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Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter)

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Learn the skills to implement and manage a software-defined datacenter using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager on this accelerated 3 day MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter) course. You'll focus on managing Hyper-V virtualization infrastructure in Windows Server 2016. You'll then learn to protect and monitor your infrastructure using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) and System Center 2016 Operations Manager (SCOM).

Your Microsoft Certified Trainer immerse you in Microsoft Official Curriculum using our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique - helping you develop and retain knowledge faster. Develop skills for the real world with hands-on, practical labs.

You'll be back at work applying your new skills sooner, as this course is up to 50% faster than traditional training courses. In just 3 days, you'll cover a range of exciting topics teaching you to:

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  • Plan and Implement System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Core Infrastructure
  • Implement Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
  • Implement Datacenter Compute Solutions with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
  • Secure your Software-Defined Datacenter using SCOM
  • Monitor and Maintain your Software-Defined Datacenter using DPM

Get the most out of your course with 24/7 lab access, to add in that extra learning time.

You'll also be prepared for and sit exam 70-745 at the Firebrand Training Centre, during the course. So you can leave with proof of the skills you've learned. Passing this exam will complete the elective requirement for the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification.

If you're responsible for designing, implementing and managing virtualisation infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager, this course is suited to you.

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  3. Pass Software-Defined DataCenter Implementation first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
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MOC 20745A: Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter

Module 1: Introduction to server virtualisation

This module explains the different virtualisation solutions. It also describes the concepts of software-defined datacenter and Microsoft Azure.

Lessons

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualisation
  • Introduction to the software-defined datacenter
  • Extending virtualisation to the cloud

Lab: Evaluating virtualisation options

  • Selecting the appropriate virtualisation method
  • Creating Azure virtual machines

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the virtualisation options available in Microsoft.
  • Describe the concept of a software-defined datacenter.
  • Describe how to extend a datacenter to the cloud.

Module 2: Overview of Hyper-V virtualisation

This module explains how to install and manage Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Installing and configuring the Hyper-V role
  • Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
  • Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

Lab: Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines

  • Installing and configuring the Hyper-V server role
  • Creating a Nano Server virtual machine
  • Configuring virtual machines and virtual hard disks

Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

  • Creating a Hyper-V failover cluster
  • Managing a Hyper-V failover cluster

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Install and configure the Hyper-V role.
  • Create and manage virtual hard disks and virtual machines.
  • Create and use Hyper-V virtual switches.
  • Implement failover clustering.

Module 3: Installing and configuring System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to install and configure System Center 2016 VMM for managing a virtualisation environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of System Center 2016 VMM
  • Installing System Center 2016 VMM
  • Adding hosts and managing host groups

Lab: Installing and configuring System Center 2016

  • Installing and configuring System Center 2016
  • Managing hosts and host groups
  • Managing an Azure subscription by using VMM

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the main features in System Center 2016 VMM.
  • Install System Center 2016 VMM.
  • Add virtualisation hosts to VMM and manage host groups.

Module 4: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

This module explains how to manage storage fabric and fabric updates in VMM.

Lessons

  • Overview of server virtualisation storage technologies
  • Managing storage fabric
  • Managing fabric updates

Lab: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

  • Implementing a storage infrastructure
  • Creating a file server cluster and a storage QoS policy
  • Managing fabric updates

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the storage technologies that VMM utilises.
  • Deploy and manage a storage fabric in VMM 2016.
  • Manage updates of the VMM 2016 fabric.

Module 5: Configuring and managing the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects

This module describes how to configure and manage VMM library and library objects. It also describes the differences between profiles and templates and how they are used.

Lessons

  • Overview of the VMM library
  • Preparing Windows for deployment in VMM
  • Working with profiles
  • Working with virtual machine templates

Lab: Configuring and managing VMM library and library objects

  • Configuring and managing a VMM library
  • Creating a Windows image for the VMM library
  • Creating and managing profiles and templates

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the VMM library.
  • Prepare Windows for deployment in VMM.
  • Explain working with profiles.
  • Describe working with VM templates.

