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Download System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals epub

by Kent Agerlund

This is the ultimate source for the working IT Professional who wants to design and implement System Center 2012 Configuration Manager in a midsize- or small-business environment. Enterprise administrators also will find a lot inspiration by reading the book, as many of the features and scenarios discussed fit all three environments. The book is packed with real-world scenarios taken from 15 years of experience with SMS and ConfigMgr projects. By following the book from A-Z, you will end up with a ConfigMgr environment that is based on best practices and production ready.
Download System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals epub
ISBN: 9197939048
ISBN13: 978-9197939041
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Networking & Cloud Computing
Author: Kent Agerlund
Language: English
Publisher: Deployment Artist (June 1, 2012)
Pages: 418 pages
ePUB size: 1620 kb
FB2 size: 1787 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 848
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This book has step by step procedures with very good explanations of what you are doing. This is the kind of practical information in a concise format that I was looking for. If you have ever read MS tutorials, they too often focus on what the software can do for you and not how to do it. That or you get stuck in hyperlink hell, constantly jumping from page to page to get to one granule of information.

This book is not like that. It is to the point without leaving out important information you will need to make your design decisions. If this author wrote all the other books in the System Center series, I would buy them all today.
Another really great book by the guys at Deployment Fundamentals. Walks you through the whole process and gives you a template for doing your own environment. A must have for anyone using SCCM 2012.

Just a fine continuation of the series they have at Deployment Fundamentals on making Microsoft technologies easy to use and understand. Lots of hands on practical guidance and less talk, you can get it up and going then go back and study the theory and more esoteric features. I wish more books and series were as thorough and hands on.

The team at Deployment Fundamentals is just fantastic and a great resource to the community.
So i have just started out with managing a System Center environment this year. In the beginning I was a bit overwhelmed (and sometimes still am) but if you really want to learn something you will. I was lucky enough to have my company expense this book and I am glad they did. One thing to note about System Center, there are about 100 ways to skin this cat and not all environments are exactly the same. I would say this is a good book for anyone that wants to learn the nuts and bolts of CM. The author sets up a lab and walks you through the parts and pieces of CM, he also imparts some of his "real world" experience along the way, and explains why he is setting up the CM environment the way he chooses to. This is his way to skin the cat based on trial and error, always good to learn from others mistakes when you start something. All in all I would recommend dropping the (now) $10 and flipping through this guide. Also spend time on TechNet, tons of info and I use it when I come to something I cant workout, also myitfourm has blogs by Microsoft MVPs who also regularly post and answer questions in forums
I knew very little about SCCM a few days ago and, while planning a deployment in my environment, I realized that this product was a bit trickier to setup compared to other server products.

I bought this book last night and i'm already live with a few roles (i'm about 1/3 the way through the book). This book easily answered some of the simpler questions I had, which is great, but the detailed step-by-steps (which are ordered just the right way) are the value that this book brings. Just translate the author's test environment to your network environment - usually in small test chunks at first.

I got this for $10 and it beats a lot of the $3k+ classes i've attended.
Elastic Skunk
It appears there is a 2nd addition of this book, and although I just ordered it, I received the older version that does not cover SCCM 2012 SP1 as completely. After waiting for the book this is very disappointing. I now find that the newer book is also 40% cheaper than the old.

I found an error on page 183 already. Probably fixed in the 2nd addition.
Kent is an amazing teacher for SCCM. This book is a great addition to your arsenal of tools for SCCM. Kent breaks thing down that anyone from a beginner to a seasoned SCCM veteran can understand and use. He not only teaches from the academic stand point but also from real world implementation. If you get ONE book on SCCM, this is the one you need!
Great book for anyone who wants to learn Config Manager.
If you are familiar with SCCM 2007 and want a good SCCM 2012 book this the one you want. I also got those orange books and while they are pretty good they are more suited for reference. Kent's book has very clear instructions and references for the planning, installation, and testing of SCCM 2012.