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  • Where can i find info to complete my 70-640 exam? I took test last week but faild Microsoft has updated the test to R2. But where can i find info to complete my exam? Is there an online manual to the book 70-640 somewhere?
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  • Where can i find info to complete my 70-640 exam? I took test last week but faild Microsoft has updated the test to R2. But where can i find info to complete my exam? Is there an online manual to the book 70-640 somewhere?


    Hi

    I am moving your question over to the Training and Certification forum.

    Training and Certification Forum:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/CertGeneral/threads

    Regards,


    Ronnie Vernon MVP – Windows Desktop Experience
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:15 PM
    Saturday, November 20, 2010 6:50 PM
  • See this post here: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/CertGeneral/thread/d9614142-1a0d-470f-ac26-d7289df769fb

    The reply by Ben Watson on Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:13 PM includes links to an R2 pdf

    That's as much I've seen so far.

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:16 PM
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3:17 PM
  • Hi,

    If you see the Exam Guide on http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-640&locale=en-us, you may be able to notice that the page was updated. As the post from Ben Watson, Microsoft Learning Director mentioned, the content of all Windows 2008 examwas updated to include Windows 2008 R2 on them. Windows 2008 R2 is available since April 2009 I believe, and it was launch with Windows 7.

    As your experience accounts, you should check all the exam objectives in both versions of Windows 2008. This will demand a 64-bit capable computer. Certainly, a more exhaustive preparation. I'm not really sure if the content of the exam is based only on Windows R2, I believe that it'll be a mixture of both OSs, as the installations on the field.

    Below are the Windows 2008 R2 version with the updated objectives bold underlined red text:

    OVERVIEW TAB:

    The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credentials are intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies. The MCTS candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2 in an environment that has the following characteristics: …

     

    SKILLS MEASURED TAB:

    Skills Being Measured

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.

     

    1. Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory (17%)

                 Configure zones.

    o             May include but is not limited to: Dynamic DNS (DDNS), Non-dynamic DNS (NDDNS), and Secure Dynamic DNS (SDDNS); Time to Live (TTL); GlobalNames; Primary, Secondary, Active Directory Integrated, Stub; SOA; zone scavenging; forward lookup; reverse lookup

                 Configure DNS server settings.

    o             May include but is not limited to: forwarding; root hints; configure zone delegation; round robin; disable recursion; debug logging; server scavenging

                 Configure zone transfers and replication.

    o             May include but is not limited to: configure replication scope (forestDNSzone; domainDNSzone); incremental zone transfers; DNS Notify; secure zone transfers; configure name servers; application directory partitions

     

    Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure (17 percent)

                 Configure a forest or a domain.

    o             May include but is not limited to: remove a domain; perform an unattended installation; Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) ; change forest and domain functional levels; interoperability with previous versions of Active Directory; multiple user principal name (UPN) suffixes; forestprep; domainprep

                 Configure trusts.

    o             May include but is not limited to: forest trust; selective authentication vs. forest-wide authentication; transitive trust; external trust; shortcut trust; SID filtering

                 Configure sites.

    o             May include but is not limited to: create Active Directory subnets; configure site links; configure site link costing; configure sites infrastructure

                 Configure Active Directory replication.

    o             May include but is not limited to: DFSR; one-way replication; Bridgehead server; replication scheduling; configure replication protocols; force intersite replication

                 Configure the global catalog.

    o             May include but is not limited to: Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC); partial attribute set; promote to global catalog

                 Configure operations masters.

    o             May include but is not limited to: seize and transfer; backup operations master; operations master placement; Schema Master; extending the schema; time service

     

    Configuring Additional  Active Directory Server  Roles and Services (14 percent)

                 Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS).

    o             May include but is not limited to: migration to AD LDS; configure data within AD LDS; configure an authentication server; Server Core Installation

                 Configure Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS).

    o             May include but is not limited to: certificate request and installation; self-enrollments; delegation; create RMS templates; RMS administrative roles; RM Add-on for IE

                 Configure the read-only domain controller (RODC).

    o             May include but is not limited to: replication; Administrator role separation; read-only DNS; BitLocker; credential caching; password replication; syskey; read-only SYSVOL; staged install

                 Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS v2).

    o             May include but is not limited to: install AD FS server role; exchange certificate with AD FS agents; configure trust policies; configure user and group claim mapping; import and export trust policies

     

    Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects (18 percent)

                 Automate creation of Active Directory accounts.

    o             May include but is not limited to: bulk import; configure the UPN; create computer, user, and group accounts (scripts, import, migration); template accounts; contacts; distribution lists; offline domain join

                 Maintain Active Directory accounts.

    o             May include but is not limited to: manage computer accounts; configure group membership; account resets; delegation; AGDLP/AGGUDLP; deny domain local group; local vs. domain; Protected Admin; disabling accounts vs. deleting accounts; deprovisioning; contacts; creating organizational units (OUs); delegation of control; protecting AD objects from deletion; managed service accounts

                 Create and apply Group Policy objects (GPOs).

