Jump Start class: Creating and managing a private cloud with System Center 2012

Greetings. We’d like to make sure you know about some upcoming free training. Here are the details:

  • Course: “Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start”
  • Date/Time: February 21-22, 2012 from 9:00am – 5:00pm PST
  • Where: Live virtual classroom (online from wherever you are)
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Target audience: IT Professionals (IT Implementers, managers, decision makers)

You can register via MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx-pid=298.

And here’s much more information about the course:

Why is this Jump Start a good time investment? Who should attend?
This accelerated Jump Start is tailored for IT professionals familiar with Windows Server technologies, Hyper-V virtualization, and the System Center management solutions. The course is designed to provide a fast-paced and technical understanding of how and why Microsoft’s approach to the private cloud delivers scalability, security, flexibility and control. Here are few unique benefits of this course:

  • Students have the opportunity to learn from and interact with the industry’s best cloud technologists! Check out the instructor bios below.
  • This high-energy, demo-rich learning experience will help IT Professionals understand why Microsoft private cloud solutions are making a splash in the industry.
  • Students will see with their own eyes how Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center 2012 work together to provide the best combination of security and scale.
  • Information-packed agenda! Day one of this two-day online course will focus on designing and deploying the right solutions for your organization, while day two will provide an in-depth look at the tools available to help monitor, secure and control the operational aspects of a private cloud.


Day 1: Deployment & Configuration

  • Part 1: Understanding the Microsoft Private Cloud
  • Part 2: Deploying the Infrastructure Components
  • Part 3: Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Part 4: Deploying the Service Layer
  • Part 5: Deploying the Applications & VMs

Day 2: Management & Operations

  • Part 6: Managing the Infrastructure Components
  • Part 7: Managing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Part 8: Managing the Service Layer
  • Part 9: Managing the Applications & VMs

Instructor Team:

Symon Perriman | @SymonPerriman
As Microsoft’s corporate Technical Evangelist covering Private Cloud, Virtualization, Windows Server and System Center technologies, Symon Perriman is a recognized industry expert in high-availability, virtualization, datacenter management, disaster recovery and mobile. Previously he spent four years as a Program Manager on the Server Clustering & High-Availability team and has been working in the tech industry since 2002. Symon holds several patents; contributed to several technical books for clustering, virtualization and SQL; founded the Failover Clustering & Network Load Balancing Blog; and also serves as President of FanWide Technologies LLC.





Chris Van Wesep
Chris is the Group Product Manager responsible for marketing Microsoft cloud and datacenter management products within the System Center portfolio. He has been with Microsoft over 11 years serving in a variety of roles across the server businesses. Prior to this position, Chris worked as the marketing lead for Microsoft Windows Server in the U.S. subsidiary where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing and sales enablement for the product. He began his career at Microsoft as the worldwide Finance Manager for the Microsoft Windows Server business evaluating product and channel strategies as well as potential acquisitions and partnerships. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.




Kenon Owens | @MS_Int_Virt
Kenon Owens is a Technical Product Manager (TPM) for Microsoft System Center focused on the technical aspects of the Infrastructure for Microsoft’s Private Cloud and Datacenter Solutions. His responsibilities include core content and demo development, technical event presentations, and providing technical subject-matter expertise for the field. Kenon has worked in the computer industry for over 15 years and is recognized as one of the industry’s foremost email and virtualization experts. For nine years, Kenon served as a Staff Systems Engineer for a leading virtualization company where he specialized in industry research and competitive analysis. Prior to this, he developed and implemented Virtualization Infrastructure in the field. Kenon holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Marine Engineering Technology.




Adam Hall | @Adman_NZ
Adam is a Senior Technical Product Manager (TPM) in the System Center cloud and datacenter product team, responsible for the Application Management capability. As a TPM, Adam is responsible for defining the technical marketing messaging and positioning for the Application Management capability, as well as being the owner for the associated content that is created and published for the capability. Adam has been in the technology industry since 1995, working in a wide variety of customer and Microsoft Partner organizations prior to joining Microsoft in March 2008 as a Technology Strategist in New Zealand. Adam transferred to Redmond in June 2010 to take on his current TPM role in the System Center team. Adam contributes to the main System Center blogs at http://blogs.technet.com/b/SystemCenter and http://blogs.technet.com/server-cloud.




Sean Christensen | @SeanC_MSFT
Sean Christensen has worked for Microsoft for over 4 ½ years and in the wider IT Service Management industry for over 16 years; currently he is the Senior Technical Product Manager (TPM) for System Center 2012 Service Delivery & Automation. Prior to his current role, Sean worked within the Australian subsidiary as a Services Executive and Operations Consulting Lead focusing on Service Delivery consulting to customers. Prior to joining Microsoft, Sean worked for BMC Software and its partners as a Business Service Management Solution Architect for the Asia Pacific region, Atrium CMDB and Remedy as an ITSM architect, instructor and consultant. Sean holds the ITIL v3 Expert qualification.




Prabu Rambadran | Prabu_MSFT
Prabu is a Technical Product Manager in the System Center Product Management group, the team responsible for marketing the Microsoft Cloud and Data Center management products. His area of expertise is in monitoring and operating the Private Cloud fabric and infrastructure. Prabu also runs the Community Evaluation Program for the System Center suite of products. He has been with Microsoft for over 6 years, mostly in Engineering, where he gained experience shipping several Windows Client, Server and Office products. Prabu holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Ohio University.

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