Configuring, Managing, & Monitoring Mobile Devices Using MDM Solutions

Mobile devices today are business-critical and store more and more sensitive data, making them a target for cyber-attacks. In this course, you’ll learn how to manage mobile devices to make them as secure and user-friendly as possible.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 3, 2018
Duration
2h 26m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 3, 2018
Duration
2h 26m
Description

The market needs new mobile device management (MDM) experts, and most organizations are looking to implement an MDM to protect their intellectual property against attacks and theft. In this course, Configuring, Managing, & Monitoring Mobile Devices using MDM Solutions, you’ll get the knowledge needed to get started with mobile device management of the three main mobile platforms: Android, iOS, and Windows. First, you’ll learn about the lifecycle of a mobile device and gain an understanding of how each part is important for you to manage. Next, you’ll get hands-on with mobile devices and discover how to manage, troubleshoot, and reset them. Finally, you’ll gain insight in how to choose an MDM and platform that will suit your organization best. By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge needed to make an informed decision on MDMs and platforms, and will have the technical skills to get started with the management of your chosen mobile environment.

About the author
About the author

As a Solution Architect, Simon inspires customers, partners, & colleagues to create the best digital workplace. As an MCT he is passionate about sharing knowledge. He's a frequent speaker, blogger & podcaster, as well as a penguin fanatic.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Simon Binder, and welcome to my course, Configuring, Managing, and Monitoring Mobile Devices Using MDM Solutions. I'm a Digital Workplace principal solution architect at Atea, as well as a Microsoft certified trainer. Did you know that in late 2017, the average person owned 3. 5 mobile devices? This number will have risen to 4. 3 in average by 2020, so it's more important than ever that we take good care of the devices that are used for work. In this course, we are going to take a closer look at the three main mobile platforms, iOS, Android, and Windows, and give you an MDM agnostic overview of the their respective management features, challenges, and opportunities. This course requires a basic knowledge of how to use each platform, but it's suitable to both IT professionals, as well as IT managers. Some of the major topics that we will cover include the lifecycle of a mobile device, configuring settings and management mobile devices, manage distribution of apps, troubleshooting iOS, Android, and Windows devices. By the end of this course, you'll know the basics of how to manage each respective platform, including how to manage bulk purchases of apps, setup cloud provisioning, and choose the most suitable platform and MDM for your organization. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about management of Android, iOS, and Windows with the Configuring, Managing, and Monitoring Mobile Devices Using MDM Solutions course at Pluralsight.

Managing the Different Mobile Platforms Using an MDM Solution
In this module, I'll explain how different platform-specific solutions maps towards the mobile device lifecycle, which I explained in the previous module of this course. We'll configure volume purchase programs, store access, and device enrollment, as well as explaining the main differences between three main mobile platforms of today, from a lifecycle and a feature perspective, but first, a word of advice. There are some aspects of mobile device management that should configured prior to rolling devices. You are not required to do this, everything that we will go through in this module is possible to configure at any time for your MDM, but it's a recommendation, especially when it comes to enrollment, license management and app management. These features make it a lot easier for you to get going. Another important thing to consider is the influence the device manufacture or even the reseller have on a mobile device when it comes to manageability. We'll mention this when needed in this module, but in general it's often a good idea to buy devices from major brands, larger distributors, or resellers that are specialized in one or more of the respected platforms. Why? Follow along, and I'll explain.