1) Try it! There is nothing like hands-on experience with a product. Download Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software and install it from here!

2) CEP: Join the Community Evaluation Program (CEP) to “evaluate early versions of products with guidance from the product team and by sharing of experiences and best practices among a community of peers.

3) Webinars, Podcasts, slides: Use free online resources:

4) Virtual Labs

5) Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start April 3-4, 2012

6) Gotta-know-url’s:

7) Catapult System Center 2012 Roadmap: Catapult can assist with learning more on ConfigMgr 2012 on-site as part of the roadmap project for System Center 2012 (contact via this blog article with a comment or from an email to info@catapultsystems.com)

8) Books: The System Center Configuration Manager “Unleashed” book is scheduled for release May 2012.

9) Microsoft Forums:

10) Training Classes: Microsoft Training courses are available for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

11) Microsoft Certification: System Center Configuration Manger 2012

Do you know of other ways to skill up on ConfigMgr 2012? If so, please post them here!