MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Solutions Expert

MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Solutions Expert

MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Solutions Expert

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

Earning an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification qualifies you for such jobs as cloud administrator, cloud architect, computer support specialist, and information security analyst.
This MCSE certification does not expire or require recertification. However, each calendar year, you have the opportunity to earn the certification and to receive an additional entry on your transcript. You do this by passing a unique exam from the list of electives, which demonstrates your continued investment to broaden or deepen your skills in a specific technology area.
 
For 2016, this MCSE certification can be earned as follows:
Step 1. Earn one of the following Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certifications:

MCSA: Windows Server 2016

MCSA: Cloud Platform

MCSA: Linux on Azure

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

 
Step 2. Pass one of the following elective exams during the 2016 calendar year.
Choose one exam: 
 
Course 20533C: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

 

Course 20533C: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

About this course

 This course is intended for IT professionals who are familiar with managing on-premises IT deployments that include AD DS, virtualization technologies, and applications. The students typically work for organizations that are planning to locate some or all of their infrastructure services on Azure. This course also is intended for IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam, 70-533, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

 Audience profile

 This course is intended for IT professionals who have some knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Azure.

 IT professionals who want to deploy, configure, and administer services and virtual machines (VMs) in Azure.
IT professional who use Microsoft System Center to manage and orchestrate server infrastructure.
Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate and migrate on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
IT professionals who want to use Windows Azure to host websites and mobile app backend services.
IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure.
IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam 70-533, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

 At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Describe Azure architecture components, including infrastructure, tools, and portals.
Implement and manage virtual networking within Azure and connect to on-premises environments.
Plan and create Azure virtual machines.
Configure, manage, and monitor Azure virtual machines to optimize availability and reliability.
Deploy and configure web apps and mobile apps.
Implement, manage, backup, and monitor storage solutions.
Plan and implement data services based on SQL Database to support applications.
Deploy, configure, monitor, and diagnose cloud services.
Create and manage Azure AD tenants, and configure application integration with Azure AD.
Integrate on-premises Windows AD with Azure AD.
Automate operations in Azure management by using automation.

 Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Azure
Module 2: Implementing and managing Azure networking
Module 3: Implementing virtual machines
Module 4: Managing virtual machines
Module 5: Implementing Azure App services
Module 6: Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services
Module 7: Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database
Module 8: Implementing PaaS cloud services
Module 9: Implementing Azure Active Directory
Module 10: Managing Active Directory in a hybrid environment
Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automation

 

Course 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Course 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

About this course
This course is intended for students who have experience building ASP.NET and C# applications.  Students will also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered.
This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure. This course focuses on the considerations necessary when building a highly available solution in the cloud. This course also prepares the students for the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam.
 
Audience profile
The candidates targeted by this training have basic experience in implementing and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with the development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build application solutions.
 
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Compare the services available in the Azure platform.
Configure and deploy web applications.
Creating Azure Web Apps from the gallery.
Deploying and monitoring Azure Web Apps.
Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines.
Create and manage a storage account.
Manage blobs and containers in a storage account.
Create, configure and connect to a SQL Databases instance.
Identify the implications of importing a SQL standalone database.
Manage users, groups and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance.
Create a virtual network.
Implement a point-to-site network.
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform
Module 2: Building Application Infrastructure in Azure
Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform
Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure
Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications for Resiliency
Module 6: Storing Tabular Data in Azure
Module 7: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage
Module 8: Designing a Communication Strategy by Using Queues and Service Bus
Module 9: Automating Integration with Azure Resources
Module 10: Securing Azure Web Applications

Course 40441A: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

Course 40441A: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

About this course
The focus of this three-day instructor-led Microsoft Training course is on designing and implementing cloud data platform solutions with the Microsoft Data Platform by using SQL Server on-premises, hybrid and cloud data platform solutions. It describes how to design and implement and optimize workloads in hybrid scenarios with both on-premises and Microsoft Azure cloud-based solutions, and how to implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
 
Audience profile
The primary audience for this course are database professionals who want to enhance their existing SQL Server skills with hybrid solutions and cloud solution architecture using the Microsoft Data Platform.
 
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Position Microsoft Cloud Data Platform Solutions
Design and implement solutions on Azure using SQL Server
Design and implement solutions on Azure using SQL Database
Design and implement security, access and auditing for cloud data platform solutions
Design highly scalable mission critical solutions using the Microsoft Data Platform
Design and implement cloud data platform solutions.
 
