Exam 70-625:

Connected Home Integrator

Published:August 22, 2008
Language(s):English, French, German
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Vista
Type:Proctored Exam

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Candidates for this exam are retail support technicians who have experience recommending, implementing, and troubleshooting connected solutions that use the Windows Vista platform. Connected solutions include personal computers, home automation, home networking, and home entertainment.
 
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Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam are retail support technicians who have experience recommending, implementing, and troubleshooting connected solutions that use the Windows Vista platform. Connected solutions include personal computers, home automation, home networking, and home entertainment.
Candidates also have experience using previous versions of the Windows operating system. Candidates should have experience installing Windows Vista, managing security, and troubleshooting network-related issues using Windows Vista. They should also have a minimum of six months to one year of experience as retail support technicians.
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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.
Installing or upgrading Windows Vista
  • Prepare a system for clean installation or upgrade.
  • Deploy Windows Vista from upgrade or clean install.
  • Perform post-installation tasks.
  • Troubleshoot deployment issues.
Configuring connected solutions
  • Configure Windows Media Connect and Media Sharing.
  • Configure Microsoft Xbox 360 and Media Center Extender v1 for Media Sharing.
  • Configure Media Center Extender v2.
Managing and maintaining systems that run Windows Vista
  • Configure and troubleshoot security for Windows Internet Explorer 7.
  • Troubleshoot Windows Firewall issues.
  • Troubleshoot Windows Defender issues.
  • Apply software updates.
  • Set up user accounts.
  • Set up parental controls.
  • Troubleshoot issues by using the Reliability and Performance Monitor.
Configuring and troubleshooting networking
  • Configure and troubleshoot network TCP/IP v4.
  • Configure and troubleshoot network services.
  • Configure and troubleshoot remote access.
  • Configure and troubleshoot access to network resources.
  • Configure and troubleshoot wireless networking.
Configuring Windows Home Server
  • Set up Windows Home Server.
  • Add users to Windows Home Server.
  • Add media to Windows Home Server.
  • Set up a backup of personal computers within a Windows Home Server network.
  • Restore personal computers within a Windows Home Server network.
  • Troubleshoot any issues with Windows Home Server or networking.
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