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Exam Number 70-086
Exam Status Available
Passing Score 653
# Of Questions 52
Time Allotted 90 minutes
Certifications MCP, MCSE
Official Site http://www.microsoft.com/mcp/exam/stat/SP70-086.htm
Miscellaneous Standard exam, no simulations.

Skills measured by exam 70-086

Planning

Design a Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) site; plan for various elements.

bulletIdentify location of resources.
bulletIdentify types of resources, which consist of computers, printers, routers, users, and user groups.
bulletChoose features of SMS to be implemented.
bulletIdentify hardware and software requirements for site systems.

Design an SMS site hierarchy.

bulletIdentify the number of sites needed, based on considerations that include number and types of resources, network connectivity, and international issues such as language.
bulletIdentify the number of layers needed, based on considerations that include number and types of resources, network connectivity, and international issues such as language.

Plan a security strategy for SMS servers.

bulletImplement appropriate SMS accounts.
bulletImplement access permissions for varying levels of SMS administration.

Plan the interoperability or upgrade for various situations.

bulletPlan the interoperability of a mixed SMS 1.2 and SMS 2.0 site.
bulletPlan the upgrade of an SMS 1.2 site to an SMS 2.0 site.

Installation and Configuration

Install, configure, and modify a primary site server.

bulletUse Express Setup and Custom Setup.
bulletConfigure the Microsoft Windows NT Server computer that will be the site server.
bulletSet up Microsoft SQL Server during SMS Setup.
bulletUse a remote SQL Server.
bulletShut down, reset, and restart the current installation.
bulletChange the user name and password of the SMS service account.
bulletChange the SQL Server information.
bulletRemove SMS.
bulletInstall new SMS components.

Install a secondary site server.

bulletPerform the installation from the CD-ROM.
bulletPerform a network installation by using files from the network or the CD-ROM.

Configure site system roles.

bulletConfigure component servers.
bulletConfigure logon points.
bulletConfigure distribution points.
bulletConfigure client access points.
bulletConfigure software metering servers.
bulletConfigure the SMS Administrator console.

Configure a site hierarchy.

bulletConfigure site addresses.
bulletAdd and configure senders, which consist of Standard, Courier, and RAS.
bulletImplement parent-child relationships.
bulletRemove a site from the site hierarchy.

Configuring and Managing Resources

Configure software and hardware inventory collection for a site.

bulletEnable and configure hardware inventory collection.
bulletEnable and configure software inventory files to be scanned and collected.

Configure software and hardware inventory collection for a site.

bulletEnable and configure hardware inventory collection.
bulletEnable and configure software inventory files to be scanned and collected.

Manage inventory data.

bulletView inventory data, including history.
bulletUse the SMS Administrator console to manage inventory data.
bulletCustomize inventory data.

Distribute software.

bulletUse SMS Installer to produce installation executable files.
bulletCreate a query to locate target computers.
bulletCreate a collection of target computers.
bulletCreate a package, program, and advertisement to distribute software.
bulletMonitor the software distribution process by using status messages.
bulletUse the SMS client software to run or install a program on a client computer.
bulletRemove advertised software from distribution points.

Configure and use software metering.

bulletConfigure software metering servers and client components.
bulletAdd products to be licensed.
bulletConfigure licensing options.
bulletExclude products from being metered.
bulletMeter software.
bulletManage software metering data.
bulletGenerate reports and graphs.

Integration and Interoperability

Install and configure an SMS client computer.

bulletDiscover client computers.
bulletConfigure client installation methods for client computers.
bulletRun the client computer installation.
bulletIdentify changes made to client computers.

Install and configure remote utilities on client computers.

bulletConfigure Remote Tools Client Agent at the site server.
bulletConfigure Remote Tools settings at the client computer.
bulletConfigure protocols on client computers.
bulletUse diagnostic utilities for client computers.
bulletUse Remote Tools.

Install and configure Windows NT Event to SNMP Trap translator.

Install and configure Health Monitor to monitor Windows NT Server computers.

Monitoring and Optimization

Identify changes to a site server after SMS installation. Types of site servers are domain controllers, non-domain controllers, and secondary site servers.

Monitor SMS status messages.

bulletConfigure status messages.
bulletConfigure and use SMS Status Message Viewer.
bulletConfigure and use SMS logs to monitor SMS process activity.

Monitor the progress of SMS functions.

bulletMonitor the progress of client installation.
bulletMonitor the progress of inventory collection.
bulletMonitor the progress of software distribution.
bulletMonitor the progress of remote control.
bulletMonitor the progress of software metering.

Use SMS utilities to monitor SMS functions.

bulletUse the Windows NT Event Viewer to view SMS error messages.
bulletUse the Status Message Viewer to monitor SMS components and processes.
bulletUse Network Monitor to view and filter network traffic.
bulletUse Network Trace to trace the SMS network.
bulletUse SMS Trace to track and view log files.

Optimize SQL Server for SMS.

Optimize sender network utilization.

Monitor the SMS database.

bulletConfigure SMS database maintenance tasks.
bulletBack up and restore the site database.

Back up an SMS site.

Troubleshooting

Choose the appropriate diagnostic tool.

Diagnose and resolve installation problems in SMS site systems.

bulletDiagnose and resolve installation problems involving the primary site server.
bulletDiagnose and resolve installation problems involving the secondary site server.
bulletDiagnose and resolve installation problems involving client access points, distribution points, logon points, and component servers.

Diagnose and resolve installation problems involving client computers.

Diagnose and resolve problems involving software distribution.

Diagnose and resolve problems involving inventory collection.

Diagnose and resolve problems involving remote control.

Diagnose and resolve problems involving software metering.

Diagnose and resolve problems involving SNMP integration.

Restore an SMS site.

bulletRestore a SQL Server.
bulletRestore a site server.
bulletRestore logon points, client access points, and distribution points.

Diagnose and resolve problems involving site-to-site communication

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