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Exam Profile MCTS 70-158: Forefront identity Manager 2010, Configuring

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This article profiles the Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuring exam (MCTS 70-158), is meant to be taken by Identity Specialists who deploy and manage Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 in an enterprise environment consisting of more than 5,000 identities with a dynamic lifecycle.. Pearson IT Certification provides a variety of exam preparation tools to help our customers in their quest for certification. As part of our service to you, we have developed this Exam Profile series. Each profile is developed based on the testing experience of one of our trainers or authors. You won’t get exact questions or answers, but you will get a real feel for the exam. Each profile describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.

The 70-158 exam is meant to be taken by Identity Specialists who deploy and manage Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 in an enterprise environment consisting of more than 5,000 identities with a dynamic lifecycle. These organizations may be geographically and/or organizationally dispersed and may require compliance with extensive regulations. The environment may include multiple applications that consume identities and/or multiple disconnected data sources. Candidates are expected to have experience in the following areas:

  • Directory Services
  • PowerShell
  • Security policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as an infrastructure component such as writing basic queries (SQL)
  • Experience with email and messaging platforms
  • 2-3 years running and extending FIM, Provisioning, deprovisioning, user management, and password management
  • Analyzing root causes using tools and statistics, including Event log, Preview, Stack trace, run statistics, Service Trace Log, Portal request logs, MPR Explorer and Management Pack

After you pass the Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuring (70-158) exam, you will have completed the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuration certification.

Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: Approximately 50 questions (Since Microsoft does not publish this information, the number of exam questions may change without notice.)
  • Types of Questions: This test format is multiple choice and multiple choice multiple answer.
  • Passing Score: 700
  • This passing score does not mean that you must answer 70 percent of the items correctly in order to pass the exam. The actual percentage varies from exam to exam and may be more or less than 70 percent. There is no penalty for guessing. No points are deducted for incorrect answers. If a question specifies that you must choose multiple correct answers, you must choose the exact number of correct answers specified in the question in order to earn a point for that item. Some of the questions on the exam may not count toward the calculation of your score. Microsoft will often throw a question in that is meant to gather data that will help them improve the exam.

  • Time Limit: 195 minutes
  • How to Register: Prometric.com
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