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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Config 70-667

Configuration and management of SharePoint 2010's platform.

Course Duration: 14:57:33
 
Course Introduction
00:20:28
About SharePoint Certification. How This Course Works. 70-667 Exam Tips. Description: In this nugget we set the stage for the rest of the training. We will review the Microsoft certification portfolio for SharePoint 2010, understand best-practice approaches to using the training series, and then discuss test-taking tips for the 70-667 exam.
 
Deploying New Installations and Upgrades Part 1
00:55:34
Planning a SharePoint Implementation. Performing a New Installation. Scripting Installations. Installing Language Packs. Relevant Exam Objectives: Installing language packs; Scripting installations; Reviewing installation error logs and event logs to identify installation problems; Repairing installation errors. Description: In this nugget we concentrate on SharePoint 2010 deployment scenarios. Specifically we focus on the "new installation" scenario and how to create localized SharePoint site collections by installing language packs.
 
Deploying New Installations and Upgrades Part 2
00:53:03
Performing an Upgrade Installation. Running Visual Upgrade. Repairing Installation Errors. Relevant Exam Objectives: Running Visual Upgrade; Performing an in-place upgrade; Performing a database attach upgrade; Analyzing a PreUpgradeCheck report. Description: In this nugget we continue our discussion from the previous nugget. This time around we concentrate on the upgrade scenario. Specifically, we cover the two upgrade approaches that are supported by Microsoft, we learn how Visual Upgrade works, and learn how to trap and resolve installation errors.
 
Configuring SharePoint Farms Part 1
00:55:05
Configuring/Provisioning the Farm. Planning for High Availability. Implementing InfoPath Forms Services. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring inter-server communications; Configuring server roles; Configuring high availability; InfoPath Forms Services (IPFS). Description: In this nugget we cover post-installation steps and how to initially set up a SharePoint 2010 farm. We also cover strategies for high availability and how to roll out browser-based forms by using InfoPath Forms Services.
 
Configuring SharePoint Farms Part 2
00:38:35
Patching SharePoint Server 2010. Using Alternate Access Mappings. Deploying Office Web Apps. Relevant Exam Objectives: Alternate Access Mappings (AAM); External sites; Host headers; Applying and managing patches. Description: In this nugget we learn the best practices regarding keeping your SharePoint 2010 farm up-to-date. We also learn how to extend SharePoint 2010 web applications into different URL zones (this technology is known as AAM, for "Alternate Access Mappings"). We conclude this nugget by introducing a technology that we will revisit several times throughout the remainder of the training: Office Web Apps.
 
Configuring Service Applications Part 1
00:57:53
Deploying Business Connectivity Services. Implementing Access Services. Using Visio Services. Leveraging PerformancePoint Services. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring service applications such as Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Access Services, Visio Services, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. Description: In this nugget we learn to master one of the most striking improvements/new features in SharePoint 2010: service application architecture and implementation. We also cover some cogent examples of service applications: Access Services, Visio Services, and PerformancePoint Services. The take-home message here is that SharePoint 2010, along with Office Web Apps, makes it optional for your users to have locally installed copies of the Microsoft Office 2010 application suite.
 
Configuring Service Applications Part 2
00:56:40
Configuring User Profiles and My Sites. Administering Managed Metadata Services. Managing Excel Services. Understanding PowerPoint Services. Relevant Exam Objectives: User profiles; Microsoft Office Excel Services; Managed Metadata Services (MMS). Description: In this nugget we continue our discussion of SharePoint 2010 service application infrastructure. Here we learn the nuts and bolts of user profiles, My Sites, and Managed Metadata Services (MMS). We then cover two more examples of SharePoint 2010/Office 2010 integration: Excel Services and PowerPoint Services.
 
Configuring Index and Search Part 1
00:48:20
Understanding Search Service Architecture. Configuring the Search Service Deploying Search Centers. Customizing Search. Relevant Exam Objectives: Crawl schedules; iFilters; Crawl rules; Content sources; Scopes; Managed properties; Content types; Search components; Index partitioning; Federated search locations. Description: In this nugget we begin the first of a two-nugget miniseries on configuring search and indexing in SharePoint 2010. Here we examine search architecture, perform initial service application configuration, and learn how to deploy search center sites.
 
