Exam 70-631:

TS:Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring

Published:January 08, 2007
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Type:Proctored Exam

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Preparing for an Exam
A typical candidate for this exam has a minimum of one year of experience in configuring Windows SharePoint related technologies.
This exam will retire March 31st, 2011.
Audience Profile
A typical candidate for this exam has a minimum of one year of experience in configuring Windows SharePoint related technologies. In addition, candidates for this exam should have expertise in the following areas:
  • Web administration/Internet Information Services 6.0
  • General Windows Server 2003 directory administration
  • General networking infrastructure
  • General knowledge of Windows SharePoint Server 2007
  • General understanding of Microsoft .NET 2.0 as it relates to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • General understanding of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server
  • Network load-balancing for applications
  • Administering SQL Server 2000 or 2005 for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • General security and authentication practices
  • Back-up and restoration of data
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-631: TS:Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
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.
Deploy Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS)
  • Configure WSS server roles.
  • Configure WSS topology.
  • Create WSS namespace.
  • Upgrade WSS 3.0 from WSS 2.0.
  • Install WSS.
Monitor Windows SharePoint Services
  • Maintain storage performance.
  • Configure centralized monitoring for WSS.
  • Configuring performance monitor.
  • Identify WSS problems using the Web Event Viewer.
  • Monitor logs.
Configure Security for Windows SharePoint Services
  • Configure Web application authentication.
  • Configure a Web application for SSL.
  • Configure NTLM or Kerberos authentication.
  • Configure roles and site permissions.
  • Implement access policies.
  • Manage database permissions.
  • Configure Information Rights Management (IRM).
Administer Windows SharePoint Services
  • Configure site settings.
  • Manage Central admin.
  • Administer Windows SharePoint Services by using STSADM.
  • Configure backup and restore (disaster/recovery).
Manage Customization
  • Configure master page.
  • Customize pages by using SharePoint Designer.
  • Customize pages using browser.
  • Configure code access security.
Configure Network Infrastructure for Windows SharePoint Services
  • Configure names resolution.
  • Configuring Network Load Balancing (NLB).
  • Configure WSS to support perimeter network.
  • Configure Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA).
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.
Learning Plans and Classroom Training
Microsoft E-Learning
Microsoft Press Books
Practice Tests
Microsoft Online Resources
  • Learning Plan: Get started by creating a step-by-step study guide that is based on recommended resources for this exam.
  • Product information: Visit the Windows SharePoint Services Web site for detailed product information.
  • Microsoft Learning Community: Join newsgroups and visit community forums to connect with your peers for suggestions on training resources and advice on your certification path and studies.
  • TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical resources, newsgroups, and chats.
  • MSDN: Designed for developers, the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) features code samples, technical articles, downloads, newsgroups, and chats.
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