MCSE: Private Cloud

By Don Jones on February 13, 2015
The term Private Cloud really just means a large-scale network that is managed in the same way as a commercial cloud provider. The training focused on this certification provides a good overview of the current Microsoft approach to private cloud, although, we expect significant revisions in the next wave.

Learning path objective:

This learning path focuses heavily on Windows Server 2012R2 and System Center 2012R2. More importantly, it focuses on the entire System Center family to accomplish private cloud automation.

Target audience:

This learning path is suitable for professionals who are pursuing Microsoft's MCSE: Private Cloud credential, or who are working in a large-scale System Center-centric environment.

Learning path course sequence:

Course Duration
System Center 2012 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud Pt 1 4h 02m
System Center 2012 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud Pt 2 4h 36m
System Center 2012 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud Pt 3 3h 26m
Total 12h 05m

Learning path description:

You'll need to start by completing your MCSA in Windows Server 2012. That credential is a pre-requisite to any of the Windows-focused MCSE titles. The MCSE: Private Cloud certification has been updated for the Win2012R2 release; Pluralsight is currently holding off further training development until the Windows 10/System Center 10 release. We recommend that certification candidates wait until that time to pursue this certification, unless you've already started, as we expect significant changes to the exam objectives. For example, we expect an emphasis on Windows Azure Pack, a significant component that is currently not covered by the exams. This certification path begins with Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012, an exam that does not currently correspond to any Pluralsight training course. Pluralsight does, however, cover the second exam, Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012. Both of these exams focus heavily on the System Center 2012 (and R2 release) family.

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Don Jones

Don Jones' broad IT experience comes from 20 years in the business, with a strong focus on Microsoft server technologies. He's the author of more than 45 technology books, including titles on administration and software development, and writes monthly columns for the industry's leading periodicals. He's an in-demand speaker at technical conferences and symposia worldwide, and is widely recognized as one of the top trainers in the Microsoft sector.