Administering Team Foundation Server 2017

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This three-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to deploy, configure and manage Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2017 and related software components. This course is intended for experienced administrators with a background in either software development or system administration. Team leaders, lead developers, and other accidental Team Foundation Server administrators are also encouraged to take this course. This course will also help a student prepare for the relevant Microsoft certification exam.
Before attending this course, students should have experience or familiarity with:
Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Windows security and networking basics
SQL Server 2014 or 2016
SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2013
Visual Studio 2013, 2015, or 2017
Their organization’s ALM process and tools
Reading and understanding Visual C# code
Introduction to Team Foundation Server:
Introduction to Team Foundation Server
Editions, components, and configurations
Visual Studio Team Services comparison
TFS' support of Application Lifecycle Management
TFS administrator responsibilities and tasks
“Must-have” tools of a TFS administrator
Planning and Deploying TFS:
Planning the deployment
System requirements, software, and accounts
Installing and configuring TFS
Installing Team Explorer
Configuring TFS:
Administrator roles and tools
Managing team project collections
Managing team projects
Managing process templates
Securing TFS, SharePoint, and SQL Server
Renaming and deleting a team project
Client Applications:
TFS Client Access Licenses (CAL)
Team Explorer and the web portal
Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project
SharePoint project portal
Team Explorer Everywhere
Command-line and 3rd party tools
Version Control:
Overview of Git and TFVC version control systems
Integration with Visual Studio
Using TFVC and Git version control
Basic and advanced workflows
Controlling access to version control
Command-line tools and utilities
TFS Proxy, MSSCCI Provider, and TFS Sidekicks
Building and Releasing:
Overview of the Visual Studio build system
Build agents, agent pools, agent queues
Creating and queuing a build
Monitoring, and managing a build
Securing the build process
Running tests as part of the build
Overview of Package Management
Overview of Release Management
Defining, creating, and deploying a release
Upgrading, Migrating, and Integrating:
Upgrading Team Foundation Server
In-place vs. migration upgrade
Performing post-upgrade tasks
Migrating work items
Migrating items under version controlled
Integrating with Team Foundation Server
Custom and 3rd party solutions
Advanced Administration:
Monitoring the health of Team Foundation Server
Web-based diagnostic tools
Options for scalability and high availability
Disaster recovery, backup, and restore
Moving Team Foundation Server
Managing the data warehouse
Using PowerShell to manage TFS
Customizing and Extending:
Customizing vs. extending
Customizing a process template
Customizing a work item type
Creating default work items
Creating and using a global list
Using Witadmin.exe
Using work item templates
Creating a custom report
Using the REST API to extend Team Foundation Server