MCSE Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Training

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Private Cloud with System Center 2012 training imparts the knowledge and skills to deploy, configure, operate, and monitor a private cloud with Microsoft® System Center 2012. Participants learn how to monitor key elements of the infrastructure and the applications operational in the private cloud. The training also discusses about the Microsoft System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). The trainees after exploring such details are equipped to appear for the MCSE Private Cloud certification.

This training course curriculum is divided into two sub-courses:

  • Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
  • Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

By the end of the training, the candidates will be proficient in the following skillset:

  • Understand private cloud infrastructure
  • Deploy and monitor private cloud services
  • Automate incident creation, remediation, change requests, self-service provisioning
  • Configure application performance monitoring, dashboards, and widgets
  • Prepare high-level to meet the requirements of the private cloud environment
  • Configure a PXE server, an update server, and a software update baseline
  • Deploy an application virtually through the configured Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (App-V)
  • Work on Operations Manager, service catalog, and Orchestrator
Target audience
  • Datacenter administrators
  • Solution architects
  • Professionals designing the private cloud architecture
  • Professionals administering the private cloud infrastructure
Prerequisites

Hand-son exposure on the following is a prerequisite to undertake this training:

  • Windows Server® 2008 R2
  • Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V®
  • Configuration of Microsoft SharePoint®
  • System Center products

Understanding of networking and data center management processes will be an added advantage.

Exams

After being trained on above skills, you can attempt MCSE: Private Cloud certification following exams to get officially certified by Microsoft:

Course Name Course No. Exam No. Certification Achieved
Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 10750 70-246

MCSE: Private Cloud

Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012Server 2013 10751 70-247

Course 10750: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

1: Introduction to the Private Cloud

  • Overview of the Cloud Computing Model           
  • Requirements for the Private Cloud       
  • Operating a Private Cloud Infrastructure with System Center       
  • Maintaining the Health of the Private Cloud        
  • Integrating System Center Components 
  • Verifying the Compliance of the Private Cloud Infrastructure       

2: Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds

  • Overview of System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager       
  • Managing the Virtual Environment with Virtual Machine Manager 
  • Creating Business Unit Clouds  

3: Deploying Cloud Services

  • Overview of Service Templates 
  • VMM Profiles
  • Web Deploy Packages 
  • Overview of Server App-V        
  • Data-Tier Application Packages

4: Monitoring Private Cloud Services

  • Overview of System Center 2012 - Operations Manager  
  • Agent Deployment in Operations Manager         
  • Configuring Custom Monitoring 
  • Monitoring the Network Infrastructure
  • Monitoring Distributed Applications       

5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

  • Application Performance Monitoring      
  • Advanced Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring     
  • Viewing Application Performance Data in Operations Manager   

6: Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud

  • Overview of Service Manager    
  • Configuring Security and User Roles     
  • Configuring Work Items
  • Configuring Incident Queues     
  • Configuring Service Offerings   

7: Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests

  • Overview of System Center Orchestrator 2012   
  • Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager  

8: Problem Management in the Private Cloud

  • Overview of Problem Management        
  • Creating Custom Rules 

9: Automating Self-Service Provisioning

  • Installing and Configuring the System Center
  • Cloud Services Process Pack   
  • Cloud Services Configuration Items       
  • Cloud Services Request Items  

10: Private Cloud Protection and Recovery

  • Protecting Data in the Private Cloud      
  • Recovering Data in the Private Cloud    

11: Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud

  • Overview of the Process Pack for IT GRC         
  • Installing and Configuring the Process Pack for IT GRC 
  • Implementing an IT GRC Control Management Program  
  • Maintaining Compliance through VMM Security Baselines and System Center Advisor     

12: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

  • Service Level Tracking  
  • Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards    
  • Publishing Real-Time State with Microsoft Visio Snap-in 
  • System Center Analytics           
  • Using Excel and SSRS to View Data     
  • Overview of PerformancePoint  

Course 10751: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

1: Planning for the Private Cloud

  • Understanding the Private Cloud           
  • Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud      
  • Designing the Private Cloud Infrastructure         
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Components   
  • Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM

2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

  • Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
  • Installing and Upgrading VMM
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles    
  • Understanding Host Groups      

3: Extending and Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles  
  • Deploying Bare Metal Hyper-V Host Servers      
  • Configuring the Update Server Role      
  • Creating and Using an Update Baseline 

4: Configuring Application Delivery

  • Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
  • Web Deployment Packages      
  • Server Application Virtualization Overview          
  • Configuring Server App-V Components 
  • Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications 

5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks

  • Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles    
  • Configuring Hardware Profiles   
  • Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles        
  • Configuring Application Profiles
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Templates  
  • Configuring the Self-Service User Role  

6: Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud

  • Understanding Private Cloud Computing           
  • Installing and Configuring App Controller           
  • Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates

7: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Operations Manager Architecture and Security   
  • Upgrading Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Configuring Notifications          
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Integration with System Center 2012

8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal           
  • Monitoring Templates
  • Distributed Application Monitoring        

9: Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud

  • Service Manager Architecture Overview 
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Service Manager    
  • Understanding Service Manager Work Items      
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors          
  • Configuring Service Manager Notifications        

10: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Planning DPM Deployment       
  • DPM Architecture and Components       
  • Upgrading DPM           
  • Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud  
  • Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud       

11: Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud

  • Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview     
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Components   
  • Managing Runbooks    
  • Configuring Integration Packs   

12: Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack

  • Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack 
  • Service Level Management

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