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70-246 Monitoring and Operating Private Cloud with System Center 2012

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The 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 course provides extensive coverage of skills and knowledge required to operate a private cloud with System Center 2012. The course will offer the necessary training to administer the private cloud, private cloud applications, management, and key elements of monitoring infrastructure.

The 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 course covers of cloud, cloud service and monitoring and automating responses. You will also gain an understanding on how to manage problems in the private cloud, cloud protection, service management and cleaning up the system center database. The course will enhance your skills to build a Microsoft private cloud solution, optimise IT service delivery, gain automation and flexibility for the IT infrastructure in the present and future.

The course is internationally recognised and accredited to a training organisation and you will be issued an internationally recognised qualification following full completion of the 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 course.

Why consider 1Training?

As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning Outcomes?

  • Learn to describe private cloud infrastructure
  • Configure and optimise business unit clouds
  • Deploy cloud services
  • Configure compliance in the private cloud
  • Implement problem management
  • Protect the resources in private cloud with Data Protection Manager
  • Configure application performance monitoring

Course Curriculum

  • Module 01: System Center 2012
  • Module 02: Introducing the Cloud
  • Module 03: Working with the Business Cloud
  • Module 04: Cloud Services
  • Module 05: Monitoring
  • Module 06: Automating Responses
  • Module 07: Managing Problems in the Private Cloud
  • Module 08: Service Management in the Private Cloud
  • Module 09: Cloud Protection, Recovery, and Compliance
  • Module 10: SLAs, Dashboards and Widgets
  • Module 11: Cleaning Up System Center Databases

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

This Course is intended for?

  • IT Professionals
  • Individuals with basic background in private cloud
  • Systems Administrators and Systems Programmers
  • Learners with a background in IT
  • Anyone who is interested in expanding their knowledge of Private Cloud

Entry Requirements

This course requires learners to have basic knowledge in Windows PowerShell and Microsoft SQL Server.


You will be tested on your ability to accomplish technical tasks listed under the Course Curriculum. There is a percentage that indicates the weight of each major topic on the exam as stated in the official website.

As it is an official exam, learners will have to purchase it separately on the relevant website.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded a certificate in 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012.

Awarding Body

The certificate will be awarded by Microsoft. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in the IT enterprise.

Career Path and Salary

Once you successfully complete 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 you will be qualified to work in the following positions. The 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 qualification will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.

  • IT Support Engineer – £22,081 per annum
  • Network Manager – £30,389 per annum
  • System Administrator – £25,422 per annum
  • Server Administrator – £31,335 per annum
  • Network Administrator – £25,250 per annum

