I finally passed 70-246 “Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012”, which was the final exam on my path to achieving MCSE: Private Cloud.
It has been just 40 days since I signed up but it feels like a long journey, because this is obviously not something one learns overnight. Fortunately I have been working with these products in many scenarios over the years and that definately helped speed up the process.
I feel it is extremely important to note here that I could not have done this without support from the community, however I would like to send special appreciation to:
- Michael Bender, for coming up with the entire 60 days to MCSE idea and his continuing efforts in encouraging others to participate!
- #TheKrewe, constantly someone will have dug up obscure Technet articles with valuable information or written a blog post about something they figured out etc. Unfortunately I was not able to attend TechEd 2012 and meet up with #TheKrewe, but I am dreaming it will happen at NOLA 2013
- Guido van Brakel for collecting links more than 60 resources
- Scott Rachui for his Microsoft System Center Self-Study Guide series
- Aviraj Ajgekar for collecting a mariad of recourses on his blog
- Gary Eimerman (TrainSignal) for sponsoring myself and the #60days2MCSE community challenge
- Veronica Wei Sopher (Microsoft Learning) for her continuous encouragements and support no matter the hour
My path to MCSE: Private Cloud was as follows:
70-640: I had previously passed this exam in 2011
70-659: As a part of the 70-659 Jump Start I attended I still had a voucher that was now put to use. Luckily substitutes 70-247 until January 2013.
70-642: Special thanks to Gary Eimerman and the TrainSignal team for the excellent video training
70-646: Special thanks to Gary Eimerman and the TrainSignal team for the excellent video training
70-246: Thanks to Guido van Brakel for the many great resources at his blog
I used many other resources along the way, especially for 70-246 which was completely new to me. I will try to sort out the articles, links and videos here on the blog in the hope others will find use for them.
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