MCSM: Sharepoint

The pinnacle of professional distinction

Validate your ability to design, build, and troubleshoot the most complex business solutions, based on Microsoft SharePoint Server

Our deep, hands-on, expert-to-expert training and rigorous examination of your knowledge and practical skills are designed to help you reduce risks, improve effectiveness, and increase efficiency in delivering SharePoint solutions. Learn more about our training formats and program content at the registration links below.

Earning an MCSM: SharePoint certification will qualify you for a position as a network architect, information system manager, or network designer.

This MCSM certification requires that you show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

To be eligible for the MCSM program you’ll need the following:

  • Hands-on experience in planning, installing, configuring, customizing, and troubleshooting Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Three or more years of hands-on experience planning, installing, configuring, customizing, and troubleshooting previous versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • A thorough understanding of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 design, architecture, and workloads
  • A thorough understanding of ASP.NET, Windows Server, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server, and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends
  • The ability to communicate in fluent English

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

  • Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
  • Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
  • Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
  • Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
  • Module 5: Implementing IPv4
  • Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System
  • Module 8: Implementing IPv6
  • Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
  • Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
  • Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
  • Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
  • Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Administering Windows Server 2012

  • Module 1: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  • Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
  • Module 3: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Module 4: Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Module 5: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Module 6: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Module 7: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
  • Module 8: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Module 10: Optimizing File Services
  • Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Module 12: Implementing Update Management
  • Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  • Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
  • Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
  • Module 6: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Module 8: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Module 12: Implementing Disaster Recovery

Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

  • Module 1: Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013
  • Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture
  • Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture
  • Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture
  • Module 5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
  • Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
  • Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications
  • Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions
  • Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
  • Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
  • Module 11: Managing Taxonomy
  • Module 12: Configuring User Profiles
  • Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment

The duration for MCSM Sharepoint is:

Regular Track: 120 Hours (60 Days)

Fast Track: 120 Hours (30 Days)

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part one of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part two of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to administer the tasks required to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access, and data security. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part three of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to perform the advanced configuring tasks required to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

  • Design a SharePoint Topology
  • Plan Security
  • Install and Configure SharePoint Farms
  • Create and Configure Web Applications and Site Collections
  • Maintain a Core SharePoint Environment

Exam 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

  • Plan Business Continuity Management (21 percent)
  • Plan a SharePoint Environment (20 percent)
  • Upgrade and Migrate a SharePoint Environment (20 percent)
  • Create and Configure Service Applications (21 percent)
  • Manage SharePoint Solutions, BI, and Systems Integration (18 percent)

MCSM SharePoint Knowledge Exam

MCSM SharePoint Lab Exam

You must possess the following certifications prior to applying for the MCSM: SharePoint training:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
  • MCSE: SharePoint
  • MCSD: SharePoint Applications (not yet released)
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