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Excellent Tutor Support Service (Monday to Friday)
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 185
➤ Module 01 - System Center 2012
Lesson 1: What is System Center 2012?
1.1 Suite of Components
1.2 Operations Manager
1.3 Configuration Manager
1.4 Service Manager
1.5 Orchestrator
1.6 Data Protection Manager
1.7 Virtual Machine Manager
1.8 Putting it All Together
1.9 Module 01 Review
➤ Module 02 - Introducing the Cloud
Lesson 1: Discussion of Cloud Computing
1.1 How Cloud Computing Came About
1.2 Differences Between Private and Public Clouds
1.3 Models
1.4 Implementing the Private Cloud
1.5 Using System Center 2012 with the Private Cloud
Lesson 2: Important Requirements
2.1 Requirements
2.2 Onboarding and Services
2.3 Administrative Functions
Lesson 3: Working with System Center and the Infrastructure
3.1 Using VMM for the Cloud Design
3.2 Cloud Management with the VMM
3.3 Orchestrator
Lesson 4: Maintaining the Cloud Health
4.1 How to Monitor Health and Performance
4.2 What Are the Key Indicators?
Lesson 5: How Components are Integrated
5.1 Why Integrate SC Components?
5.2 How to Make Sure All is Working
Lesson 6: Are You in Compliance?
6.1 Compliance
6.2 Remediation
6.3 Demo – Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
6.4 Demo – Verifying System Center Components
6.5 Module 02 Review
➤ Module 03 - Working with the Business Cloud
Lesson 1: Examining SC 2012 VMM
1.1 Introducing VMM
1.2 Features of VMM
1.3 Securing VMM
Lesson 2: Working with VMs with the VMM
2.1 Looking at the Fabric
2.2 VMs
2.3 Jobs
2.4 Working with Settings
Lesson 3: Creating Clouds for Business
3.1 The Business Unit
3.2 Resources
3.3 Capacity
3.4 Capabilities
3.5 Demo – Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds
3.6 Module 03 Review
➤ Module 04 - Cloud Services
Lesson 1: Looking at Service Templates and VMM Profiles
1.1 What Constitutes the Service Template
1.2 Planning and Preparation of the Service Template
1.3 Guest OS Profiles
1.4 Hardware Profiles
1.5 Application Profiles
1.6 SQL Server Profile
Lesson 2: Web Deploy Packages
2.1 Describing Web Deploy
2.2 How to Install and Create a Package
2.3 Connecting Web Deploy to an App Profile
Lesson 3: Server App-V Introduction
3.1 Understanding the Server App-V
3.2 How to Sequence an Application
Lesson 4: The Data of the N-Tier Application
4.1 Describing Data-Tier Application Packages
4.2 Using DAC Packages with VMM
Lesson 5: What’s New with VMM R2
5.1 VMM R2 Networking
5.2 VMs and the Cloud
5.3 Fabric
5.4 Storage
5.5 Services
5.6 Infrastructure
5.7 Demo – Installing SQL Server
5.8 Demo – Importing and Deploying the Stock Trader Application
5.9 Module 04 Review
➤ Module 05 – Monitoring
Lesson 1: Overview of Operations Manager
1.1 What is Operations Manager?
1.2 User Roles to Secure Operations Manager
1.3 Operations Manager Architecture
1.4 Deploying Agents Manually and Automatically
1.5 Active Directory’s Involvement with Deploying Agents
Lesson 2: Customize the Monitoring Operations
2.1 What is a Management Pack?
2.2 Monitoring Cloud Components
Lesson 3: Monitoring Application Performance
3.1 Types of Applications
3.2 Using the APM Template
3.3 How APM Monitors Performance and Reliability
3.4 Basic Configuration of APM
Lesson 4: Advanced Monitoring
4.1 Server Side Monitoring
4.2 Server Side Best Practices
4.3 Client Side Monitoring
4.4 How to Fine Tune APM’s Configuration
Lesson 5: Using Operations Manager for Applications
5.1 Applications Monitoring with Operations Manager
5.2 What is the Application Advisor?
5.3 Application Diagnostics
Lesson 6: Using Operations Manager for the Network
6.1 Operations Manager Support Network Devices and Extended Monitoring Capabilities
6.2 What Security Issues Should You Think of When Monitoring the Network Infrastructure?
6.3 How to Configure Network Device Monitoring
Lesson 7: Using Operations Manager for Distributed Applications
7.1 Understanding Distributed Applications
7.2 Monitoring Distributed Applications
7.3 Viewing Distributed Application Health
Lesson 8: What’s New in Operations Manager 2012 R2
8.1 Fabric Monitoring
8.2 Microsoft Monitoring Agent
8.3 Integrating OM with Development Processes (DevOps)
8.4 Support for IPv6
8.5 System Center Advisor
8.6 Demo – Installing Operations Manager
8.7 Demo – Deploying an Agent
8.8 Demo – Configuration for Custom Monitoring
