Preparing for 70-496: Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012

I am finally trying to make some time to study for and pass this exam. I thought I’d write down my progress and study plan in case other people find it interesting. First of all you should head to the Microsoft site for this exam:

Since I am a self-paced training kinda guy I’ll start with the Jump Start course (which is free). I already know quiet a lot about TFS so this probably won’t be much of a challenge. I also don’t think it will be enough to pass the exam.

After this I am going to go through the measures skills categories one at a time. I could download Brian Keller’s excellent TFS VM’s (, but since the first category of measures skills is “Installation and Configuration” I think I’ll create a VM myself.

More on that later.

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