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BigFix Operator Fundamentals Extended Edition

Course Details
Code: U5BFX12G
Tuition (USD): $3,595.00 • Classroom (4 days)
$3,595.00 • Virtual (4 days)

BigFix combines endpoint and security management into a single solution that enables users to see and manage fixed, mobile, physical and virtual endpoints on more than 90 different operating system versions. In addition to ensuring that all of a company’s systems are patched and secure, BigFix automates time-intensive tasks across complex networks, queries endpoints in real-time for the presence of malicious files, allows for quick software installations, performs advanced automation, and allows for simple remote control with just a few clicks. This course will present knowledge to help BigFix administrators and operators develop the foundation knowledge they need to successfully leverage BigFix in their managed environments. BigFix Patch provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It provides real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to endpoints helping to cut operational costs and reduce patch cycle times. In this course, you will learn to interact and operate the BigFix Patch solution. You will gain a solid understanding of the various components of the solution and will be able to configure, operate, develop reports, perform maintenance tasks, and troubleshoot BigFix Patch.

Skills Gained

  • Gain a basic understanding of the BigFix portfolio and architecture
  • Learn to use and configure the operator Console
  • Explore and learn to use the BigFix Web User Interface
  • Create and deploy patches manually and through automation by using policies
  • Learn about Fixlets, Tasks, and Baselines and when to use them
  • Learn about Roles and Users
  • Explore and create Web Reports
  • Gain insight into BigFix Patch’s major offerings
  • Understand the Patch release process
  • Learn how to create, deploy and rollback, Windows Patches
  • Learn how to create, deploy and rollback, UNIX / Linux Patches
  • Learn how to optimize your patching routines including air-gapped networks
  • Learn how to automate your patching processes with Wizards
  • Understanding Dashboard functionality
  • Perform basic troubleshooting techniques for application and platform issues


Basic Microsoft Windows and VMWare skills

Course Details

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Architecture
  • Console Operation
  • Web User Interface

Day 2

  • Content and Sites
  • Everything you need to know about Web Reports

Day 3

  • Patch Management Introduction
  • Supported Patch Platforms
  • Features of BigFix Patch
  • How To Get Started with BigFix Patch
  • Deploying Patches (Using Default Parameters)
  • Customizing a Patch Action

Day 4

  • Advanced Patch Management
  • Autonomous Patch Management (Set and Forget)
  • Reporting
  • Troubleshooting
  • Appendix
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