Exam 70-501:

TS: Windows Server 2003 Hosted Environments, Configuration and Management

Published:December 15, 2006
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Type:Proctored Exam

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About this Exam
This exam is intended for IT professionals who have two or more years of experience in managing a Windows-based network and at least 12 to 18 months of hosting experience.
Audience Profile
This exam is intended for IT professionals who have two or more years of experience in managing a Windows-based network and at least 12 to 18 months of hosting experience. We recommend that the candidate have the following skills and experience.
  • The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003 credential or equivalent knowledge
  • Knowledge equivalent to that taught in Course 2576: Implementing and Administering Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0
  • Familiarity with operational best practices such as those described in the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) or Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
The candidate should have the ability to configure and manage:
  • IIS
  • Active Directory
  • Network storage
  • Network and Security infrastructures
  • Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Multiple Web sites
  • Managed and unmanaged servers
  • Static and dynamic Web sites
  • Multiple servers
  • Shared and dedicated servers
  • Automate administrative tasks
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-501: TS: Windows Server 2003 Hosted Environments, Configuration and Management, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
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.
Plan a Hosted Environment
  • Define requirements for hosting services.
  • Plan the hosted architecture. Considerations include security, server purposing, monitoring and reporting, web and data hosting, and service provisioning.
Deploy a Core Hosting Infrastructure
  • Automate server deployment.
  • Configure monitoring and reporting.
  • Configure a storage system and disk quotas.
  • Configure a logical Active Directory structure.
Deploy and Configure IIS
  • Configure isolation. Considerations include application pool configuration, and user isolation.
  • Configure and secure FrontPage Server extensions.
  • Install and configure ISAPI filters.
  • Configure logging.
  • Configure HTTP.sys for a hosted environment.
  • Install and configure ASP.Net. Considerations include security.
Deploy Hosted Services
  • Deploy and configure a Web farm. Considerations include replication, publishing, and network load balancing.
  • Install and configure streaming media services.
  • Install and configure database services.
  • Deploy and configure publishing and administrative services. Considerations include Terminal Server, FTP, Web folders, delegated administration, and Front Page Server Extensions (FPSE).
  • Install and configure Windows SharePoint Services.
Design and Configure Automated Provisioning
  • Design the provisioning process.
  • Design the provisioning infrastructure. Considerations include scripting, Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS), and other technologies.
  • Implement resource management. Considerations include plans, profiles, and quotas.
  • Configuring provisioning services.
Administer, Manage, and Optimize Hosted Solutions
  • Prevent performance issues.
  • Move users within hosted environments.
  • Configure high availability technologies.
Troubleshoot a Hosted Environment
  • Troubleshoot Web hosting issues.
  • Troubleshoot data hosting issues.
  • Troubleshoot provisioning issues.
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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Microsoft Online Resources
  • Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting version 4.5: Learn how to prepare to deploy the Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting version 4.5
  • Microsoft SolutionDemo: Learn about Microsoft Hosted Services, watch demos, and try out the services.
  • TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical resources, newsgroups, and chats.
  • Microsoft Learning Community: Join newsgroups and visit community forums to connect with peers for suggestions on training resources and advice on your certification path and studies.
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