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Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator (MOC 55007)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the System Center 2012 Orchestrator
Lessons
  • History and Evolution of System Center
  • System Center 2012 Product Suite
  • System Center 2012 Licensing
  • Introducing ITIL and MOF
  • System Center 2012 Orchestrator
Lab : Introducing System Center 2012
Lab : Introducing Service Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the history and evolution of System Center
  • Differentiate between each of the Systems Center 2012 products
  • Describe System Center 2012 Licensing
  • Provide an overview of ITIL and MOF
  • Identify the purpose and function of Orchestrator 2012
Module 2: Design and Deployment Considerations for Orchestrator 2012
Lessons
  • Preparing to Deploy Orchestrator 2012
  • Installing Orchestrator 2012
  • Exploring Orchestrator 2012 Interfaces
  • Examining Runbook Servers and Global Settings
Lab : Touring the Orchestrator 2012 Console and Initial Lab Environment Setup

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan an Orchestrator 2012 deployment
  • Identify system requirements of Orchestrator 2012
  • Explain and customize Orchestrator 2012 installation options
  • Prepare Windows firewall
  • Navigate Orchestrator 2012 user interfaces
  • Determine performance capacity of Orchestrator 2012 roles
  • Configure user security
  • Define and configure server properties and global settings
Module 3: Runbook Configuration Basics
Lessons
  • Creating Runbooks
  • Creating Standard Activities
  • Working with Monitors, Links and Junctions
  • Analyzing Data Using the Orchestrator Data Bus
  • Stepping Through Runbooks with the Tester
  • Exporting and Importing Runbooks
Lab : Creating Basic Runbooks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create, export and import runbooks using Runbook Designer
  • Automate basic processes using standard activities
  • Describe what the data bus is and show how to link activities through subscriptions
  • Test and deploy runbooks
Module 4: Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activities
Lessons
  • Designing Advanced Runbooks
  • Reviewing Integration Packs
  • Automating Activities with Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Implementing Integration Packs
  • Executing Programs and Scripts using Runbooks
Lab : Creating Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activitie

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain and configure counters, schedules and variables
  • Create complex runbooks using multiple activities and data bus subscriptions
  • Download and configure integration packs
  • Integrate Orchestrator 2012 with Active Directory
  • Deploy and configure Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Implement activities from the Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Employ command and scripting activities
Module 5: PowerPivot Reporting
Lessons
  • Introducing PowerPivot for Excel
  • Enabling PowerPivot for Reporting
Lab : Reporting with Excel PowerPivot

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain what a PivotTables is and its benefits
  • Enable PowerPivot for Excel 2013
  • Create relationships and PivotTables
  • Use PowerPivot for Orchestrator 2012 reporting
Module 6: Administration, Management and Extensibility
Lessons
  • Determining Fault Tolerance
  • Optimizing Performance and Capacity
  • Installing with Command Line and Console Push
  • Preparing for Disaster Recovery
  • Upgrading from Opalis and Migrating Runbooks
  • Utilizing the Orchestrator Integration Toolkit
Lab : Completing a Push Install of Runbook Designer and Runbook ServerLab : Preparing for Backup and Restore

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Determine high availability and fault tolerance for Orchestrator 2012 roles
  • Deploy additional servers for increased capacity
  • Describe automated server deployment
  • Plan for disaster recovery
  • Upgrade from Opalis Integration Server
  • Use the Orchestrator Integration Kit to customize integration packs
Module 7: System Center 2012 Integration (optional)
Lab : Setting up the Initial Lab Environment
Lab : Creating an Orchestrator 2012 Runbook
Lab : Working with Orchestrator System Center Runbooks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe System Center 2012 Integration