MCSE: Private Cloud 2012 Boot Camp

Description

Prove your expertise in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies. With Windows Server and System Center, you will build your Microsoft private cloud solution to optimize IT service delivery and gain the automation and flexibility you need for your IT infrastructure, now and in the future.


The Academy's MCSE Private Cloud 2012 Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:


If you didn’t earn your MCSE: Private Cloud certification prior to February 1, 2013, Exam 659 won’t count as credit toward this certification.

If you’re already certified as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator or MCITP: Server Administrator, you only need to complete steps 4 and 5 above to earn your Private Cloud certification.

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a re-certification exam every three years.


This 14-day boot camp provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and administer a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course covers implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course covers the implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration. This course covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery.

This 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. This course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with Microsoft System Center 2012.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe and Maintain AD DS.
  • Manage: Active Directory objects, User and Service Accounts, User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Automate Active Directory administration.
  • Implement: IPv4, DHCP, DNS, IPv6, local storage, Group Policy, NAP, server virtualization using Hyper-V, Group Policy Infrastructure, Update Management
  • Share files and printers.
  • Use GPOs to secure Windows Servers.
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Configure and Troubleshoot: DNS and Remote Access
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot NPS role
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
  • Implement: advanced network services, advanced file services, Dynamic Access Control, distributed AD DS deployments, AD DS sites and replication, AD CS, AD RMS, AD FS, NLB, failover clustering with Hyper-V, disaster recovery
  • 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, SLAs, dashboards, and widgets.
  • 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.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A good understanding of networking fundamentals, Active Directory, networking infrastructure, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts, and basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts.
  • An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
  • Hands on experience working with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
  • Real-world experience implementing, managing, and configuring AD DS and networking infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
  • 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
  • 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.
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