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Team Foundation Server Administration 2017 Training

Learn about Installation, Initial Setup, Administration, and Maintenance of Microsoft TFS 2017. Explore TFS 2017 for team use, configure team projects, and administer version controls.

  • 24 hours of Instructor-led classes
  • Beginner to Advanced level
  • Immersive hands-on training

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Key Features

24 hours of Instructor-led training sessions
Immersive hands-on learning
Learn basic concepts of TFS Administration tool including its advanced concepts
Understand TFS Administration & how to use them for project management functions
Learn to customize TFS for team use, configure team projects and administer version controls.
Our TFS Administration experts will guide students in implementing the technology for future projects


TFS Administration Training

Zeolearn academy brings you a power packed 3-day course on Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2017 that will help participants gain the requisite skills to deploy, configure, and manage TFS 2017 and its related components.

TFS has been widely used for the advantages it provides agile teams including team autonomy, the ability to build and track roadmaps to envision progress. The 2017 version of this tool comes with significant improvements and provides much better GUI.

Zeolearn’s Team Foundation Server Administration course is a perfect blend of practicals and theory that covers the Installation, Initial Setup, Administration and Maintenance of TFS 2017 and its related products like Version Control Proxy Server and SQL Server services. You will learn how to customize TFS for team use, configure team projects and administer version controls from this workshop. Our industry scale project will also give the hands-on skills needed to harness the tool for effective project and team management and meet organizational objectives. Trainers at our institute are very knowledgeable and prepares excellent course materials for both e-learning and online classes. Register and schedule the classes as per your convenience and obtain the TFS Administration certification on successful completion of course.

What you will learn!

  • Installation and management of Team Foundation Server Administration 2017
  • TFS administration tools and how to use them for project management functions
  • How to customize TFS to suit the needs of teams and customers
  • How to harness the power of TFS to build agile teams and manage projects

Is this course right for you?

This course is apt for administrators, team leads and project managers who want to learn about TFS. Students interested in system administration will also find this Team Foundation Server Administration training useful.


Participants are expected to have knowledge of:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows security and networking basics
  • SQL Server 2012 or 2014
  • Visual Studio 2012, 2013, 2015 or 2017
  • Experience with Visual C# code


  • Install Team Foundation Server – Overview and Presentation Only
    • SQL Server version support.
    • Installing Team Foundation Server in a multi-tier or multi-machine environment.
    • Installing Team Foundation Server in a load-balanced environment.
    • Setting up a version control proxy server
  • Configure the application tier.
    • Configuring SMTP for Team Foundation Server.
    • Changing the URL (friendly name).
    • Changing the default SharePoint web application.
    • Setting up reporting (SQL Server Analysis Services)
  • Migrate and upgrade Team Foundation Server.
  • Upgrading to Team Foundation Server 2017 in-place or moving to new hardware.
  • Importing a source base from a non–Team Foundation Server system.
  • Manage Team Project Collections.
    • Moving project collections. Managing team collections and projects. Creating and configuring Team Project Collections.
    • Splitting and partitioning team project collections
  • Configure for backup and recovery.
    • Backup and recovery of Team Foundation Server and related components.
    • Recovering a failed application tier. Recovering a failed database tier.
    • Implementing a disaster recovery plan
  • Monitor server health and performance.
    • Monitoring the job infrastructure for failed jobs (monitoring warehouse adapters and warehouse jobs).
    • Clean-up stale workspaces and Shelve Sets.
  • Introduction to Lab Management (Presentation only)
  • Manage security.
    • Configuring limited users. Managing roles in Team Foundation Server using Active Directory groups.
    • Creating and managing teams.
    • Configuring security for users who do not have a Client Access License (CAL)
  • Manage reporting for Team Foundation Server.
    • Managing basic reporting using Microsoft Office Excel Services.
    • Uploading a new SSRS Team Foundation Server report.
    • Rebuilding the Team Foundation Server data warehouse
  • Install and configure build service
    • Installing New Build Service, Build Agents, Agent Pools, Queues. Security of Build Agent Pools
    • Enable XAML Build Engine.
    • Setting up build triggers (gated check-in, continuous integration, and scheduled build).
    • Configuring the build drop location to be in artifacts on server or a file share
    • Setting up continuous integration and continuous deployment using Release Management in TFS.
  • Manage build execution.
    • Queuing a build with parameters.
    • Reconciling work spaces as part of a gated check-in workflow.
    • Customizing build qualities. Clean-up of builds (applying retention policies)
  • Modify a process template.
    • Uploading and downloading process templates.
    • Troubleshooting template errors.
    • Customizing functional areas within process templates, including SSRS, build definitions, Work Items, and queries
  • Configure a team project.
    • Defining areas and iterations.
    • Managing users through the default security groups.
    • Managing portal settings (team project portal site URL, process guidance URL).
    • Defining project-level alerts
  • Apply Work Item customizations.
    • Adding a new Work Item type as a child of an existing Work Item.
    • Customizing field definitions for a Work Item.
    • Customizing form layout and workflows.
    • Customizing global lists, link types, and categories
  • Create Work Item queries.
    • Defining query folders and permissions.
    • Applying query types (tree, flat, directed). Adding fields to a query.
    • Creating a query by using Team Explorer
  • Configure client connectivity to Team Foundation Server.
    • Configuring Visual Studio, Team Explorer, Team Explorer
    • Everywhere, Excel, Project, and other tools to connect to Team Foundation Server.
    • Configuring clients for a proxy server
  • Create and manage work spaces.
    • Cloaking, undoing delete, and modifying a work space.
    • Deleting a work space. Specifying work space visibility.
    • Unlocking other users’ checkouts, pending changes, and code.
    • Choosing a default workspace type for a collection.
    • Deleting a Shelve Set
  • Configure version control proxy.
    • Setting up the cache hit ratio. Setting up the cache size.
    • Setting up for multiple Team Foundation Server servers
  • Configure team project version control settings.
    • Enabling multiple checkout.
    • Enabling get latest on checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions

