MS-55004 - Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 Operations Manager

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure System Center 2012 Operations Manager. In addition this class will prepare the student for managing their 2012 Operations Manager infrastructure.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Familiarity with PC hardware and devices.
  • Experience supporting Windows-based systems.
  • Basic experience authoring and editing batch and script files.
  • Experience reviewing Windows application and service logs.
  • Experience configuring or supporting distributed application environments.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 operating system and network configuration.
  • Working Knowledge of Active Directory.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Overview of Microsoft® System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Operations Manager Introduction and Basic Concepts
What’s New in 2012 Operations Manager
System Requirements

Module 2: Installing the 2012 Operations Manager Infrastructure

Active Directory Integration
SQL Server Configuration
Security Considerations
Operations Manager Deployment Scenarios
Installing Operations Manager 2012

Module 3: Navigating Operations Manager

Operations Manager Console Overview
Customizing the Operations Manager Console
Securing the Operations Manager Console
Operations Manager Web Console Overview

Module 4: Global Management Group Settings and Notifications

Connected Management Groups and Management Services
Configuring Global Management Group Settings
Overriding Global Management Group Settings
Creating Notifications

Module 5: Installing and Configuring Agents

Agent Installation Prerequisites
Agent Installation Methods
Managing Agent Settings

Module 6: Management Packs

Lesson 1: Overview of Management Packs
Lesson 2: Pre-Installed Management Packs
Lesson 3: Importing and Exporting Management Packs
Lesson 4: Sealing a Management Pack

Module 7: Operations Manager Monitoring

Monitoring Overview
Types of Monitors
Network Monitoring

Module 8: Monitoring without Agents

Agentless Monitoring
Agentless Exception Monitoring

Module 9: Operations Manager Reporting

Installing SQL Reporting Services
Installing Operations Manager Reporting
Creating, Viewing and Customizing Reports

Module 10: Operations Manager Audit Collection Services

Overview of ACS
Installing and Configuring ACS
Forwarders and Collectors
ACS on non-Windows Systems (Unix/Linux)

Module 11: Synthetic Transactions

Synthetic Transactions Overview
Creating Synthetic Transactions

Module 12: Distributed Applications

Distributed Applications Overview
Design and Creation of Distributed Applications

Module 13: Monitoring Complex Environments

Management Groups and Multihomed Agents
Gateway Servers and Untrusted Environments

Module 14: Backup and Disaster Recovery

Backup Overview and Planning
Configuring and Performing Backups
Recovery Planning