Configuring Index and Search Part 2
00:46:57
Tuning Search Results. Tweaking Search Topology. Implementing Federated Search Locations. Understanding Managed Properties. Configuring FAST Search for SharePoint. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring FAST Search for SharePoint; Managed properties; Content types; Search components; Index partitioning; Federated search locations. Description: In this nugget we conclude our miniseries on SharePoint 2010 search by introducing FAST Search for SharePoint. We then cover some archtectural considerations, such as tweaking/scaling out search topology, implementing federated search, and administering managed properties.
 
Managing Operational Settings Part 1
00:50:00
Managing Quotas. Using SharePoint Health Analyzer. Configuring Logging. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring site collection quotas and locks; Generating health, administrative, and Web analytics reports. Description: In this nugget we cover some techniques to prevent users from overloading your SharePoint 2010 servers and associated content databases. Specifically, we learn how to manage quotas, ascertain and resolve server health issues by using the SharePoint Health Analyzer, and finally we discover how to configure and analyze Unified Logging Service (ULS) logs.
 
Managing Operational Settings Part 2
00:54:28
Understanding SSRS-SharePoint 2010 Integration. Administering Security. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring security; SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) integration. Description: In this nugget we cover the high degree of integration between SQL Server Reporting Services (part of SQL Server 2008 R2) and SharePoint 2010. We also cover the all-important subject of security configuration in SharePoint 2010.
 
Managing Accounts and User Experience
00:38:55
Using Managed Accounts. Configuring Caching Settings. Managing Content Databases. Relevant Exam Objectives: Managing user accounts, group accounts, managed accounts, computer accounts, and service accounts; Delegating site collection administration. Description: In this nugget we thoroughly understand the role of accounts in a SharePoint 2010 farm infrastructure. Specifically, we learn how to implement the new feature of managed service accounts. We also improve SharePoint 2010 server performance by tweaking object caching and content databases.
 
Managing Authentication Providers
00:49:14
Understanding Authentication Options. Implementing Claims-Based Authentication and AD FS. Configuring the Secure Store Service. Relevant Exam Objectives: Managing NTLM, Kerberos, claims-based, and forms-based authentication; Configuring Secure Store Service (SSS) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). Description: In this nugget we understand the authentication options that are supported by SharePoint 2010, and how and why to implement them. We also understand the very hot technology of claims-based authentication, and finally cover how to store user credentials in the Secure Store Service, which is the successor to the Single Sign-On service in MOSS 2007.
 
Managing Web Applications
00:38:33
Understanding Web Application Architecture. Configuring Web Application Settings. Relevant Exam Objectives: Managing databases; Web Application settings, security, and policies. Description: In this nugget we perform a deep-dive into the SharePoint object model, paying particular attention to what Web applications are and how to create and manage them. We also spend time in Central Administration reviewing all of the nifty new administrative functionality SharePoint 2010 exposes to farm administrators to manage Web applications.
 
Managing Site Collections
00:39:24
Implementing Content Types. Configuring Multi-Tenancy. Relevant Exam Objectives: Managing site collection policies, features, caching, and auditing; Configuring site collection security; Configuring multi-tenancy; Configuring site collection quotas and locks. Description: In this nugget we continue our trolley ride through the SharePoint 2010 object model. Here we examine the fundamental content container in SharePoint 2010--the site collection. We also learn all about content types, which form the basis of SharePoint enterprise content management (ECM). Finally, we learn how to roll out a nifty new feature in SharePoint 2010 called multi-tenancy. Multi-tenancy enables a farm administrator to partition site collections for multiple stakeholder groups or customers.
 
Customizing SharePoint 2010
00:42:14
Managing Object Templates. Customizing SharePoint 2010. Delegating Permissions. Description: In this nugget we begin to make SharePoint 2010 "our own." Here we use the SharePoint user interface (UI) as well as Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 to customize the look, feel, and behavior of our SharePoint 2010 portals. We also learn how to tweak site permissions to grant SharePoint users the ability to perform customizations.
 
