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Everything you want to know about the 70-649 exam

Q. What is the 70-649 exam?

A. 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 your skills related to the core technology features and functionality of Windows Server 2008 based on the existing knowledge set of a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-649 exam?

A. The MCSE on Windows Server 2003 is a prerequisite for this exam.


Q. What credit does the 70-649 exam provide?

A. Passing the Exam 70-649 earns you the MCTS certifications that count as credit toward the following Professional Series certifications:

Q. What certificate does it provide?

A. Passing the Exam 70-649 completes the requirements for the following certifications:

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?

A. You will be required to attempt approximately 55 questions.

Q. What is the duration of the test?

A. Users are required to attempt all questions in 120 minutes.

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

A. This test consists of Multiple Choice, Hot Area, Drag and Drop, Build list and reorder, and Build a Tree questions. The test can be adaptive, and simulation questions might be asked. There are no Case study type questions.

Q. What is the passing score?

A. You need a score of 700 out of 1000 to pass the exam.

Q. What is the test retake policy?

A. If you do not pass test 70-649 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 70-649 exam right for me?

A. If you currently hold an MCSE on the Windows Server 2003 certification and work in the complex computing environment of mid-sized to large companies, this exam is intended for you.

Q. Where can I take the test?

A. Microsoft exams may be taken at Prometric testing facilities.

Q. What is the exam fee?

A. The net price for taking test 70-649 is US$125. The 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 test 70-649 in India and China is US$50.

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