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MCSE Cloud Platform & Infrastructure
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Expand and prove your ability to operate a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 with our engaging, tutor-led course.

Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 70-246 exam is designed to validate your skills and knowledge essential to operate a private cloud using System Center 2012.

Microsoft 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

What will you learn?

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

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What do I Get?

  • Expert, instructor-led training delivered via video streaming
  • Extensive demonstrations and presentations delivered in a multimedia format
  • Practice tests and full exam simulators
  • Unlimited access to the course for 1 year

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** This course bundle is part of our IT Library which also includes Certified Network Professional (CCNP), CISSP, MCSA: Windows Server 2016, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSE: Productivity and many more **


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Course Outline

Module 1

  • Instructor Introduction
  • Course Overview
  • System Center 2012 Overview
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Orchestrator
  • Server Manager
  • Configuration Manager
  • Data Protection Manager
  • Hyper V
  • System Center 2012 Review
  • Chapter Review

Module 2

  • Configure Data Center Process Automation
  • Runbooks
  • Implementing Workflows
  • Creating Groups for Incident Templates
  • Operations Manager Incident Template Creation
  • Connection Building for Operations Manager Alert
  • Incident Validation
  • Runbook CharacteristicsConfiguring Network Resources for Runbooks Deployment
  • Creating the Business Unit
  • Configuring Business Unit Security
  • Incident Testing in Orchestrator
  • Configuring Orchestrator Connections
  • Adding Activities to Runbooks
  • Creating a Remediation Runbook
  • Implementing Service Offerings
  • Creating a Business Unit Group
  • Creating the Queue Object
  • Create Business Unit User Roll
  • Creating Notifications Channel
  • Configuring Notification Subscriptions
  • Publishing Incident Service Offering
  • Creating a Service Offering
  • Creating and Submitting an Incident Request
  • Creating a Minor Change Request
  • Chapter Review

Module 3

  • Deploying Resource Monitoring
  • Deploying End to End Monitoring
  • Configuring End to End Monitoring
  • Deploying Operations Manager Core Components
  • Configuring End to End Monitoring
  • Create Monitoring Reports and Dashboards
  • Chapter Review

Module 4

  • Monitor Resources
  • Monitor Network Devices
  • Monitor Virtualization Layer
  • Monitor Application Health
  • Monitoring Distributed Applications
  • Chapter Review

Module 5

  • Configure and Maintain Service Management
  • Implementing Service Level Management
  • Configuring SLA Management
  • Creating Service Level Metrics
  • Monitor and Review Warnings
  • Manage the Analysis Library
  • Configuring Performance Point Analytics
  • Scorecards and Dashboards
  • Chapter Review

Module 6

  • Manage Configuration and Protection
  • Manage Compliance and Protection
  • Governance Risk Compliance
  • Creating Authority Documents, Control Objectives and Activities
  • Assigning Baselines
  • Implementing Backup and Recovery
  • Deploying the DPM Agent
  • Create a Protection Group
  • Configure the Manual Recovery of Key Data
  • Configure Self-Service Recovery of Key Data
  • Configuring Automatic Protection of Key Data
  • Manage Updates
  • Monitoring Protection Status
  • Updating Distributed Applications with DPM
  • Chapter Review
  • Course Review

Who is this course for?

This course is suited to individuals who are looking to expand their skills and knowledge in regards to Microsoft System Centre.


There are no academic requirements to studying this course.

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