Thursday, April 26, 2012

Microsoft Private Cloud exam preparation

For the first time ever at MMS, attendees could take Microsoft Certification Exams onsite. For those interested in the Private Cloud, you could be one of the very first to take the beta version of Microsoft’s private cloud certification exams. For that reason I scheduled two exams and it will approximately take 8 weeks for the final score. The exams were not that easy; you must have good understanding of all MS Private Cloud products to have a good change. In this post I will share some hints & tips for the exams. 


When passing both exams and MCITP: Server Administrator you get the new "MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Private Cloud" status. 

Exam 71:246 (58 questions)
For it seems most of MS Private Cloud exam questions are about Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager and Orchestrator. Furthermore there a questions on Data Protection Manager and WSUS integration in Virtual Machine Manager. It's the hardest one of the two exams.

Preperation materials: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-246

The distribution of questions is about:
  • Virtual Machine Manager: 30%
  • Operations Manager: 20%
  • Service Manager: 20%
  • Orchestrator: 20%
  • Data Protection Manager: 10%

Exam 71:247 (47 questions)
Again most of MS Private Cloud exam questions are about Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager and Orchestrator. Furthermore there are questions on App Controller, Data Protection Manager and App-V Server. This one seems a little bit easier then the other one.

Preperation materials: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-247

The distribution of questions is about:
  • Virtual Machine Manager: 30%
  • Operations Manager: 10%
  • Service Manager: 20%
  • Orchestrator: 20%
  • App Controller: 10%
  • Data Protection Manager 10%

Because of the ConfigMgr 2012 exam 70:243 (which is final by now), there are (almost) no questions about Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection. All other 6 products from the System Center 2012 suite will be used. 

Good luck with both exams! (and post the results)

3 comments:

  1. What type of questions were mainly asked? Any simulations in it, or only multiple-choice?

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  2. The most of questions are multiple-choice. The other ones are "drag and drop". They must be set in the right order then.

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  3. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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