New exam 70-658: TS: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuring

Exam 70-658 is now available. This is a Technical Specialist exam designed to assess candidates’ hands-on skills configuring System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.

Candidates for this exam should have the following:

  • Operating experience with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
  • At least one year of experience with data and system recoverability and data protection
  • At least one year of experience with Windows Server administration and network infrastructure
  • Production experience with at least one protected workload, plus working knowledge of the other protected workloads

Skills Being 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.

Installing Data Protection Manager (DPM) (16%)

  • Install the DPM server
  • Enable End User Recovery (EUR)
  • Configure networking for DPM

Managing Media and Agents (21%)

  • Deploy a DPM agent
  • Control DPM bandwidth
  • Manage disks
  • Manage tapes

Protecting Workloads (23%)

  • Define protection for standalone configurations
  • Define protection for highly available configurations
  • Configure protection policies
  • Manage recovery points
  • Stage a replica

Recovering Workloads (23%)

  • Recover files
  • Recover Exchange Server data
  • Recover SharePoint data
  • Recover SQL Server data
  • Recover system state data
  • Recover virtualized environments

Managing, Protecting, and Recovering the DPM Server (18%)

  • Monitor DPM
  • Perform maintenance
  • Integrate with other backup solutions
  • Configure DPM for disaster recovery
  • Recover a DPM server

-Randy Muller

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