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.


This course teaches students how to effectively plan, deploy, configure, and manage Team Foundation Server. At course completion, attendees will have had exposure to:

  • TFS editions and components
  • Managing TFS Version Control
  • Supported topologies and environments
  • Creating and managing workspaces
  • Must-have TFS administration tools
  • How to label, shelve, branch, and merge
  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Using and customizing check-in policies
  • Required service accounts and permissions
  • Controlling access to items in version control
  • Installing Team Foundation Server
  • Command-line and third party tools
  • Configuring Team Foundation Server
  • Configuring and using Team Foundation Build
  • Installing and using Team Explorer
  • Creating and queuing automated builds
  • Installing and using TFS Power Tools
  • Using gated check-in and private builds
  • Team project collections and team projects
  • Customizing build process templates
  • Using and customizing process templates
  • Strategies for upgrading and migrating to TFS
  • Managing relevant SQL Server components
  • Integrating TFS with other systems and data
  • Managing relevant SharePoint components
  • High availability and scalability options
  • Using the TFS Administration Tool (CodePlex)
  • Capacity planning and disaster recovery
  • Running Best Practice Analyzer
  • Backing up, restoring, and moving TFS data
  • TFS licensing and Client Access Licenses (CAL)
  • Managing the data warehouse
  • Connecting and using Microsoft Excel & Project
  • Using PowerShell to manage TFS
  • Integrating TFS and SharePoint
  • Customizing Team Foundation Server
  • Using Team Web Access
  • Extending Team Foundation Server


Before attending this course, students should have experience or familiarity with:

  • Windows Server 2008, 2008R2, or 2012
  • Visual Studio 2010, 2012, or 2013
  • Windows security and networking basics
  • Their organization’s ALM processes and tools
  • SQL Server 2008, 2008R2, or 2012
  • Reading and understanding Visual C# code
  • SharePoint 2007, 2010 or 2013


  • 30 Hours instructor led online class
  • Hands on Approach - We emphasize on learning by doing.
  • Life time free re-enrollment to future DevOps courses
  • Life time free access to all learning materials including
  • Class recordings
  • Presentations
  • Sample Code
  • Projects
  • Total Lab Infrasture in cloud and 24x7 available
  • 70% of the class is consist of Lab
  • Each week assignments(total 4) with personal assistance
  • Two real time senario based projects with standard evaluation
  • 24x7 online support to queries during and after the course completion
  • 1 dedicated class for Interview preparations


This module introduces Team Foundation Server, its architecture, components, configurations, and usage.

  • Introduction to TFS
  • Editions, components, configurations
  • Visual Studio Online
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • TFS' support of ALM
  • Administrator responsibilities & tasks
  • "Must-have" tools to manage TFS

Planning and deploying

This module assists an administrator in planning a Team Foundation Server deployment.

  • Planning the deployment
  • System requirements
  • Prerequisite software and accounts
  • Installing and configuring TFS
  • Installing Team Explorer
  • Installing TFS Power Tools
  • Troubleshooting


This module introduces the TFS Administration Console and how to use it and other tools to configure TFS.

  • Administrator roles and tools
  • Managing team project collections
  • Managing team projects
  • Managing process templates
  • Managing security permissions
  • Securing SharePoint and SQL Server
  • Using the TFS Admin Tool (CodePlex)
  • Deleting a team project

Client applications

This module introduces the various client applications that can communicate and interact with Team Foundation Server.

  • Overview of TFS licensing (i.e. CALs)
  • Team Explorer
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Project
  • Team Web Access
  • SharePoint project portal
  • Command-line and 3rd party tools

Version control

This module focuses on administering Team Foundation Version Control and related components.

  • Overview of TFS Version Control
  • Integration with Visual Studio
  • Creating and managing workspaces
  • Basic and advanced workflows
  • Get, check-out, check-in
  • Check-in policies
  • Locking, unlocking, and conflicts
  • Shelving, unshelving, and labeling
  • Branching, merging, and patterns
  • Configuring a team project for Git
  • Controlling access to version control
  • TF and TFPT command-line tools
  • TFS Proxy and MSSCCI Provider
  • TFS Sidekicks (Attrice)