Length: 3 days
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Microsoft Cloud Data Platform Overview
Module 2: Implement SQL Server on Azure VM
Module 3: Implement SQL Database
Module 4: SQL Database High Availability and disaster recovery
Module 5: Hybrid HA/DR scenarios with SQL Server
Module 6: Design and Implement Security
Module 7: Monitor and manage implementations on Azure
Module 8: Design and implement database solutions for SQL Server and SQL Database

Course 40442A: MOC Workshop: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Course 40442A: MOC Workshop: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

About this course
 
This workshop is a chance for developers and IT Pros to come together and learn the architecture skills necessary to design solutions for Microsoft Azure.  The classroom experience for this workshop is high-level review of the pre-requisite materials students are expected to have completed in advance.  Then, students will assemble into groups to work on several real-world design case studies to design solutions for the Microsoft Azure platform.
 
Audience profile
Students of this workshop should be intermediate to advanced users of the Microsoft Azure platform.  They should be either developers or IT Pros, and have broad experience with all of the platform.  This course is targeted at students who aspire to become solution architects.
 
At course completion
After completing this workshop, a student should be able to design principles and techniques for:
Cloud Infrastructure and Development
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Networking
App Services Web Apps
Advanced Applications
Application Storage & Data Access
Securing Resources
Management, Monitoring Strategy
Business Continuity Strategy
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Design Principles for Cloud Infrastructure and Development
Module 2: Designing App Service Web Apps
Module 3: Designing Application Storage & Data Access
Module 4: Securing Resources
Module 5: Design Microsoft Azure Infrastructure & Networking
Module 6: Designing an Advanced Application
Module 7: Designing a Management and Monitoring Strategy
Module 8: Designing a Business Continuity Strategy

Course 20744A: Securing Windows Server 2016

Course 20744A: Securing Windows Server 2016

About this course
 
This five-day, instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how they can enhance the security of the IT infrastructure that they administer. This course begins by emphasizing the importance of assuming that network breaches have occurred already, and then teaches you how to protect administrative credentials and rights to ensure that administrators can perform only the tasks that they need to, when they need to.
This course also details how you can mitigate malware threats, identify security issues by using auditing and the Advanced Threat Analysis feature in Windows Server 2016, secure your virtualization platform, and use new deployment options, such as Nano server and containers to enhance security. The course also explains how you can help protect access to files by using encryption and dynamic access control, and how you can enhance your network’s security.
 
Audience profile
This course is for IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 networks securely. These professionals typically work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments, with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.
 
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Secure Windows Server.
Secure application development and a server workload infrastructure.
Manage security baselines.
Configure and manage just enough and just-in-time (JIT) administration.
Manage data security.
Configure Windows Firewall and a software-defined distributed firewall.
Secure network traffic.
Secure your virtualization infrastructure.
Manage malware and threats.
Configure advanced auditing.
Manage software updates.
Manage threats by using Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) and Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS).
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Breach detection and using the Sysinternals tools
Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access
Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
Module 4: Privileged Access Management and administrative forests
Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats
Module 6: Analysing activity by using advanced auditing and log analytics
Module 7: Analysing activity with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics feature and Operations Management Suite
Module 8: Securing your virtualization an infrastructure
Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure
Module 10: Protecting data with encryption
Module 11: Limiting access to file and folders
Module 12: Using firewalls to control network traffic flow
Module 13: Securing network traffic
Module 14: Updating Windows Server

Course 20413C: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Course 20413C: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

About this course
 
Get hands-on instruction and practice planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server® 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure in this 5-day Microsoft Official course. This course is part one in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure. This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to provide an enterprise solution that supports manual and automated server installations in a physical and virtual environment including the supporting file and storage services. You will also learn the skills necessary to provide enterprise networking solutions such as DHCP, IPAM, VPN, and DirectAccess. You will also learn the skills necessary to design and implement a forest and domain infrastructure including multi domains/forest and branch office scenarios. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 413: Designing and Implementing and Server Infrastructure, which is the fourth of five exams required for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.
 
Audience profile
This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and a logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure including the network services necessary. They have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and possess Windows Server 2012 certification Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or equivalent skills. The course is also intended for IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Certification.
 
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Plan server upgrade and migration.
Plan and implement a server deployment strategy.
Plan and deploy servers by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
Design and maintain an IP configuration and address management solution.
Design and implement name resolution.
Design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.
Design and implement an AD DS organizational unit (OU) infrastructure.
Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.
Design and implement an AD DS physical topology.
Plan and implement storage and file services.
Design and implement network protection.
Design and implement remote access services.
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration
Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Strategy
Module 3: Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager
Module 4: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution
Module 5: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution
Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure
Module 7: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Organizational Unit Infrastructure
Module 8: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy
Module 9: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology
Module 10: Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services
Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Protection
Module 12: Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services

Course 20414C: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Course 20414C: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

About this course
 
Get hands-on instruction and practice planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server® 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure in this 5-day Microsoft Official course. This course is part two in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure. This course covers the knowledge and skills to plan and implement a highly available, secure infrastructure with focus on Active Directory®  Federation Service (AD FS), public key infrastructure (PKI), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). You will also learn the skills needed to plan and deploy virtual machines including self-service and automation of virtual machine deployments as well as planning and implementing a monitoring strategy that includes Microsoft® System Center 2012 R2-Operations Manager. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure, which is the fifth of five exams required for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.
 