Module 6: Managing the networking fabric

This module explains how to manage networking fabric in VMM.

Lessons

  • Networking concepts in VMM
  • Managing Software-Defined Networking
  • Understanding network function virtualisation

Lab: Creating and configuring the networking fabric

  • Associating virtual network adapters of Hyper-V hosts
  • Deploying Network Controller

Lab: Configuring and testing Hyper-V Network Virtualisation

  • Configuring Hyper-V Network Virtualisation
  • Provisioning and testing tenant virtual machine networks

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the primary networking concepts in System Center 2016 VMM.
  • Implement the Software Defined Networking by using System Center 2016  VMM.
  • Describe the core components available in Network Controller.

Module 7: Creating and managing virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage virtual machines by using VMM.

Lessons

  • Virtual machine management tasks
  • Creating, cloning, and converting virtual machines

Lab: Creating and managing virtual machines by using System Center 2016 VMM

  • Creating a virtual machine and modifying its properties
  • Creating and managing checkpoints
  • Cloning and migrating a virtual machine

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe these various management tasks that you can perform on virtual machines.
  • Create, clone, and convert virtual machines.

Module 8: Managing clouds in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage clouds by using VMM.

Lessons

  • Introduction to clouds
  • Creating and managing a cloud
  • Creating user roles in VMM

Lab: Managing clouds in System Center 2016 VMM

  • Creating a private cloud
  • Creating user roles

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the concept of a cloud and how you can use VMM to create a cloud.
  • Create and manage cloud services.
  • Create user roles in VMM.

Module 9: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage services in VMM.

Lessons

  • Overview of services in VMM
  • Creating and managing services in VMM

Lab: Managing services in VMM

  • Creating a service template
  • Deploying a service and updating service template
  • Scaling out service and updating the service

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the services in VMM.
    Create and manage services in VMM.

Module 10: Monitoring a virtualisation infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager

This module explains how to use Operations Manager for monitoring virtualisation infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Operations Manager architecture and security
  • Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
  • Integrating Operations Manager with VMM and DPM

Lab: Monitoring a virtualisation infrastructure by using Operations Manager

  • Implementing the Operations Manager agents
  • Integrating Operations Manager with VMM

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the Operations Manager architecture and explain how to secure access to Operations Manager data.
  • Use Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting.
  • Integrate Operations Manager with VMM and DPM.

Module 11: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

This module explains how to implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

Lessons

  • Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica
  • Implementing and managing Azure Site Recovery

Lab: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

  • Configuring and Managing Hyper-V Replica
  • Configuring and Managing Azure Site Recovery

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica.
  • Implement and manage Azure Site Recovery.

Module 12: Protecting a virtualisation infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

This module explains how to use DPM for protecting virtualisation infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines
  • Configuring and managing DPM for virtualisation infrastructure protection

Lab: Protecting virtualisation infrastructure by using DPM

  • Configuring a DPM server and installing DPM protection agents
  • Creating and configuring protection groups
  • Recovering VMs and other data
  • Providing online protection with DPM

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the backup and restore options for VMs.
  • Configure and manage DPM for protecting a virtualisation infrastructure.

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Exam 70-745: Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter

Languages: English

Audiences: IT Professionals

Technology: Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V, System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)

Skills measured:

  • Plan and Implement System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Core Infrastructure
  • Implement Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Implement Software-Defined Storage
  • Implement Datacenter Compute Solutions with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
  • Secure your Software-Defined Datacenter
  • Monitor and Maintain the Software-Defined Datacenter

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Included on the course:

MOC 20745A: Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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You should have the following knowledge:

  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • An understanding of different storage technologies and concepts
  • Familiarity with different types of virtualizations
  • Familiarity with Windows Server and Windows Server administration
  • An understanding of Windows PowerShell

You should also be able to work with a team/virtual team virtual and have good documentation and communication skills.

You can meet these prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call (0)8 52 50 01 66 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

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