Deploying and Managing SharePoint Solutions
00:38:43
Understanding SharePoint Features and Solutions. Deploying Farm Solutions. Managing Sandboxed Solutions. Relevant Exam Objectives: Deploying and managing SharePoint solution packages; Managing sandbox solutions; Managing user solutions. Description: In this nugget we examine another excellent new feature of SharePoint 2010: the Sandboxed Code service and sandboxed user solutions. We learn all about this technology here, including why sandboxed solutions are such a great idea; namely, sandboxed code enabled farm administrators to delegate the ability to add custom code to a site collection while at the same time protect the integrity of the servers upon which the code runs.
 
Managing SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Part 1
00:44:38
Understanding SharePoint 2010 Backup and Restore. Supporting End-User Disaster Recovery. Exporting Lists and Sites. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring backup settings; Backing up and restoring content, search, and service application databases; Detaching and attaching databases; Exporting lists and sites. Description: In this nugget we open up a two-part miniseries on SharePoint 2010 backup and restore. Here we first cover the fundamentals of disaster recovery. We then move on to review the in-box DR tools available to ordinary SharePoint users (think of the Recycle Bin). Finally, we learn how to export list and site content for easy restore in the event of an accidental or inadvertent deletion.
 
Managing SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Part 2
00:30:06
Backing up and Restoring Farm Content. Introducing System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring backup settings; Backing up and restoring content, search, and service application databases; Detaching and attaching databases; Exporting lists and sites. Description: In this nugget we conclude our deep-dive into SharePoint 2010 backup and restore. Here we move from granular backup and restore to more global backup and restore architectures. We also introduce Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, a first-party tool specifically designed to support granular backup and restore for SharePoint 2010 content.
 
Monitoring and Performance Tuning SharePoint 2010
00:38:43
Reviewing SharePoint Logging and Web Analytics. Identifying and Resolving Health and Performance Issues. Relevant Exam Objectives: generating health, administrative, and Web analytics reports; Interpreting usage and trace logs; Identifying and resolving health and performance issues; Resource throttling (large list management, object model override); Optimizing services. Description: In this nugget we understand how to gather metrics/performance data from our SharePoint 2010 farm servers, and then (more importantly) learn how to interpret the data corpus.
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This SharePoint video training with Tim Warner covers Microsoft’s web application platform, including topics such as deploying new installations and upgrades, managing web applications, and more.

Recommended skills:
  • One year of of configuring SharePoint and related technology

Recommended equipment:
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Related certifications:
  • MCTS: SharePoint 2010, Configuration
  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010

Related job functions:


SharePoint Server 2010 puts Microsoft Office workflow under your command. Tim Warner's training provides a very nice balance between transferring practical SharePoint administration skills, end-user/information worker skills, and certification exam preparation. It also covers the major troubleshooting touch-points that frustrate IT administrators.

With SharePoint Server 2010 you'll facilitate collaboration and Enterprise search, provide content management features, implement business processes, and supply access to information essential to organizational goals and processes.

This training includes lots of tips and tricks not only for SharePoint 2010 administrators, but also for SharePoint 2010 developers. By the time you've finished watching, you'll have a solid grasp of how to manage AND develop for the SharePoint 2010 platform.

