MCTS Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7 Configuring

Published: June 01, 2009
Language(s): English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s): IT Professionals
Technology: Windows 7
Type: Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.
Candidates should be able to install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 7, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, candidates should be able to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. Candidates should also be able to maintain systems, including monitoring for and resolving performance and reliability issues. Candidates should have a basic understanding of Windows PowerShell syntax.

Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration

Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

Update: As noted above, Exam 70-680 counts towards the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification. However, we have experienced some system issues which have delayed the awarding of the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification based on the passing of 70-680. We should have those issues resolved before the end of September, 2009.

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.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 (14 percent)

Perform a clean installation.
This objective may include but is not limited to: identifying hardware requirements; setting up as the sole operating system; setting up as dual boot; installation methods; boot from the source of installation, preparing the installation source: USB, CD, network share, WDS
Upgrade to Windows 7 from previous versions of Windows.
This objective may include but is not limited to: upgrading from Windows Vista; migrating from Windows XP; upgrading from one edition of Windows 7 to another edition of Windows 7
Migrate user profiles.
This objective may include but is not limited to: migrating from one machine to another; migrating from previous versions of Windows; side-by-side vs. wipe and load

Deploying Windows 7 (13 percent)
Capture a system image.
This objective may include but is not limited to: preparing system for capture; creating a WIM file; automated capture; manual capture
Prepare a system image for deployment.
This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting an application into a system image; inserting a driver into a system image; inserting an update into a system image; configuring tasks to run after deployment
Deploy a system image.
This objective may include but is not limited to: automated deployment methods; manually deploying a customized image
Configure a VHD.
This objective may include but is not limited to: creating, deploying, booting, mounting, and updating VHDs; offline updates; offline servicing

Configuring Hardware and Applications (14 percent)
Configure devices.
This objective may include but is not limited to: updating, disabling, and uninstalling drivers; signed drivers; conflicts between drivers; configuring driver settings; resolving problem device driver
Configure application compatibility.
This objective may include but is not limited to: setting compatibility mode; implementing shims; compatibility issues with Internet Explorer
Configure application restrictions.
This objective may include but is not limited to: setting software restriction policies; setting application control policies; setting through group policy or local security policy
Configure Internet Explorer.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring compatibility view; configuring security settings; configuring providers; managing add-ons; controlling InPrivate mode; certificates for secure Web sites

Configuring Network Connectivity (14 percent)
Configure IPv4 network settings.
This objective may include but is not limited to: connecting to a network; configuring name resolution; setting up a connection for a network; network locations; resolving connectivity issues; APIPA
Configure IPv6 network settings.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring name resolution; connecting to a network; setting up a connection for a network; network locations; resolving connectivity issues; link local multicast name resolution
Configure networking settings.
This objective may include but is not limited to: adding a physically connected (wired) or wireless device; connecting to a wireless network; configuring security settings on the client; set preferred wireless networks; configuring network adapters; configuring location-aware printing
Configure Windows Firewall.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring rules for multiple profiles; allowing or denying an application; network-profile-specific rules; configuring notifications; configuring authenticated exceptions
Configure remote management.
This objective may include but is not limited to: remote management methods; configuring remote management tools; executing PowerShell commands

Configuring Access to Resources (13 percent)
Configure shared resources.
This objective may include but is not limited to: folder virtualization; shared folder permissions; printers and queues; configuring HomeGroup settings
Configure file and folder access.
This objective may include but is not limited to: encrypting files and folders by using EFS; configuring NTFS permissions; resolving effective permissions issues; copying files vs. moving files
Configure user account control (UAC).
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring local security policy; configuring admin vs. standard UAC prompt behaviors; configuring Secure Desktop
Configure authentication and authorization.
This objective may include but is not limited to: resolving authentication issues; configuring rights; managing credentials; managing certificates; smart cards with PIV; elevating user privileges; multifactor authentication
Configure BranchCache.
This objective may include but is not limited to: distributed cache mode vs. hosted mode; network infrastructure requirements; configuring settings; certificate management

Configuring Mobile Computing (10 percent)
Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring BitLocker and BitLocker To Go policies; managing Trusted Platform Module (TPM) PINs; configuring startup key storage; data recovery agent support
Configure DirectAccess.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring client side; configuring authentication; network infrastructure requirements
Configure mobility options.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring offline file policies; transparent caching; creating and migrating power policy
Configure remote connections.
This objective may include but is not limited to: establishing VPN connections and authentication; enabling a VPN reconnect; advanced security auditing; NAP quarantine remediation; dial-up connections; remote desktop; published apps

Monitoring and Maintaining Systems that Run Windows 7 (11 percent)
Configure updates to Windows 7.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring update settings; determining source of updates; configuring Windows Update policies; reviewing update history; checking for new updates; rolling back updates
Manage disks.
This objective may include but is not limited to: managing disk volumes; managing file system fragmentation; RAID; removable device policies
Monitor systems.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring event logging; filtering event logs; event subscriptions; data collector sets; generating a system diagnostics report
Configure performance settings.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring page files; configuring hard drive cache; updated drivers; configuring networking performance; configuring power plans; configuring processor scheduling; configuring desktop environment; configuring services and programs to resolve performance issues; mobile computing performance issues; configuring power

Configuring Backup and Recovery Options (11 percent)
Configure backup.
This objective may include but is not limited to: creating a system recovery disk; backing up files, folders, or full system; scheduling backups
Configure system recovery options.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring system restore points; restoring system settings; last known good configuration; complete restore; driver rollback
Configure file recovery options.
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring file restore points; restoring previous versions of files and folders; restoring damaged or deleted files by using shadow copies; restore user profiles

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Preparation Tools and Resources
To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the “Skills Measured” tab.

Learning Plans and Classroom Training
6292A: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client (3 Days)

Microsoft E-Learning
6292AE: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client (20 Hours)

Microsoft Learning key
MCTS 70-680 Rapid Review: Configuring Windows 7
MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Microsoft Windows 7

Practice Tests
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