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Course Outcome

Be a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Monitor, operate, configure and deploy a cloud using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 
Training

Get Trained

Learn how to manage and administer a cloud environment, how to monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud
Training

Get Experiential

With the guidance of Industry experts in cloud  Administration,  learners will learn the skills necessary to describe the Cloud Model, configure and optimize a Private Cloud, optimize the Cloud Infrastructure, configure and deploy the cloud fabric and build the core components necessary for delivering services on the fabric.

Training

Get Certified

  • After successfully completing the course, Students will  get two Statement(s) of Attainment
  • Learners are eligible to appear for Microsoft certification exams  'Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud – Exam 70-246 and Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud – Exam 70-247'

How You Learn

How You Learn?

Learning & Course Duration
When you enrol, you will commit to the following learning hours.

Learning Duration (GLH*) - 115 Hours

On Campus Hours
79 hours
Off Campus Hours
36 hours

Course Duration with Study Options

Full Time

1 month

(9 am – 5 pm)

Part Time

3 months

3 hrs a day (3 days/week)

*GLH: Guided Learning Hours

Course Structure

Course Structure

NICF - Private Cloud

This course is intended for information technology professionals and System Associate professionals who would like to upgrade their skills in the new emerging field such as Private Cloud.

 

This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. This course focuses on how to manage and administer a cloud environment, and it describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud.  This course also equips students with the skills they require to configure and deploy a cloud using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Learnings are using through hands-on labs.

 

This course is aligned with Singapore’s SSG WSQ NICF and will completely satisfy the MCSE – Private Cloud Exam ( Microsoft MCSE Exams 70-246 and 70-247 )  requirements as well as real world Microsoft solution needs in Private cloud.

 

Students will learn

  • Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud
  • Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud 

Course Modules :

Outline Outline Schedule Schedule

MOPC - Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

Outline
Schedule
Module Name

Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

Session Outline Activities

Session 1: Orientation & Lecture - Live (3 hrs)

The student has to attend a Live Orientation Session conducted at LA campus or go through a recording of the Orientation Session.

After the Orientation, the Lecturer will introduce the module by conducting the lectures on:

  • IU 1: Introduction to the Cloud Model
  • IU 2: Configuring a Private Cloud Environment

Session 2: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

The Student will PERFORM activities related to IU1 &  IU2  in Server Lab environment 

Session 3: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU 3: Deploying Cloud Services
  • IU 4: Monitoring Cloud Based Applications 

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU3 & IU4 (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 4: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

 The Student will PERFORM activities related to  IU3 & IU4 in Server Lab environment 

Session 5: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU 5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
  • IU 6: Operating & Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud 

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU5 & IU6 (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 6: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

The Student will PERFORM activities related to  IU5 & IU6 in Server Lab environment 

Session 7: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU 7: Automating Incident Creation, Remediation & Change Requests
  • IU8: Problem Management in the Private Cloud

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU7 & IU8 (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 8: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

 The Student will PERFORM activities related to IU7 & IU8 in Server Lab environment 

Session 9: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU9: Operating a Self Service Multi-tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack
  • IU10: High Availability, Protection and Recovery for the Cloud

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU9 & IU10 (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 10: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

The Student will PERFORM activities related to IU9 & IU10 in Server Lab environment 

Session 11: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

 The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU 11: Optimising your Cloud Infrastructure 
  • IU12: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards & Widgets

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU11 & IU12  (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 12: Tutoring - Live (3 hrs)

  • Student should present the project up to milestone 1 and seek tutor’s feedback.
  • Student can seek support & guidance for the milestone 2  of the project
  • Tutor will provide necessary feedback & guidance

Before session: 

  • Student will be given a project brief  which comprises few task in server environment
  • Student should complete the task up to the milestone 1
  • Student can seek online support if needed

Session 13: Project Implementation – Off Campus (3 hrs)

Module Project – Implementation - 2

  • Student should complete the task up to the milestone 2
  • Student can seek online support if needed

Session 14: Summative Assessment (1 hr, 30 mins)

Students will  attempt a Practical Test  

Module Name

Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

Competency Unit

IT-CLA-503S-1 : Design cloud infrastructure architecture (3 Credit Values)

By end of this module, the learner should be able to gain the following knowledge:

  • Overview of the Cloud Computing Model
  • Requirements for a Private Cloud
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Overview of Server App-V
  • Overview of Service Manager
  • Overview of Problem Management
  • Service Level Tracking
  • System Center Analytics

By end of this module, the learner should be able to apply  the following skills:

  • Configure and optimize a Private Cloud
  • Deploy Cloud Services
  • Monitor Cloud Services
  • Configure Application Performance Monitoring in a Cloud Environment
  • Operate and extend Service Management in in a Cloud Environment
  • Automate Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests in a Cloud Environment
  • Perform Problem Management in a Cloud Environment
  • Operate a Self-Service, Multi-Tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack
  • Configure High Availability, Protection and Recovery in a Cloud Environment
  • Optimize the Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configure SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets in a Cloud Environment

CDPC - Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

Outline
Schedule
Module Name

Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

Session Outline Activities

Session 1: Orientation & Lecture - Live (3 hrs)

The student has to attend a Live Orientation Session conducted at LA campus or go through a recording of the Orientation Session.

