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Microsoft has recently published TFS 2010 Certification exam on June 16th 2010.

I have passed this exam on June 19th 2010 and I felt that this exam really measure your skills on TFS 2010. The primary requirement to take this exam one should have the working knowledge of TFS 2010 and knowledge of just prior versions of TFS doesn't help much as this exam is centered around new TFS 2010 features.

More about this Exam

This exam is designed to test the candidate's knowledge and skills on installing, configuring and maintaining Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server.

 

Audience Profile

This exam is intended for candidates who install, configure, and manage a Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 implementation. Candidates typically work in an enterprise development organization that provides process automation services by using TFS.

 The qualified candidate has:

  • a solid understanding of the TFS architecture and components.
  • experience installing and configuring a TFS in both single-server and multi-server configurations.
  • experience managing security for TFS components.
  • experience configuring and using Team Build.
  • experience adapting process templates to an organization.
  • experience managing project artifacts with TFS version control.
  • experience configuring and using work item tracking.

Credit Toward Certification When you pass Exam 70-512: TS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

MCTS: Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Administration

 

 

Skills Being Measured in this exam: 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 TFS (27%)

  • Install TFS.

This objective may include but is not limited to: SQL Server version support, installing TFS in a multi-tier or multi-machine environment, installing TFS in a load-balanced environment, setting up version control proxy

  • Configure application tier

This objective may include but is not limited to: validating an installation, configuring SMTP for TFS, changing the URL (friendly name), changing the default SharePoint Web application, setting up reporting (SQL Server Analysis Services)

  • Migrate and upgrade TFS.

 This objective may include but is not limited to: upgrading TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 to TFS 2010, importing a source base from Microsoft Visual Source Safe (VSS), a third-party revision control system, or a sub-version

  • Install and configure team lab.

This objective may include but is not limited to: set up environment templates, installing and configuring test agents, installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager (basic Virtual Machine Manager installation), creating library shares or resource pools

  • Install and configure multiple build agents and controllers.

This objective may include but is not limited to: tagging, binding a controller to a project collection, adding as build agent

Managing TFS (27%)

  • Manage Team Project Collections.

This objective may include but is not limited to: moving project collections, managing team collections and projects, creating and configuring team project collections, moving team projects from one collection to another, creating a team project with SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services, cloning (splitting team project collections, partitioning)

  • Configure for backup and recovery. 

This objective may include but is not limited to: backup and recovery of TFS and related components, recover a failed application tier, recover a failed database tier, implement a disaster recovery plan

  • Monitor server health and performance.

This objective may include but is not limited to: application tier logs, monitoring the server for performance issues (monitoring activity logging database and TFS server manager), monitoring job infrastructure for failed jobs (monitoring warehouse adapters and warehouse jobs), cleanup of stale workspaces and shelvesets, cleanup builds (applying retention policies), setting up team build to use a version control proxy server

  • Administer TFS application tier.

This objective may include but is not limited to: retiring or archiving projects and purging the system, rebuilding a warehouse, configuring user permissions by using Active Directory Domain Services  and TFS groups, moving a TFS instance to a new server or a new domain, configuring security for TFS Work Item Only View

  • Manage reporting for TFS.

This objective may include but is not limited to: basic reporting using Microsoft Office Excel Services, adding a custom report to a SharePoint project portal, uploading a new SQL Server Reporting Services TFS report, configuring to enable a report to appear in a SharePoint project portal

  • Set up automated functional and UI tests.

This objective may include but is not limited to: setting up a build definition, configuring the build definition to use the proper lab environment, setting up tests to work on an installed agent, setting up a service as interactive, setting up data collectors

Customizing TFS for Team Use (24%)

  • Configure a team build definition.

This objective may include but is not limited to: setting up for a Symbol Server and Source Server, setting up for test impact analysis, setting up for custom build numbers, configuring build log verbosity, setting up for code analysis, setting up for automated unit testing, setting up for architecture validation

  • Configure and execute a build. 

This objective may include but is not limited to: queuing a build with parameters, reconciling workspaces as part of a gated check-in workflow, setting up build triggers (gated check-in, continuous integration, scheduled build)

  • Modify a process template.

