To start things off this week I wanted to let everybody know about our Babsim Alumni group on LinkedIn. This is a place to connect with your peers and have discussions about important trends or new technologies in the IT industry. We will also be posting some promotions in the group from time to time so be sure to look out for that as well!
Now let’s get down to business. We are going to offer some advanced System Center 2012 courses throughout the year and I wanted to give everyone a first look at those here. I should also mention that we have a few seats still available for the M-10747 Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager coming up on 2/25 so sign up quick before we fill up! Here’s a sneak peek at these NEW System Center 2012 courses:
Being able to plan, deploy and manage Configuration Manager 2012 SP in your environment. The class is always based on the latest available public Service Pack and Cumulative Update.
During four days you will learn the concepts of how to meet your company needs to reflect its RTO, RPO and RLO. Robert will take you through deployment and configuration of System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (SP 1) and start protect your private and public cloud with its advanced features.
This four-day course is a mix of in-depth instructor led training and hands-on labs where you will learn about the features, server roles and components included in System Center Service Manager 2012.
This class begins with an introduction to Service Manager 2012 followed by a detailed architectural discussion that explains how to design your Service Manager 2012 environment. Next, students will walk through an advanced installation of Service Manager 2012 and learn how to install the database, Management Server, Data Warehouse, and the Self Service Portal. Once the setup is complete, the students will perform other critical post installation configurations.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
•Describe and understand the logical architecture of an SCOM infrastructure
•Configuring a distributed SCOM installation and defining resource pools
•Modeling Applications in a way so it will be possible to monitor each layer
•Deciding the best Authoring solution and using the correct type of monitoringobject
•Defining and using different tools to Create Management Packs
•Using any object to author a Management Pack
•Articulate the functions of the components and services in the System Center suite and Working with SCOM in conjunction with other System Center products
•Digging into the Data warehouse database and using the aggregated tables for reporting.
•Troubleshooting issues with SCOM components and Agent Monitoring
•Design and creating end-to-end monitoring of Services – Multi layered application design
•Creating and Using Web Services to communicate with other Monitoring Targets
•Creating and using your own XML connector to communicate with Helpdesk systems