Course Introduction

00:00:00 - Hello and welcome to the CBT Nuggets Exam 70-667
00:00:05 - Exam Pack. Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring. My name is
00:00:10 - Tim Warner and I'm honored to be your trainer for this training
00:00:13 - series. Let's have a look at our game plan for this introductory
00:00:16 - nugget. We're going to cover the following ground. First, I'm
00:00:19 - going to give you a primer on SharePoint Certification. Not only
00:00:23 - the current generation of SharePoint 2010, but also how these
00:00:27 - current certifications tie into the previous SharePoint server
00:00:31 - 2007, and Windows SharePoint services 3.0 certification exams.
00:00:36 - I'll then describe to you best practice suggestions on how you
00:00:40 - can derive as much bang for your buck and your time, and effort
00:00:44 - of course, in studying this course. After that, I'll share with
00:00:48 - you some specific schematic information regarding the 70-667
00:00:53 - certification exam and offer you some useful strategies to that
00:00:57 - end. Let's get to work. About SharePoint certification. Microsoft's
00:01:01 - baseline IT certification is called MCTS. This stands for Microsoft
00:01:07 - certified technology specialist and the way they have the MCTS
00:01:11 - credentials set up is that you can gain your TS certification
00:01:16 - in a variety of different Microsoft technologies. It used to
00:01:19 - be before Microsoft revised their certification program, that
00:01:23 - you would pass a single exam and become what's called a Microsoft
00:01:27 - Certified Professional. I think Microsoft realized that that
00:01:30 - was bit too vague. We as IT professionals want to be able to
00:01:34 - document the specifics of our IT skill set for showing to potential
00:01:40 - employers, clients and so forth. Therefore with the MCTS program,
00:01:45 - as I said, you could earn this credential in SharePoint 2010,
00:01:49 - Microsoft Exchange 2010, Windows Server 2008 Administration,
00:01:54 - .Net Software Development, Windows Web or both, SQL Server 2008
00:02:00 - the list goes on and on. Of course, we're concerned with the
00:02:03 - SharePoint 2010 titles and there are two of them at the technology
00:02:07 - specialist level. Of course, we're concerned with SharePoint
00:02:10 - administration. This is our current exam under discussion, 70-667.
00:02:16 - Once you pass that exam you become a Microsoft Certified Technology
00:02:20 - Specialist in SharePoint 2010 configuration and administration.
00:02:25 - Microsoft has historically given not just SharePoint administrators,
00:02:29 - but also SharePoint developer, a slice of the pie. If you are
00:02:33 - interested in certifying your skills as a .Net developer in SharePoint
00:02:38 - technologies, the TS exam for that is 70-573
00:02:43 - and it qualifies you as a SharePoint Application Developer. One
00:02:47 - important difference between SharePoint 2010 certifications and
00:02:51 - SharePoint 2007 ones is that in 2007, we didn't have the Microsoft
00:02:57 - Certified IT Professional or MCITP
00:03:01 - credential. The ITP is Microsoft's premiere, or top level certification.
00:03:06 - Again, you can earn your ITP in a variety of Microsoft products
00:03:11 - and technologies. Now in SharePoint 2010, once you pass the 667,
00:03:16 - you have to have this one under your belt, you can pass the 70-668
00:03:21 - exam to become a Certified Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator.
00:03:26 - Analogously speaking on the application development front, there's
00:03:29 - a pro exam called 70-576
00:03:33 - that certifies you as a SharePoint 2010 Designer and Application
00:03:38 - Developer. Quite honestly, as of this recording in late 2010,
00:03:43 - these titles MCTS, MCITP are not as well known as the old school
00:03:49 - MCP and
00:03:51 - MCSE, systems engineer is the second one, titles are, so if you
00:03:55 - go to Dice.com or some other IT-centric job search board, you'll
00:04:00 - gradually start to see job descriptions that mention these new
00:04:04 - titles but frankly its going take a while before hiring managers,
00:04:08 - and certainly non-technical human resources people, really begin
00:04:12 - to identify these titles. but Microsoft has certainly dug their
00:04:16 - heels in with these and they're not likely to change any time
00:04:19 - soon so please don't be afraid to exert the blood, sweat and
00:04:23 - tears necessary to study for, and pass, these tests. SharePoint
00:04:28 - Certification Evolution. I think it's instructive for me to share
