IT Networking Training Catalog – 70-246 – Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 R2 (MCSE) Series!

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Overview: This series describes how to monitor and operate a private cloud with System Center 2012 R2. Students will learn the basics of the cloud, cloud services, monitoring and automating responses. Students will also learn about managing problems in the private cloud, service management, cloud protection and cleaning up system center databases.

Certification Details

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.

Certification Exam Details:
Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012– Exam 70-246: Learn More about this certification exam.

New! Add-on Practice Labs: This course series offers optional hands on practice-labs available for purchase. Try out your new skills today!

Career Path: Earning an MCSE: Private Cloud certification will qualify you for such jobs as server administrator, systems programmer, and network manager.

Series Taught By: Ken Mayer

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 13
Students can earn up to 13 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion. Learn More

Course Modules:

Module 01 – System Center 2012

(Duration: 31m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: What is System Center 2012?
  3. Suite of Components
  4. Operations Manager
  5. Configuration Manager
  6. Service Manager
  7. Orchestrator
  8. Data Protection Manager
  9. Virtual Machine Manager
  10. Putting it All Together
  11. Module 01 Review
  12. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 -Working with the Business Cloud

(Duration: 47m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Examining SC 2012 VMM
  3. Introducing VMM
  4. Features of VMM
  5. Securing VMM
  6. Lesson 2: Working with VMs with the VMM
  7. Looking at the Fabric
  8. VMs
  9. Jobs
  10. Working with Settings
  11. Lesson 3: Creating Clouds for Business
  12. The Business Unit
  13. Resources
  14. Capacity
  15. Capabilities
  16. Demo
  17. – Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds
  18. Module 03 Review
  19. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 -Monitoring

(Duration: 2h 1m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Overview of Operations Manager
  3. What is Operations Manager?
  4. User Roles to Secure Operations Manager
  5. Operations Manager Architecture
  6. Deploying Agents Manually and Automatically
  7. Active Directory’s Involvement with Deploying Agents
  8. Lesson 2: Customize the Monitoring Operations
  9. What is a Management Pack?
  10. Monitoring Cloud Components
  11. Lesson 3: Monitoring Application Performance
  12. Types of Applications
  13. Using the APM Template
  14. How APM Monitors Performance and Reliability
  15. Basic Configuration of APM
  16. Lesson 4: Advanced Monitoring
  17. Server Side Monitoring
  18. Server Side Best Practices
  19. Client Side Monitoring
  20. How to Fine Tune APM’s Configuration
  21. Lesson 5: Using Operations Manager for Applications
  22. Applications Monitoring with Operations Manager
  23. What is the Application Advisor?
  24. Application Diagnostics
  25. Lesson 6: Using Operations Manager for the Network
  26. Operations Manager Support Network Devices and Extended Monitoring Capabilities
  27. What Security Issues Should You Think of When Monitoring the Network Infrastructure?
  28. How to Configure Network Device Monitoring
  29. Lesson 7: Using Operations Manager for Distributed Applications
  30. Understanding Distributed Applications
  31. Monitoring Distributed Applications
  32. Viewing Distributed Application Health
  33. Lesson 8: What’s New in Operations Manager 2012 R2
  34. Fabric Monitoring
  35. Microsoft Monitoring Agent
  36. Integrating OM with Development Processes (DevOps)
  37. Support for IPv6
  38. System Center Advisor
  39. Demo – Installing Operations Manager
  40. Demo – Deploying an Agent
  41. Demo – Configuration for Custom Monitoring
  42. Demo – Configuring Basic Monitoring and Application Performance
  43. Module 05 Review
  44. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 -Managing Problems in the Private Cloud

(Duration: 30m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: What is Problem Management
  3. Comparing Incidents to Problems
  4. Describing Problem Management
  5. Creating Problem Records with Service Manager
  6. How to Link Problems to Incidents
  7. Lesson 2: Using Custom Rules
  8. Types of Rules
  9. Targeting Rules and Monitors to Applications and Computers
  10. Generating Alerts
  11. Demo – Problem Management in the Private Cloud
  12. Module 07 Review
  13. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 -Cloud Protection, Recovery, and Compliance

(Duration: 1h 29m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Protecting and Recovering Data for the Private Cloud
  3. What is the DPM?
  4. Deploying Agents
  5. How to Make a Protection Group
  6. Verifying Protected Data
  7. Lesson 2: Data Recovery
  8. Automating Data Recovery
  9. How to Recover Data Manually
  10. What Can a User Recover?
  11. Lesson 3: Overview of the Process Pack for IT GRC
  12. Compliance Management Processes
  13. Overview of the Process Pack for IT GRC
  14. Lesson 4: Installing the Process Pack for IT GRC
  15. Preparing and Configuring the Environment for the Process for IT GRC
  16. Installing and Configuring the Process Pack for IT GRC
  17. Lesson 5: Implementing an IT GRC Control Management Program
  18. Creating the Control Management Program
  19. How to Administer the Control Management Program
  20. Lesson 6: How to Maintain Compliance Through VMM Security Baselines with System Center Advisor
  21. VMM Support of the Software Update Compliance
  22. System Center Advisor
  23. Lesson 7: What’s New with DPM 2012 R2
  24. Windows Azure Backup
  25. Linux Virtual Machine Backup
  26. Demo – Configuring Manual Protection
  27. Module 09 Review
  28. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11 -Cleaning Up System Center Databases

