Get started on your Private Cloud certification


Microsoft has designed a Private Cloud certification that is built on Windows Server 2008 and System Center 2012. The Private Cloud certification requires to pass 3 exams on Windows Server 2008 (Exams 640, 642, & 643). When you pass all the Windows Server exams, you need two System Center exams to achieve the Private Cloud certification.

Once you have achieved the Private Cloud certification, you will be required to show continued ability to perform on the latest versions of the Private Cloud technology by passing a recertification exam every 3 years.

Learn more about the Private Cloud certification here:

If you are interested in the Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager certification, you can get your training started now by taking the beta course from a Microsoft partner –

  • 10747A : Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • 10747B : Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Even more exciting, for the first time, Microsoft are going to open up for beta exams for the Private Cloud to the public at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas.

  • Exam 246: Private Cloud Monitoring and Operations with System Center 2012
  • Exam 247: Private Cloud Configuration and Deployment with System Center 2012

Beta exams will be limited, but it will be free. Register for MMS today.


Beta Exam 71-243, Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is now available for registration at Prometric.


About Author

My name is Ronni Pedersen and I'm currently working as a Cloud Architect at APENTO in Denmark. My primary focus is Enterprise Client Management solutions, based on technologies like AzureAD, Intune, EMS and System Center Configuration Manager. I'm is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility.

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