If you are looking to more easily manage your IT environment and better understand how each System Center component contributes to Private Cloud operations, this is the ideal skill enhancement tool for you.

Professionals looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft System Centre 2012 components will greatly benefit from The Microsoft 70-246 Practice Lab. Not only will this lab allow you to gain hands-on skills needed to monitor and operate a private cloud with System Centre 2012, but it will also prepare you to confidently ace the Microsoft 70-246 certification exam.

This practice lab and the exam it aligns to are designed for those who have Windows Server, System Center 2012, security, high-availability, fault tolerance, and networking experience in an enterprise environment.

Obtaining your certification signifies that you possess the fundamental knowledge to implement service offerings, monitor reports and dashboards, manage problems in service manager, manage cloud resources, compliance, configuration, and updates.

Topics of Emphasis

  • Implement Workflow
  • Implement Service Offerings
  • Configure End to End Monitoring
  • Create Monitoring Reports and Dashboards
  • Implement Service Level Management
  • Monitor Application Health
  • Manage Problems and Incidents
  • Manage Cloud Resources
  • Manage Updates
  • Implement Backup and Recovery

Practice Lab Specifications

Practice Labs are pre-configured hardware layouts with accompanying lab guides for fast, convenient access that make studying for an exam or learning new technologies an engaging experience. Develop your comprehensive IT skills in a safe, working environment without the need to invest in your own hardware and software.

  • Practical Training on the Latest Industry Technology
  • Real Equipment, No Simulations
  • 6 Month Unified Access Available on Any Device
  • No Hardware or Licensing Costs

System Requirements

Recommended Hardware:

  • Screen dimensions: 1920px x 1080px or higher (full HD or higher)
  • Processor speed: 2Ghz / multi-core
  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 5mb download, 1mb upload

Minimum Hardware:

  • Screen dimensions: 1280px x 1024px
  • Processor speed: 1.5Ghz
  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 2mb download, 256kpbs upload

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP with SP2/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2013
  • Linux Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu
  • Apple Mac OS X


  • Internet connection minimum of 512Kbs
  • HTTPS Access (Port 443)
  • HTTP Access (Port 80)


  • Oracle Java version 1.7+ (If using our Java client)


HTML 5 Client

  • Microsoft Edge 13 or later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later
  • Chrome 29 or later
  • Firefox 45 or later
  • Apple Safari 9.1 or later

Java Client

  • Internet Explorer 10 or later

Note: For both client technologies, if you have a Pop up blocker enabled on your computer

you will need to allow popups from *.practice-labs.com as an exception.