Microsoft's 70-680

MCSA - Windows 7, Configuring

The Microsoft's MCSA certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 70-680 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment Test • 591 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 316 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated

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The 70-680 is a part of Microsoft's MCSA: Windows 7 certification. It is an optional part to the certification.

This certification is targeted at professionals involved with computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. The exam covers deploying windows, configuring mobile computing, configuring back up and recovering options, etc.

Skills Measured

  • Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
  • Deploying Windows 7
  • Configuring Hardware and Applications
  • Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Configuring Access to Resources
  • Configuring Mobile Computing
  • Monitoring and Maintaining Systems that Run Windows 7

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70-680 Course Duration

uCertify's 70-680 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 7.

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Syllabus

70-680 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 1: Installing Windows 7
    • Introducing Windows 7
    • Windows 7 Architecture
    • Preparing to Install Windows 7
    • Installing Windows 7
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 2: Automating the Windows 7 Installation
    • Understanding Automated Deployment Options
    • Deploying Unattended Installations
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 3: Managing Disks
    • Configuring File Systems
    • Configuring Disk Storage
    • Using the Disk Management Utility
    • Managing Storage
    • Troubleshooting Disk Management
    • Managing Data Compression
    • Managing Data Encryption with EFS
    • Understanding RAID
    • Using Disk-Maintenance Tools
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 4: Managing the Windows 7 Environment
    • Configuring the Windows 7 Operating System
    • Configuring Remote Connections
    • Configuring Mobile Computing
    • Configuring Advanced Power Settings
    • Managing Windows 7 Services
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 5: Configuring Hardware and Applications
    • Configuring Hardware
    • Managing I/O Devices
    • Managing Applications
    • Understanding Internet Explorer
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 6: Managing Users, Groups, and Security
    • Overview of Windows 7 User Accounts
    • Working with User Accounts
    • Managing User Properties
    • Troubleshooting User Account Authentication
    • Managing and Creating Groups
    • Managing Security Using GPOs and LGPOs
    • Configuring User Account Control
    • Using Advanced Security Options
    • Understanding BitLocker Drive Encryption
    • Understanding AppLocker
    • Understanding Smart Cards
    • Managing File and Folder Security
    • Managing Network Access
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 7: Configuring Network Connectivity
    • Understanding Networking
    • Configuring Windows 7 NIC Devices
    • Understanding TCP/IP
    • Configuring Windows 7 on a Network
    • Configuring Windows Firewall
    • Configuring Remote Management
    • Understanding BranchCache
    • Using DirectAccess
    • Understanding Virtualization
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 8: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 7
    • Optimizing Windows 7 with Performance Monitor
    • Using Reliability Monitor
    • Using Other Windows 7 Tools to Discover System Information
    • Using System Configuration
    • Setting Up Task Scheduler
    • Using Event Viewer
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 9: Configuring Backups and Recovery
    • Safeguarding and Recovery Basics
    • Using Advanced Boot Options
    • Using the Startup Repair Tool
    • Maintaining Windows 7 with Backup and Restore
    • Using System Protection
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions

Career Prospects

A MCSA: Windows 7, Configuring Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Windows Client Administrator
  • Network Server Administrator
  • Windows System Administrator
  • Desktop Support Specialists

FAQs

70-680 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 70-680 exams?
If you pass Microsoft's 70-680 exam you will get credit towards the following certifications:
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the MCSA certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate should have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

Pricing does not include any promotional offers or reduced pricing for Microsoft IT Academy program members, Microsoft Certified Trainers, and Microsoft Partner Network program members. Price is subject to change without notice. Price does not include applicable taxes.

Where do I take the exam?
The Microsoft 70-680 exam is administered by Prometric at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
How many questions are asked on the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?
700

(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 70-680 examination, MicrosoftÂ’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 on an exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification?
The MCSA certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
You can find more information about the 70-680 exam from this link: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-680

At a Glance

70-680 Course Includes Free Buy
Chapters 1 9
Practice Tests 1 5
Total Questions (inc. quizzes) 50 591
Interactive Quizzes 20 316
Final Test No Yes

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