• Published:
    16 June 2010
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  • Audiences:
    IT professionals, Developers
  • Technology:
    Visual Studio 2010
  • Credit towards certification:

TS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration

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Install and configure Team Foundation Server (TFS) (27%)
  • Install TFS
    • SQL Server version support, install TFS in a multi-tier or multi-machine environment, install TFS in a load-balanced environment, set up version control proxy
  • Configure application tier
    • Validate an installation, configure SMTP for TFS, change the URL (friendly name), change the default SharePoint Web Application, set up reporting (SQL Server Analysis Services)
  • Migrate and upgrade TFS
    • Upgrade TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 to TFS 2010, import a source base from Microsoft Visual Source Safe (VSS), a third-party revision control system or a sub-version
  • Install and configure team lab
    • Set up environment templates, install and configure test agents, install and configure Virtual Machine Manager (basic Virtual Machine Manager installation), create library shares or resource pools
  • Install and configure multiple build agents and controllers
    • Tag, bind a controller to a project collection, add a build agent

Preparation resources

Manage TFS (27%)
  • Manage Team Project collections
    • Move project collections, manage team collections and projects, create and configure team project collections, move team projects from one collection to another, create a team project with SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services, clone (split team project collections, partition)
  • Configure for backup and recovery
    • Backup and recovery of TFS and related components, recover a failed application tier, recover a failed database tier, implement a disaster recovery plan
  • Monitor server health and performance
    • Application tier logs, monitor the server for performance issues (monitor activity logging database and TFS server manager), monitor job infrastructure for failed jobs (monitor warehouse adapters and warehouse jobs), cleanup of stale workspaces and shelvesets, clean up builds (apply retention policies), set up team build to use a version control proxy serve
  • Administer TFS application tier
    • Withdraw or archive projects and purge the system, rebuild a warehouse, configure user permissions by using Active Directory Domain Services and TFS groups, move a TFS instance to a new server or a new domain, configure security for TFS Work Item Only View
  • Manage reporting for TFS
    • Basic reporting using Excel Services, add a custom report to a SharePoint project portal, upload a new SQL Server Reporting Services TFS report, configure to enable a report to appear in a SharePoint project portal
  • Set up automated functional and UI tests
    • Set up a build definition, configure the build definition to use the proper lab environment, set up tests to work on an installed agent, set up a service as interactive, set up data collectors

Preparation resources

Customise TFS for team use (24%)
  • Configure a team build definition
    • Set up for a Symbol Server and Source Server, set up for test impact analysis, set up for custom build numbers, configure build log verbosity, set up for code analysis, set up for automated unit testing, set up for architecture validation
  • Configure and execute a build
    • Queue a build with parameters, reconcile workspaces as part of a gated check-in workflow, set up build triggers (gated check-in, continuous integration, scheduled build)
  • Modify a process template
    • Customise a process template by changing the workflow for a work item (WI), add a new work item type as a child of an existing work item, upload and download process templates
  • Configure a team project
    • Areas and iterations, default security groups, portal settings (team project portal site URL, process guidance URL)
  • Apply work item customisations
    • Link types, Global list, create a new WI category and add existing WI types to the new category, add or remove fields, transitions, queries, customise a workflow, create or edit a work item type, import and export work item types, rename work item types
  • Create Work Item Query Language (WIQL) queries
    • Query folders and permissions, query types (tree, flat, directed), define WIQL keywords, add fields to a query, creating a WIQL query by using Team Explorer, identify built-in macros
  • Configure client connectivity to TFS
    • Configure Visual Studio, Team Explorer, Excel, Project and other tools to connect to TFS, configure clients for proxy server

Preparation resources

Administer version control (23%)
  • Create and manage workspaces
    • Cloak, undo delete, modify a workspace, delete a workspace, specify the workspace visibility, restore deleted items, unlock other users’ checkouts, pending changes, and code
  • Configure shelvesets
    • Private builds, create a shelveset, delete a shelveset, open another user’s shelveset
  • Branch and merge source artefacts
    • Track change visualisations, convert a folder into a proper branch and create a new branch, merge and resolve file conflicts, view branch hierarchy, create a branch, delete a branch
  • Configure version control proxy
    • Cache hit ratio, set up the cache size, set up for multiple TFS servers
  • Configure team project version control settings
    • Enable multiple checkout, enable get latest on checkout, configure check-in policies for a team project (work items, builds, code analysis, testing policies)

Preparation resources

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam install, configure and manage a Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 implementation. Candidates typically work in an enterprise development organisation that provides process automation services by using TFS.

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