Preparation Guide for Exam 70-401

Credit toward certification

When you pass Exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification:
• Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration

Exam 70-401 also earns credit as an elective exam toward the following certifications:
• Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2003
• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003

Skills being measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed in the following table. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.
Skills measured by Exam 70-401
Deploying a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) Server (9 percent)

Set up and configure an Active Directory schema.

Migrate from an SMS 2003 hierarchy to SCCM 2007.

Configure an SCCM hierarchy.

Set up and configure security accounts.
Configuring an SCCM Infrastructure (19 percent)

Configure client agents.

Configure site boundaries.

Configure core site system roles.

Configure discovery methods.

Configure client installation.

Configure SCCM infrastructure for Internet-based client management.
Managing Resources (14 percent)

Build an SCCM collection by using queries.

Meter software usage.

Manage assets.

Manage inventory flow.

Manage client agents.
Distributing Applications (17 percent)

Manage packages.

Manage programs.

Manage advertisements.

Schedule distribution.

Track success/failure rates for distribution.

Manage distribution points.
Deploying Operating Systems (13 percent)

Capture a reference computer image.

Manage task sequences.

Configure site system roles related to Operating System Deployment.

Deploy operating system packages.

Customize user state migration.

Deliver applications.
Securing a Network Infrastructure (13 percent)

Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).

Maintain NAP.

Migrate from Inventory Tool for Microsoft Update (ITMU) to Windows Software Update Services (WSUS).

Deploy software updates.

Manage vulnerability compliance.
Managing and Maintaining an SCCM Infrastructure (15 percent)

Manage system health.

Configure automatic maintenance tasks.

Create custom reports.

Maintain clients.

Manage systems by using Desired Configuration Management.

Manage Wake On LAN


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