00:04:31 - with you a comparison contrast study between the current SharePoint
00:04:36 - 2010 credentials and the ones that Microsoft has published to
00:04:40 - support the Microsoft Office SharePoint server on MOSS 2007 and
00:04:45 - Windows SharePoint Services WSS3. The first point we actually
00:04:49 - covered in the previous whiteboard with SharePoint Server 2007,
00:04:53 - there is no top tier or premium level credential, namely the
00:04:58 - MCITP. You could earn your MCTP in MOSS 2007 and, or WSS3.0
00:05:05 - but there was no top tier. Another important distinction is that
00:05:09 - in 2010 there is no separation between the freely available SharePoint
00:05:15 - Foundation and the full -fledged SharePoint Server 2010 premium
00:05:20 - product. The previous generation of SharePoint was, as I've repeated
00:05:24 - several times, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 which is a free
00:05:28 - download from Microsoft and actually comes standard with later
00:05:32 - editions of the Windows Server 2008 operating system. Microsoft
00:05:37 - Office SharePoint Server 2007, also called MOSS 2007 is the enterprise
00:05:43 - version that builds upon the WSS foundation. Maybe that relation
00:05:49 - of WSS being foundational to MOSS 2007 is why Microsoft now calls
00:05:54 - the successor to WSS3 SharePoint Foundation. But anyway, Microsoft
00:06:00 - probably moreover figured that they're just going to take all
00:06:04 - of the technology skills that are involved in any kind of SharePoint
00:06:08 - administration and roll them into a single title. I think it
00:06:11 - makes sense quite frankly. Now, is it worthwhile your pursuing
00:06:15 - the WSS, or the MOS 2007 titles? I do want you to know that there's
00:06:20 - no upgrade path from the previous version so if you're starting
00:06:24 - from scratch. I would suggest you go to what we're directly studying
00:06:27 - now, the 667
00:06:29 - exam, and certify in SharePoint 2010. It's a little bit surprising
00:06:33 - to see Microsoft announcing this retirement so early. On the
00:06:36 - Microsoft Learning website, they have published that the 70-632
00:06:41 - test, this is the one on WSS3.0 configuration, is scheduled to
00:06:45 - retire on March 31st 2011.
00:06:49 - It's kind of disappointing, quite frankly, but it's the way of
00:06:52 - the Microsoft certification world. The third point I need you
00:06:55 - to understand and, of course, this whiteboard is geared primarily
00:06:59 - to folks who either a) have some previous experience with MOSS
00:07:03 - 2007 and/or WSS3.0, and/or individuals who have one or both of
00:07:09 - those previous version MCTS titles. But nonetheless, I want you
00:07:13 - to understand that in SharePoint 2010 land, we have much more
00:07:18 - content to cover. The best way I can describe the content coverage
00:07:22 - on the exam proper for the MOSS 07 and WSS3.0 skill set is that
00:07:27 - it was narrow and deep. I got the impression, and I'm just speaking
00:07:31 - as an outsider to Microsoft Learning, I wasn't involved in any
00:07:34 - of these exam developments, of course, that the exams didn't
00:07:39 - cover every single feature of SharePoint 07 or WSS3.0, but the
00:07:44 - ones that they did cover, Microsoft asked very in depth technical
00:07:48 - questions, such that if you went into you 70-631
00:07:53 - or 70-630,
00:07:55 - that's the MOSS 2007 exam, if you went in there without having
00:07:58 - some really in-depth, practical knowledge of those platforms,
00:08:02 - then you are very likely to fail that exam. By contrast, in SharePoint
00:08:06 - 2010, the current 667 exam, I would describe the content coverage
00:08:11 - as being wide and shallow. Now, the folks at Microsoft Learning
00:08:15 - probably wouldn't be too happy, me describing their exam as shallow,
00:08:19 - but it's true frankly. You have to know a little bit about every
00:08:23 - feature in SharePoint 2010. I earned my first Microsoft certification
00:08:28 - in 1997,
00:08:30 - and I remember taking the Microsoft official curriculum, or mock
00:08:33 - class, in Window 95 Support and that was one of the best and
00:08:38 - first lessons I ever received on tackling Microsoft certification
00:08:42 - exams. The Microsoft Certified Trainer that I had for that class
00:08:45 - described the Windows 95 Support exam in the same way that I'm
00:08:49 - describing the SharePoint 2010 one. You have to know a little
00:08:53 - about every technology in the product, and when you're coming
00:08:56 - to this brand new with no previous experience in SharePoint,
00:09:00 - yes it's daunting. there's no question about it. Individuals
