UPDATE: New Resources Included for System Center 2012 SP1
As I was preparing for the new Microsoft Private Cloud Certification Exam 70-247, Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 over the past several weeks, I saved links to all my study resources that I leveraged to study and pass this exam. I’ve incorporated this list of resources into a step-by-step Exam Study Guide for anyone else who may be interested in targeting this exam.
Exam 70-247 is one of the exams needed to complete the MCSE: Private Cloud certification track. The complete requirements for the MCSE Private Cloud track include:
In addition to the Study Guide referenced in this article for Exam 70-247, the following study resources exist for the other exams in the MCSE: Private Cloud certification track:
This exam guide presents the target exam objectives within each of the objective domains for Exam 70-247. It is presented in a checklist format to provide an easy method for exam candidates to quickly self-assess their general exam preparedness. It also provides specific study resources to help candidates address knowledge gap areas prior to attempting this exam. Note that this study guide is not intended as a replacement for formal training, but rather intended as a post-training resource to help you identify how you can best prepare for certification.
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These are the same study resources that I personally used when preparing for Exam 70-247 myself, so I’ve already taken time to proof and review each and every resource. Of course, you may have your own suggestions for improvements – feel free to post your comments below. I’d love to hear your feedback!
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Keith Mayer is a Principal Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.