SYSTEM CENTER CERTIFICATIONS Clay E Shaw Director of Federal Directions Training
MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS Agenda • Value of Certification • Microsoft Certification Family • Cert Progression • System Center Certifications • System Center Training
MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS Certification is the Future • In the future: • Worldwide IT certification training and testing will grow. • Information Technology (ICT) skills are the entry ticket to the job market. • Microsoft Certifications • Represent a rich and varied spectrum of job roles and responsibilities • Recognize and validate real-world IT skills • Differentiate individuals at all stages of career path • Are embraced worldwide
MICROSOFT IT CERTIFICATION IT Certification Progression • Board Review • Validates expert level skills within a specific technology • Trusted Advisor/Leader/Consultant Microsoft Certified ARCHITECT MCTIP/MCPD MCTS MTA MCM MCA • Computer Based and Hands –on Exams • Select Prometric Testing Centers Worldwide • Validates expert level skills Microsoft Certified MASTER • Computer Based exams • Prometric Testing Centers Worldwide • Validates job role skills (why & when) Microsoft Certified IT PROFESSIONAL / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPER IT CERTIFICATIONS • Computer Based exams • Prometric Testing Centers Worldwide • Validates job ready skills (how) Microsoft Certified TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST • Web based • Academic classroom • Validates foundational knowledge (what) • Student Certification Microsoft Technology ASSOCIATE
Professional path to IT Certification MCITP or MCPD Prerequisites & Requirements Preparation &Training Your Next step MCTS & Product Experience Explore the various training options Explore Master’s Certification Microsoft Certified IT ProfessionalorMicrosoft Certified Professional Developer
MCP path to Master Certification Preparation and Training Prerequisites & Requirements MCM Required Exams Your Next step MCITP or MCPD & 5+ yrs. of designing, implementing, & troubleshooting complex installations experience Pass Knowledge Exam & Lab Exam AchieveMicrosoft Certified Master Explore Microsoft Certified Architect Explore the various training options
MCM path to Architect Certification Prerequisites & Requirements Preparation and Training MCA Board Exam Submit documentation for Board Exam & Complete Board Exam in front of Review Board Interview Panel MCM & 10+ yrs. of IT experience & 5+ years of architectural experience AchieveMicrosoft Certified Architect Explore the preparation resources
Where to Get It (MCTS - MCA) Microsoft Microsoft Technology Specialist and Professional Series certifications exams are administered by Prometric.
Learning Resources COST Learning Style Commercial Academic E-Learning Fee & Free Self-Paced Instructor-Led Training Fee Hands-on MS Press Self-Paced Training Kits Fee Self-Paced
System Center Certifications and Training • Certifications are only available for: • System Center 2007 • Not Yet Available for 2010 • Training solutions available for: • System Center 2007 • System Center 2010 • Training Delivery Formats Available: • Classroom • eLearning • Self-Paced
TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Certification Track Exam 70-400: TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring Type Exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring Type Exam 70-658: TS: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuring Type Exam 70-403: TS: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring Type
Primary System Center Certifications • Exam 70-400 or 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring: (MCTS): System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration • Also counts as credit toward the following certification(s): • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2003 • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003
Primary System Center Exams • Exam 70-400 TS: Microsoft SystemCenter Operations Manager 2007, Configuring Type : Exams Published : 3/4/2010 • Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have a minimum of one year of experience using Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 or System Center Operations Manager 2007 in medium-sized to large organizations. • Exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft SystemCenter Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring Type : Exams Published : 11/21/2007 • Candidates for Exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring, use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to deploy and manage software and asset management. Candidates should have a minimum of one year of experience using Systems Management Server (SMS) or Configuration Manager 2007.
Additional System Center Certifications Exam 70-658: TS: SystemCenter Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuring Type Exam 70-403: TS: SystemCenter Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring Type (MCTS - ONLY): System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration
Additional System Center Exams • Exam 70-658: TS: SystemCenter Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuring Type : Exams Published : 7/24/2009 • Candidates for this exam typically work in a role where they are responsible for the protection of a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 network that is managed by Active Directory Domain Services and uses core Microsoft application workloads. • Exam 70-403: TS: SystemCenter Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring Type : Exams Published : 9/25/2008 • This exam will validate skills needed to configure Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) in a Windows Server infrastructure.
Course Mappings for 2007 Exams • 70-400 • Course 50028D Installing and Configuring System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 • 70-401 • Course 6451B Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 • 70-658 • Course 50213A: Implementing Data Protection Manager Type (Note: This course is not the greatest quality) • 70-403 • Course 6331A: Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Type
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Training Offerings Accept Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV’s) Directions Training Offers: • Classroom in DC • 50028D • 6451B • Classroom in Chicago • All above • 6331A & 50217A • Remote from Anywhere • All of the above • Dedicated Class at Your Location • Any Microsoft Offering
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