Exam 70-620:

TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client

Published:January 03, 2007
Language(s):English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Vista
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
Candidates for Exam 70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuring, should have at least one year of experience in the IT field. They typically provide phone support at the tier-1 or tier-2 level in a wide range of environments, including retail stores and the medium-sized organization or enterprise environment.
Candidates should have experience resolving issues concerning network connectivity, desktop operating systems, security, and applications. Their experience should also include addressing logon problems, performing password resets, and resolving most issues with desktop applications.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-620: TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):Exam 70-620: TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client: counts as credit toward 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.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.
Installing and upgrading Windows Vista
  • Identify hardware requirements.
  • Perform a clean installation.
  • Upgrade to Windows Vista from previous versions of Windows.
  • Upgrade from one edition of Windows Vista to another edition.
  • Troubleshoot Windows Vista installation issues.
  • Install and configure Windows Vista drivers.
Configuring and troubleshooting Post-installation system settings
  • Troubleshoot post-installation configuration issues.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Windows Aero.
  • Configure and troubleshoot parental controls.
  • Configure Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Configuring Windows security features
  • Configure and troubleshoot User Account Control.
  • Configure Windows Defender.
  • Configure Dynamic Security for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.
  • Configure security settings in Windows Firewall.
Configuring network connectivity
  • Configuring networking by using the Network and Sharing Center.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity issues.
  • Configure remote access.
Configuring applications included with Windows Vista
  • Configure and troubleshoot media applications.
  • Configure Windows Mail.
  • Configure Windows Meeting Space.
  • Configure Windows Calendar.
  • Configure Windows Fax and Scan.
  • Configure Windows Sidebar.
Maintaining and optimizing systems that run Windows Vista
  • Troubleshoot performance issues.
  • Troubleshoot reliability issues by using built-in diagnostic tools.
  • Configure Windows Update.
  • Configure data protection.
Configuring and troubleshooting mobile computing
  • Configure mobile display settings.
  • Configure mobile devices.
  • Configure Tablet PC software.
  • Configure power options.
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 E-Learning
Microsoft Press Books
Practice Tests
Microsoft Online Resources
  • Windows Vista –  Learning Portal: Find special offers and information on training and certification.
  • Product information: Visit the Windows Vista Web site for detailed product information.
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