    o             May include but is not limited to: enforce, OU hierarchy, block inheritance, and enabling user objects; group policy processing priority; WMI; group policy filtering; group policy loopback; Group Policy Preferences (GPP)

                 Configure GPO templates.

    o             May include but is not limited to: user rights; ADMX Central Store; administrative templates; security templates; restricted groups; security options; starter GPOs; shell access policies

                 Deploy and manage software by using GPOs.

    o             May include but is not limited to: publishing to users; assigning software to users; assigning to computers; software removal; software restriction policies; AppLocker

                 Configure account policies.

    o             May include but is not limited to: domain password policy; account lockout policy; fine-grain password policies

                 Configure audit policy by using GPOs.

    o             May include but is not limited to: audit logon events; audit account logon events; audit policy change; audit access privilege use; audit directory service access; audit object access; advanced audit policies; global object access auditing; “Reason for Access” reporting

     

    Maintaining the Active Directory environment (18 percent)

                 Configure backup and recovery.

    o             May include but is not limited to: using Windows Server Backup; back up files and system state data to media; backup and restore by using removable media; perform an authoritative or non-authoritative restores; linked value replication; Directory Services Recovery Mode (DSRM); backup and restore GPOs; configure AD recycle bin

                 Perform offline maintenance.

    o             May include but is not limited to: offline defragmentation and compaction; Restartable Active Directory; Active Directory database mounting tool

                 Monitor Active Directory.

    o             May include but is not limited to: event viewer subscriptions; data collector sets; real-time monitoring; analyzing logs; WMI queries; PowerShell

     

    Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services (15 percent)

                 Install Active Directory Certificate Services.

    o             May include but is not limited to: certificate authority (CA) types, including standalone, enterprise, root, and subordinate; role services; prepare for multiple-forest deployments

                 Configure CA server settings.

    o             May include but is not limited to: key archival; certificate database backup and restore; assigning administration roles; high-volume CAs; auditing

                 Manage certificate templates.

    o             May include but is not limited to: certificate template types; securing template permissions; managing different certificate template versions; key recovery agent

                 Manage enrollments.

    o             May include but is not limited to: network device enrollment service (NDES); auto enrollment; Web enrollment; extranet enrollment; smart card enrollment; authentication mechanism assurance; creating enrollment agents; deploying multiple-forest certificates; x.509 certificate mapping

                 Manage certificate revocations.

    o             May include but is not limited to: configure Online Responders; Certificate Revocation List (CRL); CRL Distribution Point (CDP); Authority Information Access (AIA)

     

    Alfredo Arizaleta


    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no express or implied warranties or rights.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:16 PM
    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 12:42 AM

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  • Where can i find info to complete my 70-640 exam? I took test last week but faild Microsoft has updated the test to R2. But where can i find info to complete my exam? Is there an online manual to the book 70-640 somewhere?


    Hi

    I am moving your question over to the Training and Certification forum.

    Training and Certification Forum:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/CertGeneral/threads

    Regards,


    Ronnie Vernon MVP – Windows Desktop Experience
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:15 PM
    Saturday, November 20, 2010 6:50 PM
  • See this post here: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/CertGeneral/thread/d9614142-1a0d-470f-ac26-d7289df769fb

    The reply by Ben Watson on Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:13 PM includes links to an R2 pdf

    That's as much I've seen so far.

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:16 PM
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3:17 PM
  • Hi,

    If you see the Exam Guide on http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-640&locale=en-us, you may be able to notice that the page was updated. As the post from Ben Watson, Microsoft Learning Director mentioned, the content of all Windows 2008 examwas updated to include Windows 2008 R2 on them. Windows 2008 R2 is available since April 2009 I believe, and it was launch with Windows 7.

    As your experience accounts, you should check all the exam objectives in both versions of Windows 2008. This will demand a 64-bit capable computer. Certainly, a more exhaustive preparation. I'm not really sure if the content of the exam is based only on Windows R2, I believe that it'll be a mixture of both OSs, as the installations on the field.

    Below are the Windows 2008 R2 version with the updated objectives bold underlined red text:

    OVERVIEW TAB:

    The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credentials are intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies. The MCTS candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2 in an environment that has the following characteristics: …

     

    SKILLS MEASURED TAB:

    Skills Being Measured

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.

     

    1. Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory (17%)

                 Configure zones.

    o             May include but is not limited to: Dynamic DNS (DDNS), Non-dynamic DNS (NDDNS), and Secure Dynamic DNS (SDDNS); Time to Live (TTL); GlobalNames; Primary, Secondary, Active Directory Integrated, Stub; SOA; zone scavenging; forward lookup; reverse lookup

                 Configure DNS server settings.

    o             May include but is not limited to: forwarding; root hints; configure zone delegation; round robin; disable recursion; debug logging; server scavenging

                 Configure zone transfers and replication.

    o             May include but is not limited to: configure replication scope (forestDNSzone; domainDNSzone); incremental zone transfers; DNS Notify; secure zone transfers; configure name servers; application directory partitions

     

    Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure (17 percent)