(Duration: 30m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Service Manager Groom Settings
  3. Saving Data in the Service Manager Database
  4. Working with the Service Manager Data Warehouse Groom Settings
  5. Operations Manager Groom Settings
  6. Lesson 2: View and Purge Orchestrator Runbook Logs
  7. View Orchestrator Logs
  8. Purging Orchestrator Logs
  9. Demo – Creating an IT GRC Control Management Program
  10. Module 11 Review
  11. Course Closure
  12. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 -Introducing the Cloud

(Duration: 1h 16m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Discussion of Cloud Computing
  3. How Cloud Computing Came About
  4. Differences Between Private and Public Clouds
  5. Models
  6. Implementing the Private Cloud
  7. Using System Center 2012 with the Private Cloud
  8. Lesson 2: Important Requirements
  9. Requirements
  10. Onboarding and Services
  11. Administrative Functions
  12. Lesson 3: Working with System Center and the Infrastructure
  13. Using VMM for the Cloud Design
  14. Cloud Management with the VMM
  15. Orchestrator
  16. Lesson 4: Maintaining the Cloud Health
  17. How to Monitor Health and Performance
  18. What Are the Key Indicators?
  19. Lesson 5: How Components are Integrated
  20. Why Integrate SC Components?
  21. How to Make Sure All is Working
  22. Lesson 6: Are You in Compliance?
  23. Compliance
  24. Remediation
  25. Demo
  26. – Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  27. Demo
  28. – Verifying System Center Components
  29. Module 02 Review
  30. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 -Cloud Services

(Duration: 1h 13m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Looking at Service Templates and VMM Profiles What Constitutes the Service Template
  3. Planning and Preparation of the Service Template
  4. Guest OS Profiles
  5. Hardware Profiles
  6. Application Profiles
  7. SQL Server Profile
  8. Lesson 2: Web Deploy Packages
  9. Describing Web Deploy
  10. How to Install and Create a Packag
  11. e
  12. Connecting Web Deploy to an App Profile
  13. Lesson 3: Server App
  14. -V Introduction
  15. Understanding the Server App
  16. V
  17. How to Sequence an Application
  18. Lesson 4: The Data of the N
  19. -Tier Application
  20. Describing Data
  21. -Tier Application Packages
  22. Using DAC Packages with VMM
  23. Lesson 5: What’s New with VMM R2
  24. VMM R2 Networking
  25. VMs and the Cloud
  26. Fabric
  27. Storage
  28. Services
  29. Infrastructure
  30. Demo – Installing SQL Server
  31. Demo – Importing and Deploying the Stock Trader Application
  32. Module 04 Review
  33. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 -Automating Responses

(Duration: 50m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Looking at Orchestrator 2012
  3. Orchestrator Components
  4. Orchestrator Integration Packs
  5. Lesson 2: Putting Orchestrator, Operations Manager, and Service Manager Together
  6. Integration with Operations Manager
  7. Integration with Service Manager
  8. Activity Collections
  9. Workflow Controls
  10. Configuring Runbook
  11. Lesson 3: What’s New with Orchestrator 2012 R2
  12. Service Management Automation Web Service
  13. Integration Packs
  14. Demo – Operating and Extending Service Management
  15. Demo – Prerequisites for Automating Self-Service Provisioning
  16. Module 06 Review
  17. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 -Service Management in the Private Cloud

(Duration: 44m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Service Manager Introduction
  3. Introduction to Service Manager
  4. Architecture
  5. Integration with Other SC Components
  6. Operating Service Manager
  7. Lesson 2: Security Settings
  8. User Roles
  9. Run As…
  10. PowerShell Security
  11. Lesson 3: Work Items
  12. Incidents
  13. Problems
  14. Change Requests
  15. Release Records
  16. Lesson 4: Incident Queues and Service Offerings
  17. What is an Incident Queue?
  18. How to Make an Incident Queue
  19. Self-Service Portal
  20. Request Offerings
  21. Service Offerings
  22. Lesson 5: What’s New with Service Manager 2012 R2
  23. What’s New with Service Manager 2012 R2
  24. Demo – Configuring the Incident Template
  25. Module 08 Review
  26. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 10 -SLAs, Dashboards and Widgets

(Duration: 1h 3m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards
  3. Configuring Views
  4. Host to Configure and Publish a Dashboard
  5. Lesson 2: Real-Time State Using Visio
  6. Visio Framework
  7. Visio Diagrams
  8. Putting Visio Diagrams on SharePoint
  9. Lesson 3: System Center Analytics
  10. What is SC Analytics?
  11. Discussion of the SC SM Data Warehouse
  12. Introducing SC SM Manager Cubes
  13. Discussion of the SC OM Data Warehouse
  14. Lesson 4: Service Level Tracking
  15. Describing the Process
  16. SLT
  17. SLT Reporting
  18. Using SharePoint
  19. Lesson 5: Viewing SSRS and Excel to View Data
  20. Standard Reports
  21. Using Excel
  22. Service Manager Analysis Library
  23. Lesson 6: PerformancePoint
  24. Architecture
  25. Dashboard Designer
  26. Demo – Configuring Service Level Tracking
  27. Module 10 Review
  28. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)
This course includes
  • about 10h 57m hours on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable Pdf Workbooks
  • Unlimited time access (During Membership)
  • Access on mobile and Desktop
  • Certificate of Completion

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