Q. What is the 70-653 exam?
A. Microsoft’s TS: 70-653 Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring certification is one of the most recent certifications offered by Microsoft. This exam has been designed for information technology (IT) professionals who work in or consult with small businesses that use Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008. This exam prepares you to configure Small Business Server and remote administration. This exam provides expertise in Migrating to SBS 2008, Maintaining Users and Computers, Collaboration, Messaging, Remote Access.
Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-653 exam?
A. There are no specific prerequisites for the 70-653 exam. The MCTS candidate for this exam should have at least one year of experience deploying and managing network solutions in an environment that has the following characteristics:
- Up to 75 devices
- Company networks with Internet connectivity
- Individual users or user groups that connect to the company network from remote locations
Q. What are the benefits of becoming a Windows Small Business Server 2008 IT Professional?
A. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who work in jobs in which configuration and maintenance of Windows Small Business Server 2008 is their main area of responsibility. These job roles include the following:
- IT specialists who work in environments in which Windows Small Business Server 2008 is part of an overall solution.
- IT professionals who manage systems that run Windows Small Business Server 2008.
- Developers who build applications that use Windows Small Business Server 2008.
- IT professionals who work with third-party applications that are built on Windows Small Business Server 2008.
Q. What credit does the 70-653 exam provide?
A. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuration
Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. After passing the exam 70-653 TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring, you earn credit towards the following certification:
Q. How many questions are asked in the 70-653 test?
A. About 45-50 questions are asked in the test.
Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. The duration of the test is 120 minutes.
Q. Which type of test is it? (Adaptive/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 the test 70-653 in the first attempt, 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. Why should I become certified?
A. Candidates who pass this exam get good job in medium and high organizations. These job roles include the following:
- IT generalists who work in environments in which Windows Small Business Server 2008 is part of an overall solution
- IT professionals who manage systems that run Windows Small Business Server 2008
- Developers who build applications that use Windows Small Business Server 2008
- IT professionals who work with third-party applications that are built on Windows Small Business Server 2008
The job roles of candidates who have successfully passed the 70-653 exam are as follows:
- Windows Administrator
- System Administrator
- Help Desk Technician
- Network Administrator
- Communication Consultant
Q. Is the 70-653 exam right for me?
Q. What can I expect in the 70-653 exam?
A. The 70-653 exam mainly contains multiple choice questions.
Q. What are the code languages available for the 70-653 exam?
A. English, French, German, and Japanese
Q. What skills are measured in the 70-653 exam?
A. Microsoft has recommended that a candidate should possess the following skills before taking the 70-653 test:
- Deploying Hardware and Software for SBS Servers.
- Migrating to SBS 2008.
- Deploying hardware and software for Computers on the Network.
- Maintaining Systems and Services Availability.
- Maintaining Remote Access.
- Maintaining users and computers.
- Maintaining Collaboration.
- Maintaining Messaging.
Q. How can I prepare for the 70-653 exam?
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Q. Where can I take the test?
A. You can register with a Prometric testing center. You can also register for the exam online at your local exam center or a regional contact center. (Prometric testing Center).
Q. How do I register for the 70-653 exam?
A. You can register for the exam through a Prometric Test Center Locator at Prometric. You will have to go through a complete registration process, make payments and schedule the date and time for the exam.
Q. How can I locate a testing center?
A. Please visit the following link to locate the testing center:
Q. How can I schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam?
A. Please visit the following link to schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam:
Q. How can I update personal information, view test history, etc?
A. Please visit the following link to update personal information, view test history, etc:
Q. What can I expect from Microsoft if I pass the 70-653 exam?
A. After passing the exam, you will achieve the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) status.
Q. How long does it take to receive my Welcome Kit?
A. The certificate can be ordered through the Microsoft Certified Professional member site by clicking on “Download certificates under Program Benefits”. It will take about 30 days to receive your welcome kit after passing the exam and placing the order. You can also download the same certificate from the MCP Secure Site.
Even though the certificates are absolutely free, there will be shipping and handling charges, which you have to pay. The Shipping and Handling are $9.95 USD for the first certificate and $0.99 USD for each additional certificate up to six total certificates.
Q. What is the validation period?
A. This exam expires when new and more relevant Microsoft products are released.