MCSE: Private Cloud Solutions Expert


Course Name Exam Hours
Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 70-246 40
Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 70-247 40
Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

About this Course

This course describes how to monitor and operate a private cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012.This course focuses on how to manage and administer the private cloud, and it describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within the private cloud. It does not discuss planning and implementation, which is covered in 10751A: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for datacenter administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the private cloud infrastructure. It is also intended for solution architects who are responsible for designing private cloud architectures and extending existing private cloud solutions. The primary audience for this course is administrators who create service requests. The secondary audience includes datacenter administrators—who are responsible for providing provisioning for applications including configuring and deploying those applications—application/service business owners, and administrators who implement service requests.

Course objectives

  • Describe the private cloud infrastructure.
  • Configure and optimize business unit clouds.
  • Deploy cloud services.
  • Monitor private cloud services.
  • Configure application performance monitoring.
  • Operate and extend service management in the private cloud.
  • Automate incident creation, remediation, and change requests.
  • Implement problem management in the private cloud.
  • Automate Self-Service provisioning.
  • Protect the resources in the private cloud by using Data Protection Manager.
  • Configure compliance in the private cloud.
  • Configure SLAs, dashboards, and widgets.

Prerequisites

This course describes how to monitor and operate a private cloud with System Center 2012. Because this is an extensive technical domain that includes several individual products and technologies, it is strongly recommended administrators have prerequisite knowledge in the following areas:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 experience
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) knowledge
  • Networking experience
  • Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products
  • Knowledge of configuration of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Hyper-V knowledge
  • Knowledge of data center management processes
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Knowledge

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Private Cloud
  • Module 2: Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds
  • Module 3: Deploying Cloud Services
  • Module 4: Monitoring Private Cloud Services
  • Module 5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
  • Module 6: Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud
  • Module 7: Automatic Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests
  • Module 8: Problem Management in the Private Cloud
  • Module 9: Automating Self-Service Provisioning
  • Module 10: Private Cloud Protection and Recovery
  • Module 11: Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud.
  • Module 12: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets.
Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

About this Course

This course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with Microsoft System Center 2012.

Audience Profile

Data center administrators responsible for designing, installing and configuring a private cloud infrastructure.

Course objectives

  • Produce a high-level design that accounts for requirements for the private cloud environment.
  • Configure and deploy the application fabric.
  • Configure a PXE server, an update server, and a software update baseline
  • Configure Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (App-V) so that it can be used to sequence and deploy an application virtually.
  • Build the core components necessary for delivering services on the fabric.
  • Allocate resources to the private cloud and grant access to the private cloud.
  • Understand how to monitor the private cloud using Operations Manager.
  • Understand the tools necessary to extend and customize Operations Manager for a private cloud environment.
  • Set up, configure, and integrate the core components of Service Manager into the private cloud fabric.
  • Configure a service catalog, and then publish it to the Self-Service Portal.
  • Gain the knowledge necessary to deploy and configure DPM in a private cloud.
  • Deploy and configure Microsoft System Center 2012 – Orchestrator in a private cloud, and then integrate it with other System Center 2012 components.

Prerequisites

This course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with System Center 2012. Because this is an extensive technical domain that includes several individual products and technologies, it is strongly recommended administrators have prerequisite knowledge in the following areas:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Networking and storage experience
  • Familiarity with data center management processes
  • Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Planning for the Private Cloud
  • Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with System Center 2012 -Virtual Machine Manager
  • Module 3: Extending and Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery
  • Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
  • Module 6: Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud
  • Module 7: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud
  • Module 10: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Module 11: Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud
  • Module 12: Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack