Thursday, October 13, 2011

I passed Exam 70-668

Yesterday i passed the exam 70-668 PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator and other than i thought it is easier for me than the 70-668.

This exam was easier for me cause it's more oriented towards business requirements. Server farms, Authentication and so on. The exam is divided by testlets and every testlet has 1 or max 4 question to answer, depending on the amount of question you have to answer you get a certain amount of time that you have to be able to answer all questions! If you go to the next question you cant review the testlet question anymore. I had 16 testlet question and 10 normal questions. The testlet explain a business need or scenario and you have to propose a solution (your answer). Although the possible answers still try to trick you if you read the question really good you should be able by exclusion to give the right answer. You have to carefully read the question and most of the time they ask for:

  • minimum amount of administrative effort
  • minimize the number of Web applications and site collections
  • minimize downtime
  • must minimize costs

So just pay attention to those small things, cause this can make a answer change.

This exam i tried to learn with MeasureUp, but other than get used to the multiple choice i don't think its a good tool to prepare for Exam. The only good thing i like about MeasureUp is that the answers are well explained with links to online topics.

I have two more Exams to go:

For the Developer Certification you need two exams
Exam 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
Exam 70-576: PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications

I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Windows PowerShell command builder

yeahhhhhh..... this tool is for SharePoint Admins like me that are lacy to write the syntax by hand, instead you can use Click-Klack-Kodac and there it is, you can copy the command to the command line.

Start here Windows PowerShell Command Builder

Windows PowerShell is a command-line scripting tool that provides an administrator full access to applicable application programming interfaces (APIs).
Administrators can use Windows PowerShell to interact directly with SharePoint-based web applications, site collections, sites, lists, and much more.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Chrome Remote Desktop

Now this is something very useful for me! Remote Desktop over the Web browser.

"Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is the first installment on a capability allowing users to remotely access another computer through the Chrome browser or a Chromebook. The goal of this beta release is to demonstrate the core Chrome Remoting technology and get feedback from users. This version enables users to share with or get access to another computer by providing a one-time authentication code. Access is given only to the specific person the user identifies for one time only, and the sharing session is fully secured. One potential use of this version is the remote IT helpdesk case. The helpdesk can use the Chrome Remote Desktop BETA to help another user, while conversely a user can receive help by setting up a sharing session without leaving their desk. Additional use cases such as being able to access your own computer remotely are coming soon. Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is fully cross-platform, so you can connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Chromebooks."

Download here

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I passed Exam 70-667

Yesterday I passed the exam TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring with 950/1000. Even i know a lot and i learned a lot with MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667) the questions are somehow not really fair. The questions try to trick you by giving you answer options that you would not apply in real world. I guess what i want to say is: The book prepares you technically to go to the exam but you still need to deal with question that are not straight and you need to guess the best answer.

I am scheduled for the 70-668 next week, we will see what happens there, cause this will probably be even worse, cause there you will have to read the exhibits first before you can answer questions!