Free “MCSE: Private Cloud” preparation materials


for all those of you preparing for MCSE: Private Cloud:

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MCSE: Private Cloud can now also be earned with MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Please find below a collection of free of charge training materials.

I would like to thank Carsten Rachfahl (MVP Virtual Machines) & the MVA team for their support in this matter.

Best regards



Jumpstarts Videos:

System Center 2012

Private Cloud Jumpstart 1

Private Cloud Jumpstart 2

Private Cloud Jumpstart 3

Private Cloud Jumpstart 4

Private Cloud Jumpstart 5

Private Cloud Jumpstart 6

Private Cloud Jumpstart 7

Private Cloud Jumpstart 8

Private Cloud Jumpstart 9

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 1

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 2a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 2b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 3a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 3b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 4

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 5a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 5b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 6a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 6b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 7

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 8


Edge Show Channel 9:

Edge Show 1 

Edge Show 2 

Edge Show 4

Edge Show 5

Edge Show 6

Edge Show 7

Edge Show 9

Edge Show 11

Edge Show 15

Edge Show 16

Edge Show 17

Edge Show 19

Edge Show 21

Edge Show 23

Edge Show 24

Edge Show 26

Edge Show 27

Edge Show 29

Edge Show 30

Edge Show 32


Additional Videos:

Network Monitoring with System Center 2012


Free eBooks:

System Center 2012

Windows Server 2012


Study Guides:

Keith Mayer: Get Certified MCSE: Private Cloud Step by Step

Keith Mayer: NEW! Step-by-Step Study Guide for MCSE Private Cloud Exam 70-247

Keith Mayer: Get Certified Hyper-V R2 Step by Step

Keith Mayer: Master System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager with this short-list of FREE Learning Resources …

Keith Mayer: FREE MCSE Private Cloud Exam Study Guide for Exam 70-247

Michael Bender: MCSE Private Cloud in 60 Days

Virtualfat: Resources to prepare for BETA Exam 70-247

KenSim: How to Pass the MCSE Private Cloud Exams



Lab Evaluation Guide

Private Cloud Guided Labs

Lab Collection via James van den Berg


Evaluation Software:

Version with Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center 2012


Microsoft Virtual Academy:

System Center 2012:

What’s new in System Center 2012

Configuring and Deploying private Cloud

Orchestrator & Service Manager

Operations Manager

System Center Advisor

Virtual Machine Manager

Configuration Manager

Licensing Overview

Introduction to Systems Management & Service Delivery

Data Protection Manager


Introducing Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud

Understand High-Availability Solutions

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals – The Plattform

Windows Server 2012:

What’s new in Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2008 R2:

Preparing your Datacenter for Microsoft private Cloud

PowerShell 3.0 (german only):

Windows PowerShell 3.0 für Einsteiger – Teil 1

Windows PowerShell 3.0 für Einsteiger – Teil 2

Windows PowerShell 3.0 für Einsteiger – Teil 3


Great Blog’s around System Center 2012 and private Cloud


Keith Mayer – IT Rocks

Didier van Hoye – Working Hard in IT

Alessandro Cardoso – Virtualisation & Management Blog

Thomas MaurerJust another private cloud weblog

James van den BergMountainss

Aidan Finn – Aidan Finn, IT Pro

Leandro Carvalho – Virtualisation with Hyper-V, System Center, Cloud and much more

Microsoft – System Center Blog

Microsoft – Hyper-V survival Guide

Blain Barton – Blain Barton’s Blog


Carsten Rachfahl – Hyper-V Server

Microsoft – German Virtualization Blog


Book recommendation:

Microsoft Private Cloud Computing(Author: Aidan Finn, Damian Flynn, Hans Vredevoort, Patrick Lownds)