Learning How to Learn SCCM Intune Azure

I still get many queries similar to “How to Start Learning SCCM Intune Azure” or “How to Learn Intune”  or  “How to become an expert in SCCM” or “What is the future of SCCM/ ConfigMgr”.

I didn’t do much research on these topics. So my opinions could be wrong. This post will provide some tips and tricks for learning how to learn SCCM Intune Azure. Free Intune Training videos are available for IT Pros to learn about MEM.

Great Learning

SCCM is great and it’s not going to die as per Microsoft. But, don’t go away from Intune learning. I would strongly recommend going through Intune learning process.

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What to Learn Intune? Great Resource Around you! (1) LinkedIn Learning Courses for Microsoft Intune

Before Start

In this section, I will try to give answers to questions which will crop up in your mind. What is the future of SCCM or any other IT Pro technologies? All technologies are good, but your future is in your hands. You have to all learning technologies with passion, and you should have some amount of luck otherwise you can’t reach anywhere.

Learning is Continuous Process

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When I was in college, I wanted to be a System Admin because I don’t want to learn after the college days. Soon I realised that learning is a continuous process even if you a System admin or a developer. You should learn new things every second! In this agile world, the impact of social media is vital. We can’t keep away from social media and technology news.

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Pillars of Learning – Learn SCCM Intune Azure

So there is NOEASY WAY” to learn technology and become the expert in technology. Following are some of the “pillars of learning” which may help you to have a successful SCCM / Intune /Azure learning. Also better career opportunities.

Get Rid of Initial Inertia - Take the Decision
More Pros - Get Motivated looking at the future
Listen and Watch - Start Engaging
Start the Action - Practice
Keep yourself updated - Virtual Networks/RSS Feeds
Real Networking - In-person networking
Start writing what you learned - Blogging/Vlogging

Get Rid of “Initial Inertia”

This pillar is the first step of learning. You have to decide to make a move towards learning SCCM, Intune, Azure and any other technologies. Overcoming the initial inertia, that prevents many of us from start learning, is often the hardest step.

This inertia is the same feeling that you feel when you want to change the TV channel, but the remote isn’t nearby;) All you need is the smallest amount of force to get you started. Once you overcome that initial inertia, you’ve taken an enormous step forward. Now you need to keep walking towards learning to lean SCCM Intune Azure.

More Pros – Get Motivated Looking at the Future

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Think about more pros of learning and be positive. A firm decision to learn SCCM Intune or Azure is more important than thinking about the future of that particular technology. Don’t think about the future of technology and start worrying about it. These thoughts would create doubts in your mind.

   Avoid thinking about the Future of the technology 

When it’s not “on the job” learning, you should feel passionate about the technology and have a genuine interest in exploring further in the learning. Otherwise, you can’t complete the initial stage of your learning.

The first step, when picking up a new skill, is to determine what to learn, why SCCM? Why Intune? Why not some other technology? Every technology has its own merits. Your SCCM, Intune or Azure career growth depends on your efforts, dedication, honesty, hard work, loyalty, etc…. Read through this post to get more details – Learn SCCM Intune Azure.

Listen and Watch – Start Your Engagement with New Technology

Once you cross the stage of convincing yourself about the technology you want to learn. That means you are ready to start reading about the technology you wanted to learn.

Join your local user group communities, Facebook groups and watch – listen to the latest training Videos, podcasts, webcasts, etc. As you delve deeper into the pool of knowledge, you will want to add other forms of information which will come your way.

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Start the Action – Practice

Practice makes perfect is correct regarding learning to learn SCCM Intune Azure. Find out a machine (laptop or desktop) on which we can install Hyper-V. On the hyper-v host, you can install SCCM serverDomain Controller, and the SCCM Client Machine.

Build SCCM server (primary server – Don’t build a CAS server for the first time) that is the best place to start learning SCCM. Same practice is good to start Intune and Azure learning. Checkout for trail version of Azure and Intune and start practising it. When you get stuck in installation problems, go back to any resources as mentioned earlier and get it resolved.

Set up your SCCM lab a TechNet documentation - here
Download the Trial version of Technologies - here
Intune Free Trail version from - here
Azure Free Trial version from - here

Keep yourself updated – Virtual Networking / RSS Feeds

This stage is part of the above-mentioned point of continuous learning. In this agile world, we can’t keep away from social media and technology news to get updated about the new things in technology world.

Keep yourself updated about the news among the technical communities via blogs, social media, etc… Subscribe the blogs which you feel as useful so that you won’t miss any of the posts/news/updates.

We have four(4) very active Facebook groups which will help you to keep you updated. These groups has more than 17000 IT Pros.

Create a Twitter account and use following hashtags to keep updated about the news  products, issues faced by ITPros, known issues of the products, etc…

#MSAzure #AzureAD #SCCM #ConfigMgr #Intune #MSIntune

I don’t mind following me in twitter @anoopmannur !

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Join Facebook Group - SCCM Professionals
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Real Networking – In-person networking

Real networking is the next stage of learning to learn SCCM Intune Azure. This networking will help you to interact with your technology peers. Meeting in person is always better than virtual (networking) meetings via social media.

Be part of Microsoft technical conferences and Local User Group meetings so that you can build real “in-person networking with your peers and industry experts. These are the great places to share experiences and enrich your already growing skill set.

Best way to find out the User Group near your area – https://www.meetup.com/ 

Start writing what you learned – Blogging/Vlogging

I’m a true believer of sharing the knowledge and Knowledge is power but only when shared.  I’m sure blogging and video blogging(Vlogging) will keep you learning every day or second. These things will help you build the passion for learning and community sharing.

I have explained my passion for helping your technical community in this post. I started this blog as my notebook or diary for technical issues/updates. In my experience, blogging helps you to build communication skills, which is as important as the technology you are learning.

WISHING you A Great Learning Experience !!

10 thoughts on “Learning How to Learn SCCM Intune Azure”

  1. what certificate is connected with the exam?
    I mean, after passed the exam, what certificate can try to get? like MCP, or MCSA, if yes, what is the rest exams which have to pass?

  2. Hi Anoop,
    thank you for your quick response!
    I am still confused what SCCM version the 70-703 is suitable for. For exam, 70-696 is for System Center 2012 R2 explicitly below.

    for 70-696:
    Who should take this exam?
    This exam is intended for IT professionals who manage and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across midsized to large enterprise organizations. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications. The Enterprise Desktop Administrator also supports either domain joined or non-domain joined Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, mobile device management, and secure data access on common platforms, such as Windows 8.x, Windows Phone 8.x, iOS, and Android.

    Much thank again!

    for 70-703:
    Who should take this exam?
    Candidates for this exam are Enterprise Desktop Administrators who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium, large, and enterprise organizations.

    Candidates for this exam should have at least one or two years of experience managing and deploying PCs, devices, and applications by using System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. Candidates should have a strong understanding of networking, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Windows operating systems, and mobile device platforms. Candidates should also understand public key infrastructure (PKI) security, Windows PowerShell, and Windows Server roles and services.


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