One week before the conference I got the news that I was accepted to co-moderate a Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) session at MMS 2012. And last week I was proposed to deliver an Exam Cram session on exam 70-243 – Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
So I got busy preparing slides. First I had the exam cram session at 4.00 PM:
EXM07 Exam Cram: 70-243 – Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
This Exam Cram session will focus on what you need to know to get certified and pass the System Center 2012 Microsoft Certified Professional exam 70-243. The session is led by an expert Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) who regularly presents on this topic. The presenter walks you through the objectives that are covered in the exam, and gives you some general exam taking tips and technology “gotchas” about System Center 2012. This session is your last step in getting ready for this exam.
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And immediately after that (at 5.30 PM) I co-moderated with Brian Mason, a Configuration Manager MVP, the Birds-of-a-Feather session on migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012:
BOF01 Migration from Microsoft Configuration Manager 2007 to 2012
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager includes a migration feature which allows you to connect to your existing Configuration Manager 2007 implementation, and migrate objects, such as collections, packages, advertisements, and Desired Configuration Management, Operating System Deployment and Software Updates related objects. Migration is also an opportunity to restructure your Configuration Manager implementation by consolidating primary sites, and adopting the new hierarchy model from Configuration Manager 2012. Come to this interactive session to discuss topics related to migration, including:
• Prerequisites for migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
• Planning for migration, and coexistence of the two environments.
• Configuring the source hierarchies for migration.
• Creating migration jobs, recommendations, best practices.
• Planning for content distribution during migration, configuring distribution point sharing.
• Planning and performing client migration.
• Upgrading the distribution points in place to Configuration Manager 2012.
• Converting secondary sites to distribution points in Configuration Manager 2012.
• Monitoring and reporting for the migration process.
• Decommissioning the source hierarchy.
You can also bring your own questions and scenarios for discussing migration alternatives.
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Some pictures below. Too bad I couldn’t find someone to take pictures of me in the exam cram session. On the other part, the migration session I co-moderated with Brian Mason was really crowded. We tried to involve the audience in the discussion. I am the one with blue shirt (in case you are wondering).