Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager 70-243

It’s official I have now taken and passed my first Microsoft Exam.  It has been asked of me to start getting Certifications to go along with my tribal knowledge, so the first certification I decided to get was Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (Exam 70-243).  This was a very Hard test as at this time we do not use all the features that are part of SCCM, I failed the test on the First try, but thankfully Microsoft has the free Re-Take at this time so I rescheduled and Passed it on the 2nd Try.  Here is what I did to pass:

Things that would Recommend you know before taking this exam:

  • Familiarize yourself with Log files (Technical Reference to Log files)
    • Dcmagent.log Determineif a system has evaluated configuration items that are part of a configuration baseline.
      CCM.log Determine why a client push fails on client computers.
      Wsyncmgr.log Determine why WSUS Synchronization failed.
      Despool.log, rcmctrl.log Identify replication issues between sites.
      dataldr.log Identify why a site server does not contain inventory data from a client.
      filesystemfile.log, mp_sinv.log, inventoryagent.log Identify reporting issues in software inventory.
      ciagent.log Identify whether configuration items have downloaded to a computer.
      contenttransfermanager.log Identify if software deployment installation files have downloaded to a destination client.
  • Know Application/Package Deployments
  • Understand SQL & WQL Query Statements & How Joins work
  • Understand Site Components and what they do and process of installation
  • Understand SQL Reporting and Features associated
  • Understand Administration Security
  • Understand Upgrading from SCCM 2007-SCCM 2012
  • Understand Mobile Device Mgmt via Exchange Connector and Enrollment Process
  • Understand Client Settings and How to apply them
  • Understand Hardware/Software Inventory and the Process

Good Luck on taking this exam and if you have any questions about this hit me up.

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