Audience profile
This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructures including the network services. Candidates would typically have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and have Windows Server 2012 certification (MCSA) or equivalent skills.
The secondary audience for this course will be candidates are IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Enterprise Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE certification.
 
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe an enterprise data center.
Plan and implement a server virtualization strategy using System Center 2012.
Plan and implement the network and storage infrastructure required to deploy a virtualized server infrastructure.
Plan and deploy virtual machines on Windows Hyper-V®.
Plan and implement a virtualization administration solution by using System Center 2012.
Plan and implement a server monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools and using Microsoft System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.
Plan and implement an application and a file services infrastructure that is highly available.
Plan and implement a highly available server infrastructure by using the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012.
Plan and implement a business continuity strategy in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Plan and implement a PKI deployment, and plan and implement a certificate management solution.
Plan and implement an AD FS server deployment and claims aware application access.
Plan and implement Dynamic Access Control, Workplace Join and Work Folders.
Plan and implement an AD RMS deployment, plan and manage AD RMS templates and access, and plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Overview of Management in an Enterprise Data Center
Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy
Module 3: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization
Module 4: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines
Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
Module 7: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications Module 8: Planning and Implementing a High Availability Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering
Module 9: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy
Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure
Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure
Module 12: Planning and Implementing Data Access for Users and Devices
Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure

Course 20246D: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

Course 20246D: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

About this course
This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with Microsoft® System Center 2012 R2. This course focuses on how to manage and administer a cloud environment, and it describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud. It does not discuss planning and implementation, which is covered in 20247: Configuring and Deploying a Cloud with System Center 2012 R2.
 
Audience profile
This course is intended for cloud administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the cloud infrastructure. It is also intended for solution architects who are responsible for designing cloud architectures and extending existing cloud solutions. The primary audience for this course is administrators who create service requests.
 
At course completion
After completing this course students will be able to:
Describe the Cloud Model.
Configure and optimize a Private Cloud.
Deploy Cloud Services.
Monitor Cloud Services.
Configure Application Performance Monitoring in a Cloud Environment.
Operate and extend Service Management in in a Cloud Environment.
Automate Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests in a Cloud Environment.
Perform Problem Management in a Cloud Environment.
Operate a Self-Service, Multi-Tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack.
Configure High Availability, Protection and Recovery in a Cloud Environment.
Optimize the Cloud Infrastructure.
Configure SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets in a Cloud Environment.
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction to the Cloud Model
Module 2: Configuring a Private Cloud Environment
Module 3: Deploying Cloud Services
Module 4: Monitoring Cloud Based Applications
Module 5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
Module 6: Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud
Module 7: Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests
Module 8: Problem Management in the Private Cloud
Module 9: Operating a Self Service, Multi-Tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack
Module 10: High Availability, Protection, and Recovery for the Cloud
Module 11: Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure
Module 12: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

Course 20247D: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

Course 20247D: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

About this course
This course equips students with the skills they require to configure and deploy a cloud using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Using hands-on labs, students learn the following:
Produce a high-level design that accounts for requirements for cloud environments.
Configure and deploy the cloud fabric.
Configure a PXE server, an update server, and a software update baseline.
Configure Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (App-V) so that it can be used to sequence and deploy an application virtually.
Build the core components necessary for delivering services on the fabric.
Allocate resources to a cloud and grant access to a cloud.
Understand how to monitor clouds using Operations Manager.
Understand the tools necessary to extend and customize Operations Manager for cloud environments.
Set up, configure, and integrate the core components of Service Manager into a cloud fabric.
Configure a service catalog, and then publish it to the Self-Service Portal.
Gain the knowledge necessary to deploy and configure Data Protection Manager in a cloud.
Deploy and configure Orchestrator in a cloud, and then integrate it with other System Center components.
 
Audience profile
This course is intended for cloud administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing and configuring a cloud infrastructure.
 
At course completion
After completing this course students will be able to:
Plan for a Hybrid Cloud
Configure and deploy a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
Extend and maintain the Cloud infrastructure
Configure application delivery for a cloud
Create Private Cloud building blocks
Deploy and access private clouds
Monitor the Cloud infrastructure
Extend and customize monitoring of the Cloud infrastructure
Implement Service Management for the Cloud
Configure High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud
Automate and standardize the Cloud
Configure a multi-tenant Cloud
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Planning for the Cloud
Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
Module 3: Extending and Maintaining Cloud Infrastructure
Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery
Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud
Module 7: Monitoring Cloud Infrastructure
Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Cloud Infrastructure
Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Cloud
Module 10: Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud
Module 11: Automating and Standardizing a Cloud
Module 12: Configuring a Self-Service Multi-Tenant Cloud with the Windows Azure Pack

    
 
 
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