After the Orientation, the Lecturer will introduce the module by conducting the lectures on:

  • IU 1: Planning for the Cloud
  • IU 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Centre 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Session 2: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

The Student will PERFORM activities related to IU1 & IU2  in Server Lab environment 

Session 3: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU 3: Extending and Maintaining Cloud  Infrastructure
  • IU 4: Configuring Application Delivery

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU3 & IU4 (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 4: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

 The Student will PERFORM activities related to  IU3 & IU4 in Server Lab environment 

Session 5: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
  • IU6: Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU5 & IU6 (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 6: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

 The Student will PERFORM activities related to  IU5 & IU6 in Server Lab environment 

Session 7: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

 The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU 7: Monitoring Cloud Infrastructure
  • IU8: Extending and Customising Monitoring of the Cloud Infrastructure

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU7 & IU8 (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 8: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

The Student will PERFORM activities related to IU7 & IU8 in Server Lab environment 

Session 9: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU9: Implementing Service Management for the Cloud
  • IU10: Configuring HIgh Availabilty, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud 

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU9 & IU10 (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 10: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

The Student will PERFORM activities related to IU9 & IU10 in Server Lab environment 

Session 11: Lecture – Live (3 hrs)

 The lecturer will deliver lectures & demo  in the class room related to the topics of corresponding IUs :

  • IU 11: Automating and Standardising a Cloud
  • IU12: Configuring a Self Service Multi-Tenant Cloud with the Windows Azure Pack

Before session: The Student will engage in e-learning to LEARN IU11 & IU12  (3 hrs)

The Student should complete self-assessments

Student can approach Online Support for any queries or guidance

Session 12: Lab Exercises (3 hrs)

 The Student will PERFORM activities related to IU11 & IU12  in Server Lab environment

Session 13: Tutoring - Live (3 hrs)

  • Student should present the project up to mile stone 1 and seek tutor’s feedback.
  • Student can seek support & guidance for the milestone 2  of the project
  • Tutor will provide necessary feedback & guidance

Before session:

  • Student will be given a project brief  which comprises few task in server environment
  • Student should complete the task up to the milestone 1
  • Student can seek online support if needed

Session 14: Summative Assessment (1 hr, 30 minutes)

Students will  attempt  a Practical Test (Test 1)

Session 15: Project Implementation – Off Campus (3 hrs)

Module Project – Implementation - 2

  • Student should complete the task up to the milestone 2
  • Student can seek online support if needed

Session 16: Summative Assessment (2 hrs, 30 mins)

Students will  attempt a Theory Test (40 mins) & a Practical Test (Test 2) (1hr, 30 mins)

During session: Assessor will assess the student through oral questions (10 mins) and review and provide feedback (10 min)

Module Name

Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

Competency Unit

IT-CLE-403S-1 : Implement cloud infrastructure (4 Credit Values)

By end of this module, the learner should be able to gain the following knowledge:

  • Understand Cloud Models
  • Understand benefits of deploying a Private Cloud
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
  • Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
  • Web Deployment Packages
  • Understand Private Cloud Computing

By end of this module, the learner should be able to perform the following activities:

  • Plan for a Hybrid Cloud
  • Configure and deploy a Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual
  • Machine Manager
  • Extend and maintain the Cloud infrastructure
  • Configure application delivery for a cloud
  • Create Private Cloud building blocks
  • Deploy and access private clouds
  • Monitor the Cloud infrastructure
  • Extend and customize monitoring of the Cloud infrastructure
  • Implement Service Management for the Cloud
  • Configure High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud

Who Should Attend

Ideal Candidates

Entry requirements

Minimum Age : 21 years

 

Academic Level: A level with 2 years of working experience in the relevant fields 

 

Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.0 or its equivalent

Who Should Attend

  • Persona

    MCSA Certified individuals who want to upgrade their skills in order to manage, administer a cloud environment and qualify to take the MCSE Private Cloud Exam (Microsoft MCSE exams 70-246 and 70-247)

  • Candidates who have completed NICF – Diploma in IT Services ( System Support )

    Persona
  • Persona

    MCSA Certified individuals who want to upgrade their skills in order to manage, administer a cloud environment and qualify to take the MCSE Private Cloud Exam (Microsoft MCSE exams 70-246 and 70-247)

  • Persona

    Candidates who have completed NICF – Diploma in IT Services ( System Support )

Advance Your Career

Advance Your Career

SSG Funding

Career

Train only

Learn how to manage and administer a cloud environment, how to monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud.

