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Microsoft Server Virtualisation with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

- Only 4 Days

Become an expert in Server Virtualisation with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and System Center. If you're an IT professional, supporting medium-to-large enterprises, with experience in administering Windows Server 2012, this course is for you.

Learn how to configure, manage and maintain Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. You'll also learn how to deploy and manage a Microsoft Server Virtualization infrastructure in an enterprise environment, through hands-on lab exercises.

Configure key Microsoft Server Virtualisation features, such as:

  • Generation 2 Virtual Machines
  • Replication extension
  • Online export
  • Cross-version live migration
  • Online VHDX resizing
  • Live migration performance

You'll prepare for and sit the Microsoft Server Virtualisation with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center exam at the Firebrand training centre during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

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Passing exam 74-409 previously resulted in achieving the Microsoft Specialist: Server Virtualisation with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center certification.

Microsoft retired the Specialist credential as of 31 March, 2017. The exams remain available and where applicable will count towards the relevant existing MCSA, MCSE or MCSD certification.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Server Virtualization certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be Server Virtualization trained in record time
  2. Our Server Virtualization course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Server Virtualization first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Server Virtualization faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Server Virtualization with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 74,974 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Distraction-free residential training - you’ll live just steps away from your classroom
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Your Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll even sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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Module 1: Evaluating the Environment for Virtualization

This module provides an overview of Microsoft virtualisation technologies and the various components of System Center 2012 R2. The module also explains how to evaluate the current environment for virtualisation and extend virtualisation to the cloud.

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Components
  • Evaluate Current Environment for Virtualization
  • Extend Virtualization to the Cloud

Lab: Evaluating the Environment for Virtualization

  • Select the Appropriate Virtualization Method
  • Access the Environment by Using MAP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the various virtualization technologies and the scenarios where you would apply each technology.
  • Describe the different System Center 2012 R2 components and explain how they can be used to manage both traditional and modern infrastructure solutions.
  • Evaluate an organisation’s virtualization requirements and plan for server virtualization.
  • Explain the concept of a public cloud and how to extend virtualization to the cloud.

Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role

This module describes how to install and manage the Hyper-V server role. The module also explains how to configure Hyper-V settings, storage, and networking.

  • Install the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Manage Hyper-V
  • Configure Hyper-V Settings
  • Hyper-V Host Storage and Networking

Lab: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role

  • Install the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configure Hyper-V Settings
  • Access and Managing Hyper-V Remotely

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install the Hyper-V server role.
  • Manage Hyper-V.
  • Configure Hyper-V settings.
  • Describe Hyper-V host storage and networking.

Module 3: Creating and Managing Virtual Hard Disks, Virtual Machines, and Checkpoints

This module explains how to create and configure virtual hard disks and virtual machines. The module then describes how to install, import, monitor, and manage virtual machines.

  • Create and Configure Virtual Hard Disks
  • Create and Configure Virtual Machines
  • Install and Import Virtual Machines
  • Manage Virtual Machine Checkpoints
  • Monitor Hyper-V
  • Design and Manage Virtual Machines

Lab: Creating and Managing Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines

  • Create and Manage Virtual Hard Disks
  • Create and Manage Virtual Machines

Lab: Creating and Managing Checkpoints, and Monitoring Hyper-V

  • Import Virtual Machines and Working with Checkpoints
  • Monitor Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and configure virtual hard disks.
  • Create and configure virtual machines.
  • Install and import virtual machines.
  • Manage virtual machine checkpoints.
  • Monitor Hyper-V.
  • Design and manage virtual machines.

Module 4: Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Networks

This module explains how to create and use Hyper-V virtual switches and Hyper-V networking features. The module also describes how to configure and implement Hyper-V network virtualisation.

  • Create and Use Hyper-V Virtual Switches
  • Advanced Hyper-V Networking Features
  • Configure and Use Hyper-V Network Virtualization

Lab: Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Networks

  • Create and Use Hyper-V Virtual Switches
  • Configure and Use Advanced Virtual Switch Features
  • Configure Hyper-V Network Virtualization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Hyper-V virtual switch.
  • Describe the different types of virtual switches.
  • Describe VLAN tagging.
  • Explain how to use Virtual Switch Manager.
  • Explain the use of dynamic switch ports.
  • Explain how to configure and use VLANs.

Module 5: Virtual Machine Movement and Hyper-V Replica

This module describes how to provide high availability and redundancy for virtualisation. The module also explains how to implement virtual machine movement and Hyper-V Replica.

  • Provide High Availability and Redundancy for Virtualization
  • Implement Virtual Machine Movement
  • Implement and Managing Hyper-V Replica

Lab: Virtual Machine Movement and Hyper-V Replica

  • Move Hyper-V Storage and Virtual Machines
  • Configure and Manage Hyper-V Replica

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of providing high availability and redundancy for virtualisation.
  • Implement virtual machine movement.
  • Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica.

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

This module provides an overview of failover clustering. The module also describes how configure shared storage, and how to implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Configure and Use Shared Storage
  • Implement and Manage Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Create Hyper-V Failover Cluster
  • Manage Hyper-V Failover Cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe failover clustering.
  • Configure and use shared storage.
  • Implement and manage failover clustering with Hyper-V.

