The 70-246: Monitoring & Operating a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012 online training 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.

Course Instructor: Doug Bassett

Course Outline

01. Configure Data Center Process Automation

  • Implement workflows
  • Implementing service offerings

02. Deploy Resource Monitoring

  • Deploy end-to-end monitoring
  • Create end-to-end monitoring
  • Create monitoring reports and dashboards

03. Monitor Resources

  • Monitor network devices
  • Monitor servers
  • Monitor the virtualization layer
  • Monitor application health

04. Configure and Maintain Service Management

  • Implement service level management
  • Manage problems and incidents
  • Manage cloud resources

05. Manage Configuration and Protection

  • Manage compliance and configuration
  • Manage updates
  • Implement backup and recovery

Skills Learned

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

  • 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
  • Configure SLAs, dashboards, and widgets
  • Understand appropriate command-Line, PowerShell and applicable management shell commands