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ISTA 430 : Configuring and Deploying Private Cloud Systems

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Configuring and Deploying Private Cloud Systems
This course focuses on the deployment, configuration and operation of private cloud systems using Windows Systems Center technologies. Students will learn how to plan and implement private clouds; to monitor, manage and administer cloud environments; while also monitoring and managing key infrastructure elements and applications that run within cloud environments. Students will also learn how to operate and extend Service Management in cloud environments, achieve high availability, protection and recovery services, and use service level agreements (SLAs) to manage and optimize private cloud systems. Students produce high-level cloud systems designs, configure and deploy cloud systems to meet requirements, and use a variety of virtualization technologies and tools to deliver applications services, configure and publish service catalogs, and use Data Protection Manager to provide information security. This course encompasses the learning objectives, labs, projects and other materials derived from two Microsoft courses: 70-246, Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud, and 70-247, Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud; as such, required course materials include time-sensitive license vouchers that students must have to participate in the course. The course prepares students to take the associated Microsoft Certification exams, which are incorporated into ISTA 430. Students must take these exams at a Microsoft-approved test proctor facility; see the Master Textbook List for further information.Prerequisites: ISTA 330 or the approval of the Program Chair

This course introduces students to the principles of implementing and managing cloud systems using Microsoft Windows Systems Center, and then guide them through the application of various cloud systems technologies to deploy, configure, troubleshoot and support private cloud systems. The goal of the course is to provide the student with both the practical hands-on skills necessary to implement, manage and maintain private cloud environments, but also to understand the theory and best practice that relate to cloud systems management. In addition, by preparing the student to succeed with the related Microsoft Certification exams, this course is an essential step on the way to earning relevant Microsoft professional certifications.

After completing this course, a student will be able to:1. Compare and contrast the cloud model, cloud fabric and cloud infrastructure concepts with traditional data center, centralized or distributed computing, and other models of information systems and data management service delivery.2. Create a high-level cloud infrastructure and environment design that meets business or organizational functional and performance requirements.3. Prepare and configure pre-boot execution environments (PXEs), including update servers and software update baselines.4. Demonstrate the use of various technologies to deploy, manage, secure, configure and provide performance management for private clouds, cloud environments and for various cloud services.5. Demonstrate the use of automation to manage, configure, control and support cloud services, particularly for multi-tenant could environments.6. Use cloud management capabilities, such as Operations Manager, Orchestrator, and Service Manager, to achieve optimized performance, high availability, data and applications protection, and failover / recovery capabilities in private cloud environments.7. Demonstrate the use of virtualization, update servers, and software baseline concepts in the configuration, deployment and maintenance of a cloud fabric and applications hosted on it.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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