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MCSE: Private Cloud 2012 Boot Camp

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Description

Prove your expertise in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies. 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. 


The Academy's MCSE Private Cloud 2012 Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses: 

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012: 20410D (exam 70-410) 
Administering Windows Server 2012: 20411D (exam 70-411) 
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services: 20412D (exam 70-412) 
Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012: 20246C (exam 70-246) 
Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012: 20247C (exam 70-247) 


If you didn’t earn your MCSE: Private Cloud certification prior to February 1, 2013, Exam 659 won’t count as credit toward this certification. 

If you’re already certified as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator or MCITP: Server Administrator, you only need to complete steps 4 and 5 above to earn your Private Cloud certification. 

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a re-certification exam every three years. 


This 14-day boot camp provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and administer a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course covers implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course covers the implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration. This course covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery. This 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. This course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with Microsoft System Center 2012. 


After completing this course, students will be able to: 

•Install and Configure Windows Server 2012. 
•Describe and Maintain AD DS. 
•Manage: Active Directory objects, User and Service Accounts, User Desktops with Group Policy 
•Automate Active Directory administration. 
•Implement: IPv4, DHCP, DNS, IPv6, local storage, Group Policy, NAP, server virtualization using Hyper-V, Group Policy Infrastructure, Update Management 
•Share files and printers. 
•Use GPOs to secure Windows Servers. 
•Deploy and Maintain Server Images 
•Configure and Troubleshoot: DNS and Remote Access 
•Install, Configure and Troubleshoot NPS role 
•Optimize File Services 
•Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing 
•Monitor Windows Server 2012 
•Implement: advanced network services, advanced file services, Dynamic Access Control, distributed AD DS deployments, AD DS sites and replication, AD CS, AD RMS, AD FS, NLB, failover clustering with Hyper-V, disaster recovery 
•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, SLAs, dashboards, and widgets. 
•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.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have: 

•A good understanding of networking fundamentals, Active Directory, networking infrastructure, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts, and basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts. 
•An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment. 
•Hands on experience working with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment. 
•Real-world experience implementing, managing, and configuring AD DS and networking infrastructure in an enterprise environment. 
•Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products 
•Knowledge of configuration of Microsoft SharePoint 
•Hyper-V knowledge 
•Knowledge of data center management processes 
•Storage Area Network (SAN) Knowledge 
•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.

Curriculum

Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012 
This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation and configuration options you can use when deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012.

Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects 
This module covers configuring Active Directory objects such as users, groups and computers. The functionality of AD DS administrative tools is addressed, in addition to the configuration of user profiles and the process of delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration. 

Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration 
This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer AD DS. It introduces using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration, and using Windows PowerShell to perform bulk AD DS administrative operations. 

Implementing IPv4 
This module covers Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing. It details the various IPv4 components, covers subnetting and supernetting, and discusses configuring and general troubleshooting of IPv4 addresses. 

Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 
This module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP in addition to managing a DHCP database. It also covers security and monitoring of DHCP, including auditing and logging. 

Implementing Domain Name System 
This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It details the installation of a Domain Name System (DNS) server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones. 

Implementing IPv6 
This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies. 

Implementing Local Storage 
This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing storage pools. 

Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V 
This module describes Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks. 

Deploying and Maintaining Server Images 
This module explains the functionality of Windows Deployment Services, and explains how to use Windows Deployment Services tools to perform lite-touch deployments. 

Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System 
This module explains how the Domain Name System (DNS) is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2012. It provides name resolution, and enables DNS clients to locate network services, such as AD DS domain controllers, global catalog servers, and messaging servers. If you configure your DNS infrastructure poorly, or it is not working correctly, these important network services will be inaccessible to your network servers and clients. Consequently, it is vital that you understand how to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot this critical service. 

Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services 
This module explains the new features, such as virtualized domain controller cloning, recent features like read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and a host of other features and tools that you can use in the AD DS environment. 

Managing User and Service Accounts 
This module explains how to manage large groups of user accounts, explain the different options available for providing adequate password security for accounts in your environment, and show you how to configure accounts to provide authentication for system services and background processes. 

Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure 
This module explains Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement it in your organization. 

Managing User Desktops with Group Policy 
This module explains how to configure Administrative Templates. 

Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access 
This module explains how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network. 

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role 
This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS). 

Implementing Network Access Protection 
This module explains how to create customized health requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication with NAP. 

Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing 
This module describes how to use Windows Server 2012 tools to help you to provide increased file system security on your servers. 

Implementing Update Management 
This module introduces key features of the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server role. 


Monitoring Windows Server 2012 
This module explains how to improve performance using performance monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting. 

Implementing Advanced Network Services 
This module describes how to configure advanced features in the Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) with Windows Server 2012, and it covers IP Address Management (IPAM). 

