Microsoft's 70-640

MCTS/MCITP - 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. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 70-640 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

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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.

Skills Measured

  • Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory
  • Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure
  • Configuring Active Directory roles and services
  • Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects
  • Maintaining the Active Directory environment
  • Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services

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70-640 Course Duration

uCertify's 70-640 course is a self-paced, preparation course. The amount of time taken to prepare for the exam depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience. We recommend you to spend 3-4 hours for 2-3 weeks if you have good knowledge of Windows Server 2008.

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70-640 Course/Exam Objectives

  • 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
    • Review Questions
  • 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
    • Review Questions
  • 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
    • Review Questions
  • 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
    • Review Questions
  • 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
    • Review Questions
  • 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
    • Review Questions
  • 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
    • Review Questions
  • 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
    • Review Questions
  • 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
    • Review Questions
  • 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
    • Review Questions

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


70-640 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 70-640 exams?
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

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?

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

  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
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?
To know more about the 70-640 exam, click here.

At a Glance

70-640 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 10
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 10
Total Questions 25 576
Interactive Quizzes 0 242
Final Test No Yes

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