70-246: Monitoring & Operating a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012

The 70-246: Monitoring & Operating a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012 online training 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.
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This is the first in a sequence of two System Center online training courses for IT Professionals that combine with their MCSA: Windows Server 2012 will help them towards attaining their MCSE: Private Cloud certification. This online training course aligns to Exam 246: Monitoring & Operating a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012.

Exam Number: 70-246

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Instructor: Doug Bassett

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Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Understand appropriate command-Line, PowerShell and applicable management shell commands

Who Should Attend This Course

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 online training 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. Students looking to attain the MCSE: Private Cloud certification should attend this course.

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 Outline

Configure Data Center Process Automation

  • Implement workflows
  • Implementing service offerings

Deploy Resource Monitoring

  • Deploy end-to-end monitoring
  • Create end-to-end monitoring
  • Create monitoring reports and dashboards

Monitor Resources

  • Monitor network devices
  • Monitor servers
  • Monitor the virtualization layer
  • Monitor application health

Configure and Maintain Service Management

  • Implement service level management
  • Manage problems and incidents
  • Manage cloud resources

Manage Configuration and Protection

  • Manage compliance and configuration
  • Manage updates
  • Implement backup and recovery

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