Implementing Advanced File Services 
This module describes how to configure and manage iSCSI and BranchCache, and how to implement Windows 2012 features that optimize storage utilization, such as File Server Resource Manager, file classification, and data duplication. 

Implementing Dynamic Access Control 
This module describes how to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control. 

Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments 
This module describes the components of a highly complex AD DS deployment, which includes implementing a distributed AD DS deployment and configuring AD DS forest trusts. 

Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication 
This module describes how replication works in a Windows Server 2012 AD DS environment, including how to configure AD DS sites so that you can optimize AD DS network traffic and how to configure and monitor AD DS replication. 

Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services 
This module describes the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and concepts. It covers implementing a certification authority infrastructure, planning and implementing a certificate template deployment using an AD CS certification authority, and planning and implementing certificate distribution and revocation. 

Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services 
This module describes the AD RMS features and functionality. It explains how to use AD RMS to configure content protection, and deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure. 

Implementing Active Directory Federation Services 
This module provides identity federation business scenarios, and it describes how to use AD FS to address such scenarios. It explains how to configure AD FS prerequisites, deploy AD FS services, enable single sign-on (SSO) for an organization, and enable SSO between federated business partners. 

Implementing Network Load Balancing 
This module describes how to plan and implement NLB. It will cover managing and configuring an NLB cluster and validating high availability for an NLB cluster. 

Implementing Failover Clustering 
This module describes the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012. It explains how to implement a failover cluster, configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster, maintain a failover cluster, and use new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU). It will also cover how to implement multi-site failover clustering. 

Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V 
This module describes the options for making virtual machines highly available. It explains how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster that was deployed on a host and how you can move a virtual machine or its storage. In addition, it provides a high-level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.

Implementing Disaster Recovery 
This module describes considerations for implementing a disaster recovery solution, and how to plan and implement a backup solution for Windows Server 2012. In addition, it explains how to plan and implement server and data recovery using Windows Server backup and Microsoft Online backup. 

Introduction to the Private Cloud 
This module gives students an overview of a private cloud infrastructure, including what it is, the business and technical drivers behind implementing it, and how they can use System Center 2012 to monitor and operate it. Students will understand the key concepts of a private cloud and verify key components of System Center 2012. 

Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds 
This module explains how to configure a new business unit cloud within Virtual Machine Manager. 

Deploying Cloud Services 
This module explains how to deploy pre-packaged applications and create a new service template to deploy a service into the cloud. 

Monitoring Private Cloud Services 
This module provides an overview of System Center Operations Manager. The students are shown how Operations Manager is used to monitor the various services that underpin the private cloud. The students are then shown how to deploy agents to key service components running within the private cloud. Custom monitoring is then applied to these components which include the creation of a distributed application model to give a holistic view of the health of the private cloud infrastructure. 

Configuring Application Performance Monitoring 
This module gives students a deep insight into the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) feature of Operations Manager. A .NET application has been installed into the lab environment that will be used for this module. Students will learn to configure APM to monitor the performance and availability of this application. A break in the application is then instigated where students will see how Operations Manager detects and reports this with the Alerting and Diagnostics tools that are built into Operations Manager. 

Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud 
This module explains the core functionality of Service Manager and the steps to create and manage change requests, incidents, and release records. The module also describes about the security model behind Service Manager so that students can customize and extend the integral functionality of the service. 

Automatic Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests 
This module provides an overview of Orchestrator and explains how Orchestrator integrates with Operations Manager and Service Manager. 

Problem Management in the Private Cloud 
This module provides an overview of problem management and explains how students can use it within a service management framework. Additionally, this module explains its implementation as a manual feature of Service Manager. Finally, this module describes how to create a custom event monitor in Operations Manager and then use it to identify and route incidents and problems to Service Manager. 

Automating Self-Service Provisioning 
This module explains about automating self-service provisioning by using the System Center Cloud Service Process Pack, including the configuration items that are created and the request items that are contained in the System Center Cloud Service Process Pack. 

Private Cloud Protection and Recovery 
This module explains how to protect the resources in the private cloud by using Data Protection Manager. It also explains how to implement a recovery action by using Orchestrator to recover a database. 

Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud 
This module explains how to implement IT Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) in a private cloud environment by using System Center 2012. It also explains how to implement Software Update Compliance in Virtual Machine Manager to verify whether key private cloud infrastructure is correctly updated with the latest software updates. The module also describes how to implement the IT GRC Management Pack in Service Manager to check for compliance across key Service Components and remediate non-compliant items. 

Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets 
This module describes the various methods for surfacing service and performance-related data from Operations Manager and Service Manager to SharePoint and Microsoft Excel.

 

What's included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps) 
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

 

Training Formats

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.

Methods

Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
Self-Paced Video

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