(10750A) Exam: 70-246, Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to the Private Cloud

Overview of the Cloud Computing Model
Requirements for the Private Cloud
Operating a Private Cloud Infrastructure with System Center
Maintaining the Health of the Private Cloud
Integrating System Center Components
Verifying the Compliance of the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Module 2: Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds

Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Managing a Virtual Environment with Virtual Machine Manager
Creating Business Unit Clouds

Module 3: Deploying Cloud Services

Overview of Service Templates
VMM Profiles
Web Deploy Packages
Overview of Server App-V
Data-Tier Application Packages

Module 4: Monitoring Private Cloud Services

Overview of System Center Operations Manager
Agent Deployment in Operations Manager
Configuring Custom Monitoring
Monitoring the Network Infrastructure
Monitoring Distributed Applications

Module 5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

Application Performance Monitoring
Advanced Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring
Viewing Application Performance in Operations Manager

Module 6: Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud

Overview of Service Manager
Configuring Security and User Roles
Configuring Work Items
Configuring Incident Queues
Configuring Service Offerings

Module 7: Automatic Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests

Overview of System Center Orchestrator 2012
Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager

Module 8: Problem Management in the Private Cloud


Overview of Problem Management
Creating Custom Rules

Module 9: Automating Self-Service Provisioning

Installing and Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
Cloud Services Configuration Items
Cloud Services Request Items

Module 10: Private Cloud Protection and Recovery

Protecting Data in the Private Cloud
Recovering Data in the Private Cloud

Module 11: Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud


Overview of the Process Pack for IT GRC
Installing and Configuring the Process Pack for IT GRC
Implementing an IT GRC Control Management Program
Maintaining Compliance through VMM Security Baselines and System Center Advisor

Module 12: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

Service Level Tracking
Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards
Publishing Real-Time State with Microsoft Visio Snap-in
System Center Analytics
Using Excel and SSRS to View Data
Overview of PerformancePoint

(10751A) Exam: 70-247, Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

Module 1: Planning for the Private Cloud

Understanding the Private Cloud
Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud
Designing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Overview of System Center 2012 Components
Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM

Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with System Center 2012 -Virtual Machine Manager

Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
Installing and Upgrading VMM
Configuring VMM Security and Roles
Understanding Host Groups

Module 3: Extending and Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
Configuring the Update Server Role
Creating and Using an Update Baseline

Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery

Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
Web Deployment Packages
Server Application Virtualization Overview
Configuring Server App-V Components

Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks

Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
Configuring Hardware Profiles
Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
Configuring Application Profiles
Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
Configuring the Self-Service User Role
Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications

Module 6: Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud

Understanding Private Cloud Computing
Installing and Configuring App Controller
Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates

Module 7: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Operations Manager Architecture and Security
Upgrading Operations Manager 2007 R2
Configuring Notifications
Configuring Management Packs
Configuring Integration with System Center 2012

Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure


Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
Monitoring Templates
Distributed Application Monitoring

Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud


Service Manager Architecture Overview
Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Service Manager
Understanding Service Manager Work Items
Configuring Service Manager Connectors
Configuring Service Manager Notifications

Module 10: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure


Planning DPM Deployment
DPM Architecture and Components
Upgrading DPM
Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud

Module 11: Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud


Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
Deploying and Configuring Core Components
Managing Runbooks
Configuring Integration Packs

Module 12: Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack

Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack
Service Level Management