UPDATED : MCP : System Center Configuration Manager Beta & Windows 2008 Exams

Mcts MCITP

Today Trika announced on her blog that the next beta exam will be probably available at the end of this month (next week!). The next three betas will be the MCTS exams for Windows 2008 (71-640, 71-641, 71-642), the exact date isn’t sure but it could be somewhere between the end of November (next week!) and the the end of December.

The beta MCITP exams (the ones I have to take) will begin somewhere late December 2007! In both cases (the MCTS and MCITP), invitations to the beta will go out following the standard process :

  • Microsoft employees notified via internal distribution list
  • MCTs notified via private MCT newsgroups
  • Customers notified by invitation only (must be registered to MCP newsletter to receive). Customers who hold MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2003 will most likely be the people who receive an invite.

More Info about the SCCM Exam :

Sander Zegveld tipped me about the promo code you have to use the schedule the exam (for free) : TSCCM (The promocode mentioned at his source was wrong, check my latest post about the SCCM Beta exam for the correct one)

From the same source comes the date when the exam wil be available : November, 28th!

This are the exam objectives :

1. Deploying a System Centre Configuration manager 2007 Server
1.1. Setup and configure AD Schema
1.2. Migrate from SMS 2003 heirarchy to SCCM 2007
1.3. Configure an SCCM 2007 heirarchy
1.4. Setup and configure security accounts
2. Configuring an SCCM infrastructure
2.1. Configure client agents
2.2. Configure site boundaries
2.3. Configure core site system roles
2.4. Configure discovery methods
2.5. Configure client installation
2.6. Configure SCCM infrastructure for internet-based client management
3. Managing resources
3.1. Build an SCCM collection using queries
3.2. Mater software usage
3.3. Manage assets
3.4. Manage inventory flow
3.5. Identify unhealthy clients
4. Distributing Applications
4.1. Manage packages
4.2. Manage Progreams
4.3. Manage adverts
4.4. Schedule distribution
4.5. Track success/failure for distributions
4.6. Manage distribution points
5. Deploying operating systems
5.1. Capture reference computer image
5.2. Mange task sequences
5.3. Configure site system roles related to operating system deployment
5.4. Deploy operating system packages
5.5. Customise state migration
5.6. Deliver applications
6. Securing a network infrastructure
6.1. Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)
6.2. Maintain NAP
6.3. Migrate ITMU to WSUS
6.4. Deploy software updates
6.5. Manage vulnrability compliance
7. Manageinang and maintaining an SCCM infrastructure
7.1. Manage system health
7.2. Configure automatic maintenance tasks
7.3. Create custom reports
7.4. Maintain clients
7.5. Manage systems by using Desired Configuration Management
7.6. Manage Wake On LAN
The candidates for this exam are:

  • Use ConfigMgr to mange and deploy software and asset management.
  • Have 1+ years experience of SMS.
  • Have working knowledge of new features of ConfigMgr.
  • Experience using AD and Windows Server System.

  • Sander Zegveld

    Helmer, I also was preparing to take the 71-401 exam… it will be out 28 November when this source is right:

    http://www.myitforum.com/articles/42/view.asp?id=10917

    and the code to use when you register the exam: TSCCM

    however..at Prometric the exam can not be scheduled yet.

  • Sander Zegveld

    Helmer, I also was preparing to take the 71-401 exam… it will be out 28 November when this source is right:

    http://www.myitforum.com/articles/42/view.asp?id=10917

    and the code to use when you register the exam: TSCCM

    however..at Prometric the exam can not be scheduled yet.

  • Yanze

    Sander,

    What sources are you using to study?

  • Yanze

    Sander,

    What sources are you using to study?

  • Sander Zegveld

    Yanze,

    I don’t have studied yet.. have 70-649 tomorrow (I FAILED 71-649…thanks to IIS7…) but I was going to read the official documentation from Microsoft:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/default.aspx

    and Technical Documentation etc.

