images and operating system installer images.
  • Create, modify and deploy task sequences.

This module explains how to manage site level configurations such as adding site system roles and creating Secondary sites. It also describes how to setup email notification for alerts and modify the hierarchy settings.


  • Modify the Site
  • Adding Site System Roles
  • Adding a Secondary Site

Lab 1: Modifying Site Settings

  • Modifying the Site Configuration
  • Adding Site System Roles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Modify the properties of a primary site.
  • Configure Wake On LAN.
  • Modify site maintenance tasks.
  • Configure email notification for alerts.
  • Add additional site system roles.
  • Deploy a secondary site.

This module explains how to use cmdlets to implement role based administration through security roles and scopes. It also describes how Endpoint Protection policies can be configured and deployed. The module also explains various monitoring functions available through PowerShell such as Alerts, Status Filter Rules, Status Summarizers, Status Message Queries and Alert Subscriptions.


  • Configuring Role Based Administration
  • Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • Configuring Monitoring Options

Lab 1: Implementing Security and Monitoring

  • Configuring Role Based Administration
  • Configuring Anti-Malware Protection
  • Modifying Monitoring Options

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Copy and modify security roles.
  • Create security scopes.
  • Create administrative users.
  • Add security roles and scopes to administrative users.
  • Create an Endpoint Protection Point site system role.
  • Create, modify and deploy antimalware policies.
  • Start an on-demand antimalware scan.
  • Modify the scan results summarization schedule and force immediate summarization.
  • Modify status summarizers.
  • Create status filter rules.
  • Create and manage in-console alerts and alert subscriptions.
  • Create and manage status message queries.

This module explains how to use constructs such as if, switch, foreach, and for, alongside commands to create scripts that automate various Configuration Manager tasks.


  • Review of Scripting Constructs
  • Introduction to the Configuration Manager WMI Classes

Lab 1: Writing Scripts for Configuration Manager Activities

  • Establishing the Infrastructure
  • Deploy Software
  • Run the Full Script

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Write PowerShell scripts to automate ECM tasks

55133DC : PowerShell for System Center Configuration Manager Administrators Course Prerequisites:

  • Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge.
  • Conceptual knowledge of Configuration Manager objects and how they interact.
  • Basic experience performing configuration tasks in ECM using the graphical console.
  • Experience working from a command prompt.
  • Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell.

55133DC : PowerShell for System Center Configuration Manager Administrators Course FAQs

Q: What is the purpose of the PowerShell for System Center Configuration Manager Administrators training (55133DC)?

A: The purpose of this training is to provide System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) administrators with the knowledge and skills to effectively utilize PowerShell for automating and optimizing SCCM administration tasks. The training focuses on empowering administrators to streamline their workflows and enhance their SCCM management capabilities through PowerShell scripting.

A: This training is designed for SCCM administrators who want to leverage the power of PowerShell to automate tasks and improve efficiency in managing SCCM environments. It is suitable for administrators who have a basic understanding of SCCM and PowerShell and want to enhance their skills in SCCM administration through PowerShell scripting.

A: The training covers a wide range of topics related to PowerShell for SCCM administrators, including:

  • Introduction to PowerShell and its role in SCCM administration
  • Understanding the SCCM PowerShell module and cmdlets
  • Using PowerShell to perform common SCCM administrative tasks
  • Automating software deployments and updates with PowerShell
  • Managing SCCM client settings through PowerShell scripting
  • Generating reports and extracting data using PowerShell and SCCM

A: By the end of this training, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively use PowerShell to automate SCCM administration tasks. You will be able to write PowerShell scripts to streamline software deployments, manage client settings, generate reports, and perform various other administrative tasks in SCCM. The training will equip you with the skills to enhance your productivity, improve SCCM management efficiency, and simplify repetitive tasks.

A: Participants should have a basic understanding of SCCM concepts and some familiarity with PowerShell scripting. It is recommended to have prior experience with SCCM administration to make the most of this training.

A: Yes, this training includes hands-on exercises and lab sessions to provide practical experience in using PowerShell for SCCM administration. You will have the opportunity to practice writing PowerShell scripts, performing SCCM administrative tasks, and automating common workflows.

A: The duration of the training may vary depending on the format and delivery method. Typically, this training spans multiple days, with each day consisting of several hours of instruction, hands-on exercises, and discussions.

A: Yes, participants will receive comprehensive course materials, including slides, lab guides, and additional reference materials to support their learning during and after the training.

A: No, this training does not include an exam or certification. However, it provides valuable knowledge and practical skills that can be applied in real-world scenarios and enhance your professional capabilities.

A: Yes, this training can be customized to address specific organizational needs. We can discuss customization options based on your requirements.

A: The training is delivered by experienced instructors who have expertise in SCCM administration and PowerShell scripting. These instructors possess practical knowledge and industry experience, ensuring that the training is relevant and valuable to participants.

A: While the training itself provides comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, we offer additional resources and email support.

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