Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012


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. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.






• Planning for capacity, high availability, scalability, business continuity, delegation, and disaster recovery; assess the current datacenter environment; identify the appropriate System Center components for the private cloud implementation

• Install prerequisites required for System Center; install System Center components

• In-place upgrade, side-by-side migration

• Configure Data Protection Manager (DPM) storage pools; configure DPM site-to-site replication; configure System Center agents; configure System Center Management Groups; configure System Center data retention; configure Orchestrator watcher nodes; configure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for System Center; configure user roles, Run-As accounts, Run-As profiles; configure Service Manager database; configure Operations Manager Gateway

• App Controller portal; Service Manager self-service portal; Operations Manager dashboards including Application Monitoring dashboards

• Classification and pools; providers; arrays; File server cluster; storage pools; file shares

• Logical networks; VM networks; IP/MAC resource pools; VIP templates; load balancing; logical switches; network isolation, including network virtualization with Windows Server Gateway; private VLANs and VLANs

• Integrate a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server into the Virtual Machine Manager fabric; configure and manage a library server; integrate Windows Deployment Services (WDS)/PXE into the Virtual Machine Manager fabric, including virtualization hosts deployment using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

• Clouds and host groups; configure and deploy virtualization hosts

• Configure Operations Manager connectors; Orchestrator integration packs; Service Manager connectors; SharePoint integration; Configure IP Address Management (IPAM) server integration, configure AppController

• Configure Service Provider Framework (SPF), configure Microsoft Azure Pack for Windows Server

• Configure physical computer profiles, guest operating system profiles, hardware profiles, SQL server profiles, application profiles, capability profiles

• Sequence an application, configure App-V package settings; configure and deploy a server App-V agent

• Import and export templates; configure VM templates; configure service templates; deploy a SQL DAC package; deploy a web deploy package; deploy a Server App-V package; create and configure pre-install post-install, and First VM When Created scripts

• Apply updates to existing VMs (in-place); deploy new VMs with updated settings; update/replace the operating system; update/replace apps; update/replace SQL; scale out service tiers


• Presentation • Discussion • Practice Activities • Case Studies


• Pre test • Post test


5 Days

Target Audience

Candidates for this exam have Windows Server, System Center 2012, security, high-availability, fault tolerance, and networking experience in an enterprise environment. Candidates should also have basic Microsoft SQL Server, Windows PowerShell knowledge, and application configuration experience.


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