In case you’re not aware, the upcoming TechNet event series in the East Region of the US is focusing on Private Cloud technologies. Specifically, the technologies we’ll be talking about and demoing include Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 (currently in Release Candidate form) which allows management of virtual machines running on Hyper-V and VMware virtualization platforms. The event series, coming to a town near you will cover not only what these technologies are, but we’ll be going through building out a Private Cloud environment which of course covers Virtual Machine Manager 2012 in depth.
Looking to get a head start on Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM) or get certification on Microsoft Virtualization technologies? Well, I’ve got some great news for you! Training on both Virtual Machine Manager 2012 as well as Microsoft Virtualization technologies is available in the training classes outlined below.
Info on two exciting new Microsoft virtualization & VMM career training opportunities
Virtualization Career Training
On Tuesday, October 4th Technical Evangelists Symon Perriman and Rick Claus are hosting an online conference on Virtualization Career Training with Microsoft Learning. This half day virtual event (8am – 11am PST) will offer a Level 100 to 200 introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about Microsoft Virtualization and how it can help their career. It is free and public so sign up for this warm-up for the Jump Start event on October 6th.
· Module 1 – Technology: Learn about Microsoft’s virtualization technologies, how they work, and the future roadmap to the Cloud!
· Module 2 – Career: Understand the importance of virtualization and Private Cloud, and how it can make or break an IT Professional’s career!
· Module 3 – Certification: Get prepared for your next steps towards a virtualization career by understanding and preparing for the Microsoft 70-659 Technical Specialist exam, Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization.
Virtualization Exam 70-659 Training
On Thursday October 6th Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and Technical Instructor Philip Helsel will host an online 8-hour deep dive training event for the Microsoft 70-659 Technical Specialist exam, Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization. This virtual event runs from 8am to 5pm PST and will include presentations, demos and live Q&A with the attendees. It costs $99 to attend, but includes a free exam voucher worth $150! It is public so sign up for some great training to help improve your career here: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=272. Register early to make the most of a weekly virtualization coaching newsletter!
System Center Virtual Machine Manager will be featured in Modules 1 – 5 where we will show you how to deploy VMM, install agents, use templates, deploy VMs, use the Self-Service Portal, manage VMware environments, use high-availability, run live migrations, perform P2V and V2V conversions, integrate with System Center Operations Manager (including PRO-tips), integrate with System Center Data Protection Manager and more!
· Module 1 – Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings
· Module 2 – Configuring Child Settings
· Module 3 – Managing and Monitoring Virtual Environments
· Module 4 – Ensuring High Availability and Recoverability
· Module 5 – Performing Migration
· Module 6 – Configuring Remote Desktop (RD) Role Services Infrastructure
Technologies that we will cover include: Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr), System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM), Windows Server Backup, Failover Clustering, Remote Desktop Services, Active Directory, Microsoft Assessment & Planning Toolkit (MAP), Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) & more!
Exam Information: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-659
App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
AVIcode Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/avicode
ConfigMgr Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/
DPM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
OOB Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/oob/
Opalis Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/opalis
Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
OpsMgr Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/operationsmgr/
SCMDM Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/mdm/
SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv
Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center Essentials Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenteressentials
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/