This three-day training program provides professionals with the knowledge necessary to design, deploy, and maintain Microsoft’s System Center 2012 Orchestrator. In this training program, professionals are introduced to the various System Center products, as well as learn how the Orchestrator 2012 is architected and deployed within the Systems Center suite. In addition, this training program includes automation of processes designed to address various scenarios, which may be encountered in the business computing environment. Upon training program completion, professionals will have the skills necessary to manage Orchestrator 2012 for maximum business benefit. This training program incorporates hands-on learning opportunities, so professionals can practice applying business solutions to real-world scenarios.


Radiant Teachlearning offers System Center 2012 Orchestrator Training Program in Classroom and Virtual instructor Led/Online mode.


Duration: 3 days


Learning Objectives

After accomplishing this training program, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain the role of Orchestrator 2012 and the entire System Center suite
  • Provide an overview of ITIL and MOF
  • Install and configure Orchestrator 2012
  • Customize, optimize and scale Orchestrator 2012
  • Implement runbook automation for native Windows processes
  • Develop advanced runbooks using real-world scenarios
  • Implement integration packs for other System Center and Microsoft products
  • Implement configuration of error-handling and log monitoring
  • Implement disaster recovery methods
  • Implement maintenance and troubleshooting steps in Orchestrator 2012


Before attending this training program, professionals must have technical knowledge in the following areas:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Experience with PowerShell,SQL Server,Excel PivotTables and Opalis Integration Server helpful
  • Knowledge of the product(s) and function(s) that they plan to automate with Orchestrator 2012
  • Familiarity with administration of other System Center 2012 products helpful


Audience Profile

This training program is designed for IT professionals who already have prerequisite technical knowledge of the systems they want to manage with Orchestrator 2012.. This training program is also for IT professionals who required acknowledge the critical components of the systems that might need automation.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction to the System Center 2012 Orchestrator


  • History and Evolution of System Center
  • System Center 2012 Product Suite
  • System Center 2012 Licensing
  • Introducing ITIL and MOF
  • System Center 2012 Orchestrator

Lab: Introducing System Center 2012

Lab: Introducing Service Management

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain the evolution as well as history of System Center
  • Distinguish between each of Systems Center 2012 products
  • Describe System Center 2012 Licensing
  • Provide an overview of ITIL and MOF
  • Identify the purpose and function of Orchestrator 2012


Lesson 2: Deployment as well as Design Considerations for the Orchestrator 2012


  • Preparing to Deploy Orchestrator 2012
  • Installing Orchestrator 2012
  • Exploring Orchestrator 2012 Interfaces
  • Examining Runbook Servers and Global Settings

Lab: Initial Lab Environment Setup and Touring the Orchestrator 2012 Console

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Plan an Orchestrator 2012 deployment
  • Identify system requirements of Orchestrator 2012
  • Explain and customize Orchestrator 2012 installation options
  • Prepare Windows firewall
  • Navigate Orchestrator 2012 user interfaces
  • Determine performance capacity of Orchestrator 2012 roles
  • Configure user security
  • Configure and define global settings and server properties


Lesson 3: Runbook Configuration Basics


  • Creating Runbooks
  • Creating Standard Activities
  • Working with Monitors, Links and Junctions
  • Analyzing Data Using the Orchestrator Data Bus
  • Stepping Through Runbooks with the Tester
  • Exporting and Importing Runbooks

Lab: Creating Basic Runbooks

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Export, import and create runbooks utilizing Runbook Designer
  • Automate basic processes using standard activities
  • Describe what data bus is and through subscriptions show way to link activities
  • Test and deploy runbooks


Lesson 4: Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activities


  • Designing Advanced Runbooks
  • Reviewing Integration Packs
  • Automating Activities with Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Implementing Integration Packs
  • Executing Programs and Scripts using Runbooks

Lab: Creating Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activitie

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain and configure counters, schedules and variables
  • Create complex runbooks utilizing data bus subscriptions as well as more than one activities
  • Download and configure integration packs
  • Integrate Orchestrator 2012 with Active Directory
  • Deploy and configure Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Implement activities from the Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Employ command and scripting activities


