Exam 70-577:

TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Development

Published:February 05, 2009
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):Developers
Technology:Windows Embedded Standard 2009
Type:Proctored Exam

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Exam Topics CoveredThis is a Technical Specialist exam, designed to assess candidates’ hands-on skills building and deploying Windows Embedded Standard 2009 images.
Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam have one to two years of experience working with Windows XP Embedded.  Candidates should have a deep understanding of the internal workings of Windows XP Embedded and the registry.  They should also have functional knowledge of how to configure and build the operating system (runtime image). Candidates should also have experience using Windows internals, deploying to a variety of hardware platforms, and troubleshooting device driver installations.
In addition, candidates for this exam should have experience with the following:
  • Windows security
  • componentization
  • the role of packages, groups, and repository sets
  • application-level  development on Windows XP and Windows XP Embedded
  • deployment options and methodologies
  • Embedded enabling features (EEFs)
  • working at the hardware level
  • Database Manager
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-577: TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Development, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):MCTS: Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Development
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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.
Creating and Customizing the Configuration
  • Create a platform configuration file
  • Configure the Computer component
  • Check and resolve component dependencies
  • Optimize the pre-FBA image footprint
  • Modify the configuration
  • Configure the operating system for sealing and cloning
Managing the Development Environment
  • Maintain components in the component database
  • Locate a component by using filtering tools
  • Maintain repositories
  • Apply updates to the component database
  • Configure Target Designer settings
Integrating Embedded Enabling Features
  • Implement Device Update Agent
  • Implement a USB boot solution
  • Implement Enhanced WriteFilter
  • Implement File-Based WriteFilter
  • Implement message box default reply
Creating Components
  • Generate a PMQ
  • Create a third-party device driver component
  • Create a macro component
  • Create a component
  • Add objects to a component
  • Add component resources
  • Create and associate a repository
  • Assign dependencies
Generating and Deploying the Image
  • Generate the pre-FBA image
  • Seal and clone the post-FBA  image
  • Prepare target media for deployment
  • Deploy the post-FBA image to the target device
  • Implement a remote boot solution
  • Validate the post-FBA image on hardware
Adding Windows Functionality
  • Create a custom shell component
  • Configure multiple user accounts
  • Configure security
  • Add support for multiple languages
  • Add support for remote administration
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 Embedded Developer Center: The family of Windows Embedded operating systems enables developers to build next generation 32-bit devices. Select from a range of products that provide robust toolsets and development platforms for small to large device footprints.
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