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Course 55007A:
System Center 2012 Orchestrator


Course Details

Module 1: Introduction to the Sys tem Center 2012 Orches trator

  1. Lessons
    1. • History and Evolution of System Center
    2. • System Center 2012 Product Suite
    3. • System Center 2012 Licensing
    4. • Introducing ITIL and MOF
    5. • System Center 2012 Orchestrator
  1. Lab : Introducing Sys tem Center 2012
  2. Lab : Introducing Service Management
  3. After completing this module, students will be able to:
    1. • Explain the history and evolution of System Center
    2. • Differentiate between each of the Systems Center 2012 products
    3. • Describe System Center 2012 Licensing
    4. • Provide an overview of ITIL and MOF
    5. • Identify the purpose and function of Orchestrator 2012
  1. Module 2: Des ign and Deployment Cons iderations for Orches trator 2012
  2. Lessons
    1. • Preparing to Deploy Orchestrator 2012
    2. • Installing Orchestrator 2012
    3. • Exploring Orchestrator 2012 Interfaces
    4. • Examining Runbook Servers and Global Settings
  1. Lab : Touring the Orches trator 2012 Console and Initial Lab Environment Setup
  2. After completing this module, students will be able to:
    1. • Plan an Orchestrator 2012 deployment
    2. • Identify system requirements of Orchestrator 2012
    3. • Explain and customize Orchestrator 2012 installation options
    4. • Prepare Windows firewall
    5. • Navigate Orchestrator 2012 user interfaces
    6. • Determine performance capacity of Orchestrator 2012 roles
    7. • Configure user security
    8. • Define and configure server properties and global settings
  1. Module 3: Runbook Configuration Bas ics
  2. Lessons
    1. • Creating Runbooks
    2. • Creating Standard Activities
    3. • Working with Monitors, Links and Junctions
    4. • Analyzing Data Using the Orchestrator Data Bus
    5. • Stepping Through Runbooks with the Tester
    6. • Exporting and Importing Runbooks
  1. Lab : Creating Bas ic Runbooks
  2. After completing this module, students will be able to:
    1. • Create, export and import runbooks using Runbook Designer
    2. • Automate basic processes using standard activities
    3. • Describe what the data bus is and show how to link activities through subscriptions
    4. • Test and deploy runbooks
  1. Module 4: Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activities
  2. Lessons
    1. • Designing Advanced Runbooks
    2. • Reviewing Integration Packs
    3. • Automating Activities with Active Directory Integration Pack
    4. • Implementing Integration Packs
    5. • Executing Programs and Scripts using Runbooks
  1. Lab : Creating Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activitie
  2. After completing this module, students will be able to:
    1. • Explain and configure counters, schedules and variables
    2. • Create complex runbooks using multiple activities and data bus subscriptions
    3. • Download and configure integration packs
    4. • Integrate Orchestrator 2012 with Active Directory
    5. • Deploy and configure Active Directory Integration Pack
    6. • Implement activities from the Active Directory Integration Pack
    7. • Employ command and scripting activities
  1. Module 5: PowerPivot Reporting
  2. Lessons
    1. • Introducing PowerPivot for Excel
    2. • Enabling PowerPivot for Reporting
  1. Lab : Reporting with Excel PowerPivot
  2. After completing this module, students will be able to:
    1. • Explain what a PivotTables is and its benefits
    2. • Enable PowerPivot for Excel 2013
    3. • Create relationships and PivotTables
    4. • Use PowerPivot for Orchestrator 2012 reporting
  1. Module 6: Adminis tration, Management and Extens ibility
  2. Lessons
    1. • Determining Fault Tolerance
    2. • Optimizing Performance and Capacity
    3. • Installing with Command Line and Console Push
    4. • Preparing for Disaster Recovery
    5. • Upgrading from Opalis and Migrating Runbooks
    6. • Utilizing the Orchestrator Integration Toolkit
  1. Lab : Completing a Push Ins tall of Runbook Des igner and Runbook Server
  2. Lab : Preparing for Backup and Res tore
  3. After completing this module, students will be able to:
    1. • Determine high availability and fault tolerance for Orchestrator 2012 roles
    2. • Deploy additional servers for increased capacity
    3. • Describe automated server deployment
    4. • Plan for disaster recovery
    5. • Upgrade from Opalis Integration Server
    6. • Use the Orchestrator Integration Kit to customize integration packs
  1. Module 7: Sys tem Center 2012 Integration (optional)
  2. Lab : Setting up the Initial Lab Environment
  3. Lab : Working with Orches trator Sys tem Center Runbooks
  4. After completing this module, students will be able to:
    1. • Describe System Center 2012 Integration