70-640 : Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Configuring

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including implementing and administering Windows Server 2008 in network services and connection requirements in corporate networks and more.
Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Configuring
ISBN : 978-1-61691-252-9


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Exam Information

The 70-640 exam is a part of Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification. It is a required part to the certification. The exam is targeted to Server and Enterprise Administrators who are working to implement Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. The exam covers the configuration of Domain Name System, Active Directory infrastructure, its roles and services, and more.

Career Prospects

A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Windows Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Consultant
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring Certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidates should have at least one year of experience in implementing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

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Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft 70-640 exam is administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

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What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple choice questions, extended matching, hot area, active screen, drag and drop, simulations, and short answers.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 70-640 exam, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait at least a 24-hour period before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least a 14-day period before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A 14-day waiting period will also be imposed for the fourth and fifth subsequent exam retakes. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score, he/she cannot retake the examination.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
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Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Overview of Active Directory

  • The Industry before Active Directory
  • The Benefits of Active Directory
  • Understanding Active Directory's Logical Structure
  • Understanding Active Directory Objects
  • Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Roles
  • Introducing Identity and Access (IDA) in Windows Server 2008
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 2: Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Introducing DNS
  • Introducing DNS Database Zones
  • New Functionality in Windows Server 2008 DNS
  • Introducing DNS Record Types
  • Configuring DNS
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 3: Active Directory Planning and Installation

  • Overview
  • Verifying the Filesystem
  • Verifying Network Connectivity
  • Understanding Domain and Forest Functionality
  • Planning the Domain Structure
  • Installing Active Directory
  • Verifying Active Directory Installation
  • Creating and Configuring Application Data Partitions
  • Configuring DNS Integration with Active Directory
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 4: Installing and Managing Trees and Forests

  • Reasons for Creating Multiple Domains
  • Creating Domain Trees and Forests
  • Demoting a Domain Controller
  • Managing Multiple Domains
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 5: Configuring Sites and Replication

  • Overview of Network Planning
  • Overview of Active Directory Replication and Sites
  • Implementing Sites and Subnets
  • Configuring Replication
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 6: Configuring Active Directory Server Roles

  • Understanding Server Manager
  • Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Install Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Understanding Active Directory Domain Services
  • Active Directory Federation Services
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 7: Administering Active Directory

  • An Overview of OUs
  • Planning the OU Structure
  • Creating OUs
  • Managing OUs
  • Troubleshooting OUs
  • Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects
  • Publishing Active Directory Objects
  • Using the Command Prompt for Active Directory Configuration
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 8: Configuring Group Policy Objects

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Planning a Group Policy Strategy
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Managing Group Policy
  • Deploying Software through a GPO
  • Implementing Software Deployment
  • Configuring Software Deployment Settings
  • Troubleshooting Group Policies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 9: Planning Security for Active Directory

  • Active Directory Security Overview
  • Implementing Active Directory Security
  • Using Group Policy for Security
  • Understanding Smart Card Authentication
  • Understanding Security Configuration and Analysis Tools
  • Implementing an Audit Policy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 10: Active Directory Optimization and Reliability

  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 R2 Performance Monitoring
  • Using Windows Server 2008 R2 Performance Tools
  • Saving and Analyzing Data with Performance Logs and Alerts
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Components
  • Backup and Recovery of Active Directory
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

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