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How to prepare for FIM certification Exam 70-158 ? need help RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Friends,

    I don't know posting this question here is right or not, but i am struggling to find any help regarding this.

    I want to apply for FIM certification Exam 70-158 in Feb 2013.

    Please suggest how to prepare for this exam & where can i get sample questions for the same.

    Please reply

    Thanks : )

    Varun

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:00 PM

Answers

  • Hi Varun,

    Well, I'd say the number one means to prep is to design, build and deploy a FIM solution, even if it means in on your basement server.  I've been at it for...I guess 4 months now and I've learned a lot, still don't know a lot and when I looked at the exam contents I realized I have some time to go if I really wanted to ace it based on experience versus reading cheat sheets.

    See http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1862.learning-ilm-2007.aspx

    Then, go work on some of the tech labs which include video tutorials, notes, and lab exercizes using their VMs. Struggling to remember the link for that material, but just Bing FIM 2010 online course TechNet and you should come across it. (OMG, did I just say Bing it?) 

    • Marked as answer by Varun Kohli Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:19 AM
    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 6:25 PM
    • Marked as answer by Varun Kohli Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:19 AM
    Friday, January 11, 2013 4:13 PM
  • The closing ) is not included in the link, add this and the link works.

    The questions are from the different chapters in the link:

    Planning and Architecture
    Technical Concepts
    Deployment
    Operations
    Technical Reference

    The questions in the exam are, roughly, equally divided across the different chapters.


    So if your working experience covers all the aspects you should have no problem with the exam. If not study
    • Edited by Fer Grippeling Friday, January 18, 2013 1:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by Varun Kohli Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:18 AM
    Friday, January 18, 2013 1:33 PM

All replies

  • Hi Varun,

    Well, I'd say the number one means to prep is to design, build and deploy a FIM solution, even if it means in on your basement server.  I've been at it for...I guess 4 months now and I've learned a lot, still don't know a lot and when I looked at the exam contents I realized I have some time to go if I really wanted to ace it based on experience versus reading cheat sheets.

    See http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1862.learning-ilm-2007.aspx

    Then, go work on some of the tech labs which include video tutorials, notes, and lab exercizes using their VMs. Struggling to remember the link for that material, but just Bing FIM 2010 online course TechNet and you should come across it. (OMG, did I just say Bing it?) 

    • Marked as answer by Varun Kohli Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:19 AM
    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 6:25 PM
  • Varun,

    I heard that the paper is focused more on AD rather than FIM.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 8:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Varun Kohli Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:19 AM
    Friday, January 11, 2013 4:13 PM
  • Hi nlcollings,

    Thanks for the reply
    1st link isn't working, can you please check
    2nd link redirects to virtual labs of FIM

    I have around 1+ year experience in FIM implementations, I require information regarding what kind of questions are asked in this examination.
    Can you send me some set of sample questions.

    Regards,

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:23 AM
  • The closing ) is not included in the link, add this and the link works.

    The questions are from the different chapters in the link:

    Planning and Architecture
    Technical Concepts
    Deployment
    Operations
    Technical Reference

    The questions in the exam are, roughly, equally divided across the different chapters.


    So if your working experience covers all the aspects you should have no problem with the exam. If not study
    • Edited by Fer Grippeling Friday, January 18, 2013 1:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by Varun Kohli Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:18 AM
    Friday, January 18, 2013 1:33 PM
  • The best preparation for the exam is to sit Oxford Computer Group's FIM 2010 R2 Foundation course.  Our trainer not only has a wealth of FIM experience in the field but has recently passed the Exam 70-158 so is able to share his experience of the exam.

    http://www.oxfordcomputergroup.com/forefront-identity-manager-fim-2010-foundation.aspx

    If you would like further details please email me at mark.forbes@oxfordcomputergroup.com

    The course can either be sat at one of our 4 day public courses or on-line if getting to Oxford is a problem.

    All the best with your studies.

    Mark

    Monday, March 4, 2013 3:26 PM
  • The best preparation for the exam is to sit Oxford Computer Group's FIM 2010 R2 Foundation course.  Our trainer not only has a wealth of FIM experience in the field but has recently passed the Exam 70-158 so is able to share his experience of the exam.

    My understanding is that the 70-158 exam was interntionally designed in such a way that you wouldn't be able to pass it unless you've got practical experience implementing FIM, and not if you've just done a training course. When I took it, I certainly found there was a lot of material covered in the exam that isn't in the regular FIM training - the sort of things you wouldn't know unless you had well-rounded experience with the product.

    That said, the FIM Foundation course is probably a great way to get started on the path of implementing real world FIM solutions.

    Not sure if Original Poster is still looking to take the exam, and it's been over a year since I took mine, but things you can expect to find in the exam are:

    - Deployment Architecture questions. What gets installed on which server.
    - Questions regarding custom FIM rules extensions
    - Questions regarding MPR/Set/Workflow triplets
    - Questions regarding attribute flow precedence

    Hope that helps

    - Ross Currie


    FIMSpecialist.com | MCTS: FIM 2010 | Now Offering ECMA1->ECMA2 Upgrade Services

    • Proposed as answer by Ross Currie Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:56 AM
    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:56 AM