70-247: Configuring & Deploying a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012

The 70-247: Configuring & Deploying a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012 online training course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with Microsoft System Center 2012.
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This is the second in a sequence of two System Center courses for IT Professionals that combine with their MCSA: Windows Server 2012 will help them towards attaining their MCSE: Private Cloud certification. This course aligns to Exam 246: Configuring & Deploying a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012.

Exam Number: 70-247


Instructor: Doug Bassett, MCITP, MCSE, MCT

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Skills Learned

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

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

Who Should Attend This Course

Data Center Administrators responsible for designing, installing and configuring a private cloud infrastructure. Students looking to attain the MCSE: Private Cloud certification should attend this course.


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:

  • Attendance of the Monitoring & Operating a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012 (246)  course recommended
  • 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 Outline

Design and Deploy System Center

  • Design a scalable System Center architecture
  • Install the System Center infrastructure
  • Upgrade System Center components

Configure System Center Infrastructure

  • Configure System Center components
  • Configure portals and dashboards

Configure the Fabric

  • Configure the storage fabric
  • Configure the network fabric
  • Configure and manage the deployment and update servers
  • Configure clouds and cirtualization hosts

Configure System Center Integration

  • Configure private cloud integration
  • Configure integration of private and public clouds

Configure and Deploy Virtual Machines and Services

  • Configure profiles
  • Create and configure Server App-V packages
  • Configure and deploy a service
  • Update a service

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