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Microsoft System Center Training & Certification

Microsoft System Center provides modern management across on-premises, service provider, and Azure environments. It helps customers gain a unified datacenter management experience with out-of-the-box monitoring, provisioning, configuration, automation, protection and self-service capabilities.

New Horizons has the System Center training you need to successfully manage physical and virtual IT environments across data centers, client computers and devices. Core products include: System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), and Private Cloud with System Center.

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Available System Center Courses

System Center solutions help IT professionals manage their physical and virtual environments across data centers, client computers, and devices. Using the integrated and automated management solutions, IT organizations can be more productive service providers to their businesses. Below are our current System Center offerings.

10748 Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Students will learn how to plan and deploy a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy, including a central administration site (CAS), one or more primary sites and secondary sites, and all associated site systems. 

10964 Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager
Students will learn skills needed to monitor and respond to server and service availability, low performance, and security issues for servers in the datacenter and will learn key concepts and how to configure some of the new features in Operations Manager.

10965 IT Service Management with System Center Service Manager
This course is intended for cloud and datacenter administrators who are new to System Center 2016 Service Manager and are responsible for deploying, configuring and operating it in their cloud or datacenter. This course is also intended for Cloud and datacenter administrators who are already familiar with Service Manager and want to upgrade their skills to include the new features found in System Center 2016 Service Manager.

10996 Hybrid Cloud and Datacenter Monitoring with Operations Management Suite OMS
This five-day course is intended for service administrators, devops, and cloud architects who are interested in using Operations Management Suite to provide hybrid cloud and data center monitoring for their organization. It will provide students with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Operations Management Suite.

20409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure or are interested in learning about current Microsoft Virtualization technologies. Students will learn the skills needed to deploy and manage a Microsoft Server Virtualization infrastructure in an enterprise environment.

20696 Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune
NOTE: This course has retired and has been replaced with 20703-1 Administering System Center Configuration Manager, an updated version of the 20696 course.

20703-1 Administering System Center Configuration Manager
Students will learn to develop a plan that includes determining the requirements activities a Business Analyst will perform on a particular project and how you will control and manage changes to the deliverables. It is aimed at Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with analysts, Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area.

20703-2 Integrating MDM and Cloud Services with System Center Configuration Manager
This course focuses on both hybrid MDM using Microsoft Intune, and the on-premises MDM scenario. This course also covers integration with online services such as Microsoft Store for Business, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft Azure. This course is intended for experienced information technology (IT) professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrators (EDAs).

20745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenterd
This course is intended for IT professionals and administrators who are responsible for designing, implementing, and managing virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The main focus of this course is on managing Hyper-V virtualization infrastructure in Windows Server 2016, although the course also covers other virtualization platforms that can be managed by using Virtual Machine Manager 2016.

55007 System Center 2012 Orchestrator
This course is designed for IT professionals who already have prerequisite technical knowledge of the systems they want to manage with Orchestrator 2012. In this course, students are introduced to the various System Center products, and then learn how Orchestrator 2012 is architected and deployed within the Systems Center suite.

55021 Configuring and Administering Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012
This course is intended for Network Administrators who are responsible for virtualization in their environment specifically Hyper-V. Students will learn the history of Virtualization as it pertains to Microsoft technologies. Students will learn the new features of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012.

Associated System Center Certifications

Note: The MSCE: Private Cloud certification, which was associated with System Center, retired on March 31, 2017 and was replaced with MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification shows that you have the primary set of Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment.

Earn your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012

Course: 20410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Exam: 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
 
Course: 20411 Administering Windows Server 2012
Exam: 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
 
Course: 20412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
Exam: 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Upgrading from MCSA Windows Server 2008 to MCSA Windows Server 2012?

Course: 20417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
Exam: 70-417 to Upgrade from Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

This certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.


NOTE: To earn the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification, you must first earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server, and then, pass a single additional exam from a list of electives associated with the corresponding certification.

Once you hold an MSCA: Windows Server, pass any one of the following elective exams to earn an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure:

Preparation Course: 20532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Elective Exam: 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
 
Preparation Course: 20533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Elective Exam: 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
 
Preparation Course: Currently unavailable
Elective Exam: 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
 
Preparation Course: Currently unavailable
Elective Exam: 70-473: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
 
Preparation Course: Currently unavailable
Elective Exam: 70-475: Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
 
Preparation Course: 20744 Securing Windows Server 2016
Elective Exam: 70-744: Securing Windows Server 2016
 
Preparation Course: 20413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
Elective Exam: 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
 
Preparation Course: 20414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
Elective Exam: 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
 
Preparation Course: 20246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud
Elective Exam: 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud
 
Preparation Course: 20247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
Elective Exam: 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
 

Note that Microsoft will change the required elective exams every calendar year.

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