Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert(MCSE) Private Cloud


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Completion of MCSE Private Cloud training and certification gives you the knowledge on configuring , monitoring, operating and deploying private cloud.

Before attempt for MCSE, candidates should pass MCSA Windows Server 2012 certifications that contains the below exams.If you have passed in other certifications like MCITP,MCP and etc, you can check it for direct attempt of MCSE Private Cloud. -> Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 -- Exam 70-410
-> Administering Windows Server 2012 -- Exam 70-411
-> Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services -- Exam 70-412
Click here to view the details of MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification
Click here to check your existing certification is valid for Direct MCSE Exam After completion of MCSE Private cloud certificatiion, you will qualify for Microsoft cloud engineer, server administrator, network manager and system programmer.


Exam Details


Required Exam(s) Exam 70-246, Exam 70-247
Durations 120 Minutes (40 - 60 Questions)
Question Types Multiple choice, drag and drop, Fill in the blanks and simulation types.
Exam Fees Each Exam Rs.4800(Approx)
Prerequired Exams Candidates should pass MCSA or MCITP in server administrations or others before attempting MCSE.
Exam Policy Click here to read the Exam policies.
Recommended Training To Pass 70-246 exam, its recommended to take traning on Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud
To pass 70 - 247 exam, its recommended to take Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

Exam Pattern

Below are the exam topics of Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud.

In this exam you will be tested on following areas and you have to score necessary % in all areas.

Configure data centre process automation (15–20%)
  • 1.1 Implement workflows
  • 1.2 Implement service offerings
2.0 Deploy resource monitoring (20–25%)
  • 2.1 Deploy end-to-end monitoring
  • 2.2 Configure end-to-end monitoring
  • 2.3 Create monitoring reports and dashboards
3.0 Monitor resources (20–25%)
  • 3.1 Monitor network devices
  • 3.2 Monitor servers
  • 3.3 Monitor the virtualisation layer
  • 3.4 Monitor application health
4.0 Configure and maintain service management (15–20%)
  • 4.1 Implement service level management
  • 4.2 Manage problems and incidents
  • 4.3 Manage cloud resources
5.0 Manage configuration and protection (20–25%)
  • 5.1 Manage compliance and configuration
  • 5.2 Manage updates
  • 5.3 Implement backup and recovery

Below are the exam topics of Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud Exam 70-247

In this exam you will be tested on following areas and you have to score necessary % in all areas.

Design and deploy System Center (15–20%)
  • 1.1 Design a scalable System Center architecture
  • 1.2 Install the System Center Infrastructure
  • 1.3 Upgrade System Center components
2.0 Configure System Center infrastructure (20–25%)
  • 2.1 Configure System Center components
  • 2.2 Configure portals and dashboards
3.0 Configure the fabric (25–30%)
  • 3.1 Configure the storage fabric
  • 3.2 Configure the network fabric
  • 3.3 Configure and manage the deployment and update servers
  • 3.4 Configure clouds and virtualisation hosts
4.0 Configure System Center integration (15–20%)
  • 4.1 Configure private cloud integration
  • 4.2 Configure integration of private and public clouds
5.0 Configure and deploy virtual machines and services (15–20%)
  • 5.1 Configure profiles
  • 5.2 Create and configure server App-V packages
  • 5.3 Configure and deploy a service
  • 5.4 Update a service

Books to Prepare

You can Easily pass the exams by preparing the following books.

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Book Name : Exam Ref 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

Author Name : Orin Thomas

Publisher : Microsoft Press

Topics Covered in this book:


  • Chapter 1: Configure data center process automation
  • Chapter 2: Deploy resource monitoring
  • Chapter 3: Monitor resources
  • Chapter 4: Confi gure and maintain service management
  • Chapter 5: Manage confi guration and protection

Below the recommended books for preparing Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud Exam 70-247

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Book Name : Exam Ref 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (MCSE)

Author Name :Orin Thomas

Publisher : Microsoft Press

Topics Covered in this book:


  • Chapter 1 Design and deploy System Center
  • Chapter 2 Configure System Center infrastructure
  • Chapter 3 Configure the fabric
  • Chapter 4 Configure System Center Integration
  • Chapter 5 Configure and deploy virtual machines and services

Softwares for Practice


you can signup on microsoft Azure and set up an instance on it. The VM is free for some period after that you may be charged. Set up the vms and install micorosoft system center 2012 for private cloud exam practice.

Click here for Complete Info about Azure.

Also Microsoft offers some free course based virtual labs online, you can signup your Microsoft live id and practice the topics based virtual labs.

Click here to Evaluate the virtual labs