In part one of this series, I began by listing some study material for System Center 2012 in general.  Beginning with this post, I'll begin identifying training available for each of the specific components that make up System Center 2012.  In this post, I will be listing self-study materials available for System Center Advisor and App Controller.  Additional components belonging to the System Center 2012 suite will be addressed in future posts.

Before we get started, I thought I'd post a couple of quotes that explain what Advisor and App Controller are.  Below are the front-page descriptions of each, taken directly from the links in the definition titles themselves:

Advisor - "System Center Advisor is a cloud service that enables you to assess your server configurations and proactively avoid problems, while helping support staff to resolve issues faster by accessing current and historical configuration data; all with the security features that meet your needs.  Additionally, System Center Advisor helps reduce downtime by providing suggestions for improvement and notifying you of key updates specific to your configuration.  System Center Advisor provides support for SQL Server, Windows Server, SharePoint Server, and Exchange Server."

App Controller - "App Controller provides a common self-service experience that can help you easily configure, deploy, and manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds."

System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 2 - Advisor and App Controller)

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