Exam 70-401:

TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring

Published:March 10, 2008
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Type:Proctored Exam

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Candidates for Exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring, use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to deploy and manage software and asset management. Candidates should have a minimum of one year of experience using Systems Management Server (SMS) or Configuration Manager 2007.
 
Candidates for Exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring, use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to deploy and manage software and asset management. Candidates should have a minimum of one year of experience using Systems Management Server (SMS) or Configuration Manager 2007. The candidates should also have experience using Active Directory and the Windows server system.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration
Exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
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Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Deploying a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) Server (9 percent)
  • Set up and configure an Active Directory schema.
  • Migrate from an SMS 2003 hierarchy to SCCM 2007.
  • Configure an SCCM hierarchy.
  • Set up and configure security accounts.
Configuring an SCCM Infrastructure (19 percent)
  • Configure client agents.
  • Configure site boundaries.
  • Configure core site system roles.
  • Configure discovery methods.
  • Configure client installation.
  • Configure SCCM infrastructure for Internet-based client management.
Managing Resources (14 percent)
  • Build an SCCM collection by using queries.
  • Meter software usage.
  • Manage assets.
  • Manage inventory flow.
  • Manage client agents.
Distributing Applications (17 percent)
  • Manage packages.
  • Manage programs.
  • Manage advertisements.
  • Schedule distribution.
  • Track success and failure rates for distribution.
  • Manage distribution points.
Deploying Operating Systems (13 percent)
  • Capture a reference computer image.
  • Manage task sequences.
  • Configure site system roles related to deploying operating systems.
  • Deploy operating system packages.
  • Customize user state migration.
  • Deliver applications.
Securing a Network Infrastructure (13 percent)
  • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).
  • Maintain NAP.
  • Migrate from Inventory Tool for Microsoft Update (ITMU) to Windows Software Update Services (WSUS).
  • Deploy software updates.
  • Manage vulnerability compliance.
Managing and Maintaining an SCCM Infrastructure (15 percent)
  • Manage system health.
  • Configure automatic maintenance tasks.
  • Create custom reports.
  • Maintain clients.
  • Manage systems by using configuration management.
  • Manage Wake on LAN.
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
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Microsoft Online Resources
  • Product information: Visit the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Web site for detailed product information.
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