00:09:04 - who have some prior experience with the previous versions of
00:09:07 - SharePoint are certainly at an advantage here. However, and I'll
00:09:10 - expand on this in the next whiteboard, I am in no way, shape
00:09:14 - or form going to leave you SharePoint newbies out in the dust.
00:09:18 - How this course works. The first thing I always say when I reach
00:09:21 - this point of any CBT Nuggets course that I teach, is that I
00:09:25 - structure the nuggets in a series, strictly on the certification
00:09:30 - vendors published list of exam objectives. So, what we see on
00:09:34 - the right of this whiteboard is a run of all 20 nuggets in this
00:09:38 - series. and you'll notice that in many cases, the subject matter
00:09:41 - is too broad to fit in a single nugget, so we wind up splitting
00:09:45 - that coverage over two nuggets in the form of part one and part
00:09:49 - two. So we're obviously in nugget one. We'll then start with
00:09:54 - installing and performing upgrades, an initial configuration
00:09:58 - of SharePoint and then we go into Farm configuration, service
00:10:01 - application, configuration, index and search, operational settings
00:10:06 - and security, accounts and users, authentication, web apps, site
00:10:10 - collections. It's a really broad, as I said, range of technology
00:10:15 - departments, shall we say, with respect to SharePoint 2010. So
00:10:19 - I have some tips for you actually, but before we get into the
00:10:23 - specific tips on how you can best maximize your study with this
00:10:27 - course, let's go out onto the web. The first website you should
00:10:30 - always be aware of as a Microsoft certification candidate is
00:10:33 - the Microsoft Learning website at microsoft.com/learning.
00:10:37 - I really like the way they have their navigation set up. You
00:10:40 - can search by certification, by training. If you're just brand
00:10:44 - new or getting started, you can read about certification. What
00:10:47 - I recommend you do, is go under certification, by product/technology,
00:10:52 - and then you can see the portfolio of products that Microsoft
00:10:55 - offers certification for. The course we're interested in SharePoint
00:10:58 - server, and on this page Microsoft goes on to give us handy links
00:11:03 - to examine the Technology Specialist or MCTS titles, there's
00:11:07 - the ITP or the Microsoft Professional level, and then there are
00:11:11 - even two above that; the Microsoft Certified Master and the Microsoft
00:11:15 - Certified Architect. Both of those are beyond our scope. I also
00:11:19 - wanted you to see what an exam objective page looks like. This
00:11:24 - is the Microsoft Learning page for exam 667, our technology specialist,
00:11:29 - or TS exam SharePoint 2010, Configuring. And if we go under skills
00:11:34 - measured, you'll notice we go through these sections that Microsoft
00:11:38 - is kind enough now, they used to not do this, give you a relative
00:11:41 - weighting of each portion of the outline. So installation and
00:11:45 - configuration is 25% of the exam, managing a SharePoint environment
00:11:50 - is 26, working with applications 24 and then performance, tuning,
00:11:55 - troubleshooting and maintenance is 25. So, this is pretty much
00:11:59 - evenly spaced in four basic sections. You'll notice that the
00:12:03 - outline starts with deploying new installations, configuring
00:12:07 - Farms, configuring service applications. That should be no surprise
00:12:11 - to you because I just showed you how we structure the nuggets
00:12:14 - of this course. I also, just for the sake of comparisons and
00:12:17 - interest, wanted to show you the exam page for exam 70-630.
00:12:22 - This is the SharePoint Server 2007, Configuration test. And I
00:12:26 - just wanted to buzz through the outline here, so you can see
00:12:29 - what's going on. Again, the percentages are given and at first
00:12:32 - blush, you think, wow, look at this. They're breaking things
00:12:35 - down into topic areas, 15 or 16 % per. So at first blush there
00:12:40 - seems to be a lot of information here, but really the basic technologies,
00:12:45 - SharePoint technologies, that are covered, don't really hit every
00:12:49 - single aspect of the server. This is a much more compact outline
00:12:53 - than what we saw in SharePoint 2010. And, as I mentioned a couple
00:12:57 - of times, the degree of depth, you might even call it picky depth,
00:13:01 - that Microsoft gets into on these questions is pretty crazy.
00:13:05 - Now then, tips for maximizing your study time for this course.
