Q. What is the 70-450 exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-450 PRO: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 exam is targeted at the professional level SQL Server 2008 Database Administrator. It tests the user ability to make appropriate design and technology choice considerations for your SQL Server 2008 installations.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the exam?
A. This exam has no prerequisite.

Q. What credit does the 70-450 exam provide?
A. Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. This certificate provide credit towards Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. 45-55 approximately

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. 120 minutes

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. Linear

Q. What is the passing score?
A. 700 out of 1000

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. Second Shot provides a free retake if you do not pass an IT professional or developer Microsoft Certification exam the first time.

Q. What are the code languages available for the exam?
A. The code languages available are English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified).

Q. What are the skills being measured for the exam?
A. The exam covers the following topics:

  1. Designing a SQL Server Instance and a Database Solution
  2. Designing a Database Server Security Solution
  3. Designing a Database Solution for High Availability
  4. Designing a Backup and Recovery Solution
  5. Designing a Monitoring Strategy
  6. Designing a Strategy to Maintain and Manage Databases
  7. Designing a Strategy for Data Distribution

Q. Where to take the test?
A. Prometric Center.

Q. What is the 70-683: TS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-683 test validates your skills and knowledge to efficiently use the Microsoft OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) and imaging tools to deploy and maintain Windows 7 desktops and additional tools. Candidates are expected to have at least one year of experience in the IT field working on of desktop image deployments. The TS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs (70-683) exam provides credit toward MCTS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-683 exam?
A. There is no prerequisite for appearing in the exam.

Q. What are the benefits of becoming MCTS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs certified?
A. Microsoft’s MCTS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) certification is the latest certification on the Windows 7 technology. The Microsoft 70-683 test is designed to measure the level of knowledge about installing and configuring OPK tools, configuring an answer file of a candidate.

Q. What credit does the 70-683 exam provide?
A. Exam 70-683: TS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs: counts as credit toward the following certification:

  • MCTS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. MCTS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. 45 to 50

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. 120 minutes

Q. Which type of test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. Linear

Q. What is the passing score?
A. 70%

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass test 70-683 the first time, you may retake it at any time. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least 14 days to retake the test a third time. A 14-day waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam retakes. If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again.

Q. Is the 70-683 exam right for me?
A. This exam is intended for candidates who manage the Microsoft OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) and imaging tools to deploy and maintain Windows 7 desktops and additional applications and tools. If you wish to excel as a support technician, or as a network administrator, this exam is right for you.

Q. What can I expect in the 70-683 exam?
A. Multiple-choice, scenario-based, hot-spot types, and simulation questions are asked on the following topics:

  • Preparing the OPK Environment
  • Creating a Base Image
  • Configuring the Image for Deployment
  • Deploying and Updating the Image

Q. What are the code languages available for the 70-683 exam?
A. English

Q. Where can I take the test?
A. Microsoft certification exams are provided through Prometric.

Q. How can I locate a testing center?
A. Visit the Prometric site to locate a testing center.