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MCSE: Private Cloud 2012 Combo Training Courses

About the MCSE: Private Cloud 2012 Combo

Duration: 10 days (80 hours)

Companies are looking for IT professionals who can help them build private cloud solutions to optimize IT service delivery. With Windows Server 2008 and System Center 2012, you can build your Microsoft private cloud solution and gain the automation and flexibility you need for your IT infrastructure, now and in the future. Do you have experience with these technologies? Are you ready to begin the journey to cloud computing with a Microsoft private cloud implementation? Become Private Cloud certified and prove your knowledge and skills in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies.

* The Private Cloud certification requires candidates to show continued ability to perform in this technology area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

To earn your MCSE Private Cloud certification start with either a MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification, then pass Exams 70-246 and 70-247. If you choose to earn the MCSE: Private Cloud certification with the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification, it will not be reflected on your transcript until November, 2012.

If taking this class remotely / via Live Online, students must have dual SVGA monitors 17" or larger, supporting 1440x900 minimum resolution.

Next Class Dates

Dec 11, 2017 – Dec 22, 2017
 
9:00am – 5:00pm EST
 
 

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This training consists of the following courses:

20246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud (System Center 2012)   More on this course

5 days | 40 hours

arrow Course Objectives

  • » Describe the Cloud Model.
  • » Configure and optimize a Private Cloud.
  • » Deploy Cloud Services.
  • » Monitor Cloud Services.
  • » Configure Application Performance Monitoring in a Cloud Environment.
  • » Operate and extend Service Management in in a Cloud Environment.
  • » Automate Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests in a Cloud Environment.
  • » Perform Problem Management in a Cloud Environment.
  • » Operate a Self-Service, Multi-Tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack.
  • » Configure High Availability, Protection and Recovery in a Cloud Environment.
  • » Optimize the Cloud Infrastructure.
  • » Configure SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets in a Cloud Environment.

