Q. What is the 70-663 exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-663 exam is designed for candidates who are responsible for the Exchange messaging environment in an enterprise environment. They are senior administrators who act as the technical lead over a team of administrators. These candidates are a third level of support between the Exchange Recipient Administrator and the Exchange Server Administrator.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the exam?
A. Candidates for this exam are responsible for the planning and deployment of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. They should have a minimum of two years of experience administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing Exchange servers.

Q. What credit does the 70-663 exam provide?
A. Upon passing this test you will complete the requirement for Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010 certification.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. You will be required to answer 50-55 questions in the exam.

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

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

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

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass test 70-663 in the first time, you may retake the same exam one time without restriction. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least seven 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. What to expect in the 70-663 exam?
A. This test consists of Multiple Choice, Hot Area, Drag and Drop, and Choose and Reorder type questions. The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked. There are no Case study type questions.

Q. What are the skills being measured for the 70-663 exam?
A. Microsoft has specified twenty-five objectives for the 70-663 test, which are grouped under five topics. Following are the important areas in which an individual should possess good knowledge before taking the 70-663 test:

  1. Planning the Exchange Server 2010 Infrastructure
  2. Deploying the Exchange Server 2010 Infrastructure
  3. Designing and deploying messaging security
  4. Designing and deploying Exchange object permissions
  5. Designing and deploying Exchange Server 2010 Availability and Recovery
  6. Designing and deploying auditing and discovery
  7. Designing and deploying transport rules for message compliance
  8. Designing and deploying for monitoring and reporting

Q. Where to take the test?
A. You may take the test at Prometric center.

Q. What is the cost of the test?
A. The net price for taking test 70-663 is US$125. Net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions or membership discounts you may have. The exam is subsidized in India and China. The net price for taking the test 70-663 in India and China is US$50.

As of April 1, 2007, only citizens of India will be permitted to register for exams in India test centres, and only citizens of China will be permitted to register for exams in Mainland China test centres.

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