Microsoft's 70-680

MCSA - Windows 7, Configuring

The Microsoft's MCSA certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral 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:

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The 70-680 exam is a part of Microsoft's MCSA: Windows 7 certification. This certification is targeted at professionals involved with computing environment which uses Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. The 70-680 exam covers areas such as 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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70-680 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Installing Windows 7
    • Introducing Windows 7
    • Windows 7 Architecture
    • Preparing to Install Windows 7
    • Installing Windows 7
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Lesson 2: Automating the Windows 7 Installation
    • Understanding Automated Deployment Options
    • Deploying Unattended Installations
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Lesson 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
  • Lesson 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
  • Lesson 5: Configuring Hardware and Applications
    • Configuring Hardware
    • Managing I/O Devices
    • Managing Applications
    • Understanding Internet Explorer
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review questions
  • Lesson 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
  • Lesson 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
  • Lesson 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
  • Lesson 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


70-680 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 70-680 exams?
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
There are no prerequisites for the 70-680 exam.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

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Where do I take the exam?

The 70-680 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 types of questions may vary, but all Microsoft exams will include one or more of the following types of questions:

  • Multiple-choice single answer
  • Multiple-choice multiple answer
  • Best answer
  • Extended matching
  • Hot-area
  • Active-screen
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Build-list and reorder
  • Simulations
  • Short answer
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 to 180 minutes
What is the passing score?
What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail in your first attempt at passing the 70-680 examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score in the first attempt, he/she must wait at least 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score in the second time, he/she must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam.
  • A candidate must wait for 14 calander days for the fourth and fifth subsequent exam retakes. A candidate cannot give more than five exam retakes per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake.
  • A candidate cannot take the exam again if he/she achieves a passing score on an exam
What is the validity of the certification?
The MCSA certification does not expire unless Microsoft changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 70-680 exam, click here.

At a Glance

70-680 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 9
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 5
Total Questions 50 311
Interactive Quizzes 20 316
Final Test No Yes

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