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.
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
Learn about Fixlets, Tasks, and Baselines and when to use them
Learn about Roles and Users
Explore Patch Content
Create and deploy patches manually and through automation by using policies
Explore and create Web Reports
Students should know basic Microsoft Windows
Welcome to the BigFix Family!
What can BigFix do for you?
Identifying the BigFix suite components.
A modular approach to meeting your operational requirements.
Let's take a look at the latest and greatest features of BigFix.
How BigFix works under the covers.
Message flow - Discovering the flow of how action directives make it to endpoints and back to the BigFix server.
Let’s discover the console!
Workflow – Get your work done with the BigFix Console
Optimizing your BigFix Console experience
Web User Interface
What is the Web UI?
Navigating the Web UI
Discovering the Apps menu
How do I find patches in the Web UI?
Let’s deploy some patches!
Looking for something? Let’s learn about Query
Headaches keeping up with patches? Let’s automate with policies!
Content & Sites
What is content?
What are Fixlets, Tasks and Baselines and when should I use them?
Discovering Analyses and Properties
How to use custom computer properties to unleash the power of BigFix
Get organized with Content Sites!
Learn how to secure your BigFix Environment using Roles and Users
Minimize administrative overhead using Computer Groups!
Structure of a Patch in BigFix
Patch-specific Features and how to use them
Where do patches come from?
Are patches for all operating systems created equal?
Patch Process: Is there a method to the madness?
How are patches deployed?
Customizing deployments to fit any situation
To Deploy or not to deploy: Superseded Fixlets
Blacklisting: Hiding undesirable content
Whitelisting: Showing only what you want them to see
Automating deployments using execution parameters
Configuring and deploying non-Windows patches
Set and Forget: WebUI Patch Policies
Patch Sequencing across multiple endpoints
Everything You Need to Know About Web Reports
Configure and use web reporting
How to access the Web Reports Interface
List and generate existing reports
Explore and Filter Data
Create Custom Reports
Export Report Data
Schedule Reports to be automatically generated and mailed
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact email@example.com.
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
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