I guess if I want too start training the course 10174A: Configuring and Administrating SharePoint 2010 course one of these days then I better write the exam and get certified again.
Below is the outline of the exam and what you will be tested on.
Candidates for this exam typically have more than one year of experience configuring SharePoint and related technologies, including Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Server 2008, and Active Directory, and networking infrastructure services.
The minimally qualified candidate typically:
- Is an IT administrator involved in SharePoint installation, configuration, and maintenance.
- Has experience with deployment and management of SharePoint architectures and solutions.
- Is proficient with IIS 7.0, DNS, Active Directory, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or higher as these technologies relate to SharePoint.
- Is proficient with the infrastructure and security of Windows Server 2008.
- Has experience with business operations for IT, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.
- Has experience with Windows PowerShell 2.0 and command-line administration.
Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
MCTS: SharePoint 2010, Configuration
Exam 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
Skills Being Measured
This 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.
Installing and Configuring a SharePoint Environment (25 percent)
Managing a SharePoint Environment (26 percent)
- Manage operational settings.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring logging, quotas, monitoring levels, health reports, security, and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) integration
- Manage accounts and user roles.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: managing user accounts, group accounts, managed accounts, computer accounts, and service accounts; and delegating site collection administration
- Manage authentication providers.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: managing NTLM, Kerberos, claims-based, and forms-based authentication; and configuring Secure Store Service (SSS) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
Deploying and Managing Applications (24 percent)
- Manage Web Applications.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: managing databases, Web Application settings, security, and policies
- Manage site collections.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: managing site collection policies, features, caching, and auditing; configuring site collection security; configuring multi-tenancy; and configuring site collection quotas and locks
- Deploy and manage SharePoint solutions.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: deploying and managing SharePoint solution packages, managing sandbox solutions, and managing user solutions
Maintaining a SharePoint Environment (25 percent)
- Back up and restore a SharePoint environment.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring backup settings; backing up and restoring content, search, and service application databases; detaching and attaching databases; and exporting lists and sites
- Monitor and analyze a SharePoint environment.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: generating health, administrative, and Web analytics reports; interpreting usage and trace logs; identifying and resolving health and performance issues
- Optimize the performance of a SharePoint environment.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring resource throttling (large list management, object model override); configuring remote Binary Large Objects (BLOB) storage and BLOB and object caching; and optimizing services
Preparation Tools and Resources
To 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.
The official outline of this exam can be found on the Microsoft site: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-667#tab1