Course Code: 1289

20246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

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5 Days
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  • Course Overview
  • This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. This course focuses on how to manage and administer a cloud environment, and it describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud. It does not discuss planning and implementation, which is covered in 20247: Configuring and Deploying a Cloud with System Center.

  • Audience
  • The primary audience for this course includes cloud administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the cloud infrastructure. It is also intended for solution architects who are responsible for designing cloud architectures and extending existing 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 to include configuring and deploying application/service business owners, and administrators who implement service requests. In addition, the secondary audience includes people who need to learn the required material in order to take the Microsoft exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Cloud with Microsoft System Center.


  • This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with System Center 2012 R2. 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 2012 experience
    - Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) knowledge
    - Networking experience
    - Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products
    - Knowledge of configuration of Microsoft SharePoint
    - Hyper-V knowledge
    - Microsoft Windows Azure
    - Knowledge of cloud and data center management processes
    - Storage Area Network (SAN) Knowledge

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