Exam 70-400:

TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring

Published:January 21, 2008
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have a minimum of one year of experience using Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 or System Center Operations Manager 2007 in medium-sized to large organizations.
Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have a minimum of one year of experience using Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 or System Center Operations Manager 2007 in medium-sized to large organizations. Candidates are expected to have knowledge of and experience with the following areas:
  • Active Directory
  • Configuring distributed applications
  • Using the Microsoft Windows PowerShell scripting engine to automate tasks with System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Deploying Management Pack solutions
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-400: TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuration
Exam 70-400: TS: Microsoft System Center Operations 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.
Configuring System Center Operations Manager 2007 (15 percent)
  • Configure notification.
  • Manage roles.
  • Configure System Center Operations Manager options.
  • Discover and deploy agents within a trusted Active Directory forest.
  • Discover and deploy agents to systems not using Active Directory.
Deploying and Configuring Management Packs (28 percent)
  • Import a Management Pack.
  • Configure overrides.
  • Create a self-tuning threshold.
  • Migrate a Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Management Pack to System Center Operations Manager 2007.
  • Configure diagnostics and recoveries for a rule or a monitor.
Building and Deploying Custom Management Packs (21 percent)
  • Configure security options.
  • Configure discovery for Management Packs.
  • Create monitors and rules.
  • Create a distributed application.
  • Create a synthetic transaction.
Maintaining System Center Operations Manager (23 percent)
  • Maintain a System Center Operations Manager infrastructure.
  • Create views.
  • Create tasks.
  • Fail over from Root Management Server (RMS).
  • Back up and restore System Center Operations Manager.
  • Manage and maintain reports.
Configuring Client Monitoring (13 percent)
  • Configure Audit Collection Service (ACS).
  • Configure Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM).
  • Configure Collective Client Monitoring (CCM).
  • Configure Business Critical Client Monitoring (BCCM).
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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