Exam 70-496 Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

Published: June 8, 2014
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audiences: IT professionals, developers
Technology: Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015
Credit toward certification: MCP, MCSD

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Install and configure Team Foundation Server (TFS) (25-30%)
Install Team Foundation Server
SQL Server version support, install Team Foundation Server in a multi-tier or multi-machine environment, install Team Foundation Server in a load-balanced environment, set up a version control proxy server, schedule automatic backup and restore activities by using the TFS Administration Console
Configure the application tier
Validate an installation, configure SMTP for Team Foundation Server, change the URL (friendly name), change the default SharePoint Web App, set up reporting (SQL Server Analysis Services)
Migrate and upgrade Team Foundation Server
Upgrade to Team Foundation Server in place or move to new hardware, import a source base from a non–Team Foundation Server system, upgrade a Team Project
Install and configure Lab Management
Set up environment templates, install and configure test agents, install and configure System Center Virtual Machine Manager (basic Virtual Machine Manager installation), create library shares or resource pools
Install and configure multiple build agents and controllers
Tag and bind a controller to a project collection, add a build agent

Preparation resources
Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server: (01) Install and configure Team Foundation Server, Part 1
Download: TFS Install and Administration Guides
Install Team Foundation Server

Manage Team Foundation Server (25-30%)
Manage team project collections
Move project collections, manage team collections and projects, create and configure team project collections, create a team project using SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), split and partition Team Project Collections
Configure for backup and recovery
Back up and recover Team Foundation Server and related components, recover a failed application tier, recover a failed database tier, implement a disaster recovery plan
Monitor server health and performance
Monitor the server for performance issues (monitor activity logging database and Team Foundation Server server manager), monitor the job infrastructure for failed jobs (monitoring warehouse adapters and warehouse jobs), clean up stale workspaces and shelvesets, set up Team Foundation Build to use a version control proxy server
Operate lab management
Operate and modify lab environments, repair lab environments, use snapshots, store System Center Virtual Machine Manager environments
Manage security
Configure limited users; manage roles in Team Foundation Server using Active Directory groups; manage permissions in Team Foundation Server in SharePoint, SSRS, builds, source control, and Work Item management; create and manage teams; configure security for users who do not have a Client Access License (CAL)
Manage reporting for Team Foundation Server
Manage basic reporting using Excel Services, customize the SharePoint team project portal, upload a new SSRS Team Foundation Server report, configure Team Foundation Server to enable a report to appear in a SharePoint project portal, rebuild the Team Foundation Server data warehouse

Preparation resources
Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server: (03a) Manage Team Foundation Server, Part 1
Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server: (03b) Manage Team Foundation Server, Part 2
Administering Team Foundation Server

Customize Team Foundation Server for team use (20-25%)
Configure a team build definition
Set up for a symbol server and source server; set up for custom build numbers, configure build log verbosity; set up definition properties (test impact analysis, code analysis, automated unit testing, and architecture validation); set up build triggers (gated check-in, continuous integration, and scheduled build); configure the build drop location to be in source code control or a fileshare
Manage build execution
Queue a build with parameters, reconcile workspaces as part of a gated check-in workflow, customize build qualities, clean up builds (apply retention policies)
Modify a process template
Upload and download process templates; troubleshoot template errors; customize functional areas within process templates, including SSRS, SharePoint, build definitions, Work Items, and queries
Configure a team project
Define areas and iterations, manage users through the default security groups, manage portal settings (team project portal site URL, process guidance URL), define project-level alerts
Apply Work Item customizations
Add a new Work Item type as a child of an existing Work Item; customize field definitions for a Work Item; customize form layout and workflows; customize global lists, link types, and categories
Create Work Item queries
Define query folders and permissions; apply query types (tree, flat, directed), add fields to a query, create a query by using Team Explorer
Configure client connectivity to Team Foundation Server
Configure Visual Studio, Team Explorer, Team Explorer Everywhere, Excel, Project, and other tools to connect to Team Foundation Server; configure clients for a proxy server

Preparation resources
Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server: (04) Customize Team Foundation Server for team use
Define your build process
Work Items and workflow (agile)

Administer version control (25-30%)
Create and manage workspaces
Cloak, undo delete, and modify a workspace; delete a workspace; specify workspace visibility; unlock other users’ checkouts, pending changes, and code; choose a default workspace type for a collection; delete a shelveset
Configure version control proxy
Set up the cache hit ratio, set up the cache size, set up for multiple Team Foundation Server servers
Configure team project version control settings
Enable multiple checkout, enable get latest on checkout, configure check-in policies for a team project (Work Items, builds, code analysis, testing policies)

Preparation resources

Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server: 05 Administer version control
Manage your workspaces
Use version control


QUESTION 1
You are planning to install a new Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012 server.
You need to ensure that the minimum supported version of Microsoft SQL Server is installed.
Which version should you install?

A. SQL Server 2005
B. SQL Server 2008 32-bit
C. SQL Server 2008 64-bit
D. SQL Server 2008 R2
E. SQL Server 2012

Answer: D


QUESTION 2
To support your development team’s upgrade from Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2012, you also upgrade from Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 to TFS 2012.
You need to provide a TFS 2012 test environment that:
? Includes data and source code from your existing TFS 2010 environment and
? Allows your developers to test the new TFS 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 features while keeping the current TFS 2010 environment intact.
What should you do?

A. Install TFS 2012 side-by-side on the same server as TFS 2010. Point TFS 2012 to the existing database, SharePoint, and SQL Reporting Services.
B. Install TFS 2012 on a new server. Point TFS 2012 to the existing database, SharePoint, and SQL Reporting Services.
C. Clone the existing TFS 2010 environment (including the existing database, SharePoint, and SQL Reporting Services) on new servers and update the internal IDs. Upgrade the cloned environment to TFS 2012.
D. Copy the existing TFS 2010 database, SharePoint, and SQL Server Reporting services to a new set of servers. Install TFS 2012 side-by-side on the same hardware as TFS 2010, and point TFS 2012 to the new servers.

Answer: C


QUESTION 3
Your network environment includes a Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012 server and a virtual test environment that uses Lab Management 2012 along with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2010.
You want to install a test virtual machine that is hosted within a lab environment.
You need to ensure that the test virtual machine can support all the features of Lab Management 2012.
Which component should you install on the test virtual machine?

A. Agents for Visual Studio 2012
B. Visual Studio Build Agent 2012
C. Visual Studio Test Agent 2012
D. Visual Studio Lab Agent 2012

Answer: A


QUESTION 4
Your network environment includes a Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012 server named TFS1. SharePoint and Reporting Services components are also installed and configured for TFS on the same server.
You need to be able to access the SharePoint Project Portal from the TFS server by using the following URL: http: //tfs.fabrikam.com.
What should you do?

A. From the TFS Administration Console, edit the SharePoint Web Application URL.
B. From Visual Studio Team Explorer, edit the portal settings.
C. Run the TFSC0nfIg.exe SharePointportal command.
D. From the SharePoint Central Administration website, configure the Alternate Access Mappings.

Answer: D

 

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