This objective may include but is not limited to: customizing a process template by changing the workflow for a work item, adding a new work item type as a child of an existing work item (WI), uploading and downloading process templates

  • Configure a team project.

This objective may include but is not limited to: areas and iterations, default security groups, portal settings (team project portal site URL, process guidance URL)

  • Apply work item customizations.

This objective may include but is not limited to: link types, Global list, creating a new WI category and adding existing WI types to the new category, adding or removing fields, transitions, queries, customizing a workflow, creating or editing a work item type, importing and exporting work item types, renaming work item types

  • Create Work Item Query Language (WIQL) queries.

This objective may include but is not limited to: query folders and permissions, query types (tree, flat, directed), defining WIQL keywords, adding fields to a query, creating a WIQL query by using Team Explorer, identify built-in macros

  • Configure client connectivity to TFS.

This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring Visual Studio, Team Explorer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, and other tools to connect to TFS, configuring clients for proxy server

Administering Version Control (23%)

  • Create and manage workspaces.

This objective may include but is not limited to: cloaking, undo delete, modifying a workspace, deleting a workspace, specifying the workspace visibility, restoring deleted items, unlocking other users’ checkouts, pending changes, and code

  • Configure shelvesets. 

This objective may include but is not limited to: private builds, creating a shelveset, deleting a shelveset, opening another user’s shelveset

  • Branch and merge source artifacts.

This objective may include but is not limited to: track change visualizations, converting a folder into a proper branch and creating a new branch, merging and resolving file conflicts, viewing branch hierarchy, creating a branch, deleting a branch

  • Configure version control proxy.

This objective may include but is not limited to: cache hit ratio, setting up the cache size, setting up for multiple TFS servers

  • Configure team project version control settings.

This objective may include but is not limited to: enable multiple checkout, enable get latest on checkout, configuring check-in policies for a team project (work items, builds, code analysis, testing policies)

Good Luck for the guys who are planning to take this exam!!

Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2010 1:02 PM Team Fondation Server | Back to top


Comments on this post: TFS 2010 Microsoft Certification Exam (70-512)

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Its nice to know about the weightage for each content. But it would be better if we get the certification materilas.
Left by Sthanu Subramaniyan on Jul 27, 2010 11:19 AM

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Hi,

Would appreciate some pointers on the certification material and some more preparation guidelines on this certification. Thanks in advance.
Left by Siddharth Muzumdar on Jul 27, 2010 12:58 PM

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@Sthanu: There is no separate preparation material is not available right now, you can refer to Visual Studio ALM guidance on MSDN .
Left by Jehan on Aug 01, 2010 12:13 AM

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@Siddarth: You can refer to Visual Studio ALM guidance on MSDN. Working knowledge on TFS Installation, Configuration and Team Build will help you to clear this exam.
Left by jehan on Aug 01, 2010 12:33 AM

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You can find this list with pointers here:
http://mkdot.net/blogs/latek/archive/2010/08/29/exam-70-512-ts-visual-studio-team-foundation-server-2010-administration-preparation-guide-links-pointers.aspx
Left by Vlatko Ivanovski on Aug 29, 2010 10:31 PM

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Please reply these Qs:-

1)How to get the Course Material for TFS 2010 Certification
2)What is the exact fee?
3)How to apply for the certification
4)Any classes/Coaching available or any forum to get help.
5)Anyone has given this exam or previous test papers available with him.her.

Thanks in advance
Regards
Waseem Bokhari
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Left by Waseem Bokhari on Sep 09, 2010 2:52 PM

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Hi. Is this exam available to sit in the UK yet or just the US? And what are the fees?

Regards..
Left by matt ursell on Sep 23, 2010 8:22 PM

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Is there such courses organised in Brisbane Australia ? Please provide course places, time and costs.
Left by Trac Nguyen on Mar 18, 2011 5:22 AM

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I have completed the TFS 2010 exam in Dec 2011.

Left by Sthanu Subramaniyan on Jan 13, 2012 10:23 PM

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