Exam 70-181:

TS: Windows Embedded Compact 7

Published:February 08, 2011
Language(s):English
Audience(s):Developers
Technology:Windows Embedded Compact 7
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
This exam is intended for industry professionals who are developing for embedded devices by using Windows Embedded Compact 7. Candidates should also have at least one year of experience using Windows Embedded CE and six months of experience using Windows Embedded Compact 7.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-181: TS: Windows Embedded Compact 7, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS): Windows Embedded Compact 7
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
Skills Being MeasuredThis 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.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Designing and Configuring Operating Systems (21 percent)
  • Choose and create catalog items.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: adding functionality to the catalog, selecting catalog items for an operating system image, selecting non-catalog project settings by using the UI, managing catalog item dependencies
  • Integrate third-party binary applications.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: identifying third-party application dependencies, adding third-party items to the catalog
  • Prepare the platform for application development.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: creating SDKs, adding a subproject to the OSDesign
Customizing Board Support Packages (BSPs) and Drivers (20 percent)
  • Set up BSP configuration files.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Registry, BIB, and DAT, identifying SYSGEN dependencies and filtering them in REG and BIB files, using environment variables in REG and BIB files, using sections and flags in BIB files
  • Customize the OEM Adaptation Layer (OAL) and the Kernel Independent Transport Layer (KITL).
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: adding I/O Control (IOCTL) to the OAL, configuring KITL parameters, extending OAL required functions
  • Develop drivers.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: developing a stream interface driver, managing driver thread priorities, marshaling pointers, choosing between user mode and kernel mode, implementing an interrupt service thread (IST), implementing power management, configuring driver flags in the registry
  • Customize the bootloader.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: passing arguments between the bootloader and the OAL, preparing the hardware to boot an image
Building Images (20 percent)
  • Build an image.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: building images by using the Platform Builder UI, building images by using the command line, distinguishing between different build commands, choosing a build configuration
  • Modify build system files.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: adding a DIRS file, defining common settings in SOURCES files, creating a SOURCES file for a new driver, cloning PUBLIC/PRIVATE code
  • Troubleshoot build errors.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: investigating build log files to identify errors, using targeted build steps to debug build errors, investigating build system logic
Booting and Debugging Images (23 percent)
  • Download images to devices.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: adding and attaching devices to connectivity options, selecting the correct transport in the bootloader, troubleshooting early stage (download, connectivity, bootup) errors
  • Debug the platform by using the debugger.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: setting breakpoints, inspecting variables by using the Watch window, inspecting memory, viewing callstacks, controlling debug zones, issuing commands to Target Control
  • Debug the platform by using remote tools.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: verifying registry settings, deploying files remotely, taking screenshots of a device remotely
Testing and Profiling Performance (16 percent)
  • Test system functionality by using the Windows CE Test Kit (WCETK).
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: connecting the WCETK to a device, running tests remotely and locally, configuring tests
  • Debug performance issues by using Profiler.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: enabling a profiler in the image, selecting correct profile options, collecting profile data, interpreting profile data
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
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