Symantec Client Management Suite Administration Training v7.6

Symantec Client Management Suite Administration Training v7.6 (CMSA)


Symantec Client Management Suite Administration Training v7.6 Course Description

The Symantec Client Management Suite Administration Training v7.6 course is designed for professionals tasked with using Symantec Client Management Suite (CMS) to manage their software and hardware resources in their organizations. This five-day, instructor-led, hands-on Symantec Client Management Suite Administration Training v7.6 course teaches students the underlying components and concepts of the Symantec Management Platform along with the Symantec Management Console that is used by CMS to perform its management functions. Students learn how to use CMS’s software solutions to collect inventory, manage their software catalog, deliver and meter software, apply software updates and remotely control computer resources. Students also learn how to use the platform and CMS reports to track and monitor their environment. Included are supplemental lessons on Site Management and Security.

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

This course is for IT administrators who will be maintaining and installing software, taking inventory of computers, distributing software updates to computers or remotely managing computers.

Symantec Client Management Suite Administration Training v7.6 (CMSA)Related Courses:

Duration: 5 days

Skilled Gained:

Discover and import computer and user resources that you want to manage
Deploy the Symantec Management Agent and plug-ins
Gather hardware, software and operating system inventory from managed computers
Maintain a software catalog containing software components
Deliver software to managed computers
Meter software on managed computers
Distribute software updates to managed computers
Remotely manage computers
Analyze gathered data using predefined reports

Course Content:


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
Working with the Symantec Management Agent health settings

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

Managing Virtualized Software

Introducing Symantec Workspace Virtualization
Installing the Symantec Workspace Virtualization agent
Using CMS to deliver virtualized software

Remotely Managing Computers

Introducing Symantec Remote Access Connector
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


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


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

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