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BigFix Content & Relevance

  • Tuition USD $2,550
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 338 Ratings
  • Course Code U5BFX41G
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

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 material that will help BigFix Users develop the foundational knowledge they need to successfully leverage BigFix in their managed environments.

Skills Gained

  • Gain a base understanding of BigFix Content
  • Learn about how BigFix Content is organized including Domains and Sites
  • Learn how to examine BigFix Content and the differences between Fixlets and Tasks
  • Learn about Baselines, Computer Groups, Properties, Analyses and Actions
  • Learn about BigFix Tools and Objects and how to use the Fixlet Debugger, WebUI Query Channel, and BigFix Console
  • Gain an understanding of the BigFix Relevance Language
  • Write basic Relevance Statements
  • Create Content Using the BES Console to Perform Basic Troubleshooting

Prerequisites

Students should have:

  • Basic Microsoft Windows and VMWare skills
  • Basic Coding skills
  • BigFix Fundamentals v9.5 Course or Equivalent

Course Details

Day 1

Unit 1: Introduction to BigFix Content

  • What is BigFix Content?
  • Fixlets
  • Tasks
  • Baselines
  • Computer Groups
  • Properties
  • Analyses
  • Actions
  • How is Content Organized?
  • Domains
  • Sites
  • Content Examination
  • Fixlets / Tasks
  • Structure of a Fixlet / Task
  • The Parts of a Fixlet /Task
  • Usage: Fixlet vs. Task
  • Baselines
  • Structure of a Baseline
  • Relationship to Fixlets / Tasks
  • Configuration of component dependency in execution
  • Computer Groups
  • Types of Groups
  • Creating groups
  • Properties
  • Definition
  • Types of Properties
  • Global
  • Analysis Properties
  • Retrieved properties
  • Computer/Client settings
  • Analyses
  • Definition
  • Structure of an Analysis
  • Who can create analysis?
  • Usage: Analyses vs. Global Properties?
  • Actions
  • What is an Action?
  • What content can generate Action documents?
  • Configuration of Action execution parameters
  • Constraints
  • Behavior
  • Persistence (Policy vs. one-time actions)

Unit 2: Tools and Objects

  • Introduction to BigFix Tools for Content Creation
  • Fixlet Debugger
  • Client Relevance
  • Action Script
  • Single Clause vs QnA tab
  • Graphical evaluation tab
  • Evaluation Channels
  • WebUI Query Channel
  • BigFix Console
  • Client Relevance Builder Dashboard
  • Presentation Debugger

Unit 2 Labs:

  • Lab 1: (Fixlet Debugger)
  • Lab 2: (Web UI Query)
  • Lab 3: (BigFix Console Dashboards)

Day 2

Unit 3: The Relevance Language

  • What is the Relevance Language?
  • Relevance (query)
  • Action Script
  • Language Objects
  • Reference Libraries
  • Relevance Syntax
  • Basic Syntax Theory
  • Syntactical Elements
  • Action Script Syntax
  • Basic Action Script Syntax
  • Integration with Relevance for run-time evaluation
  • Syntactical Differences (Relevance vs. Action Script)

Unit 3 Labs:

  • Lab 1: Understand Relevance Inspectors
  • Lab 2: Write Basic Relevance
  • Lab 3: Content Creation Using the BES Console

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Lunchtime?

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?

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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.

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