Full program description
NICF - Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter (SF)
NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF025
SSG Skillsconnect Code: CRS-Q-0032020-ICT
Microsoft Course Code: 20745
Technology: System Center
This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualisation infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Data Protection Manager.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for IT professionals and administrators who are responsible for designing, implementing, and managing virtualisation infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.
The main focus of this course is on managing Hyper-V virtualisation infrastructure in Windows Server 2016, although the course also covers other virtualisation platforms that can be managed by using Virtual Machine Manager 2016.
5 Days / 39 Hours
Introduction to server virtualisation
This module explains the different virtualisation solutions. It also describes the concepts of the software-defined datacenter and Microsoft Azure.
- Overview of Microsoft Virtualisation
- Introduction to the software-defined datacenter
- Extending virtualisation to the cloud
Overview of Hyper-V virtualisation
This module explains how to install and manage Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016.
- Installing and configuring the Hyper-V role
- Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
- Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
- Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
Installing and configuring System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to install and configure System Center 2016 VMM for managing a virtualisation environment.
- Overview of System Center 2016 VMM
- Installing System Center 2016 VMM
- Adding hosts and managing host groups
Managing storage fabric and fabric updates
This module explains how to manage storage fabric and fabric updates in VMM.
- Overview of server virtualisation storage technologies
- Managing storage fabric
- Managing fabric updates
Configuring and managing the Virtual Machine Manager Library and library objects
This module describes how to configure and manage the VMM library and library objects. It also describes the differences between profiles and templates and how they are used.
- Overview of the VMM library
- Preparing Windows for deployment in VMM
- Working with profiles
- Working with virtual machine templates
Managing the networking fabric
This module explains how to manage networking fabric in VMM.
- Networking concepts in VMM
- Managing Software-Defined Networking
- Understanding network function virtualisation
Creating and managing virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to create and manage virtual machines by using VMM.
- Virtual machine management tasks
- Creating, cloning, and converting virtual machines
Managing clouds in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to create and manage clouds by using VMM.
- Introduction to clouds
- Creating and managing a cloud
- Creating user roles in VMM
Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to create and manage services in VMM.
- Overview of services in VMM
- Creating and managing services in VMM
Monitoring virtualisation infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager
This module explains how to use Operations Manager for monitoring virtualization infrastructure.
- Operations Manager architecture and security
- Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
- Integrating Operations Manager with VMM and DPM
Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery
This module explains how to implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery
- Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica
- Implementing and managing Azure Site Recovery
Protecting virtualisation infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager
This module explains how to use DPM for protecting virtualisation infrastructure.
- Overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines
- Configuring and managing DPM for virtualization infrastructure protection
Mode of Assessment
You must complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.
Certification Obtained and Conferred by
Awarded NICF Statement of Attainments (SOAs)
Upon completion of the course, you will also be awarded SOAs from SSG.
- Explain the different virtualisation options
- Install and manage Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016
- Install and configure System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
- Manage storage fabric and fabric updates
- Configure and manage the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects
- Manage the networking fabric
- Create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager
- Manage clouds in Virtual Machine Manager
- Manage services in Virtual Machine Manager
- Monitor a virtualisation infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager
- Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery
- Protect virtualisation infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager
In addition to their professional experience, those who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
- An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
- An understanding of different storage technologies and concepts
- Familiarity with different types of virtualisations
- Familiarity with Windows Server and Windows Server administration
- An understanding of Windows PowerShell
- Students should have the ability to work in a team/ virtual team and possess good documentation and communication skills
Those who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
- NICF Installation, Storage & Compute with Windows Server (20740)
- NICF Networking with Windows Server (20741)
Course Fee with SSG Cat-B funding
|Individual Sponsored||Company Sponsored|
|w/o GST||w GST||Non-SME||SME|
|w/o GST||w GST||w/o GST||w GST|
|Original Course Fee||$2,950.00||$3,156.50||$2,950.00||$3,156.50||$2,950.00||$3,156.50|
|Promo Course Fee (valid until 30 June 2020 by class start date)||$2,188.32||$2,341.50||$2,188.32||$2,341.50||$2,188.32||$2,341.50|
|Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above||$1,603.32||$1,756.50||$1,603.32||$1,756.50||$238.32||$391.50|
|Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above||$238.32||$391.50||$238.32||$391.50||$238.32||$391.50|
This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG with Cat-B Funding (PME Level).
Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture credit to offset course fee payable after SSG funding.
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.
* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply.
- Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding
- Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding
- NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
- Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
- Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr
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