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Symantec Asset Management Suite 8.5 Administration

The Symantec Asset Management Suite 8.5 Administration course is designed for professionals tasked with using Asset Management Suite (AMS) to manage their software and hardware resources in their...

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$1,800 USD
Course Code SYM-AMSADMIN-85
Duration 2 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
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The Symantec Asset Management Suite 8.5 Administration course is designed for professionals tasked with using Asset Management Suite (AMS) to manage their software and hardware resources in their organizations. This two-day, instructor-led, hands-on course teaches students the underlying components and concepts of the Symantec Management Platform along with the Symantec Management Console that is used by AMS to perform its management functions. Students learn how to use AMS software solutions to manage their software, account for and track assets, and to manage license compliance. Students also learn how to use the platform consoles and reports to analyze and monitor their environment.

Skills Gained

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discover and import computer and user resources that you want to manage
  • Gather hardware, software and operating system inventory
  • Remotely manage computers
  • Maintain a software repository
  • Deliver software to managed computers
  • Meter and track software on managed computers
  • Distribute software updates to managed computers
  • Establish and maintain relationships between assets
  • Employ contracts and procurement processes
  • Analyze gathered data using predefined & custom reports.

Prerequisites

You must have a basic understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows (7, 8, 10, 2008, 2012) operating systems and optionally Linux and Mac operating systems. Also, from the Management Suite 8.5 Administration course, it is strongly recommended that you complete the following ITMS Fundamentals web-based training modules:

  • Symantec Management Platform & ITMS Overview
  • Basic Architecture Overview
  • Installation and Configuration
  • Understanding Organizational Views and Groups
  • Managing Targets and Filters
  • Managing Policies, Jobs and Tasks

Course Details

Hands-On

This course includes practical hands-on exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to use those skills in a working environment.

Course Pre-Work

Before attending the Symantec Asset Management Suite 8.5 Administration course, it is strongly recommended that you complete the following Symantec ITMS Fundamentals webbased training modules:

  • Symantec Management Platform & ITMS Overview
  • Basic Architecture Overview
  • Installation and Configuration
  • Understanding Organizational Views and Groups
  • Managing Targets and Filters
  • Managing Policies, Jobs and Tasks

Course Outline

Module 1: Identifying Relationships Between Assets

  • Planning the Asset Management System
  • Preparing Resources
  • Populating Resources
  • Asset Automation & Maintenance
  • Reporting on Resources

Module 2: Understanding Software License Compliance

  • Software Asset Management Overview
  • Recording Software Licenses
  • Inventory of Software Installation and Usage
  • Comparing Licenses with Inventory
  • Remediation of Software License Discrepancies

Module 3: Managing Contracts and Procurement

  • Contract and Procurement Overview
  • Working with Contracts
  • Working with Procurement
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