New Microsoft Virtual Academy tracks available now


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Exciting Friday news – we’ve added two new courses to the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), with another coming soon. The Microsoft Virtual Academy is an easy-to-access, free resource for IT professionals which provides content tracks of learning. Find out about the new courses below.

Microsoft Virtualization for the VMware Professional–The Platform
The course covers Microsoft’s virtualisation offerings and strategy, datacenter planning, Hyper-V architecture, VM management, virtualised networking and storage, numerous other Hyper-V features, as well as advanced management with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. Also covered are the high-availability and disaster recovery considerations to keep your VMs up and running using Windows Server Failover Clustering.

The course is aimed at IT professionals who use VMware technology today and would like to compare the Microsoft offering. Throughout the course you will see how Hyper-V is both different and similar to VMware virtualisation through technical and terminology comparisons.  By the end of this course you will have the tools you need to plan, design and deploy your virtualised datacentre or Private Cloud infrastructure.

2) Microsoft Virtualization for the VMware Professional – Management
This course provides an overview of Microsoft’s comprehensive management suite, System Center, and is the second course in the three course program covering Microsoft Virtualisation.  In the course we cover:

  • System Center Operations Manager for monitoring servers and services.
  • System Center Configuration Manager for deploying software and maintaining compliance on all types of devices.
  • System Center Service Manager for automating IT processes.
  • System Center Data Protection Manager for backing up and restoring servers and VMs.
  • Opalis for integrated and customized workflow processes.
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 for advanced VM deployment and management.
  • Additional modules will cover the PowerShell scripting utility, the VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 and Private Cloud concepts.

After completing this course you will understand how to centrally manage and automate a datacentre of any size, plus gain 54 points towards your next level.

3) Coming soon – Microsoft Virtualization for the VMware Professional – VDI. Keep your eyes peeled for details.

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