                 Configure a forest or a domain.

    o             May include but is not limited to: remove a domain; perform an unattended installation; Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) ; change forest and domain functional levels; interoperability with previous versions of Active Directory; multiple user principal name (UPN) suffixes; forestprep; domainprep

                 Configure trusts.

    o             May include but is not limited to: forest trust; selective authentication vs. forest-wide authentication; transitive trust; external trust; shortcut trust; SID filtering

                 Configure sites.

    o             May include but is not limited to: create Active Directory subnets; configure site links; configure site link costing; configure sites infrastructure

                 Configure Active Directory replication.

    o             May include but is not limited to: DFSR; one-way replication; Bridgehead server; replication scheduling; configure replication protocols; force intersite replication

                 Configure the global catalog.

    o             May include but is not limited to: Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC); partial attribute set; promote to global catalog

                 Configure operations masters.

    o             May include but is not limited to: seize and transfer; backup operations master; operations master placement; Schema Master; extending the schema; time service

     

    Configuring Additional  Active Directory Server  Roles and Services (14 percent)

                 Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS).

    o             May include but is not limited to: migration to AD LDS; configure data within AD LDS; configure an authentication server; Server Core Installation

                 Configure Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS).

    o             May include but is not limited to: certificate request and installation; self-enrollments; delegation; create RMS templates; RMS administrative roles; RM Add-on for IE

                 Configure the read-only domain controller (RODC).

    o             May include but is not limited to: replication; Administrator role separation; read-only DNS; BitLocker; credential caching; password replication; syskey; read-only SYSVOL; staged install

                 Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS v2).

    o             May include but is not limited to: install AD FS server role; exchange certificate with AD FS agents; configure trust policies; configure user and group claim mapping; import and export trust policies

     

    Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects (18 percent)

                 Automate creation of Active Directory accounts.

    o             May include but is not limited to: bulk import; configure the UPN; create computer, user, and group accounts (scripts, import, migration); template accounts; contacts; distribution lists; offline domain join

                 Maintain Active Directory accounts.

    o             May include but is not limited to: manage computer accounts; configure group membership; account resets; delegation; AGDLP/AGGUDLP; deny domain local group; local vs. domain; Protected Admin; disabling accounts vs. deleting accounts; deprovisioning; contacts; creating organizational units (OUs); delegation of control; protecting AD objects from deletion; managed service accounts

                 Create and apply Group Policy objects (GPOs).

    o             May include but is not limited to: enforce, OU hierarchy, block inheritance, and enabling user objects; group policy processing priority; WMI; group policy filtering; group policy loopback; Group Policy Preferences (GPP)

                 Configure GPO templates.

    o             May include but is not limited to: user rights; ADMX Central Store; administrative templates; security templates; restricted groups; security options; starter GPOs; shell access policies

                 Deploy and manage software by using GPOs.

    o             May include but is not limited to: publishing to users; assigning software to users; assigning to computers; software removal; software restriction policies; AppLocker

                 Configure account policies.

    o             May include but is not limited to: domain password policy; account lockout policy; fine-grain password policies

                 Configure audit policy by using GPOs.

    o             May include but is not limited to: audit logon events; audit account logon events; audit policy change; audit access privilege use; audit directory service access; audit object access; advanced audit policies; global object access auditing; “Reason for Access” reporting

     

    Maintaining the Active Directory environment (18 percent)

                 Configure backup and recovery.

    o             May include but is not limited to: using Windows Server Backup; back up files and system state data to media; backup and restore by using removable media; perform an authoritative or non-authoritative restores; linked value replication; Directory Services Recovery Mode (DSRM); backup and restore GPOs; configure AD recycle bin

                 Perform offline maintenance.

    o             May include but is not limited to: offline defragmentation and compaction; Restartable Active Directory; Active Directory database mounting tool

                 Monitor Active Directory.

    o             May include but is not limited to: event viewer subscriptions; data collector sets; real-time monitoring; analyzing logs; WMI queries; PowerShell

     

    Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services (15 percent)

                 Install Active Directory Certificate Services.

    o             May include but is not limited to: certificate authority (CA) types, including standalone, enterprise, root, and subordinate; role services; prepare for multiple-forest deployments

                 Configure CA server settings.

    o             May include but is not limited to: key archival; certificate database backup and restore; assigning administration roles; high-volume CAs; auditing

                 Manage certificate templates.

    o             May include but is not limited to: certificate template types; securing template permissions; managing different certificate template versions; key recovery agent

                 Manage enrollments.

    o             May include but is not limited to: network device enrollment service (NDES); auto enrollment; Web enrollment; extranet enrollment; smart card enrollment; authentication mechanism assurance; creating enrollment agents; deploying multiple-forest certificates; x.509 certificate mapping

                 Manage certificate revocations.

    o             May include but is not limited to: configure Online Responders; Certificate Revocation List (CRL); CRL Distribution Point (CDP); Authority Information Access (AIA)

     

    Alfredo Arizaleta


    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no express or implied warranties or rights.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:16 PM
    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 12:42 AM