System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Complete Edition)

As promised, now that I've finished producing the 7-part series on self-study items for the System Center 2012 suite of products, I am circling back and consolidating these separate parts into a single study guide.  This post is for those who prefer to have all of their System Center 2012 study resources in a single post rather than distributed among a 7-part series.  Consolidating this material also provides me a chance to offer a different way of viewing the material, and of updating certain parts that I left off earlier (I've learned a good bit about where to go to find the available resources for System Center as I've worked through this series, and hopefully this consolidated guide will benefit from that experience).

For those of you who still prefer to have your material presented in discreet parts, here is the list of each of those posts for your ease of reference:

 NOTE: Because this is a consolidated study guide, I have done what I can to eliminate repitition as much as possible.  Some overlap undoubtedly is still present, but where it makes sense to consolidate (especially where many individual products are referenced in a series of videos), I have moved those to the "General" section under the relevant category.

System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (All-In-One Edition)

Top-level link for System Center 2012 is: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter

Microsoft Virtual Academy

General

  • Introduction to Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud
    • Introduction to Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
    • Introduction to Cloud Concepts
      • Part 2 (Video
      • Transcript (PDF)
    • Service Models and Security in the Cloud
      • Part 3 (Video
      • Transcript (PDF)
    • Cloud Services Cheat Sheet (PDF)
    • Assessment (Self-Assessment
  • Introduction to Systems Management & Service Delivery
    • Introduction to Systems Management & Service Delivery
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
    • Systems Management Cheatsheet (PDF)
    • Value and Types of Service Management
      • Part 2 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
    • Policies & Processes, Scale & and Automation
      • Part 3 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
    • Metrics, Billing, Self Service
      • Part 4 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
    • Introduction to Systems Management & Service Delivery (Self-Assessment)
  • What's new in System Center 2012
    • Part 1 (Video)
    • Transcript (PDF)
    • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
  • System Center 2012 Licensing Overview
    • Part 1 (Video)
    • Transcript (PDF)
    • Assessment (Self-Assessment)

 Advisor

  • System Center Advisor
    • System Center Advisor - Overview
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Part 2 (Video)
      • Part 3 (Video)
      • Student Manual (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)

App Controller

  • Private Cloud: Application Service Management
    • Application Services Management, Configuration & Deployment
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Student Manual (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Application Services Management, Operation & Management
      • Part 2 (Video)
      • Student Manual (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)

Configuration Manager

  • System Center 2012: Configuration Manager
    • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Technical Overview
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Slides (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Deployment and Infrastructure Technical Overview
      • Part 2 (Video)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Application Management
      • Part 3 (Video)
      • Part 4 (Video)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Compliance and Settings Management
      • Part 5 (Video)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Software Update Management
      • Part 6 (Video)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Enabling Flexible Work Styles with Intelligent Infrastructure
      • Part 7 (Video)
      • Student Manual (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)

Data Protection Manager

Operations Manager

  • System Center 2012 Operations Manager
    • Overview
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Configuration and Deployment
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Part 2 (Video)
      • Part 3 (Video)
      • Student Manual (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Dashboards and Data Visualization
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)

Orchestrator

  • System Center 2012: Orchestrator & Service Manager
    • Orchestrator & Service Manager - Overview
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Part 2 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Best Practices for Monitoring and Operating the Data Center and the Private Cloud
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • System Center Data Warehouse and Reporting
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Transcript (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)

Service Manager

  • System Center 2012: Orchestrator & Service Manager
  • Orchestrator & Service Manager - Overview
    • Part 1 (Video)
    • Part 2 (Video)
    • Transcript (PDF)
    • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
  • Best Practices for Monitoring and Operating the Data Center and the Private Cloud
    • Part 1 (Video)
    • Transcript (PDF)
    • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
  • System Center Data Warehouse and Reporting
    • Part 1 (Video)
    • Transcript (PDF)
    • Assessment (Self-Assessment)

Virtual Machine Manager

  • System Center 2012: Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
    • Overview of Virtual Machine Manager 2012
      • Part 1 (Video)
      • Slides (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Using VMM 2012 to Configure a Private Cloud
      • Part 2 (Video)
      • Slides (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)
    • Modeling and Maintaining Virtualized Services in VMM 2012
      • Part 3 (Video)
      • Slides (PDF)
      • Assessment (Self-Assessment)

Videos/Webcasts

General

Advisor

App Controller

Configuration Manager