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  • Published:
    12 July 2010
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  • Audiences:
    IT professionals
  • Technology:
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Credit towards certification:

TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring

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Skills measured

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Installing and configuring a SharePoint environment (25%)
  • Deploy new installations and upgrades
    • Running Visual Upgrade, performing an in-place upgrade, performing a database attach upgrade, analysing a PreUpgradeCheck report, installing language packs and scripting installations; analysing ULS logs, installation error logs and event logs to identify installation problems; repairing installation errors
  • Configure SharePoint farms
    • This objective applies to on-premises and/or SharePoint Online: Configuring inter-server communications, server roles, high availability, InfoPath Forms Services (IPFS), Alternate Access Mappings (AAM), external sites, host headers, and applying and managing patches
  • Configure service applications
    • This objective applies to on-premises and/or SharePoint Online: Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Access Services, Visio Services, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, user profiles, Microsoft Office Excel services, Managed Metadata Services (MMS), IPFS and SharePoint Online term store
  • Configure indexing and search
    • This objective applies to on-premises and/or SharePoint Online: Configuring FAST Search for SharePoint, crawl schedules, iFilters, crawl rules, content sources, scopes, managed properties, content types, search components, index partitioning and federated search locations

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Managing a SharePoint environment (26%)
  • Manage operational settings
    • This objective applies to on-premises and/or SharePoint Online: Configuring logging, quotas, monitoring levels, health reports, security and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) integration
  • Manage accounts and user roles
    • This objective applies to on-premises and/or SharePoint Online: Managing user accounts, group accounts, managed accounts, computer accounts and service accounts; delegating site collection administration; external user policy
  • Manage authentication providers
    • Managing NTLM, Kerberos, claims-based and forms-based authentication; configuring Secure Store Service (SSS) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS); supporting single sign-on for SharePoint Online

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Deploying and managing applications (24%)
  • Manage Web Applications
    • Managing databases, Web Application settings, security and policies
  • Manage site collections
    • This objective applies to on-premises and/or SharePoint Online: Managing site collection policies, features, caching and auditing; configuring site collection security; configuring multi-tenancy; configuring site collection quotas and locks; adding a domain to Office 365; SharePoint Online public websites
  • Deploy and manage SharePoint solutions
    • This objective applies to on-premises and/or SharePoint Online: Deploying and managing SharePoint solution packages, managing sandbox solutions and managing user solutions

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Maintaining a SharePoint environment (25%)
  • Back up and restore a SharePoint environment
    • This objective applies to on-premises and/or SharePoint Online: Configuring backup settings; backing up and restoring content, search and service application databases; detaching and attaching databases; exporting lists and sites
  • Monitor and analyse a SharePoint environment
    • Generating health, administrative and web analytics reports; interpreting usage and trace logs; identifying and resolving health and performance issues
  • Optimise the performance of a SharePoint environment
    • This objective applies to on-premises and/or SharePoint Online: Configuring resource throttling (large list management, object model override); configuring remote Binary Large Objects (BLOB) storage and BLOB and object caching; optimising services

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Who should take this exam?

This exam validates the skills and knowledge necessary for configuring SharePoint Online or an on-premises deployment of SharePoint 2010 SP1. This exam also validates skills related to technologies including Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Server 2008, Active Directory and networking infrastructure services.

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