70-648 : MCTS/MCITP - Upgrading for MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008

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The 70-648 exam is required to upgrade MCSA on Windows Server 2003 certification to Windows Server 2008 certification. This exam is designed for those IT professionals who currently hold an MCSA on Windows Server 2003 certification and work in the complex computing environment of mid-sized to large companies.
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Here's what you will get

The 70-648 exam is composite of two stand-alone exams: 70-640 and 70-642. This exam covers the key topics for each source exam and validates the skill of the candidates in the core technology features and functionality of Windows Server 2008 R2.

If you already hold MCSA on Windows Server 2003 certification, you can upgrade it to MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration or MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration certification after passing this exam. The 70-648 exam also provide credit towards the following certifications:

  • MCITP: Server Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator

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What is the exam registration fee? USD 150
Where do I take the exam?

The 70-648 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 linear and Adaptive, Build list and reorder, Case studies, Drag and drop, hot area, Multiple-choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

Microsoft has the following pre-requisites for 70-648 exam:

  • MCSA on Windows Server 2003 certification

Microsoft recommends that candidates for this exam should have one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system.

How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 55 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 70-648 exam, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • You 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. You 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, you must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • You must wait at least a 24-hour period before retaking the exam. * If you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the certification, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least a 14-day before retaking the exam.
  • If you have already passed the exam, it cannot be taken again without prior consent from Microsoft.
What is the validity of the certification? The 70-648 exam is scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 70-648, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

An MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • System Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • Security Administrator
  • Network Administrator

Here's what you will learn

  • Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory...server, server core, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Configure Active Directory Rights Management Ser...Services (AD MDS), Windows Server virtualization
  • Configure the read-only domain controller (RODC)...plication, syskey, Windows Server virtualization
  • Configure Active Directory Federation Services (...oup claim mapping, Windows Server virtualization
  • Configure backup and recovery. May include but i...t admin password), backing up and restoring GPOs
  • Perform offline maintenance. May include but is ...ry, Active Directory database storage allocation
  • Monitor Active Directory. May include but is not...rmance Monitor, Server Performance Advisor, RSOP
  • Install Active Directory Certificate Services. M...ificate requests, certificate practice statement
  • Configure CA server settings. May include but is...ckup and restore, assigning administration roles
  • Manage certificate templates. May include but is...ertificate template versions, key recovery agent
  • Manage enrollments. May include but is not limit...mart card enrollment, creating enrollment agents
  • Manage certificate revocations. May include but ... Point (CDP), Authority Information Access (AIA)
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing. May include ...netting, supernetting, alternative configuration
  • Configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (D...ory, scopes, server core, Windows Server Hyper-V
  • Configure routing. May include but is not limite... Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Configure IPsec. May include but is not limited ...(AH), IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
  • Configure remote access. May include but is not ...oxy, remote access protocols, Connection Manager
  • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP). May i...ent, 802.1x enforcement, flexible host isolation
  • Configure network authentication. May include bu...entication by using MS-CHAP, MS-CHAP v2, and EAP
  • Configure wireless access. May include but is no...s infrastructure mode, group policy for wireless
  • Configure firewall settings. May include but is ...firewall by using group policy, isolation policy
  • Configure Windows Software Update Services (WSUS...pdates, test and approval, disconnected networks
  • Capture performance data. May include but is not...ility Monitor, monitoring System Stability Index
  • Monitor event logs. May include but is not limit...cation and services logs, subscriptions, DNS log
  • Gather network data. May include but is not limi...MP), Baseline Security Analyzer, Network Monitor
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