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Contoso.se

Welcome to contoso.se! My name is Anders Bengtsson and this is my blog about Azure infrastructure and system management. I am a senior engineer in the FastTrack for Azure team, part of Azure Engineering, at Microsoft.  Contoso.se has two main purposes, first as a platform to share information with the community and the second as a notebook for myself.

Everything you read here is my own personal opinion and any code is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties.

Anders Bengtsson

MVP
MVP awarded 2007,2008,2009,2010

My Books
Service Manager Unleashed
Service Manager Unleashed
Orchestrator Unleashed
Orchestrator 2012 Unleashed
OMS
Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud

Yesterday I did the “70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012” exam. This is the second exam I needed to become Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud. A couple of years ago I did Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 (but I think it was named Certified Administrator back then), those exams together with 70-246 and 70-247 is equal to MCSE: Private Cloud. You could also combine the private cloud exams with Windows Server 2012 exams. You can read more about that at Microsoft Learning website. The exam was quite deep and included most of the System Center 2012 components. I was a bit surprised about the exam, it was really covering most of the System Center components and I think it would be difficult to pass without some real world hands-on experience. The exam measure the following areas 2012

  • Design and Deploy System Center
  • Configure System Center Infrastructure
  • Configure the Fabric
  • Configure System Center Integration
  • Configure and Deploy Virtual Machines and Services

I recommend everyone working with System Center 2012 and private cloud to take the training and do the exam. Microsoft Certification helps you stand out, you demonstrate your expertise to customers and employers, special these really deep certifications.

 

Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

During Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) earlier this year I did the beta version of 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012. The exam was quite deep and included a number of the System Center 2012 components. I was a bit surprised about the exam, it was really covering a number of the System Center 2012 components and I think it would be difficult to pass without some real world hands-on experience. The exam measure the following areas

  • Configure Data Center Process Automation
  • Deploy Resource Monitoring
  • Monitoring Resources
  • Configure and Maintain Service Management
  • Manage Configuration and Protection

More info about the exam here.

I recommend everyone working with System Center 2012 and private cloud to take the training and do the exam. Microsoft Certification helps you stand out, you demonstrate your expertise to customers and employers, special these really deep certifications.

TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring

Finally the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring exam is live and public. If you pass you will be a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuration. You can read about the exam here. Good Luck!

System Center Operations Manager Beta Exam

I saw some public information about the 71-400: TS: Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager, Configuring exam today. Beta exam period runs between October 4 2007 and October 26 2007 so hurry up! You can read more about the exam here

Microsoft Certified Professional

During a short timeframe you will get a second shot for free on Microsoft cert. Take the chance and book a test before the offer ends. More information here.