Course Description and Overview
The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification helps validate that an individual has the comprehensive set of skills necessary to perform a particular job role, such as database administrator or enterprise messaging administrator. MCITP certifications build on the technical proficiency measured in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications. Therefore, you will earn one or more MCTS certifications on your way to earning an MCITP certification.
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.
Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services.
- May include but is not limited to: Install from media (IFM); configure Windows Deployment Services; capture Windows Deployment Services images; deploy Windows Deployment Services images; dynamic driver provisioning; PXE provider; multicasting; VHD deployment
Configure Microsoft Windows activation.
- May include but is not limited to: install a KMS server; create a DNS SRV record; replicate volume license data; Multiple Activation Key (MAK); managing activation
Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines.
- May include but is not limited to: Virtual networking; virtualization hardware requirements; Virtual Hard Disks; migration types; Integration Services; dynamic memory allocation; dynamic virtual machine storage; import/export; snapshot
Configure high availability.
- May include but is not limited to: failover clustering; Network Load Balancing; geo-clustering support; cluster service migration; Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
- May include but is not limited to: RAID types; Virtual Disk Specification (VDS); iSCSI Initiator; Storage Area Networks (SANs); mount points; Multipath I/O (MPIO); VHD mounting; boot from VHD; N-Port Identification Virtualization (NPIV)
Configuring Remote Desktop Services
Configure RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Web Access.
- May include but is not limited to: providing access to remote resources; per-user filtering; forms-based authentication; single sign-on
Configure Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway).
- May include but is not limited to: certificate configuration; Remote Desktop resource authorization policy (RD RAP); Remote Desktop connection authorization policy (RD CAP); Remote Desktop group policy
Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
- May include but is not limited to: redirection modes; DNS registration; set by using group policy
Configure and monitor Remote Desktop resources.
- May include but is not limited to: allocate resources by using Windows Server Resource Manager; configure application logging; fair share CPU scheduling; viewing processes
Configure Remote Desktop licensing.
- May include but is not limited to: deploy licensing server; connectivity between Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RD Session Hosts) and Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing); recovering Remote Desktop Licensing server; managing Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs); revoking licensing
Configure Remote Desktop Session Host.
- May include but is not limited to: session options; session permissions; display data prioritization; profiles and home folders; IP Virtualization; RemoteFX
Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure
Configure Web applications.
- May include but is not limited to: directory-dependent; publishing; URL-specified configuration; Microsoft .NET components, for example, .NET and aspx; configure application pools; manage service accounts; server core
Manage Web sites.
- May include but is not limited to: migrate sites and Web applications; publish IIS Web sites; configure virtual directories; xcopy deployment
Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server.
- May include but is not limited to: configure for extranet users; configure permissions; configure File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS); WebDAV integration; user isolation
Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
- May include but is not limited to: setting up smart hosts; configuring size limitations; setting up security and authentication to the delivering server; creating proper service accounts; authentication; SMTP relay
Manage the Web Server (IIS) role.
- May include but is not limited to: Web site content backup and restore; IIS configuration backup; monitor IIS; configuration logging and tracing; delegation of administrative rights
Configure SSL security.
- May include but is not limited to: configure certificates; requesting SSL certificate; renewing SSL certificate; exporting and importing certificates
Configure Web site authentication and permissions.
- May include but is not limited to: configure site permissions and authentication; configure application permissions; client certificate mappings; request filtering
Configuring Network Application Services
Manage the Streaming Media Services role.
- May include but is not limited to: installation; on-demand replication; caching and proxy; multicast streaming; advertising; Web-based administration; Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
Secure streaming media.
- May include but is not limited to: encryption; sharing business rules; configuring license delivery; configuring policy templates; configure Windows Media Rights Manager; automatically acquire media usage rights; Microsoft DRM upgrade service
Configure SharePoint Foundation options.
- May include but is not limited to: site permissions; backup; service accounts; rights management services (RMS); migration; audience targeting; claims-based authentication; SharePoint Timer jobs; usage and report logging
Configure SharePoint Foundation integration.
- May include but is not limited to: configuring a document library to receive e-mail; configuring incoming vs. outgoing e-mail; support for Office Web Apps and SharePoint Workspaces
Who Would Benefit
The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credential is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies.
You work—or plan to work—with Windows deployment services, terminal services, Web services, and media services.
The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credentials are intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies. The MCTS candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2 in an environment that has the following characteristics:
- 250 to 5,000 or more users
- multiple physical locations
- multiple domain controllers
- network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, a firewall, Internet access, an intranet, Public Key Infrastructure, remote access, remote desktop, virtualization, and client computer management
- connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to corporate resources and connecting corporate networks
Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring - 70-643
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