Microsoft announced today that it will be holding a free, two-day virtual private cloud training session called Creating & Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start. And if you're interested in this intriguing new private cloud management solution, you're going to want to check out the training session.

The event is happening February 21 and 22, 2012. It's free and open to the public.

According to a posting on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Blog, the Creating & Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start event is tailored for IT professionals familiar with Windows Server technologies, Hyper-V virtualization, and the System Center management solutions. It's designed to provide a fast-paced and technical understanding of how and why Microsoft's approach to the private cloud delivers scalability, security, flexibility and control. 

Here's the agenda:

Day 1: Deployment & Configuration (February 21)

Part 1: Understanding the Microsoft Private Cloud
Part 2: Deploying the Infrastructure Components
Part 3: Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Part 4: Deploying the Service Layer
Part 5: Deploying the Applications & VMs

Day 2: Management & Operations (February 22)

Part 6: Managing the Infrastructure Components
Part 7: Managing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Part 8: Managing the Service Layer
Part 9: Managing the Applications & VMs