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arrow Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Cloud Model
    1. Overview of the Cloud Computing Model
    2. Requirements for a Private Cloud
    3. Requirements for a Public or Hybrid Cloud
    4. Operating a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with System Center
    5. Maintaining the Health of a Cloud
    6. Integrating System Center Components
    7. Lab : Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    8. Verify the Infrastructure
    9. Verifying System Center Components
  • Module 2: Configuring a Private Cloud Environment
    1. Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
    2. Managing the Virtual Environment with Virtual Machine Manager
    3. Creating Clouds
    4. Lab : Configuring and Optimizing a Microsoft Private Cloud
    5. Configuring Network Resources
    6. Creating a Cloud
    7. Create a VM Network using Software Defined Networks Isolation
    8. Creating the Contoso Cloud Tenant for StockTrader Production
  • Module 3: Deploying Cloud Services
    1. Overview of Service Templates
    2. VMM Profiles
    3. Web Deploy Packages
    4. Overview of Server App-V
    5. Data-Tier Application Packages
    6. Deploying Services through App Controller
    7. Lab : Importing and Deploying the StockTrader Application
    8. Deploying a Single Tier Service
    9. Configuring Prerequisites
    10. Preparing the StockTrader Service Template
    11. Deploying the Service Template
  • Module 4: Monitoring Cloud Based Applications
    1. Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
    2. Agent Deployment in Operations Manager
    3. Configuring Custom Monitoring
    4. Monitoring the Network Infrastructure
    5. Monitoring Distributed Applications
    6. Lab : Monitoring Private Cloud Services
    7. Deploying an Agent
    8. Configuring Custom Monitoring
    9. Creating a Distributed Application Model
    10. Detecting and Recovering From a Failure
  • Module 5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
    1. Application Performance Monitoring
    2. Advanced Monitoring in APM
    3. Viewing Application Performance Data in Operations Manager
    4. Lab : Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
    5. Configuring Basic Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring
    6. Customizing the Performance Thresholds
    7. Validating Monitoring
    8. Creating a Distributed Application Model for the DinnerNow Application
  • Module 6: Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud
    1. Overview of Service Manager
    2. Configuring Security and User Roles
    3. Configuring Work Items
    4. Configuring Incident Queues
    5. Configuring Service Offerings for a Cloud
    6. Lab : Operating and Extending Service Management in a Cloud
    7. Configuring Security Roles
    8. Configuring Notifications
    9. Publish an Incident Service Offering
    10. Raising an Incident
    11. Creating a Change Request
    12. Creating a Release Record
  • Module 7: Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests
    1. Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
    2. Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager
    3. Lab : Automating Incident Creation, Remediation and Change Requests
    4. Configuring the Incident Template
    5. Configuring Incidents that affect the StockTrader Service
    6. Automatic Incident remediation and Change Requests
  • Module 8: Problem Management in the Private Cloud
    1. Overview of Problem Management
    2. Creating Custom Rules
    3. Lab : Automating Problem Management in the Private Cloud
    4. Manually Creating a Problem Record
    5. Creating a Custom Event Rule in Operations Manager
    6. Configuring Automated Problem Record Creation
  • Module 9: Operating a Self Service, Multi-Tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack
    1. Windows Azure Pack Key Concepts
    2. Administer Windows Azure Pack
    3. Windows Azure Pack Providers
    4. Lab : Operating a self-service multi-tenant cloud
    5. Preparing the environment
    6. Create a Plan and Tenant
    7. Provision a new Virtual Machine
    8. On completion of this module you will be able to:
    9. Describe the key features, architecture, components, and security features of Windows Azure Pack.
    10. Describe the Windows Azure Pack concepts.
    11. Provision and Configure services in the Windows Azure Pack.
  • Module 10: High Availability, Protection, and Recovery for the Cloud
    1. High Availability for a Cloud
    2. Protecting Data in the Private Cloud
    3. Recovering Data in the Private Cloud
    4. Lab : Cloud Protection and Recovery
    5. Configuring Manual Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
    6. Configuring Automatic Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
    7. Monitoring Protection Status
  • Module 11: Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure
    1. Using Virtual Machine Manager to Keep the Cloud Infrastructure Up-to-Date
    2. Using Configuration Manager to keep Virtual Machines up-to-date
    3. Using System Center Advisor to Optimize Cloud infrastructure
    4. Using Pro-Tips to Optimize Cloud infrastructure
    5. Lab : Optimizing your Cloud Infrastructure
    6. Configuring Update Baselines
    7. Configuring Pro-Tips
  • Module 12: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets
    1. Service Level Tracking
    2. Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards
    3. Publishing Real-Time State with Microsoft Visio Snap-in
    4. System Center Analytics
    5. Using Excel and SSRS to View Data
    6. Configuring Service Reporting
    7. Lab : Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets
    8. Configuring Service Level Tracking
    9. Configuring Service Level Management for a cloud
    10. Configuring Microsoft Excel Analytics
    11. Configuring and running Service Reporting

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20247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (System Center 2012)   More on this course

5 days | 40 hours

arrow Course Objectives

  • » Plan for a Hybrid Cloud
  • » Configure and deploy a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • » Extend and maintain the Cloud infrastructure
  • » Configure application delivery for a cloud
  • » Create Private Cloud building blocks
  • » Deploy and access private clouds
  • » Monitor the Cloud infrastructure
  • » Extend and customize monitoring of the Cloud infrastructure
  • » Implement Service Management for the Cloud
  • » Configure High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud
  • » Automate and standardize the Cloud
  • » Configure a multi-tenant Cloud

