Admittedly, a little late notice, but it’s only just landed in my inbox!

The Client Management Bootcamp is a 4-day technical Instructor Led Training designed to enable System Center, Windows Client, MDOP, and Desktop Deployment SI partners to deliver successful POCs based on top customer scenarios around client management. The course coverage includes Optimized Desktop architecture, deploying and managing Windows 7 and Office 2010 in the enterprise.

In terms of agenda, it looks pretty darn useful actually, and if I could clear my schedule, I’d go myself!!

  • Module 1 - Introduction to the System Center Client Management Suite
    • Core IO Framework
    • Methodologies for IT service management: Overview of System Center products:
    • Scenarios for Client Management
  • Module 2 - Overview of Client Virtualization
    • Microsoft Application Virtualization(App-V)
    • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization(MED-V)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Virtual Machine Manager
    • Solving problems around app compatibility, scenarios
    • Managing the Virtual Client with System Center (App V, MED V, etc)
  • Module 3 - Optimized Client Architecture and Planning
    • Revisit Core IO
    • Windows Optimized Desktop Solution Accelerator
    • Framework for data collection–what questions to ask the customer, analyzing data and proposing solutions
  • Module 4 - Operating System Deployment
    • Operating System Deployment process
    • Tools for OS Deployment
    • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit(MDT)2008 Update 1
    • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta
    • OS Deployment in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2
    • Key Windows 7 features; enabling BitLocker, AppLocker, using BranchCache for deployment
    • In place data migration using USMT Tool
    • Hands on Labs: Deployment Scenario 1– Deploying Windows 7 using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Module 5 - Application Deployment
    • Application Lifecycle Management
    • Managing applications lifecycle using System Center
    • Hands on Labs: Deployment Scenario 2– Deploying Office 14 using System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Module 6 - Management and Optimization of Windows 7
    • Overview of Incident and Knowledge Management
    • Patch Management
    • Desired Configuration Management
    • Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
    • Audit Collection System
    • Monitoring
    • Backup
    • Hands on Labs: Management and Optimization of Win7
  • Module 7 - Management and Optimization of Applications
    • Patch Management
    • Desired Configuration Management (integrate auto ticketing with Service Manager)
    • Adding and Removing Application Features
    • Monitoring
    • Backup
    • Hands on Labs: Management and Optimization of Microsoft Office 2010
  • Module 8 - How to Deliver a Client Management Suite Proof of Concept
    • Identifying Customer Needs
    • Types of Activities
    • Delivering a Client Management Suite Proof of Concept
  • Module 9 - How System Center Service Manager implements MOF and ITIL processes
    • Incident Management
    • Problem Management
    • Change Management
    • Configuration Management
    • Service Desk Function
  • Module 10 - Integration with other System Center Products
    • Integrating Service Manager with System Center Configuration Manager
    • Integrating Service Manager with System Center Operations Manager
    • Hands-on Labs: Configuring the connector to System Center Configuration Manager
  • Module 11 - Change Management
    • Creating Standard change requests from Self service portal
    • Adding users to population group
    • Integrating with Configuration Manager to perform deployment
    • Hands-on Labs: Change Management
  • Module 12 - Incident Management
    • Creating an incident using Incident Management portal
    • Detecting non-compliant software with Desired Configuration Management
    • Hands-on Labs: Incident Management
  • Module 13 - Authoring in Service Manager

As I said earlier, it’s over 4 days, and is located in London.  It's on the 23rd March, and you’ll need to register via the usual Partner channels.  Do you know what the best bit of it all is?  It’s subsidised down to just £250 per delegate.  Bargain! :)