Grad Requirements

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from this module, the learner should have completed the following:

  • Minimum attendance of 75% for all sessions in the modular course
  • should be assessed competent (C) in the modular course

Certificates

Certificates

Following certifications will be awarded to the student upon meeting graduation requirements

  1. Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: IT-CLA-503S-1 - Design cloud infrastructure architecture
  2. Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: IT-CLE-403S-1 - Implement cloud infrastructure

Course Fees & Funding

Course Fees & Funding
(All fees stated below, are in SGD)

For Self-sponsored Individuals

Category of Individuals
Type Singapore Citizen & Singapore PR Age >= 21 Singapore Citizen Age >= 40 Singapore Citizen Age >= 35 & earning <= 2000.00/month
Course Fee 3200.0 3200.0 3200.0
Less: SkillsFuture Funding 1050.0 2880.0 3040.0
Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding 2150.0 320.0 160.0
Add: GST (7%) 224.00000000000003 224.00000000000003 224.00000000000003
Course Fee after GST 2374.0 544.0 384.0
Add: Fee Protection Scheme (inclusive of GST) 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Fee Payable to Lithan 2374.0 544.0 384.0

For Company sponsored

Type of Companies
Type Non-SME & Singapore Citizen & Singapore PR Age >= 21 SME & Singapore Citizen & Singapore PR Age >= 21 SME & Singapore Citizen Age >= 35 & earning <= 2000.00/month
Course Fee 3200.0 3200.0 3200.0
Less: SkillsFuture Funding 1050.0 2880.0 3040.0
Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding 2150.0 320.0 160.0
Add: GST (7%) 224.00000000000003 224.00000000000003 224.00000000000003
Course Fee after GST 2374.0 544.0 384.0
Add: Fee Protection Scheme (inclusive of GST) 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Fee Payable to Lithan 2374.0 544.0 384.0

Miscellaneous Fees

Miscellaneous Fee (applicable to all individuals)
Medical Insurance (option)* 96.00 - Payable upon approval of request
Deferment Admin Fee* 160.50 - Payable upon approval of request
Re-module Fee* 3424.00 - Refer to Modular course fee which is available on Lithan’s website
Re-sit Exam Fee* 107.00 - Payable upon approval of request
Change of Assessment Date Fee* 64.20 - Payable upon approval of request

For Self-sponsored Individuals

Category of Individuals
Singapore Citizen Age >= 35 & earning <= 2000.00/month
Course Fee 3200.0
Less: SkillsFuture Funding 3040.0
Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding 160.0
Add: GST (7%) 224.00000000000003
Course Fee after GST 384.0
Add: Fee Protection Scheme (inclusive of GST) 0.0
Total Fee Payable to Lithan 384.0
Singapore Citizen Age >= 40
Course Fee 3200.0
Less: SkillsFuture Funding 2880.0
Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding 320.0
Add: GST (7%) 224.00000000000003
Course Fee after GST 544.0
Add: Fee Protection Scheme (inclusive of GST) 0.0
Total Fee Payable to Lithan 544.0
Singapore Citizen & Singapore PR Age >= 21
Course Fee 3200.0
Less: SkillsFuture Funding 1050.0
Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding 2150.0
Add: GST (7%) 224.00000000000003
Course Fee after GST 2374.0
Add: Fee Protection Scheme (inclusive of GST) 0.0
Total Fee Payable to Lithan 2374.0

For Company sponsored

Type of Companies
SME & Singapore Citizen Age >= 35 & earning <= 2000.00/month
Course Fee 3200.0
Less: SkillsFuture Funding 3040.0
Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding 160.0
Add: GST (7%) 224.00000000000003
Course Fee after GST 384.0
Add: Fee Protection Scheme (inclusive of GST) 0.0
Total Fee Payable to Lithan 384.0
SME & Singapore Citizen & Singapore PR Age >= 21
Course Fee 3200.0
Less: SkillsFuture Funding 2880.0
Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding 320.0
Add: GST (7%) 224.00000000000003
Course Fee after GST 544.0
Add: Fee Protection Scheme (inclusive of GST) 0.0
Total Fee Payable to Lithan 544.0
Non-SME & Singapore Citizen & Singapore PR Age >= 21
Course Fee 3200.0
Less: SkillsFuture Funding 1050.0
Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding 2150.0
Add: GST (7%) 224.00000000000003
Course Fee after GST 2374.0
Add: Fee Protection Scheme (inclusive of GST) 0.0
Total Fee Payable to Lithan 2374.0

Miscellaneous Fees

Miscellaneous Fee (applicable to all individuals)
Medical Insurance (option)* 96.00 - Payable upon approval of request
Deferment Admin Fee* 160.50 - Payable upon approval of request
Re-module Fee* 3424.00 - Refer to Modular course fee which is available on Lithan’s website
Re-sit Exam Fee* 107.00 - Payable upon approval of request
Change of Assessment Date Fee* 64.20 - Payable upon approval of request

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