Exam 70-624:

TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops

Published:February 14, 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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Candidates for Exam 70-624: TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops are IT professionals who deploy and maintain Windows Vista desktops. Candidates have a minimum of one year of experience managing day-to-day issues with desktop deployments.
Audience Profile
Candidates for Exam 70-624: TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops are IT professionals who deploy and maintain Windows Vista desktops. Candidates have a minimum of one year of experience managing day-to-day issues with desktop deployments. This exam is the Windows Vista version of Exam 74-134: Pre-Installing Microsoft Products and Technologies, focused on the OEM Pre-installation Kit (OPK).
The qualified candidate for Exam 70-624 has experience in the following areas:
  • Deploying desktop operating systems
  • Automating and customizing deployments by using scripts and answer files
  • Deploying applications during and after operating system deployments
  • Deploying upgrade packages
  • Using Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) tools
  • Using Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE)
  • Upgrading existing systems
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-624: TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):Exam 70-624: TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
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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.
Deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office System
  • Configure Microsoft Office settings and components.
  • Install the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
  • Migrate from earlier versions of Microsoft Office.
Configuring Windows Vista Automated Installation Settings
  • Configure Windows Vista automated installation settings.
  • Manage Windows Vista catalogs.
  • Add device drivers to Windows Vista installations.
  • Manage Windows components.
  • Configure and manipulate Windows Imaging Format (WIM) images.
Deploying Windows Vista
  • Deploy Windows Vista by using LTI.
  • Deploy Windows Vista by using ZTI.
  • Customize Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE).
  • Troubleshoot.
Using Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Workbench
  • Install BDD.
  • Configure a distribution point in BDD 2007 Workbench.
  • Create a reference computer image.
  • Manage XML files in BDD Workbench.
  • Automate installation of the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
  • Customize and maintain Windows PE by using BDD Workbench.
Application Compatibility Toolkit
  • Install and configure Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.
  • Deploy ACT 5 agents.
  • Report application compatibility.
  • Fix compatibility issues.
Managing User State Migration
  • Upgrade user state from Windows XP to Windows Vista.
  • Automate user state migration.
  • Manage Vista deployments by using SMS 2003.
  • Determine OSD prerequisites.
  • Install the Microsoft Systems Management (SMS) 2003 Operating System Deployment (OSD) Feature Pack.
  • Configure SMS 2003 OSD.
  • Troubleshoot.
  • Plan.
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
  • Learning Plan: Get started by creating a step-by-step study guide that is based on recommended resources for this exam.
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