Module 7: Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

This module describes how to integrate System Center and server virtualisation. The module also describes how to install System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, add hosts, and manage host groups.

  • Integrate System Center and Server Virtualization
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Install System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Add Hosts and Manage Host Groups

Lab: Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Install and Configure System Center 2012 VMM SP1
  • Manage Hosts and Host Groups

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how to use different System Center 2012 R2 SP1 components for managing a virtual environment.
  • Describe the key features of System Center 2012 R2 VMM.
  • Install System Center 2012 R2 VMM.
  • Add virtualization hosts to VMM, and manage virtualization hosts and host groups.

Module 8: Managing the Networking and StorageInfrastructure in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

This module describes how to manage networking infrastructure, storage infrastructure, and infrastructure updates.

  • Manage Networking Infrastructure
  • Manage Storage Infrastructure
  • Manage Infrastructure Updates

Lab: Managing the Networking and Storage Infrastructure in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Implement a Network Infrastructure
  • Implement a Storage Infrastructure
  • Manage Infrastructure Updates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage networking and storage infrastructure in VMM
  • Integrate Windows Update Services Server
  • Create update baselines, scan and remediated non-compliant servers.

Module 9: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines by Using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create, clone, and convert virtual machines. The module also provides an overview of virtual machine updating.

  • Virtual Machine Management Tasks in VMM
  • Create, Clone, and Convert Virtual Machines
  • Overview of Virtual Machine Updating

Lab: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines by Using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Create a Virtual Machine and Modify Its Properties
  • Clone a Virtual Machine

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain virtual machine management tasks in VMM.
  • Explain how to create, clone, and convert virtual machines.
  • Describe methods and tools for updating virtual machines.

Module 10: Configuring and Managing the System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine

This module provides an overview of the Virtual Machine Library. The module also describes how to work with profiles and templates.

  • Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager Library
  • Work With Profiles and Templates

Lab: Configuring and Managing the System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager SP1 Library and Library Objects

  • Configure and Manage the Virtual Machine Manager Library
  • Create and Manage Profiles and Templates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Perform virtual machine management tasks in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Create and manage profiles and templates by using different options.

Module 11: Managing Clouds in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

This module provides an introduction to clouds and describes how to create and manage a cloud. The module also describes how to work with user roles in VMM.

  • Introduction to Clouds
  • Create and Manage a Cloud
  • Work With User Roles in Virtual Machine Manager

Lab : Working With User Roles in Virtual Machine Manager

  • Create a Cloud
  • Worki With User Roles
  • Deploy Virtual Machines to a Cloud

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of a cloud and describe how Virtual Machine Manager can be used for creating a cloud.
  • Create and manage a cloud.
  • Create and use user roles in Virtual Machine Manager.

Module 12: Managing Services in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller

This module provides an overview of services in System Center 2012 R2 VMM. The module also describes how to create and manage services in VMM and how to use System Center 2012 R2 App Controller.

  • Understand Services in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Create and Manage Services in VMM
  • Using System Center 2012 R2 App Controller

Lab: Managing Services in System Center 2012 R2 VMM and App Controller

  • Create a Service Template
  • Deploy a Service and Updating Service Template
  • Configure an App Controller
  • Deploy Virtual Machine in App Controller

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain purpose and functionality of a service.
  • Create and manage services in VMM.
  • Describe how to use System Center 2012 R2 App Controller.

Module 13: Protecting and Monitoring Virtualization Infrastructure

This module provides an overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines. The module describes how to use DPM and System Center Operations Manager for protection, monitoring, and reporting.

  • Overview of Backup and Restore Options for Virtual Machines
  • Protecting Virtualization Infrastructure by Using Data Protection Manager
  • Using System Center Operations Manager for Monitoring and Reporting
  • Integrating Virtual Machine Manager with Operations Manager

Lab: Monitoring and Reporting Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Implementing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Agent
  • Configuring Operations Manager Monitoring Components
  • Configuring Operations Manager Integration with Virtual Machine Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use backup and restore options provided in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Explain the benefits of using DPM for protecting virtualization environment.
  • Describe the Operations Manager components and describe how Operations Manager can be used to monitor physical and virtual servers.
  • Configure Operations Manager integration with Virtual Machine Manager.

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Before attending this course, it is important that you have attended an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 training as well as an MCITP: Enterprise Admin course or you have equivalent knowledge.

In addition, some experience working with Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager would be beneficial.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand training centre, during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee:

74-409: Server Virtualisation with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Centre

You will be measured on the following skills during the exam:

  • Configure Hyper-V (35-40%)
  • Configure and manage virtual machine high availability (15-20%)
  • Implement a server virtualisation infrastructure (35-40%)
  • Monitor and maintain a server virtualisation infrastructure (15-20%)

Passing exam 74-409 previously resulted in achieving the Microsoft Specialist: Server Virtualisation with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center certification.

Microsoft retired the Specialist credential as of 31 March, 2017. The exams remain available and where applicable will count towards the relevant existing MCSA, MCSE or MCSD certification.

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Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee
  • Onsite exams
  • Examination vouchers*
  • Practice tests**
  • Certification Guarantee***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
  • Digital courseware (if available)
  • * Exam vouchers may not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to ESFA guidelines
  • ** Not on all courses
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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