What do you have to know to pass 71-646 & 71-647?

Trika published some more information about the upcoming Windows Server 2008 MCITP exams. As I told before, the assumed date is December 21. Let’s hope I’ll be invited!

When you want to pass the 646 and/or 647, here you got the stuff to be learned :

Try the Windows Server learning portal or Windows Server 2008 info on TechNet for help brushing up on items below.

Skills measured by Exam 70-646

Planning for Server Deployment (19%)

  • Plan server installations and upgrades.
  • May include but is not limited to: Windows Server 2008 edition selection, Rollback planning, Bitlocker implementation requirements
  • Plan for automated server deployment.
  • May include but is not limited to: Standard server image, Automation and scheduling of server deployments
  • Plan infrastructure services server roles.
  • May include but is not limited to: Address assignment, Name resolution, Network access control, Directory services, Application services, Certificate services
  • Plan application servers and services
  • May include but is not limited to: Virtualization server planning, Availability, resilience, and accessibility
  • Plan file and print server roles
  • May include but is not limited to: Access permissions, Storage quotas, Replication, Indexing, File storage policy, Availability, Printer publishing

Planning for Server Management (23%)

  • Plan server management strategies.
  • May include but is not limited to: Remote administration, Remote desktop, Server management technologies, Server Manager and ServerManagerCMD, Delegation policies and procedures
  • Plan for delegated administration.
  • May include but is not limited to: Delegate Authority, Delegate Active Directory objects, Application Management
  • Plan and implement group policy strategy.
  • May include but is not limited to: GPO Management, GPO backup and recovery, Group policy troubleshooting, Group policy planning

Monitoring and Maintaining Servers (20%)

  • Implement patch management strategy.
  • May include but is not limited to: Operating system patch level maintenance, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Application patch level maintenance
  • Monitor servers for performance evaluation and optimization.
  • May include but is not limited to: Server and service monitoring, Optimization, Event management, Trending and baseline analysis
  • Monitor and maintain security and policies.
  • May include but is not limited to: Remote access, Monitor and maintain NPAS, Network access, Server security, Firewall rules and policies, Authentication and authorization, Data security, Auditing

Planning Application and Data Provisioning (19%)

  • Provision applications.
  • May include but is not limited to: Presentation virtualization, Terminal server infrastructure, Resource allocation, Application virtualization alternatives, Application deployment, System Center Configuration Manager
  • Provision data.
  • May include but is not limited to: Shared resources, Offline data access

Planning for Business Continuity and High Availability (19%)

  • Plan storage.
  • May include but is not limited to: Storage solutions, Storage management
  • Plan high availability.
  • May include but is not limited to: Service redundancy, Service availability
  • Plan for backup and recovery.
  • May include but is not limited to: Data recovery strategy, Server recovery strategy, Directory service recovery strategy, Object level recovery
Skills measured by Exam 70-647

Planning Network and Application Services (23%)

  • Plan for name resolution and IP addressing.
  • May include but is not limited to: Internal and external naming strategy, Naming resolution support for legacy clients, Naming resolution for directory services, IP addressing scheme, TCP/IP version coexistence
  • Design for network access.
  • May include but is not limited to: Network access policies, Remote access strategy, Perimeter networks, Server and domain isolation
  • Plan for application delivery.
  • May include but is not limited to: Application virtualization, Presentation virtualization, Locally installed software, Web-based applications
  • Plan for Terminal Services.
  • May include but is not limited to: Terminal Services licensing, Terminal Services infrastructure

Designing Core Identity and Access Management Components (25%)

  • Design Active Directory forests and domains.
  • May include but is not limited to: Forest structure, Forest and domain functional levels, Intra-organizational authorization and authentication, Schema modifications
  • Design the Active Directory physical topology.
  • May include but is not limited to: Placement of servers, Site and replication topology, Printer location policies
  • Design the Active Directory administrative model.
  • May include but is not limited to: Delegation, Group strategy, Compliance auditing, Group administration,
  • Organizational structure
  • Design the enterprise-level group policy strategy.
  • May include but is not limited to: Group policy hierarchy and scope filtering, Control device installation, Authentication and authorization

Designing Support Identity and Access Management Components (29%)

  • Plan for domain or forest migration, upgrade, and restructuring.
  • May include but is not limited to: Cross-forest authentication, Backward compatibility, Object migration, Migration planning, Implementation planning, Environment preparation
  • Design the branch office deployment.
  • 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: Authentication strategy, Server security
  • Design and implement public key infrastructure.
  • May include but is not limited to: Certificate services, PKI operations and maintenance, Certificate life cycle management
  • Plan for interoperability.
  • May include but is not limited to: Inter-organizational authorization and authentication, Application authentication interoperability, Cross-platform interoperability

Designing for Business Continuity and Data Availability (23%)

  • Plan for business continuity.
  • May include but is not limited to: Service availability, Directory service recovery
  • Design for software updates and compliance management.
  • May include but is not limited to: Patch management and patch management compliance, Microsoft Update and Windows Update, Security baselines, System health models
  • Design the operating system virtualization strategy.
  • May include but is not limited to: Server consolidation, Application compatibility, Virtualization management, Placement of servers
  • Design for data management and data access.
  • May include but is not limited to: Data security, Data accessibility and redundancy, Data collaboration