Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Exam 70-631: WSS 3.0 Configuring - Study Guide

I have passed the 70-631 test.! Now I am the proud owner of a new MCTS:
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring
To prepare for the exam, I have used the Preparation Guide for Exam 70-631 from the Microsoft site.
  • Deploy Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 (WSS)
  • Monitor Windows Sharepoint Services
  • Configure Network Infrastructure for Windows Sharepoint Services
  • Managed Customization
  • Administer Windows Sharepoint Services
  • Configure Security for Windows Sharepoint Services
I will say that this guide is very close to the test. I think each skill being measured had almost a corresponding question on the test.

One thing that came handy for me was the Help file that comes with Sharepoint Services. This is where you can find it: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\Help\1033\PSCONFIG.CHM.

The product team apparently did not spend enough time putting this together. They took the information and made it into a CHM file. No contents, no navigation, no search. But still, it has some good background information.

BTW, hit the BACKSPACE when you want to navigate back on this CHM.

I will recommend to go through this document at least once before taking the test.