Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

Next Wednesday I will try the following exam, in its BETA format

Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam use System Center 2012 products to install and configure a private cloud solution. They design, configure, and deploy the underlying infrastructure fabric of networking, storage, and compute resources. They standardize and automate configuration and deployment of applications.
Candidates for this exam have Windows Server, Active Directory, System Center 2012, security, high availability, fault tolerance, and networking experience in an enterprise environment, basic Microsoft SQL Server and Windows PowerShell knowledge, and application configuration experience. Candidates are also familiar with ITIL and MOF concepts.
Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
TBA
Exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
TBA

Skills Being 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.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

Design and Deploy System Center (19%)
Design a scalable System Center architecture.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Planing for capacity, high availability, scalability, business continuity, and disaster recovery, assess the current datacenter environment, identify the appropriate System Center components for the private cloud implementation
Install the System Center Infrastructure.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Install prerequisites required for System Center, install System Center components
Upgrade System Center components.
This objective may include but is not limited to: In-place upgrade, side-by-side migration

Configure System Center Infrastructure (21%)
Configure System Center components.
This objective may include but is not limited to: 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 portals and dashboards.
This objective may include but is not limited to: App Controller portal, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) self-service portal, Service Manager self-service portal, VMM SSP 2.0, System Center dashboards

Configure the Fabric (27%)
Configure the storage fabric.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Classification and pools, providers, arrays
Configure the network fabric.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Virtual and logical networks, IP/MAC resource pools, VIP templates, load balancing
Configure the deployment and update servers.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server, library server, Windows Deployment Services (WDS)/PXE
Configure clouds and virtualization hosts.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Clouds and host groups, configure and deploy virtualization hosts

Configure System Center Integration (16%)
Configure private cloud integration.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Operations Manager connectors, Orchestrator integration packs, Service Manager connectors, SharePoint integration
Configure integration of private and public clouds.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure host profiles, guest operating system profiles, hardware profiles, SQL server profiles, application profiles

Configure and Deploy Virtual Machines and Services (18%)
Configure profiles.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure host profiles, guest operating system profiles, hardware profiles, SQL server profiles, application profiles
Create and configure server App-V packages.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Sequence an application, configure App-V package settings, configure and deploy a server App-V agent
Configure and deploy a service.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Import and export templates, configure VM templates, configure service templates, deploy a SQL DAC package, deploy a Web deploy package, deploy an App-V package, create and configure pre-install and post-install scripts
Update a service.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Applying updating to existing VMs (in-place), deploy new VMs with updated settings, update/replace OS, update/replace app, scale out, update/replace SQL

Preparation Tools and Resources
To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the “Skills Measured” tab.
Learning Plans and Classroom Training
10751A: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 (5 Days)
Microsoft E-Learning
There is no Microsoft E-Learning training currently available.
Microsoft Press Books
There are no Microsoft Press books currently available.
Practice Tests
There are no practice tests currently available.

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Michel van Kessel

Specialist in Data Center Infrastructure Designs and Cloud Designs. CCIE Data Center #44197 #CiscoChampion

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