Exam 70-635:

TS: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008, Desktop Deployment

Published:November 06, 2008
Language(s):English
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Vista
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam should have one year of on-the-job experience deploying Windows operating system or application images. Including creating and maintaining deployment infrastructures and images for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Office 2007. Candidates should have a minimum of one year of experience deploying Windows operating systems and applications and troubleshooting day-to-day issues that involve deployments and their related tools.
Candidates should be proficient with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 or Microsoft Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 and have a basic understanding of a Windows-based network. In addition candidates should be familiar with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2008, DNS, DHCP, file sharing, and share security. Candidates should will have a basic understanding of the technologies underlying operating systems and applications being deployed, for example, Unattended Windows setup process, Windows Pre-Installation Environment (Windows PE), User State Migration Tool [USMT], System Center Configuration Manager [ConfigMgr 2007], and Application Compatibility Toolkit [ACT]).
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-635: TS: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008, Desktop Deployment, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):MCTS: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008, Desktop Deployment
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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.
Preparing a Deployment Infrastructure (20 percent)
  • Prepare a deployment environment to meet the recommended system requirements.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: preparing the infrastructure servers to ensure that hardware requirements are met, ensuring that the network environment is functional
  • Install and configure servers, roles, and products.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: installing and configuring Windows Server 2008, AD DS, DHCP Server, IIS 7.0, and ConfigMgr 2007
  • Install and configure MDT.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: installing the Microsoft Development Toolkit, enabling Configuration Manager Console integration, configuring the Network Access Account, updating live data in Information Center
  • Install and configure additional tools.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK), USMT, ACT, Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS)
Configuring Images, Applications, and Scripts (22 percent)
  • Populate distribution shares.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: importing source files for operating systems, applications, service packs, language packs, drivers, and security updates
  • Create driver groups.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create an inventory of hardware and peripherals and their corresponding drivers, distinguish between in-box and out-of-box drivers
  • Configure task sequences.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) task sequences, configuring Lite Touch Installation (LTI) task sequences, adding server roles, distinguishing among task sequence templates
  • Create and configure deployment points.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: creating and configuring lab deployment points, media deployment points, network deployment points, and Windows PE; configuring application lists, image captures, network shares, and product keys; editing rules, for example, customsettings.ini and bootstrap.ini; adding tools to a deployment point, for example, USMT
  • Select an activation method.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: selecting Key Management Services (KMS) or Multiple Activation Key (MAK) as the most appropriate activation method
  • Configure Office settings and components.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: placing the custom.xml file in a source directory, detecting file issues by using Office Migration and Planning Manager (OMPM), adding language packs, configuring Office applications in multiple language environments, configuring the Local Installation Source (LIS)
Building Custom Images (19 percent)
  • Customize operating system images.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: customize Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista by using Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) and processes, distinguish between online and offline customization tools and processes
  • Install and configure Office 2007.
    • This objective includes but is not limited to: create a network installation point, create application packages for Office 2007, configure Office applications to install automatically
  • Install and configure other applications.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: installing Microsoft or third-party applications such as anti-virus software, VPN software, and backup software
  • Capture images.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: capturing images by using SysPrep, ImageX, and Windows PE
  • Localize images.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: importing language packs, changing regional settings, changing time zones
  • Import custom images.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: importing custom images to Windows DS, importing custom images to MDT
  • Conduct build verification tests (BVTs).
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: testing deployment of operating systems packages or images, testing deployment of applications, testing installation of drivers, patches, anti-virus software, security updates, and service packs
Deploying to Production (21 percent)
  • Select an MDT deployment method.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: selecting an appropriate deployment method (LTI or ZTI with System Center Configuration Manager)
  • Select a deployment medium.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: selecting an appropriate deployment medium, for example, Windows DS, DVD, USB, and CD
  • Deploy images by using the Using ZTI deployment method.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: creating packages, importing and advertising task sequences in ConfigMgr 2007
  • Deploy Office 2007 with ConfigMgr 2007.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: creating an Office package and program for deployment, adding the package to a task sequence
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Deployments (18 percent)
  • Locate and analyze logs.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: locating and analyzing BDD.log, SMSTS.log, and Panther logs
  • Monitor deployment status by using the MDT Management Pack (MP) for System Center Operations Manager 2007.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: installing, configuring, and using the MP to monitor deployment success or failure
  • Report deployment status by using System Center Configuration Manager Reporting.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: using reporting to create status reports on deployments
  • Troubleshoot security configurations.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: troubleshooting the configuration of shares, accounts, permissions, security groups, and database connectivity
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