Learn, Train & Troubleshoot SCOM

Want to up your SCOM skills? Look no further – here’s our list of top resources for those wanting to become a real SCOM Pro!

We’ve pulled together some of the best info so you can learn from SCOM experts and MVPs with decades of experience, discover the best training & events, and where to connect with the wider SCOM community.

All things SCOM

Firstly, why not check out the SCOMathon Content Hub, where you’ll find webinars and blogs on all our past events; from our virtual conference SCOMathon, to our 24hr HackaSCOM challenge, and our hugely popular Coffee Break webinars.

MP Authoring

Silect’s annual MP University, running for over 5 years, is also a fab forum for anyone wanting to tune into some online learning – making this the perfect place to kick-start your development.


You’ll also find a whole host of SCOM training modules for users of all levels and abilities run by TopQore, which provide a fantastic certification path that will train you up from operator, through to admin and eventually onto SCOM specialist.

Further reading

It’s also worth spending some time exploring Kevin Holman’s blog. Kevin is a Principal Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft Services, who’s been consulting on SCOM and Azure for over 20 years. His blogs provides a wealth of information on SCOM; from ‘How to get started with fragments‘ to ‘Authoring Management Packs in Visual Studio‘.

Cookdown’s blog provides an extensive list of articles on everything you need to know about SCOM integrations & operations, and the best tools for the job. We also recommend you take a look at their SCOM Freebies as these are sure to get you off to a successful start with SCOM!

Alternatively, if your SCOM system isn’t performing as it should, why not check it into a free SCOM Health Check, so Cookdown’s engineers can dig into your data issues, reduce alert noise, organise your overrides and much more!

Community Chat

However, sometimes the best source of advice is your peers, so we’ve listed all the places you can connect with fellow SCOM fans, to ask questions, share knowledge and network with the wider SCOM community: