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Exam Objectives

The exam objectives are broken up into five different categories. The 70-158 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 objectives for Exam 70-158 as stated by Microsoft are as follows:

Plan a FIM Implementation and Install FIM (21 percent)

  • Plan and design FIM topology.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: identify single point of failure; match topology to performance requirements; capacity planning; design highly available implementations for FIM Service and Portal

  • Install the FIM Service and the FIM Portal.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Microsoft SharePoint web configuration; service account permissions; prerequisites; certificates; groups

  • Upgrade Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS)/Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) to FIM 2010.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: plan for upgrade; recompiling extensions; upgrading SQL databases; upgrading third-party clients

  • Deploy and manage client components.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: automated installs; client images; multi-language support installation; plan for configuration of Microsoft Outlook for group management (Outlook plug-in for approvals and group management); use Group Policy objects (GPOs) to manage FIM client components; registry settings on client machines

  • Implement disaster recovery for FIM 2010.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: backup and restore; FIM Service, FIM Portal; Sync Service; initial load scenarios; key backup and recovery

Plan and Configure Core Portal Functionality (19 percent)

  • Plan and configure user and group provisioning.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: provisioning to Active Directory; deprovisioning; data-driven provisioning and deprovisioning; configure Management Policy Rules (MPR)/workflow/sync rule triples required for provisioning in the portal; expected rule entries; detected rule entries; workflow parameters

  • Plan and configure group management.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure dynamic groups (query-based) in the portal; owner-based groups and approvals; distribution groups; security groups

  • Plan and configure synchronization rules.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: inbound and outbound sync rules; create objects in metaverse using declarative rules; advanced attribute flows; relationships

  • Plan and configure authorization and action workflows.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure approvals including multiple approvals and escalations; notifications; deploying and configuring custom workflow activities

  • Plan and configure security permissions and Management Policy Rules (MPRs).
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: delegated administration; plan and implement user profile self-service; plan and implement group self-service; temporal objects; sets and set membership

Configure Advanced Portal-Based Scenarios (17 percent)

  • Configure the Resource Control Display Configuration (RCDC) for object and attribute display.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: RCDC capabilities; validations; attribute permissions; data sources and data binding; form control

  • Customize the user experience.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: search scopes; menu navigation items; organizational branding; home page configuration; create and configure email templates; usage keywords

  • Extend the portal schema.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: resource types; attributes; bindings; schema validation; synchronization filters

  • Plan and configure self-service password reset and registration.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: authentication workflow for password reset and registration; QA gates; case sensitivity; lockout gates; password reset action workflow

  • Write and interpret XPath queries.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: create valid FIM XPath filters; reference objects and attributes; filters; conditions

Configure FIM Synchronization (22 percent)

  • Create and configure standard management agents (MAs).
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: SQL Server MA; Certificate Management MA; Active Directory MA; file-based MAs; difference between call-based and file-based MAs; attribute flows; filters; projection rules; join rules; deprovisioning rules

  • Create and configure the FIM Service MA.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: resource type mapping; Synchronization Rule filter; understand the constraints of the FIM MA; attribute flow

  • Configure the metaverse.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: plan precedence; extend the schema; object deletion rules

  • Create and automate run profiles.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: clearing run history; multi-step run profiles; run sequencing

  • Implement rules extensions.
  • Install and configure password synchronization and Password Change Notification Service (PCNS).
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure Active Directory MA; install services on domain controllers; schema changes related to PCNS; service principal names

Monitor and Maintain FIM (21 percent)

  • Migrate the FIM configuration between environments.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: FIM portal configuration; DLLs and code; synchronization service server configuration; run scripts and automation tools; Windows PowerShell scripts; how to move configurations from development to test to production

  • Perform root cause analysis of provisioning issues.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: issues with management policy rules, set definitions, workflows, and expected rule entries; misconfiguration of synchronization service server; coexistence of classic provisioning and declarative provisioning; result sequence

  • Perform root cause analysis of issues related to password management.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: issues with password synchronization; self-service password reset; requirements for registration; end-to-end process

  • Perform root cause analysis of issues related to data flow and unexpected data.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: data discovery issues; join issues; filter issues; run profile issues; threshold issues; Stack trace; precedence issues; object deletion rules

  • Perform root cause analysis of permissions issues.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: MPR definitions; set definitions; portal permission errors; service account permissions; provisioning issues; synchronization service server roles

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