Lesson 5: PowerPivot Reporting


  • Introducing PowerPivot for Excel
  • Enabling PowerPivot for Reporting

Lab: Reporting with Excel PowerPivot

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain what a PivotTables is and its benefits
  • Enable PowerPivot for Excel 2013
  • Create relationships and PivotTables
  • Use PowerPivot for Orchestrator 2012 reporting


Lesson 6: Administration, Management and Extensibility


  • Determining Fault Tolerance
  • Optimizing Performance and Capacity
  • Installing with Command Line and Console Push
  • Preparing for Disaster Recovery
  • Upgrading from Opalis and Migrating Runbooks
  • Utilizing the Orchestrator Integration Toolkit

Lab: Accomplishing a Push Install of Runbook Designer and Runbook Server

Lab: Preparing for Backup and Restore

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Determine high availability and fault tolerance for Orchestrator 2012 roles
  • Deploy additional servers for increased capacity
  • Describe automated server deployment
  • Plan for disaster recovery
  • Upgrade from Opalis Integration Server
  • Use the Orchestrator Integration Kit to customize integration packs


Lesson 7: System Center 2012 Integration (optional)

Lab: Setting up the Initial Lab Environment

Lab: Creating an Orchestrator 2012 Runbook

Lab: Working with Orchestrator System Center Runbooks

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Describe System Center 2012 Integration


Q: What is orchestrator runbook?


A: The power of System Center Orchestrator lies in providing runbooks and the individual activities that make up a runbook. Runbooks generally contain the instructions for an automated task or we can say a process. The individual steps throughout a runbook is known as activities.


Q: What is orchestrator in Azure?


A: Orchestrator is a workflow management solution for the data center. With the help of Orchestrator you can easily automate the creation as well as monitoring and also the deployment of resources in your atmosphere.


Q: How does an orchestrator work?


A: Orchestrator is a product of UiPath which mainly enables you to orchestrate the UiPath robots in continuously executing repetitive methods on multiple platforms. Once you create a process and after that you have to assign a robot to execute this process in a specific environment and this will simply create a Job.


Q: What is the difference between automation and orchestration?


A: Automation refers to a single task, orchestration arranges tasks to optimize a workflow. For example orchestrating an app which means not only deploying an application but also connecting it to the network so it can easily communicate with users as well as other apps.


Q: How do you ensure the quality of training program?


A: Radiant has highly intensive selection criteria for Technology Trainers & Consultants, who deliver you training programs. Our trainers & consultants undergo rigorous technical and behavioral interview and assessment process before they are on boarded in the company. 

Our Technology experts / trainers & consultant carry deep dive knowledge in the technical subject & are certified from the OEM.

Our training programs are practical oriented with 70% – 80% hands on the training technology tool.  Our training program focuses on one-on-one interaction with each participant, latest content in curriculum, real time projects and case studies during the training program. 

Our faculty will provide you the knowledge of each course from fundamental level in an easy way and you are free to ask your doubts any time from your respective faculty.

Our trainers have patience and ability to explain difficult concepts in simplistic way with depth and width of knowledge.

To ensure quality learning, we provide support session even after the training program. 


Q: What if I/we have doubts after attending your training program?


A: Radiant team of experts would be available on the email to answer your technical queries, even after the training program.

We also conduct a 3 – 4 hours online session after 2 weeks of the training program, to respond on your queries & project assigned to you.  


Q: If I face technical difficulty during the class what should I do?


A: Technical issues are unpredictable and might occur with you as well. Participants have to ensure that they have the system with required configuration with good internet speed to access online labs.  

If the problem still persists or you face any challenge during the class then you can report to us or your trainer. In that case Radiant would provide you the recorded session of that particular day. However, those recorded sessions are not meant only for personal consumption and NOT for distribution or any commercial use. 


Q: Does this training program include any project?


A: Yes, Radiant will provide you the most updated, high valued and relevant real time projects and case studies in each training program. 

We included projects in each training program from fundamental level to advance level so that you don’t have to face any difficulty in future. You will work on highly exciting projects and that will upgrade your skill, knowledge and industry experience.


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