Private Cloud Exam 70/71-246 – my Experience

Today at MMS I took the Private Cloud exam 71-246 “Monitoring and Operating Private Cloud with System Center 2012”. This is one of the exams you need to pass to get the new “MCSE: Private Cloud” certification (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert). Let me share my experience here.

First of all, the exam is not too easy as you must have knowledge of multiple System Center products and their integration features. Check out the official prep guide here –> http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-246. It really helps if you have a good SCOM, SCSM and SCO background. Here’s the oveview for my 58 questions:

  • Approx 20 on SCOM
    • Agent and Network Device Management
    • Distributed Applications and Application Performance Monitoring
    • Service Level Tracking
  • Approx 10 on SCSM
    • Connectors, Groups, Queues and Lists
    • Runbook Integration and Execution
    • Service Request Management
    • Service Offerings and Request Offerings
  • Approx 10 on SCO
    • Runbook creation, execution and testing
    • Runbook nesting
  • Approx 10 on SCVMM
    • Service Templates
    • Compliance
  • Approx 5 on SCDPM
    • Agents deployment
  • 1 on SCCM
    • Settings Management
  • 1 on SCA

Unfortunately I don’t know the result yet because the results for beta exams are communicated weeks later. Good luck when you take your exam!

Update: Check my experience on 70-247 here
Update: Mid June I got an E-Mail that I passed the exam. Cool! :)

regards
Marcel

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14 Responses to Private Cloud Exam 70/71-246 – my Experience

  1. Robert Ferguson says:

    I have a comment/question about Service Manager 2012. I have just stood up my infrastructure in a test environment and noticed on the portal that the “password reset” link is not present. So is there no password reset functionality in the Service Manager 2012 portal? If not that is a major bummer because my client really wanted that piece. Is there another way to facilitate this?

    • Hey

      This was not a “real” SM10 feature, only a link. Behind the scenes you need another solution, as an example Microsoft FIM. But you can still build with a request offering together with FIM.

      regards
      Marcel

      • Robert Ferguson says:

        What is FIM? Can you tell me how to build the request offering for password reset? Thank you.

      • Hey Robert

        FIM stands for “Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager”. Please read the FIM product documentation to check the possibilities. If you know how FIM works, check the published articles on how to create new Request Offerings for SM12.

        regards
        Marcel

      • Robert Ferguson says:

        I am looking through the Technet Library articles for FIM and I can’t find anything on integration with Service Manager. Can you please send me a link? I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

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  7. Efren says:

    Marcel, I tooke 70-246 and I passed but I don´t see in my MCP Transcipt. Do you know if the bete exam is going to be added to the trsnscript?

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