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arrow Course Outline

  • Module 1: Planning for the Cloud
    1. Understanding Cloud Models
    2. Benefits for Deploying a Private Cloud
    3. Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure
    4. Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
    5. Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Components
    6. Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM
    7. Lab : Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    8. Deploying the Virtual Machine Manager agent
    9. Confirming the Hyper-V Hosts and Virtual Machines are being managed by VMM
  • Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
    2. Configuring Advanced Networking in VMM
    3. Installing and Upgrading VMM
    4. Configuring VMM Security and Roles
    5. Understanding Host Groups
    6. Lab : Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    7. Configuring Host Groups
    8. Configuring User Roles and Run As Accounts
    9. Configuring the Library
    10. Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    11. Deploying a New Virtual Machine
  • Module 3: Extending and Maintaining Cloud Infrastructure
    1. Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
    2. Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
    3. Configuring the Update Server Role
    4. Creating and Using an Update Baseline
    5. Lab : Maintaining Cloud Infrastructure
    6. Configuring a PXE Server in VMM
    7. Configuring a Physical Computer Profile
    8. Configuring an Update Server Role in VMM
    9. Configuring a Software Update Baseline in VMM
  • Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery
    1. Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
    2. Web Deployment Packages
    3. Server Application Virtualization Overview
    4. Configuring Server App-V Components
    5. Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications
    6. Lab : Configuring Virtual Application Delivery
    7. Configuring the Server App-V Sequencer
    8. Configuring the Server App-V Agent
    9. Sequencing an Application
    10. Testing the Server App-V Package Deployment
  • Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
    1. Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
    2. Configuring Hardware Profiles
    3. Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
    4. Configuring Application Profiles
    5. Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
    6. Configuring Service Provider Foundation
    7. Configuring User Roles
    8. Lab : Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
    9. Configuring Profiles
    10. Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
    11. Configuring a Service Template
    12. Configuring User Roles
  • Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud
    1. Understanding Private Cloud Computing
    2. Installing and Configuring App Controller
    3. Creating and Managing Service Templates
    4. Lab : Deploying and Configuring Accessing to a Hybrid Cloud
    5. Creating and Configuring a Private Cloud
    6. Configuring App Controller
    7. Creating, Deploying and Managing Services
  • Module 7: Monitoring Cloud Infrastructure
    1. Operations Manager Architecture and Security
    2. Operations Manager Installation Considerations
    3. Configuring User Roles and Notifications
    4. Configuring Management Packs
    5. Configuring Integration with System Center 2012 R2
    6. Lab : Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    7. Deploying Agents
    8. Deploying and Configuring Management Packs
    9. Configuring Roles and Notifications
    10. Configuring VMM Integration
    11. Configuring DPM Integration
  • Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Cloud Infrastructure
    1. Configuring System Center Advisor
    2. Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
    3. Monitoring Templates
    4. Distributed Application Monitoring
    5. Lab : Extending and Customizing Monitoring
    6. Creating Custom Monitoring
    7. Creating a Distributed Application
    8. Configuring Service Level Tracking
    9. Creating Views for Private Cloud Infrastructure Scenario
  • Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Cloud
    1. Service Manager Architecture Overview
    2. Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
    3. Understanding Service Manager Work Items
    4. Configuring Service Manager Connectors
    5. Configuring Service Manager Notifications
    6. Lab : Implementing Service Management for a Cloud
    7. Configuring Service Manager Basic Settings
    8. Configuring Service Manager Connectors
    9. Configuring the Self-Service Portal
    10. Configuring Notifications
  • Module 10: Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud
    1. Planning for Azure Site Recovery
    2. Planning DPM Deployment
    3. DPM Architecture and Components
    4. Upgrading DPM
    5. Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
    6. Configuring Application Protection for a Cloud
    7. Restoring Applications to the Cloud
    8. Lab : Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    9. Configuring the Storage Pool
    10. Deploying DPM Protection Agents
    11. Creating and Configuring Protection Groups
    12. Configuring SQL Server Self-Service Recovery
    13. Restoring Data from a SQL Server Protection Group
    14. Performing Self-Service Recovery of SQL Server Data
  • Module 11: Automating and Standardizing a Cloud
    1. Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
    2. Deploying and Configuring Core Components
    3. Managing Runbooks
    4. Configuring Integration Packs
    5. Lab : Automating a Private Cloud
    6. Deploying a Runbook Server and Configuring Integration Packs
    7. Configure a Template to Deploy Agents on a New Virtual Machine
    8. Creating a Runbook to Protect All Resources on a Virtual Machine Scenario
  • Module 12: Configuring a Self-Service Multi-Tenant Cloud with the Windows Azure Pack
    1. Configuring the Windows Azure Pack
    2. Lab : Configuring the Windows Azure Pack
    3. Configuring the Windows Azure Pack

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
  • » 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

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