Microsoft Virtual Academy: Migration to Windows Server 2012

If you are in the path to Windows Server 2012 migration MVA just published videos for you. The course is still not available on MVA site but you can watch the videos:

MVA: Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Windows Server 2012 Essentials is not much of cloud product as it targets the small and medium business but I’ve decided to publish the videos for this new course that is coming in Microsoft Virtual Academy for those who are interested:

MVA course: SC Orchestrator 2012 SP1

Microsoft promised more MVA courses for System Center 2012 SP1 and here is another promised fulfilled:

Windows Server 2012 Upgrade Jump Start Training

This Jump Start Training was held live last month and now it is available as a recordings. This course is led by Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Ed Liberman from TrainSignal. The course is divided in 12 topics which can be found as separate videos here.

Course 10750A: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 – Overview

Last week I was on course 10750A: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012. Even though I had took the exam to that course and I am MCSE: Private Cloud already it is always useful attending such course. The course includes all System Center 2012 components with exception of SCCM 2012 with focus on System Center 2012 Service Manager and System Center 2012 Operations Manager. I was surprised to found out that most of the lab time included exercises with SCSM 2012. This was surprise because when I was taking the exam for this course most of the questions were SCOM 2012 related. Even though focus is on SCSM and SCOM 2012 all the products are represented on basic level and the whole course is like an introduction to new versions of the components. Besides introducing the new versions the course will show you how you can integrate the components and leverage that integration which can be quite useful in real world scenario. For me the course was useful because of this. I didn’t learn something new for the product but I’ve managed to try new things in the labs. As a summary I would say the the course can be useful if you are specialist in one of the components and you want to learn more about the other components and how to integrate them. If you are looking to learn advanced stuff for any of the components this course is not for you. You can always advance in your knowledge on any of the System Center components by reading articles from MVPs over Internet or by reading books for example like this one for SCOM 2012.