beta exam 70-162 TS: ForeFront Protection for Endpoints and Applications, Configuring

Hi guys,

Just got the  email for registering for the beta exam 71-162 TS: Protection for Endpoints and Applications, Configuring.

Read here below the skills measured. When I have additional study material i’ll post it.

##UPDATE 24-02-’11##

Here are some documents i found regarding FEP.

Forefront EndPoint Protection general information

Forefront Endpoint Protection Evaluation Guide

Download this video / PowerPoint slideshow

## UPDATE 25-02-2011 ##

Download this complete dump of the Microsoft TechNet site about ForeFront Endpoint Protection.

Check this post regularly for updates.

Skills Being MeasuredThis 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.
Deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server, and Forefront  Protection 2010 for SharePoint (24 percent)
  • Plan and implement a Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) topology.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: where to install the remote reporting database; install FEP server components; WSUS configuration, System Center Configuration Manager single site vs. hierarchy considerations (reporting)
  • Design and install Forefront Protection for Exchange Server (FPE) and Forefront Protection for SharePoint (FPSP) components.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: import and export configuration settings from and to multiple servers, deciding which server roles to install on (Mailbox, Hub Transport, and Edge), High Availability
  • Customize the System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Operations Manager configuration for FEP implementations.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create a collection in Configuration Manager, SUP configuration, configure advertisements, configure agent components, import security management pack (SMP), create custom Desired Configuration Management (DCM) baselines and configuration items
  • Deploy the FEP client.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: operating system prerequisites, uninstall existing anti-virus software including Forefront Client Security (FCS), deploy Operations Manager and Configuration Manager agents to workgroup computers and to domain-joined computers, deploy using Configuration Manager, deploy using Group Policy, deploy manually, setup switches
Maintaining Endpoint and Application Protection (26 percent)
  • Configure Operations Manager Management Pack for FEP.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: alerts, notifications, and monitoring
  • Configure alerts, notifications, and monitoring for FEP by using Configuration Manager.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: reporting, SQL reporting services, creating subscriptions using DCM, collections and FEP console
  • Remediate FEP client issues.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: using Operations Manager tasks; changes to policies; validate or audit FEP; client log files; quarantine; uninstall the FEP client, initiate client scan using Configuration Manager, remediating a locally removed client, diagnose and resolve a malware outbreak
  • Configure alerts, notifications, monitoring, and quarantine for FPE and FPSP.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: email notifications, email alerts, Operations Manager alerts; set quarantine policy
Configuring the FEP Client (25 percent)
  • Configure FEP clients by using Configuration Manager.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create and manage policy using Configuration Manager, configure definitions within the client policy, export from Configuration Manager, choose which template to use, select exclusions
  • Configure the FEP client by using Group Policy.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: import FEP configuration options into Group Policy (ADMX, ADML, FEP2010GPTool.exe), merge FEP policies, Group Policy precedence, manage Group Policy templates
  • Configure FEP clients manually.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: import XML files, configure using the FEP Console, how to add an exclusion, how to disable, local vs. domain Group Policy precedence
Configuring FPE and FPSP Application Protection (25 percent)
  • Configure anti-spam protection by using FPE.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure filter lists by keyword and by content, file filtering by name and/or by type, filtering by source, destination domain, or sender ID, block lists, backscatter
  • Configure anti-malware protection by using FPE.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: different types of scans, perform an on-demand scan, configure real-time scan, configure scanning engines, definition distribution, optimize performance of the scan engine
  • Configure application protection with FPSP.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: manage filter lists by keyword and by content, manage file filtering by name and/or by type, perform an on-demand scan, configure real-time scan, configure scanning engines, definition distribution, optimize performance of the scan engine
  • Diagnose and resolve malware and spam outbreaks.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: read event logs, infected documents, and attachments

 

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 what’s changed

Microsoft_Forefront_Endpoint_Protection_2010_Evaluation_Guide

Automatically Deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection Updates through SCCM

Forefront Endpoint Protection

21 thoughts on “beta exam 70-162 TS: ForeFront Protection for Endpoints and Applications, Configuring”

    1. Hi Alex,

      A promo code is a code which you receive from i.e. Microsoft to enter the exam at no charge. Usually you need to pay for the exam. But after registering with Microsoft you receive an e-mail from them when there’s a new beta exam. In that e-mail they give you the promo code to use when registering with Prometric.

      I hope this answers your question.

      Jack

  1. Jack,

    Thanks for your comment. I would like just to add that MS beta exams are free of charge. One thing you need is just to apply a promo code for this exam. These promo codes are open to everyone and are shared within the community. e.g. http://blogs.technet.com/b/betaexams/

    If you got an email with registering instructions you should receive also this promo code.it’s one for multiple registrations. Could you please also share it with me. Please send it to my email address provided.

    Thanks,

  2. Hi guys i’ve just signed to the beta exam its in25th of march, i’m looking for materials but its not easy….do you have anything that may help?

    Thanks

  3. Hi Jack,

    Cool site.

    I took the MCTS: Forefront Client exam in the past and I would like to get on this beta.

    I just updated my MS Connect profile. Have I missed the boat? Is there something else I need to do? I e-mailed the folks over at Born to Learn and the TechNet Beta Exam blog, but never heard back.

    Can you help?

    1. Hello Scott,

      Unfortunately i don’t have the email anymore with the code. But you could tweet @MSLearning about this on twitter. Maybe you can receive the code from them.

      Good luck and thanks for the compliment.
      Greetz
      Jack

  4. Hi Jack,
    did you get the results for the 71-162 Beta Exam? I’m still waiting – Prometric still says “Tested”.

    Regards,
    Thomas

    1. Hi Thomas,

      ## UPDATE 17 June 2011 ##
      Just saw on the prometric website that i passed.
      Hope you see the same result.

      ######

      Nope. I’m also waiting for the results. Contacted MS Education and they told me to wait for 2 more weeks before I can contact them or Prometric for more information.

      I’ll post the result when i find out.

      Greetz
      Jack

  5. Hi Jack,
    Good things come to those who wait. Today I received an E-Mail from Microsoft that I passed 71-162 Forefront Beta Exam, too.

    So, congratulations to you and to all that passed the exam!

    Greetz,
    Thomas

  6. Hi Thomas

    I am writing the real Exam for FEP, did you guys find any study Materials for this?

    Thanks
    Motsiri

    1. Hi Motsiri,

      At the end of this post I’ve attached the documents I used for my preparation for the 71-172 beta exam. Beside of these documents I was lucky enough to rely on my years of experience with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator which gave me an edge (in my opnion).

      I hope these documents help you.

      Greetz
      Jack

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