Before we begin…

SPECIAL THANKS TO Scott Rachui for his blog posts. I have reused the same content from his blog and here are the actual blog post links. Scott has written many more blog posts focusing on various Microsoft Technologies & covering Self-Study guides for them.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/musings_of_a_technical_tam/archive/2012/06/06/system-center-2012-self-study-guide.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/musings_of_a_technical_tam/archive/2012/06/07/system-center-2012-self-study-guide-part-2.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/musings_of_a_technical_tam/archive/2012/06/08/system-center-2012-self-study-guide-part-3-system-center-configuration-manager.aspx

System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide Part I

Top-level link for System Center 2012 is: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter

System Center 2012

In this section are study material related to System Center 2012 in general.  The data here represents the study material that does not fit neatly into one of the specific component categories.  Further sections will deal with the specialty components that make up System Center 2012

Microsoft Virtual Academy (free online courses and knowledge measures)

Training Videos and Webcasts

Podcasts

Virtual Labs

These are online simulations that allow users to experience System Center technology first-hand.

  • Guided Labs
    • Provide Resources through Self-Service Requests
    • Drive Consistent Service Delivery
    • Provision Additional Cloud Infrastructure
    • Delegate Cloud Resources
    • Create Consistency through Service Templates
    • Perform a Standardized Application Deployment to Test
    • Stage Application Resources
    • Self-Service Deployment of an Application to a Production Environment
    • Gain Insight and Visibility Through Reporting
    • Monitor Infrastructure
    • Taking Corrective Actions in the Infrastructure
    • reduce Time to Resolution with Application Performance Monitoring
    • Deploy and Update to a Service Instance
    • Explore Creating Dashboards

Articles/Documentation

In this section are articles relating to System Center 2012, including the top-level TechNet site for all things relating to System Center 2012.

  • System Center 2012
    • App Controller
    • Configuration Manager
    • Data Protection Manager
    • Endpoint Protection
    • Operations Manager
    • Orchestrator
    • Service Manager
    • Unified Installer
    • Virtual Machine Manager

Useful Blogs

In this section are articles and guidance written by System Center 2012 technical experts.

Forums

In this section is al list of forums where System Center administrators can post comments, ask questions, and join in conversations related to System Center 2012.

Support for System Center 2012

The link below is a central page that provides a wide variety of resources and solutions to help System Center administrators resolve problems and issues.

 

System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 2)

Top-level link for System Center 2012 is: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter

System Center Advisor

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Videos and Webcasts

Podcasts

Articles/Documentation

  • What's New in System Center Advisor?
  • System Center Advisor Help
    • What is System Center Advisor?
    • Advisor Maintenance Schedule
    • What's new this month?
    • System Center Advisor Release Notes
    • Deploy System Center Advisor
    • System Center Advisor Troubleshooting
    • Contact Microsoft Help and Support
    • System Center Advisor Terms of Service
    • System Center Advisor Legal Notices
  • System Center Advisor Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshoot the Gateway
    • Troubleshoot the Agent
    • Diagnosing Connection Problems with System Center Advisor
    • Advisor Deployment Troubleshooting
    • Help!  I Cannot Download the Certificate
    • Service Principle Name (SPN) and System Center Advisor
    • Gateway Event Messages
    • Agent Event Messages

Useful Websites

Useful Blogs

Forums

System Center App Controller

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Videos and Webcasts

Articles/Documentation

Useful Websites

Useful Blogs

Forums

 

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

Top-level link for System Center 2012 is: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Videos and Webcasts

Podcasts

Virtual Labs

Articles/Documentation

Useful Websites

Useful Blogs

Forums

ENJOY.