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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement and administer Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server. The course focuses on installation and configuration details, team projects, work items, and many more.

Course Outline

This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement and administer Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server. The course focuses on installation and configuration details, team projects, work items, version control, Team Build, and reporting.


This course is intended for experts who install, configure, and manage Microsoft Team Foundation Servers and Team System projects. The intended audience for the course work either as a team leader or server administrator in an enterprise development organization. 

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)

This module explains how to install and configure Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS). The module also provides an overview to the basic concepts of TFS.


• Planning a TFS Deployment
• Planning a TFS Installation
• Installing TFS
• Validating Installation
• Configuring TFS Components

Lab: Administering TFS Instances and Team Projects

• Installing TFS
• Verifying TFS Installation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Plan a TFS deployment.
• Plan a TFS installation.
• Install TFS.
• Validate installation.
• Configure TFS components.

Module 2: Administering Team Foundation Server Instances and Team Projects

This module explains how to manage instances, users and groups, team projects, administration, and security in Team Foundation Server.


• Managing a TFS Instance
• Managing Team Projects
• Configuring Authorization and Security for TFS
• Managing TFS Users and Groups
• Managing TFS Health and Availability
• Selecting a Disaster Recovery Plan for TFS

Lab: Administering TFS Instances and Team Projects

• Creating Project Groups
• Creating a Project
• Authorizing Access to a Project
• Securing SharePoint Services
• Securing SQL Server Reporting Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Manage a TFS instance.
• Manage team projects.
• Configure authorization and security for TFS.
• Manage TFS users and groups.
• Manage TFS health and availability.
• Select a disaster recovery plan for TFS.

Module 3: Administering and Customizing Process Templates

This module explains how to customize process templates and work items.


• Managing Methodology Templates
• Managing Process Guidance
• Administering Process Templates
• Creating Work Item Query Language (WIQL) Queries
• Modifying Work Item Types
• Modifying a Work Item Type Workflow

Lab: Customizing Process Templates

• Exploring an Existing Process Template
• Customizing a Process Template
• Customizing Work Item Types

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Manage methodology templates.
• Manage process guidance.
• Administer process templates.
• Create Work Item Query Language (WIQL) queries.
• Modify work item types.
• Modify a work item type workflow.

Module 4: Administering Team Foundation Server Version Control

This module explains how to configure TFS version control.


• Setting up Team Foundation Version Control
• Working with Team Foundation Version Control
• Advanced Functionality of Version Control
• Team Foundation Version Control Extensibility

Lab: Administering TFS Version Control

• Determining Requirements for Migration to TFS Version Control
• Migrating Visual SourceSafe Projects
• Configuring Version Control Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Set up Team Foundation version control.
• Work with Team Foundation version control.
• Work with advanced functionality of version control.
• Describe Team Foundation version control extensibility.

Module 5: Administering Team Foundation Build

This module explains how to administer Team Foundation Build.


• Introducing Team Foundation Build
• Configuring Team Foundation Build Definitions
• Running a Team Build
• Extending Microsoft Team Build

Lab: Administering a Team Build

• Create a Continuous Integration Build
• Create Scheduled Build
• Extend Team Build Using the Team Build API

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Introduce Team Foundation Build.
• Configure Team Foundation Build definitions.
• Run a Team Build.
• Extend Microsoft Team Build.

Module 6: Managing Team Project and Reporting

This module explains how to manage and create team projects. It also describes the architectural components of reporting, best practices for template design reporting, and the troubleshooting exercise.


• Overview of Reporting
• Architectural Components of Reporting
• Process Template Design for Reporting
• Managing Reports
• Creating Custom Team System Reports
• Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse

Lab: Managing Team Project and Reporting

• Creating the Report Server Project
• Creating the Data Retrieval Query for the Report
• Designing the Report Layout
• Deploying the Team Project Report

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Explain the features of reporting.
• Explain the architectural components of reporting.
• Explain the process template design for reporting.
• Manage reports.
• Create custom team system reports.
• Troubleshoot the data warehouse.

Prerequisites & Certificates

The target audience is expected to meet the following prerequisites: • VS 2008 Team System 200 level knowledge and skills. • Familiarity with VSTS SKU’s and basic features or with concepts taught in Course# 6214 Effective Team Development using Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. • Experience using Virtual PC software, Visual Studio IDE, Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, and SQL Reporting Services. • Proficiency using Microsoft Windows operating system. • Experience with previous versions of Microsoft Visual Studio. • Some experience with a .NET language (VB.NET/C#). • Experience working in a software development team.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion After completing this course, students will be able to: • Install and configure Microsoft Team Foundation Server. • Administer Team Foundation Server and team projects. • Customize process templates and work items. • Configure Team Foundation Server version control. • Administer a Team Build. • Describe the architectural components and management of team project reporting. Course Materials and Software The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
Reviewed by 2016
Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have β€˜real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
Reviewed by 2011

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