System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 6 – Orchestrator and Service Manager)

In this post, we’re turning to two more components of System Center 2012, Orchestrator and Service Manager.  For those of you who need a brief summary of these System Center components, I’ve provided brief definitions below: Orchestrator – “Orchestrator is a workflow management solution for the data center. Orchestrator lets you automate the creation, monitoring,…

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System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 5 – Operations Manager)

In part 5 of this series, we finally arrive at Operations Manager.  Operations Manager got its start under the name Microsoft Operations Manager or MOM, after which it evolved to be known as System Center Operations Manager.  Now, with System Center 2012, Operations Manager is an even better product.  Since Operations Manager is one of…

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System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 3 – System Center Configuration Manager)

With part-3 of this series, I finally turn to one of the most important products of the System Center suite.  This is System Center Configuration Manger, or SCCM.  SCCM has been around since the 90s in one form or another (remember Systems Management Server?).  Since the early days of SMS, System Center Configuration Manager has…

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System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 2 – Advisor and App Controller)

In part one of this series, I began by listing some study material for System Center 2012 in general.  Beginning with this post, I’ll begin identifying training available for each of the specific components that make up System Center 2012.  In this post, I will be listing self-study materials available for System Center Advisor and…


System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 1 – System Center Overview)

I have received multiple requests for a study guide related to the newest versions of System Center Configuration Manager and/or System Center Operations Manager.  After doing a bit of research, I learned that it’s no longer appropriate to think of these as separate tools since they all belong to the System Center 2012 Suite.  The…

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Forefront Endpoint Protection Self-Study Guide

This study guide is for those who wish to become familiar with Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) and System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP).  As always, these resources are available online and free of charge. Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP)/System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Self-Training Guide Top Level Site: http://www.microsoft.com/fep   Forefront Training Featured Videos Forefront Endpoint…

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Windows PowerShell Self-Study Guide

This time, I’ve put together a list of resources for those interested in Microsoft’s PowerShell scripting language.  While this training guide focuses primarily on Windows PowerShell 2.0, I have provided a brief list of PowerShell v3 resources at the end of this guide for those interested in getting an advance look at the newest version…

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SharePoint 2010 Self-Study Guide

Recently, I started creating some self-study guides to help my customers who are interested in learning different technologies.  It was suggested that I put these guides on my blog for easier access.  Today’s entry is on SharePoint 2010, but check back frequently as I upload additional study guides in the near future. SharePoint Server 2010…

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