TFS was developed to better optimize the process of software development by teams. Features such as version control, work item tracking, project management functions, data collection and reporting allowed teams to collaborate and work more effectively. As more and more organizations are moving towards TFS, there is a need for professionals who can install, manage and deploy TFS and harness its various functions. Zeolearn academy recognizes this and hence brings this course that is aimed at giving you the expertise needed to understand the tool and use it for project management. This course is all about empowering participants with real time, practical skills that will help them land lucrative job roles. This course will help you gain hands on expertise through the numerous examples, exercises and project work conducted through the course of the workshop. You will also work on an industry-level project that will make you a master in this subject. Enrol now and get set for a glittering career.

On completing the course, you will learn about:

  • Installing TFS
  • Managing TFS
  • Customizing TFS
  • Administering Version control

Zeolearn brings you mentor driven courses that not only helps professionals gain theoretical expertise but also the practical experience in a wide variety of courses including courses on Programming such as Scala and C#, which are very popular. The fact that our workshops are mentor driven gives us an edge over other training institutes since you can learn from industry experts about the application and challenges of upcoming technologies. We have so far trained thousands of professionals with the skills needed to land lucrative jobs and you could be next!

You will receive Team Foundation Server Administration 2017 certification in the form of a course completion certificate.

Towards the end of the course, all participants will be required to work on a project to get hands on familiarity with the concepts learnt. You will apply all aspects of TFS that you have learnt in this course in a project with support from your mentors. This project, which can also be a live industry project, will be reviewed by our instructors and industry experts. On successful completion, you will be awarded a certification.

Classes are held on weekdays and weekends. You can check available schedules and choose the batch timings which are convenient for you.

You may be required to put in 10 to 12 hours of effort every week, including the classroom sessions/live class, self study and assignments.

We offer classes in classroom and online format. While classroom sessions are held in specific venues in your city, for online sessions all you need is a Windows computer with good internet connection and you can access the class anywhere, at anytime. A headset with microphone is also recommended

You may also attend these classes from your smart phone or tablet.

Don’t worry, you can always access your class recording or opt to attend the missed session again in any other live batch.

This course is apt for administrators with or without experience. Students who wish to pursue a career in system administration will also find this course beneficial. 

One must have:

  • A computer with 8 GB RAM and 64 Bit processor.
  • Windows 10 Pro or Windows Server 2008 SP1 or Windows Server 2012. Hyper-V should be enabled.


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