A few days ago I completed the final exam and achieved my latest industry certification – “Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Private Cloud”.
The final exam that I undertook was 70-246 – Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012. I found this exam easier than the 70-247 exam and it had a heavy focus on SCOM and a lighter focus on DPM, SCSM, SCORC, SCCM & VMM. I recommend a very good working knowledge of SCOM before attempting this exam and at least a good level of knowledge of the functionality and interoperability of the DPM, SCSM, SCORC, SCCM & VMM products.
I went hunting for the download of SP1 for System Center 2012 today, but as I suspected this isn’t a public download, it’s only available via MVLS, TechNet etc. I came across a great link that summarises a lot of the information and links that you need to know about for Service Pack 1 of System Center 2012. Head to http://systemscentre.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/system-center-2012-service-pack-1.html for more info.
Today I came across a great post today on with comprehensive information on SQL configuration for System Center 2012. Even if you aren’t deploying System Center products, this is still a great guide for configuring SQL for optimal performance and best practise.
Link is http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SQL-Server-guide-for-8584c403