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Course 70-496: Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012

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Course Content

70-496: MCSD Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 [Available September]

5 Days

Skills being measured:
Install and Configure Team Foundation Server

  • Install Team Foundation Server.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: SQL Server version support; installing Team Foundation Server in a multi-tier or multi-machine environment; installing Team Foundation
    Server in a load-balanced environment; setting up a version control proxy server
  • Configure the application tier.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: validating an installation; configuring SMTP for Team Foundation Server; changing the URL (friendly name); changing the default SharePoint web application; setting up reporting (SQL Server Analysis Services)
  • Migrate and upgrade Team Foundation Server.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: upgrading to Team Foundation Server 2012 in-place or moving to new hardware; importing a source base from a non–Team Foundation Server system; upgrading a Team Project
  • Install and configure Lab Management.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: setting up environment templates; installing and configuring test agents; installing and configuring System Center 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 and binding a controller to a project collection; adding a build agent

Manage Team Foundation Server

  • 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; creating a team
    project using SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS); splitting and partitioning team project collections
  • Configure for backup and recovery.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: backup and recovery of Team Foundation Server and related components; recovering a failed application tier; recovering a failed database tier; implementing a disaster recovery plan
  • Monitor server health and performance.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: monitoring the server for performance issues (monitoring activity logging database and Team Foundation Server server manager); monitoring the job infrastructure for failed jobs (monitoring warehouse adapters and warehouse jobs); cleanup of stale workspaces and shelvesets; setting up Team Foundation Build to use a version control proxy server
  • Operate Lab Management.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: operating and modifying lab environments; repairing lab environments; using snapshots; storing System Center Virtual Machine Manager environments
  • Manage security.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring limited users; managing roles in Team Foundation Server using Active Directory groups; managing permissions in Team Foundation Server in SharePoint, SSRS, builds, source control, and Work Item Management; creating and managing teams; configuring security for users who do not have a Client Access License (CAL)
  • Manage reporting for Team Foundation Server.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: managing basic reporting using Microsoft Office Excel Services; customizing the SharePoint team project portal; uploading a new SSRS Team Foundation Server report; configuring Team Foundation Server to enable a report to appear in a SharePoint project portal; rebuilding the Team Foundation Server data warehouse

Customize Team Foundation Server for Team Use

  • 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 custom build numbers; configuring build log verbosity; setting up definition properties including test impact analysis, code analysis, automated unit testing, and architecture validation; setting up build triggers (gated check-in, continuous integration, scheduled build); configuring the build drop location to be in source code control or a fileshare
  • Manage build execution.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: queuing a build with parameters; reconciling workspaces as part of a gated check-in workflow; customizing build qualities; cleanup of builds
    (applying retention policies)
  • Modify a process template.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: uploading and downloading process templates; troubleshooting template errors; customizing functional areas within process templates, including SSRS, SharePoint, build definitions, Work Items, and queries
  • Configure a team project.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: defining areas and iterations; managing users through the default security groups; managing portal settings (team project portal site URL,
    process guidance URL); defining project-level alerts
  • Apply Work Item customizations.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: adding a new Work Item type as a child of an existing Work Item; customizing field definitions for a Work Item; customizing form layout and
    workflows; customizing global lists, link types, and categories
  • Create Work Item queries.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: defining query folders and permissions; applying query types (tree, flat, directed); adding fields to a query; creating a query by using Team Explorer
  • Configure client connectivity to Team Foundation Server.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring Visual Studio, Team Explorer, Team Explorer Everywhere, Excel, Project, and other tools to connect to Team Foundation Server; configuring clients for a proxy server

Administer Version Control

  • Create and manage workspaces.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: cloaking, undoing delete, and modifying a workspace; deleting a workspace; specifying workspace visibility; unlocking other users’ checkouts, pending changes, and code; choosing a default workspace type for a collection; deleting a shelveset
  • Configure version control proxy.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: setting up the cache hit ratio; setting up the cache size; setting up for multiple Team Foundation Server servers
  • Configure team project version control settings.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: enabling multiple checkout; enabling get latest on checkout; configuring check-in policies for a team project (Work Items, builds, code analysis, testing policies)
CTU Training Solutions , Updated: January 16th, 2018

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