Exam 70-652:

TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring

Published:August 25, 2008
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Server 2008
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
This exam retired on September 30, 2011.
Candidates for this exam should have more than one and a half years of experience working with Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 as virtualization administrators. Additionally, candidates have experience with server virtualization products and technologies, including Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-652: TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration
Exam 70-652: TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
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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 Hyper-V (14 percent)
  • Select and configure hardware to meet Hyper-V prerequisites.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: evaluate the existing environment, disk/logical unit number (LUN), memory requirements, correct CPU/BIOS, networking/Network Interface Card (NIC)
  • Configure Windows Server 2008 for Hyper-V.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: identify requirements, deploy Hyper-V with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool, install on Full, install on Core
  • Configure Hyper-V to be highly available.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: failover clustering, disk structure (RAID, quorum, shared storage), network
Configuring and Optimizing Hyper-V (20 percent)
  • Manage and optimize the Hyper-V server.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: VHD (virtual hard disk) location, snapshot location, Systems Center, Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), Authorization Manager, release key, performance monitoring of 2k8
  • Configure virtual networking.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: Virtual Network Manager tool, SCVMM, virtual switches, VLAN tagging, external/private/internal switches
  • Configure remote administration.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: install Hyper-V manager on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista; WMI, WinRM, firewall settings, RDP
Deploying Virtual Machines (30 percent)
  • Migrate a computer to Hyper-V.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: from Virtual Server 2005, from third-party (Acronis), from VPC (virtual PC), from Hyper-V (import/export), Intel to AMD virtual machine state, by using SCVMM vNext (P2V and V2V), Integration Services/Virtual Machine additions, Assessment and Planning tool
  • Create or clone a virtual machine.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: prepare guest operating system for duplication (sysprep), differencing disks, copying Virtual Hard Drive (VHD), SCVMM vNext, PXE Boot (legacy network adapter), manage the Self Service portal, Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Create a virtual disk.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: pass-through disks, fixed versus dynamic, differencing disks, IDE versus SCSI, Virtual Hard Disk Wizard
  • Manage templates, profiles, and the image library by using SCVMM vNext.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: ISOs, VHDs, deployment from library
Managing and Monitoring Virtual Machines (36 percent)
  • Monitor and optimize virtual machines.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: Tool: Reliability and performance monitor, Tool: SCVMM, processor, optimize memory, network, disks
  • Manage virtual machine settings.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: DVD/ISO, NIC, Integration Services, state of virtual machines, Hypercall adapter availability requirements, reboot/start options, BIOS, memory, Processor (Windows NT 4.0)
  • Manage snapshots and backups.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: live backups of a VM by using VSS Data Protection Manager (DPM), backup within a virtual machine, snapshots
  • Configure a virtual machine for high availability.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: quick migration, storage redundancy, perform a manual failover, live migration if available, networking redundancy
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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