Microsoft has started a very interesting iniciative called Microsoft Virtual Academy, a virtual environment with videos and training materials for a number of technologies.
On the last few days new courses about System Center 2012 were released. So you may ask “why a DBA would be interested in System Center 2012?”. You should remember that System Center has a set of tools that may be of direct or indirect interest for DBAs. Maybe the tool that is the closest to the DBA “reality” is Data Protection Manager, but many others might be useful like Operations Manager and Orchestrator.
For those interested, these are the links to the MVA courses about System Center 2012!
- System Center 2012: Configuration Manager
- System Center 2012: Virtual Machine Manager
- System Center 2012: Orchestrator & Service Manager
- What’s New in System Center 2012
- System Center 2012: Data Protection Manager
- System Center 2012: Operations Manager
- System Center Advisor
- System Center 2012 Licensing Overview
Obs: if you are receiving the message “In order to take this track you must fulfill the requisites. Please check the requisites list.” when trying to access these courses, it happens becausethat aparently apparently they are still not available for some countries, so you may have to change your country in your profile to another (United States, for example), where the course is already available.
And for those who want even more material, you can also use the Technet Virtual Labs, which have a great content!