Full program description

NICF - Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter

What's In It For Me

- Be trained in using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.

- Learn how to implement, manage and monitor virtualization infrastructure.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF025

SSG Skillsconnect Code: CRS-Q-0030990-IT

Microsoft Course Code: 20745

Technology: System Center

This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualization 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 virtualization 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 virtualization infrastructure in Windows Server 2016, although the course also covers other virtualization platforms that can be managed by using Virtual Machine Manager 2016.

Course Duration

5 Days / 39 Hours

Course Outline

Introduction to server virtualization

This module explains the different virtualization solutions. It also describes the concepts of software-defined datacenter and Microsoft Azure.

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Introduction to the software-defined datacenter
  • Extending virtualization to the cloud

Overview of Hyper-V virtualization

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 virtualization 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 virtualization 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 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 virtualization

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 a virtualization 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 a virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

This module explains how to use DPM for protecting virtualization infrastructure.

  • Overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines
  • Configuring and managing DPM for virtualization infrastructure protection

Mode of Assessment

Students 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, students will also be awarded with SOAs from SSG.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the different virtualization 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 virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager.
  • Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery.
  • Protect virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager.

Pre-requisites

In addition to their professional experience, students 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 virtualizations
  • 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.

Students 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)

Funding Information

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.

Price

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

Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above

$2,365.00

$2,571.50

$2,365.00

$2,571.50

$1,000.00

$1,206.50

Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$1,000.00

$1,206.50

$1,000.00

$1,206.50

$1,000.00

$1,206.50

Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme)

$147.50

$354.00

$147.50

$354.00

$147.50

$354.00

Remarks:

Individual Sponsored

  • 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.

Company Sponsored

  • 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
  • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap)

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

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