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Exam 70-247 : Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

Audience Profile

This course is intended for datacenter administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the private cloud infrastructure. It is also intended for solution architects who are responsible for designing private cloud architectures and extending existing private cloud solutions. The primary audience for this course is administrators who create service requests.

The secondary audience includes datacenter administrators—who are responsible for providing provisioning for applications including configuring and deploying those applications—application/service business owners, and administrators who implement service requests.

Another audience for this course is IT professionals who are looking to take Exam 70-247 : Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE : Private Cloud certification.

Prerequisites

This course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with System Center 2012. Because this is an extensive technical domain that includes several individual products and technologies, it is strongly recommended administrators have prerequisite knowledge in the following areas:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 experience
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) knowledge
  • Networking experience

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • 70-410 : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 70-411 : Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 70-412 : Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 services
  • 70-246 : Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

An ideal candidate must have:

  • Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products
  • Knowledge of configuration of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Knowledge of data center management processes
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Knowledge
  • Familiarity with data center management processes
  • Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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.

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

  • Design and deploy System Center (15–20%)
  • Configure System Center infrastructure (20–25%)
  • Configure the fabric (25–30%)
  • Configure System Center integration (15–20%)
  • Configure and deploy virtual machines and services (15–20%)

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