Exam 70-668 - Pro: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator

Exam 70-668 - Pro: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator

Overview


Language(s): English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audience(s): IT Professionals
Technology: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Type: Proctored Exam

Audience Profile

Candidates for this exam design and deploy SharePoint Online and on-premise SharePoint 2010 SP1 infrastructures. These candidates might be senior administrators who act as the technical lead over a team of administrators. Candidates should have a minimum of two years of experience administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing SharePoint solutions.

Candidates typically plan, design, and maintain:

  • Physical topologies and services architecture
  • Disaster recovery (backup and restore) and availability
  • Infrastructure capacity (users, licenses, and topology)
  • Farm performance and availability
  • Migration, coexistence, and upgrade
  • Security and compliance requirements
  • Information architecture (interprets taxonomy)
  • Information search strategy integration with other data sources (LOB, third-party products)
  • Client application services deployment

Candidates should have a thorough understanding of the following:

  • Windows PowerShell scripting
  • Server availability and performance concepts (SQL mirroring, load balancing)
  • Security concepts and authentication methods
  • Windows Server 2008 and Active Directory administration
  • Networking infrastructure services including DNS and IIS

In addition, candidates should be familiar with multitenant deployments.

Credit Toward Certification

Exam 70-668: Pro: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.

Skills Measured


Designing a SharePoint 2010 Farm Topology (27%)
  • Design physical architecture.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: translating information architecture to physical architecture, determining capacity for a SharePoint farm (storage, number of users/SharePoint Online licenses, bandwidth utilization, intranet/extranet, hardware), and scaling Web farm and services infrastructure
  • Design SharePoint integration with network infrastructure.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: planning for internal and external farm communications, establishing network perimeter configuration, networking, Active Directory Domain Services, Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS) 2.0, DNS, SQL storage, IIS, analyzing infrastructure services
  • Design logical taxonomy.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: planning sites and site collections, planning for collaboration sites, planning My Site sites, planning for Office 365 domains, planning for zones, planning for Service Applications (service application associations), Web applications, content databases, managed paths, sites and sub-sites vs. libraries, libraries vs. folders vs. document sets, security boundaries, software boundaries, site hierarchy, and content deployment path methodology
  • Plan for sandbox solutions.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: content isolation, feature deployments, trusted solutions, resource quotas
  • Plan for farm deployment.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: sequential deployment, planning standalone deployment (Microsoft SQL Server Express), planning single-server farm (SQL Server), planning cross-farm services, planning multi-server deployment in an N-Tier Farm, and designing a SharePoint virtual environment
  • Plan for availability.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: designing SQL Server failover clustering strategy, types of availability (high-performance, acceptable downtime, Recovery Point Objective, Recovery Time Objective), types of mirroring, high availability, high protection, whole farm as a failover cluster, and designing the Web Front-End NLB strategy
Planning SharePoint 2010 Deployment (26%)
  • Plan service applications.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: formulating a Business Connectivity Services (BCS) strategy, planning a Microsoft Excel Services strategy, implementing a BI solution, planning service application server roles, planning a Web server forms strategy (Plan InfoPath Forms Services), and SharePoint Online term store
  • Plan a SharePoint component strategy.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: Web parts, Web applications, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, SharePoint features and solutions, workflow, site templates, site definitions, multilingual deployment, master pages and layout files, and e-mail integration
  • Plan an upgrade strategy.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: supporting hardware upgrades (for example, 32 to 64 bit), operating system upgrade, in-place upgrade, MOSS upgrade, and SQL Server upgrade
  • Design a migration strategy.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: database migration, custom features, read-only and detached databases, designing a test and QA implementation plan (for example, development to production), migrating content databases, moving content between farms, moving content to and from the farm, moving content within the farm, and rollback
  • Design security architecture.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: planning security for WebApp site collection, designing SharePoint users and groups administration, taxonomy of SharePoint security groups, managed accounts, site security (permission levels, list permissions, site permissions, personal permissions, default and custom security groups), planning for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and SharePoint Online external users
  • Plan and deploy authentication methods.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: planning for integration of multiple authentication sources/types, planning for NTLM authentication, planning for Kerberos authentication, planning for Forms-Based Authentication (FBA), planning for Claims Authentication (Identity and Access Management), planning for Secure Store Service, planning for Single Sign On (SSO) for SharePoint Online
Defining a SharePoint 2010 Operations Strategy and Business Continuity (25%)
  • Design a maintenance strategy.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: preparing test plans for patching and maintenance, SharePoint Maintenance Manager, rebuilding SQL indexes, search maintenance (ranking, most queried items)
  • Recommend provisioning strategies.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: managing self-service components (My Sites, service architecture administration, external user invitations), delegating site administration, limiting site templates and page layouts, assigning quotas, defining policy for Web application, public website
  • Establish an enterprise monitoring plan.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: developing monitoring points for performance and availability, utilizing performance monitoring, analyzing search reports, Web analytics, diagnostic logging, usage logging, analyzing health and usage data (SharePoint Health Analyzer, Office 365 Service Health), and validating farm topology against performance requirements
  • Plan SharePoint backup and restore.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: farm, farm configuration, site collection, Web applications, service applications, snapshots, content database, configuration database, custom features, solutions, site, list, document library, remote blob storage (RBS), and recycle bin; developing and testing recovery strategy and implementation plan, server recovery, site recovery, granular backup and recovery strategy, exporting a site or list, recovering data from an unattached content database
Planning for Search and Business Solutions (22%)
  • Define search requirements.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: types of data, types of distribution (Internet, extranet), segregation of data, index file location, index size, federation requirements, content sources, search scopes, search taxonomy, server name mappings, promoting or demoting exclusions, synonyms and compound search processing, and defining facets for search
  • Plan search topology.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: indexing strategy (indexing redundancy), index partition, query component, property database, crawler component, separate crawler servers (scaling, host distribution rule), and administration component
  • Plan an enterprise search strategy.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: designing information access and enterprise search strategy, planning for metadata and search, people search, search reporting, and planning enterprise search technology (FAST vs. SharePoint enterprise search)
  • Plan enterprise content management.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: records management, BPM (record deployment), document management, metadata planning, information management policies, implement data taxonomy structure, Web Content Management (WCM), and Information Rights Management (IRM)
  • Plan for social computing and collaboration.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: user profile service, user profiles, organization profiles, audiences, My Sites, social tags, and planning enterprise wikis, blogs, and personalization sites
  • Plan for a business intelligence strategy.

    This objective applies to on-premise and/or SharePoint Online and may include but is not limited to: PerformancePoint service (dashboards and scorecards), Excel Services Service, Visio Graphics Service, SQL Reporting Services, PowerPivot service, chart Web parts, and report center

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