    No books available anywhere soon. First one will be available in January 2008

  • Sander Zegveld

    Yanze,

    I don’t have studied yet.. have 70-649 tomorrow (I FAILED 71-649…thanks to IIS7…) but I was going to read the official documentation from Microsoft:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/default.aspx

    and Technical Documentation etc.

    No books available anywhere soon. First one will be available in January 2008

  • @Sander : Thnx for the info / Bedankt voor de informatie 🙂

  • @Sander : Thnx for the info / Bedankt voor de informatie 🙂

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  • Sander Zegveld

    Hi Helmer, today I PASSED the 70-649 exam…it was very easy. Not like the beta it had questions from all kinds of stuff (not only IIS!). In my opinion it was too easy to be a good upgrade-exam.
    Now I can also wait for the MCITP 2008 beta exams, like you.

  • Sander Zegveld

    Hi Helmer, today I PASSED the 70-649 exam…it was very easy. Not like the beta it had questions from all kinds of stuff (not only IIS!). In my opinion it was too easy to be a good upgrade-exam.
    Now I can also wait for the MCITP 2008 beta exams, like you.

  • Hey Sander,

    VERY GOOD to hear!!!!! Congrats!
    A colleague of mine also passed the second time (just a few days after he hear he failed the first time)!

  • Hey Sander,

    VERY GOOD to hear!!!!! Congrats!
    A colleague of mine also passed the second time (just a few days after he hear he failed the first time)!

  • Sander Zegveld

    Promotion code TSCCM is INVALID ! I received the following error when trying to schedule this exam tomorrow: Promotion not found.

  • Sander Zegveld

    Promotion code TSCCM is INVALID ! I received the following error when trying to schedule this exam tomorrow: Promotion not found.

  • @Sander : That’s strange 😉 That’s the code YOU gave me 🙂

  • @Sander : That’s strange 😉 That’s the code YOU gave me 🙂

  • Roel Janssens

    Same here, TSCCM doesn’t work 🙁

    And now what? Is Helmer going to contact someone? 😉

  • Roel Janssens

    Same here, TSCCM doesn’t work 🙁

    And now what? Is Helmer going to contact someone? 😉

  • Dunno Roel…I can ask my friends at Microsoft tonight when they’re online at Communicator or Messenger 🙂

  • Dunno Roel…I can ask my friends at Microsoft tonight when they’re online at Communicator or Messenger 🙂

  • Yanze

    I’ve got an email from Trika, the promotional code isn’t announced yet, TSCCM was used for SCOM.

    So we’ll have to wait … and no, we can’t use a voucher for this one.

  • Yanze

    I’ve got an email from Trika, the promotional code isn’t announced yet, TSCCM was used for SCOM.

    So we’ll have to wait … and no, we can’t use a voucher for this one.

  • Yanze

    BTW, your blog-clock is one hour ahead 😉

  • Yanze

    BTW, your blog-clock is one hour ahead 😉

  • Helmer

    @Yanze : Blog-clock is fixed 😉

  • Helmer

    @Yanze : Blog-clock is fixed 😉

  • Helmer

    Check out my latest blogpost. The promotionalcode is : B401 (http://blog.hznet.nl/2007/11/28/system-center-configuration-manager-beta-exam)

  • Helmer

    Check out my latest blogpost. The promotionalcode is : B401 (http://blog.hznet.nl/2007/11/28/system-center-configuration-manager-beta-exam)

  • Yanze

    I saw it, thanks!

    But 71-401 doesn’t show up @ Prometric anymore … maybe tomorrow morning.

  • Yanze

    I saw it, thanks!

    But 71-401 doesn’t show up @ Prometric anymore … maybe tomorrow morning.

  • @Yanze : Strange I booked the exam just a few minutes ago…

  • @Yanze : Strange I booked the exam just a few minutes ago…

  • Yanze

    Then you’re a lucky **** 😉 Check it out:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21337807@N02/2072373954/

  • Yanze

    Then you’re a lucky **** 😉 Check it out:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21337807@N02/2072373954/

  • LOL

  • LOL