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Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives

The questions on this exam fall into four domains. Those domains (and their relative weights), along with the full exam objectives, are listed below:

Installing and Configuring a SharePoint Environment (25 percent)

  • Deploy new installations and upgrades.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: running Visual Upgrade, performing an in-place upgrade, performing a database attach upgrade, analyzing a PreUpgradeCheck report, installing language packs, and scripting installations; analyzing ULS logs, installation error logs, and event logs to identify installation problems; and repairing installation errors

  • Configure SharePoint farms.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: 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 may include but is not limited to: configuring service applications such as Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Access Services, Visio Services, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, user profiles, Microsoft Office Excel services, Managed Metadata Services (MMS), and IPFS

  • Configure indexing and search.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

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

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