In recent years IT operations have transitioned from standalone servers, to data centers, and now to private clouds. In this course, you'll learn about the basics of private clouds, their requirements and how they are monitored for health, performance and compliance. This course also covers the System Center 2012 R2 suite of products and how they are used for holistic cloud management. This course is one of a series of courses that prepares the learner for Microsoft exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud. This exam is part of the MCSE: Private Cloud certification track.
This path is targeted toward Windows Server private cloud administrators using System Center for server and cloud management. Candidates for the exam should have experience with Windows Server security, high-availability, networking and fault tolerance in an enterprise environment. Candidates should also be familiar with SQL Server, PowerShell and application configuration.