TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
About this Exam
Exam 70-649 is an upgrade exam that is a composite of three stand-alone exams: Exams 70-640, 70-642, and 70-643. Exam 70-649 validates skills that relate to the core technology features and functionality of Windows Server 2008 R2 and builds upon the knowledge base of a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003.
Exam 70-649 is intended for IT professionals who currently hold an MCSE on Windows Server 2003 certification and work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies. The MCSE on Windows Server 2003 is a prerequisite for this exam. Without it, your transcript will show that you passed the exam but will not show credit for the resulting certifications.
You should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:
250 to 5,000 or more users
Three or more physical locations
Three or more domain controllers
Network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
Connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet
Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-649: TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Application Platform Configuration
Exam 70-649: TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
MCITP: Server Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
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.
Configuring Additional Active Directory Server Roles
Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS)
May include but is not limited to: migration to AD LDS, configuring data within AD LDS, configuring an authentication server, server core, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
Configure Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS)
May include but is not limited to: certificate request and installation, self-enrollments, delegation, Active Directory Metadirectory Services (AD MDS), Windows Server virtualization
Configure the read-only domain controller (RODC)
May include but is not limited to: unidirectional replication, Administrator role separation, read-only DNS, BitLocker, credential caching, password replication, syskey, Windows Server virtualization
Configure Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
May include but is not limited to: installing AD FS server role, exchange certificate with AD FS agents, configuring trust policies, configuring user and group claim mapping, Windows Server virtualization
Configuring IP Addressing and Services
Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
May include but is not limited to: configuring IP options, subnetting, supernetting, alternative configuration
Configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
May include but is not limited to: DHCP options, creating new options, PXE boot, default user profiles, DHCP relay agents, exclusions, authorizing server in Active Directory, scopes, server core, Windows Server Hyper-V
May include but is not limited to: static routing, persistent routing, Routing Internet Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
May include but is not limited to: creating IPsec policy, IPsec Authentication Header (AH), IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
Monitoring and Managing a Network Infrastructure
Configure Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) server settings
May include but is not limited to: updating type selection, client settings, Group Policy object (GPO), client targeting, software updates, test and approval, disconnected networks
Capture performance data
May include but is not limited to: Data Collector Sets, Performance Monitor, Reliability Monitor, monitoring System Stability Index
Monitor event logs
May include but is not limited to: custom views, application and services logs, subscriptions, DNS log
Gather network data
May include but is not limited to: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Baseline Security Analyzer, Network Monitor
Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services
May include but is not limited to: installing from media (IFM), configuring Windows Deployment Services, capturing Windows Deployment Services images, deploying Windows Deployment Services images, server core
Configure Microsoft Windows activation
May include but is not limited to: installing a KMS server, creating a DNS SRV record, replicating volume license data
Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines
May include but is not limited to: virtual networking, virtualization hardware requirements, Virtual Hard Disks, migrating from physical to virtual, VM additions, backup, optimization, server core
Configure high availability
May include but is not limited to: failover clustering, Network Load Balancing, hardware redundancy
May include but is not limited to: RAID types, Virtual Disk Specification (VDS) API, Network Attached Storage, iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage area networks, mount points
Configuring Remote Desktop Services
Configure RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Web Access.
May include but is not limited to: providing access to remote resources; per-user filtering; forms-based authentication; single sign-on
Configure Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway).
May include but is not limited to: certificate configuration; Remote Desktop resource authorization policy (RD RAP); Remote Desktop connection authorization policy (RD CAP); Remote Desktop group policy
Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
May include but is not limited to: redirection modes; DNS registration; set by using group policy
Configure and monitor Remote Desktop resources.
May include but is not limited to: allocate resources by using Windows Server Resource Manager; configure application logging; fair share CPU scheduling; viewing processes
Configure Remote Desktop licensing.
May include but is not limited to: deploy licensing server; connectivity between Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RD Session Hosts) and Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing); recovering Remote Desktop Licensing server; managing Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs); revoking licensing
Configure Remote Desktop Session Host.
May include but is not limited to: session options; session permissions; display data prioritization; profiles and home folders; IP Virtualization; RemoteFX
Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure
Configure Web applications
May include but is not limited to: directory-dependent, publishing, URL-specified configuration, Microsoft .NET components, for example, .NET and .aspx, configuring application pools
Manage Web sites
May include but is not limited to: migrating sites and Web applications, publishing IIS Web sites, configuring virtual directories
Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server
May include but is not limited to: configuring for extranet users, configuring permissions
Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Services (SMTP)
May include but is not limited to: setting up smart hosts, configuring size limitations, setting up security and authentication to the delivering server, creating proper service accounts, authentication, SMTP relay
Manage Internet Information Services (IIS)
May include but is not limited to: Web site content backup and restore, IIS configuration backup, monitoring IIS, configuring logging, delegation of administrative rights
Configure SSL security
May include but is not limited to: configuring certificates, requesting SSL certificate, renewing SSL certificate, exporting and importing certificates
Configure Web site authentication and permissions
May include but is not limited to: configuring site permissions and authentication, configuring application permissions, client certificate mappings
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