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- VMware Certified Associate (VCA)
- VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
- VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
- Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA)
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Private Cloud (MCSE Private Cloud)
- Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
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Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Private Cloud is a new Microsoft certification covering Windows 2012 Hyper-V and System Center 2012, as well as applications such as SharePoint and Exchange. The certification tests administrators on the following abilities:
- Design and deploy Microsoft System Center.
- Configure System Center infrastructure and integration.
- Configure and deploy virtual machines (VMs) and services.
- Configure storage and network fabric, deployment and update servers, and cloud and virtualization hosts.
- Configure data center process automation.
- Configure resource monitoring and monitor resources.
- Configure and maintain service management.
- Manage configuration, updates, backup, and recovery.
MCSE Private Cloud requires you to take the following certification exams:
- Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.
- Administering Windows Server 2012.
- Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.
- Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012.
- Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012.
If you’re already a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator or MCITP: Server Administrator, you only need to complete the last two exams above to earn your Private Cloud certification.