MCSE Private Cloud (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Private Cloud)

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.

This was last updated in April 2013

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