- June 16, 2010Published:
- IT professionals, DevelopersAudiences:
- Visual Studio 2010Technology:
- MCTSCredit toward certification:
TS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
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- Install and configure Team Foundation Server (TFS) (27%)
- 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
- Install TFS
- 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
- Retire 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
- Manage Team Project collections
- Customize 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
- Customize 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 customizations
- Link types, Global list, create a new WI category and add existing WI types to the new category, add or remove fields, transitions, queries, customize 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
- Configure a team build definition
- 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
- Private builds, create a shelveset, delete a shelveset, open another user’s shelveset
Branch and merge source artifacts
- Track change visualizations, 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)
- Create and manage workspaces
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 organization that provides process automation services by using TFS.
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