8.9 Demo – Configuring Basic Monitoring and Application Performance
8.10 Module 05 Review
➤ Module 06 - Automating Responses
Lesson 1: Looking at Orchestrator 2012
1.1 Orchestrator Components
1.2 Orchestrator Integration Packs
Lesson 2: Putting Orchestrator, Operations Manager, and Service Manager Together
2.1 Integration with Operations Manager
2.2 Integration with Service Manager
2.3 Activity Collections
2.4 Workflow Controls
2.5 Configuring Runbook
Lesson 3: What’s New with Orchestrator 2012 R2
3.1 Service Management Automation Web Service
3.2 Integration Packs
3.3 Demo – Operating and Extending Service Management
3.4 Demo – Prerequisites for Automating Self-Service Provisioning
3.5 Module 06 Review
➤ Module 07 - Managing Problems in the Private Cloud
Lesson 1: What is Problem Management
1.1 Comparing Incidents to Problems
1.2 Describing Problem Management
1.3 Creating Problem Records with Service Manager
1.4 How to Link Problems to Incidents
Lesson 2: Using Custom Rules
2.1 Types of Rules
2.2 Targeting Rules and Monitors to Applications and Computers
2.3 Generating Alerts
2.4 Demo – Problem Management in the Private Cloud
2.5 Module 07 Review
➤ Module 08 - Service Management in the Private Cloud
Lesson 1: Service Manager Introduction
1.1 Introduction to Service Manager
1.2 Architecture
1.3 Integration with Other SC Components
1.4 Operating Service Manager
Lesson 2: Security Settings
2.1 User Roles
2.2 Run As…
2.3 PowerShell Security
Lesson 3: Work Items
3.1 Incidents
3.2 Problems
3.3 Change Requests
3.4 Release Records
Lesson 4: Incident Queues and Service Offerings
4.1 What is an Incident Queue?
4.2 How to Make an Incident Queue
4.3 Self-Service Portal
4.4 Request Offerings
4.5 Service Offerings
Lesson 5: What’s New with Service Manager 2012 R2
5.1 What’s New with Service Manager 2012 R2
5.2 Demo – Configuring the Incident Template
5.3 Module 08 Review
➤ Module 09 - Cloud Protection, Recovery, and Compliance
Lesson 1: Protecting and Recovering Data for the Private Cloud
1.1 What is the DPM?
1.2 Deploying Agents
1.3 How to Make a Protection Group
1.4 Verifying Protected Data
Lesson 2: Data Recovery
2.1 Automating Data Recovery
2.2 How to Recover Data Manually
2.3 What Can a User Recover?
Lesson 3: Overview of the Process Pack for IT GRC
3.1 Compliance Management Processes
3.2 Overview of the Process Pack for IT GRC
Lesson 4: Installing the Process Pack for IT GRC
4.1 Preparing and Configuring the Environment for the Process for IT GRC
4.2 Installing and Configuring the Process Pack for IT GRC
Lesson 5: Implementing an IT GRC Control Management Program
5.1 Creating the Control Management Program
5.2 How to Administer the Control Management Program
Lesson 6: How to Maintain Compliance Through VMM Security Baselines with System Center Adviser
6.1 VMM Support of the Software Update Compliance
6.2 System Center Advisor
Lesson 7: What’s New with DPM 2012 R2
7.1 Windows Azure Backup
7.2 Linux Virtual Machine Backup
7.3 Demo – Configuring Manual Protection
7.4 Module 09 Review
➤ Module 10 - SLAs, Dashboards and Widgets
Lesson 1: Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards
1.1 Configuring Views
1.2 Host to Configure and Publish a Dashboard
Lesson 2: Real-Time State Using Visio
2.1 Visio Framework
2.2 Visio Diagrams
2.3 Putting Visio Diagrams on SharePoint
Lesson 3: System Center Analytics
3.1 What is SC Analytics?
3.2 Discussion of the SC SM Data Warehouse
3.3 Introducing SC SM Manager Cubes
3.4 Discussion of the SC OM Data Warehouse
Lesson 4: Service Level Tracking
4.1 Describing the Process
4.2 SLT
4.3 SLT Reporting
4.4 Using SharePoint
Lesson 5: Viewing SSRS and Excel to View Data
5.1 Standard Reports
5.2 Using Excel
5.3 Service Manager Analysis Library
Lesson 6: PerformancePoint
6.1 Architecture
6.2 Dashboard Designer
6.3 Demo – Configuring Service Level Tracking
6.4 Module 10 Review
➤ Module 11 - Cleaning Up System Center Databases
Lesson 1: Service Manager Groom Settings
1.1 Saving Data in the Service Manager Database
1.2 Working with the Service Manager Data Warehouse Groom Settings
1.3 Operations Manager Groom Settings
Lesson 2: View and Purge Orchestrator Runbook Logs
2.1 View Orchestrator Logs
2.2 Purging Orchestrator Logs
2.3 Demo – Creating an IT GRC Control Management Program
2.4 Module 11 Review
2.5 Course Closure
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