Which topics to concentrate on for MCSE: Private Cloud certification

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MCSE: Private Cloud certification exam is globally acknowledged standardized test that has been designed for the IT professionals. This test validates the proficiencies of the IT professionals to design, deploy & maintain the private cloud technology in the enterprise environment. To achieve the MCSE: Private Cloud certification the candidates need to take effective preparations for five individual exams. The exams are: Exam no. 70-410. Installing & Configuration of the Windows Server 2012; Exam no. 70-411. Administering Windows Server 2012; Exam no: 70-412. Exam Title: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services; Exam 70-246. Exam Title: Monitoring & Operating a Private Cloud; Exam 70-247. Exam Title: Configuring & Deploying a Private Cloud.

Each topic under the curricula is essential for the preparation of the MCSE: Private Cloud certification exams. However, to take a definite preparation, the students might follow some strategies to emphasize on several topics. To find out which topics to concentrate on for MCSE: Private Cloud certification, the candidates need to consider the frequency of questions that are usually drawn under each content area. In the following discussion, the percentages of questions drawn from each content area have been focused, so that the students can easily select the content-based topics.

  1. In the Exam 70-410, ‘Installation & Configuration of the servers’ content area covers about 15 to 20% questions. Under this area the candidates should concentrate on several key topics, such as, Configuration of servers, Configuration of local storage, Installation of servers, servers for remote management, etc. ‘Configuration of the  server roles & features’ content area covers 15–20%. Under this area the candidates should concentrate on several key topics, such as, Configuration of file & share access, print & documentation services, etc. ‘Configuration of the Hyper-V’ content area covers 15–20%.  Under this area the candidates should concentrate on several key topics, such as, Creation & configuration the settings of virtual machine, virtual networks, IPv4 & IPv6 addressing, storage of virtual machine, DHCP service, etc. ‘Deployment & Configuration of the core network services’ content area covers 15–20%. Under this area the candidates should concentrate on several key topics, such as, Configuration of the  the DHCP service; ‘Install & administer Active Directory’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Create & manage Group Policy’ content area covers 15–20%. Under this area the candidates should concentrate on several key topics, such as, how to create group policies, Activate the directory groups & organizational units , etc.
  2. In the Exam 70-411, to take an effective preparation the candidates should focus on each content area. For the preparation of this test, the candidates should concentrate on several key topics, such as, Deployment & management of server images; Implementation of patch management; Monitoring servers; Configuration of FSRM, file & disk encryption; Configuration of the DNS zones as well as DNS records; VPN & routing; Direct Access; Advanced-level audit policies; etc. From the content area ‘Deployment, management & maintenance of servers’ about 15 to 20% questions are drawn; ‘Configuration of the File & Print Services’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Configuration of the network services & access’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Configuration of the  a NPS infrastructure’ content area covers 10–15%; ‘Configuration & management of the  Active Directory’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Configuration & management of the  Group Policy’ content area covers 15–20%. 
  3. For the preparation of the exam 70-412, the candidates should concentrate on several key topics, such as, Configuration of the NLB, Management of the unsuccessful clustering roles, unsuccessful clustering, Management of VM movement, Implementation of the DAC, Configuration & optimization storage, Configuration Windows Server backups, configuration Microsoft Azure backups, configuration role-specific backups, management VSS settings using VSSAdmin, Configuration of the advanced file services, etc. ‘Configuration & management of the  high availability’ content area covers about 15 to 20% questions; ‘Configuration of the  file & storage solutions’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Implementation of the business continuity & disaster recovery’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Configuration of the  Network Services’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Configuration of the Active Directory infrastructure’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Configuration of the  Identity & Access Solutions’ content area covers 15–20%.  
  4. For the preparation of the exam 70-246, the candidates should concentrate on several key topics, such as, Implementation workflows, Implementation service offerings, Deployment of end-to-end monitoring, Configuration of end-to-end monitoring, Creation of monitoring reports & dashboards, Monitoring network devices, Monitoring servers, Monitoring the virtualization layer, Analyzing the network device health management Operations system Manager alerts; management of notifications, Monitoring application health, Implementation of the service level management, Management of problems & incidents, Management of cloud resources, Management of compliance & configuration, Management of updates, Implementation of backup & recovery, etc. ‘Configuration of the data center process automation’ content area covers about 15 to 20% questions; ‘Deploy resource monitoring’ content area covers 20–25%; ‘Monitor resources’ content area covers 20–25%; ‘Configuration & maintenance of the  service management’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Manage configuration & protection’ content area covers 20–25%.
  5. For the preparation of the exam 70-247, the candidates should concentrate on several key topics, such as, Designing scalable architecture of System Center, Installation of the System Center Infrastructure, Up gradation of System Center components, Configuration of System Center components, Configuration of portals & dashboards, Configuration of the storage fabric, Configuration of the network fabric, Configuration & management of the deployment & update servers, Configuration of clouds & virtualization hosts, Configuration of the  private cloud integration, Configuration of the  integration of private & public clouds, Configuration of profiles, Creation & configuration of the server App-V packages, Configuration & deployment of a service, Updating a service, etc. ‘Design & deploy System Center’ content area covers about 15 to 20% questions; ‘Configuration of the System Center infrastructure’ content area covers 20–25%; ‘Configuration of the fabric’ content area covers 25–30%; ‘Configuration of the  System Center integration’ content area covers 15–20%; ‘Configuration & deployment of the  virtual machines & services cover 15-20%.

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