00:13:09 - I often get asked by students, should I watch your nuggets in
00:13:12 - any old order, or should I watch them sequentially? Well, if
00:13:15 - you have quite a bit of experience with SharePoint 2010, I can
00:13:19 - see that you would want to jump in, let's say, right into index
00:13:23 - and search here. Maybe that's something that you'll be challenged
00:13:26 - within your live SharePoint installation at work and you want
00:13:29 - to get to the good stuff. I would say, if you're not interested
00:13:32 - in passing the exam, you just need quick information for applying
00:13:36 - directly in your current role at work. Then, sure go for that.
00:13:40 - But for maximum learning, I recommend that you watch the nuggets
00:13:43 - sequentially and there's a couple of reasons for that. I record
00:13:46 - these nuggets and teach in such a way that I like to build knowledge
00:13:50 - incrementally, so as we proceed through the course, we're building
00:13:54 - foundation knowledge, and building on top of it. And by the time
00:13:58 - you're midway, three quarters of the way through the course,
00:14:00 - you've amassed a pretty large content snowball so to speak, that
00:14:05 - has amassed a lot of mass and volume over the course of your
00:14:09 - time invested. Also, you'll find that I introduce or include,
00:14:13 - I should say, many cross-references in the training. So, if you
00:14:17 - just were to dive into index and search, you might hear me reference,
00:14:21 - not explaining, but simply cross-referencing, skills and procedures
00:14:25 - that I showed you in the previous nuggets. And if you haven't
00:14:29 - watched those nuggets, and studied them, you might feel a little
00:14:32 - bit out of the loop. You see what I mean? So, those are the main
00:14:35 - reasons why I recommend you watch the nuggets sequentially. Second,
00:14:39 - and this is really crucial. It's not going to do you all that
00:14:41 - much good just watching me do demos and to listen to my voice
00:14:45 - describe these concepts to you. You really need to practice,
00:14:49 - I would recommend in a virtual machine environment. Now, if you're
00:14:53 - not familiar with virtualization, virtualization refers to running
00:14:57 - a software based instance of a computer. And that could be a
00:15:01 - server computer, a workstation computer, all in the context of
00:15:05 - software. So on my Macintosh, let's say, I can install a VirtualBox
00:15:11 - which is free. you can also install Microsoft Virtual PC 07,
00:15:15 - although that's Windows only software. And inside a virtual machine,
00:15:19 - run an instance of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint
00:15:24 - 2010 etc., and if you have evaluation versions of those software
00:15:29 - products, you can install them one by one, but you can also download
00:15:32 - a preconfigured virtual hard drive file or VHD directly from
00:15:36 - Microsoft. If you do a Google search, as you see me doing here
00:15:40 - ,for SharePoint 2010
00:15:43 - VHD, there's plenty of links. Here's one right here that will
00:15:45 - enable you to download, as I said, an evaluation version of that
00:15:50 - software. This looks like a pretty big VHD that gives you two
00:15:54 - Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtual Machines to demonstrate Office
00:15:59 - 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010. And then there's
00:16:05 - instructions on how to work with it. Now, this may not be the
00:16:08 - best link to go to, because this virtual disk image works with
00:16:12 - Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization. So, there may be
00:16:16 - a little more digging you need to do on the internet, but I give
00:16:20 - that to you because like I said, best case scenario, you have
00:16:24 - my nugget running in one window, and your installed instance
00:16:28 - of SharePoint 2010 running in a virtual machine. And you can
00:16:31 - work right alongside me. You really need to know how to do this
00:16:35 - stuff in addition to having just the conceptual information straight
00:16:39 - in your mind in order to pass the certification exams. And to
00:16:42 - that end, research, research, research. Remember, wide and not
00:16:47 - so deep. So you need to really understand, end to end, what's
00:16:51 - going on in SharePoint 2010. I'll certainly be sprinkling this
00:16:55 - training with lots of valuable links on the web for further research.
00:16:59 - But anyway, I suggest, you look not only as SharePoint 2010 stuff
00:17:03 - but also MOSS 07 stuff and WSS3.0 stuff, so you have a better
