Exam 70-582:

TS: Windows Embedded Standard 7 for Developers

Published:March 04, 2010
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):Developers
Technology:Windows Embedded Standard 7
Type:Proctored Exam

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Exam Topics Covered
This is a Technical Specialist exam, designed to assess candidates’ hands-on skills building and deploying Windows Embedded Standard 7 images.
Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam have at least one year of experience in an embedded system environment developing for embedded devices by using Windows XP Embedded or later. Candidates should also have at least six months of experience using Windows Embedded Standard 2011.
They should also have functional knowledge of how to build and configure the runtime image. In addition, they should have strong familiarity with administering Windows systems, deploying to a variety of hardware platforms, and troubleshooting device driver installations.
Candidates for this exam should also have experience with the following:
  • Windows security
  • componentization
  • deployment options and methodologies
  • Embedded Enabling Features (EEFs)
  • Image Builder Wizard (IBW) and Image Configuration Editor (ICE)
  • servicing deployed systems
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-582: TS: Windows Embedded Standard 7 for Developers, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):MCTS: Windows Embedded Standard 7
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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.
Building a Base Image (26%)
  • Analyze the target environment
    Tools: Target Analyzer
    This objective may include but is not limited to: determine target hardware configuration
  • Select a distribution share.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: determine appropriate CPU architecture
  • Select and configure packages.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: optimize footprint; identify appropriate packages; locate packages; add language packs; use templates
  • Resolve dependencies.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: check validation messages in ICE; add required packages; resolve conflicts
  • Choose and prepare boot medium.
    Tools: BCDedit, diskpart
    Apply raw image to target.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: advantages and disadvantages of different methods; applying an image by using an appropriate method
Customizing an Image (28%)
  • Customize the operating system.
    NOT: EEF
    This objective may include but is not limited to: customizing the Embedded Core package; add features; add services
  • Customize the user experience.
    Tools: INTLCFG, BCDedit
    This objective may include but is not limited to: set a custom shell; customize appearance; customize user notification; customize boot screens and logos; customize international settings; optimize system startup time
  • Configure Embedded Enabling Features (EEF).
    This objective may include but is not limited to: Enhanced Write Filter (EWF); File-Based Write Filter (FBWF); registry filters; Hibernate Once Resume Many (HORM); system message interception (SMI); USB boot; RAM disk for LAN boot; configure an image after setup process; configure activation
  • Manage custom distribution shares.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: create a custom distribution share; add packages to a custom distribution share; remove packages from a custom distribution share
  • Add third-party applications.
     This objective may include but is not limited to: dependencies on other system features; add to a distribution share; add manually after deployment of image; analyze application failures
  • Add third-party drivers.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: dependencies on other system features; add to a distribution share; add by using IBW; add manually after deployment of image; analyze failures
  • Configure security settings.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: configure user accounts; configure UAC; protect the operating system; firewalls; BitLocker
  • Add and configure support for remote administration.This objective may include but is not limited to: advantages and disadvantages of different remote administration methods; choosing and configuring an appropriate method
Preparing and Deploying an Image (27%)
  • Create a final image by performing an unattended install.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: answer files; location of distribution shares
  • Reseal a final image.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: capabilities of SysPrep; resealing by using SysPrep
  • Capture a final image.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: advantages and disadvantages of different methods; implementing an appropriate method
     
  • Deploy a final image.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: advantages and disadvantages of different methods; implementing an appropriate method; capabilities of target device; number of target devices
  • Configure infrastructure integration.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: network configuration; Active Directory; display resolution; server credentials; data connections
Servicing an Image (19%)
  • Apply updates offline.
    This objective may include but is not limited to: advantages and disadvantages of different methods; implementing an appropriate method
  • Apply updates online.
    Tools: Windows Update Standalone Installer
    This objective may include but is not limited to: advantages and disadvantages of different methods; implementing an appropriate method
  • Create recovery media
    Tools: Diskpart, OScdimg
    This objective may include but is not limited to: advantages and disadvantages of different methods; implementing an appropriate method
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