00:17:08 - picture of the evolution of this product and how much content
00:17:11 - overlap there might be. Our final subject for this nugget are
00:17:15 - a run of several 70-667
00:17:18 - exam tips. Now, you'll notice here, I've corrected myself. It's
00:17:21 - really difficult for me, for some reason, to avoid transposing
00:17:25 - 6 and 7. This is a tough exam to remember the number for. Is
00:17:29 - it 667 or 677? It's actually 667. Anyway, not sure if you've
00:17:34 - taken a Microsoft certification exam before or not, you want
00:17:38 - to register. In fact, you have to register with Prometric, prometric.com.
00:17:42 - There's another IT certification registrar out there called Pearson
00:17:46 - View but Microsoft has formed an exclusive partnership with Prometric,
00:17:50 - so there's not much leverage there. If you go to prometric.com/microsoft,
00:17:55 - you will reach Microsoft's homepage at the Prometric site. This
00:17:58 - will allow you to get the cost of the exam. It's 125 USD per
00:18:03 - attempt. And also, locate a test center, schedule your test.
00:18:08 - You can pay for it online if you want to. You can even do rescheduling
00:18:12 - and confirmation. Now, this locate a test centre is important.
00:18:15 - Again, you want to make sure you're going to a Prometric test
00:18:18 - centre. There is no Microsoft at the Pearson View web portal,
00:18:22 - so it's kind of easy to avoid that error. You just want to make
00:18:26 - sure you're finding a legitimate Prometric testing center that's
00:18:29 - relatively near to your location. As far as specifics, you can
00:18:33 - expect approximately 50 questions and approximately 75 minutes.
00:18:37 - I'm not giving hard numbers here, because I'm not going to violate
00:18:41 - my nondisclosure agreement, or NDA, that every Microsoft test
00:18:45 - taker has to accept before he or she is allowed to take the test.
00:18:49 - Well known, though, is the passing score, which historically
00:18:52 - for Microsoft has been 70%, 700 on a 1000 scale. And yes, it
00:18:58 - is possible to score 100% on a Microsoft exam. I've done that
00:19:02 - a few times actually. To wrap up, some familiarity with SharePoint
00:19:06 - Server 2007 would be helpful, although not strictly necessary
00:19:10 - to pass the 667 exam, and I'm not playing Mr. Salesman here,
00:19:14 - believe me, but for those of you who have a streaming subscription
00:19:18 - to CPT Nuggets, I would recommend you check out the training
00:19:21 - course I did to support WSS3.0 and MOSS 2007. And, I don't think
00:19:27 - you can be over prepared for an exam that involves this much
00:19:31 - conceptual knowledge. So, I wanted to pass that onto you anyway.
00:19:34 - Introductory nugget review. Let's take a look at our agenda again,
00:19:38 - and make sure we've covered these points. At this point, you
00:19:41 - should have a pretty good handle on SharePoint certification,
00:19:44 - the evolution of SharePoint certification from the MOSS 07 days
00:19:48 - to the SharePoint 2010 days and you should also understand the
00:19:51 - difference between the MCTS and the MCITP certification titles.
00:19:56 - You also by now should have a really clear understanding on whether
00:19:59 - you're best suited for this course. You should know how I put
00:20:02 - the course together for you, how it maps to stated exam objectives
00:20:06 - and some really good important sites to go to at the Microsoft
00:20:10 - website to learn more about their program and these exams in
00:20:13 - particular. Finally, we looked at the mechanics of the 70-667
00:20:18 - exams, some of its 'hows' and 'whys', how to register, etc. as
00:20:22 - well as some useful exam tips. I hope that this has been informative
00:20:25 - for you, and I'd like to thank you for viewing.

Deploying New Installations and Upgrades Part 1

Deploying New Installations and Upgrades Part 2

Configuring SharePoint Farms Part 1

Configuring SharePoint Farms Part 2

Configuring Service Applications Part 1

Configuring Service Applications Part 2

Configuring Index and Search Part 1

Configuring Index and Search Part 2

Managing Operational Settings Part 1

Managing Operational Settings Part 2

Managing Accounts and User Experience

Managing Authentication Providers

Managing Web Applications

Managing Site Collections

Customizing SharePoint 2010

Deploying and Managing SharePoint Solutions

Managing SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Part 1

Managing SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Part 2

Monitoring and Performance Tuning SharePoint 2010

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