Exam 70-653:

TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring

Published:November 21, 2008
Language(s):English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Small Business Server 2008
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
This credential is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who work in or consult with small businesses that use Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008.  The MCTS candidate for this exam should have at least one year of experience deploying and managing network solutions in an environment that has the following characteristics:
  • Up to 75 devices
  • Company networks with Internet connectivity
  • Individual users or user groups that connect to the company network from remote locations
Credit Toward CertificationExam 70-653: TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):70-653: TS:  Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuration
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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 Hardware and Software for SBS Servers. (10%)
  • Install SBS on servers.
  • Configure a second server.
  • Configure Internet connectivity.
  • Configure Microsoft Exchange.
  • Configure SBS fax settings.
  • Configure the network firewall.
Migrating to SBS 2008. (16%)
  • Prepare for migration.
  • Perform migration.
  • Verify migration.
Deploying Hardware and Software for Computers on the Network. (9%)
  • Prepare the computer.
  • Join computers to the domain.
  • Migrate local data.
Maintaining Systems and Services Availability. (16%)
  • Modify software update settings.
    • Customize Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and patches.
  • Modify server storage.
  • Configure backup and recovery.
    • Volume shadow copy
    • Server recovery
    • Database recovery
    • Active Directory object recovery
  • Maintain SBS client access license (CAL) compliance.
  • Modify reports settings.
    • Configure monitoring and reports
Maintaining Remote Access. (10%)
  • Modify Remote Web Workplace (RWW).
  • Modify RAS.
    • User permissions
Maintaining Users and Computers. (11%)
  • Modify users.
    • Create, edit, and delete users
  • Modify groups.
    • Create, edit, and delete groups
  • Modify user roles.
    • Create, edit, and delete roles
Maintaining Collaboration. (11%)
  • Create new Microsoft SharePoint sites.
  • Modify site access.
    • Permissions
  • Modify shared folders.
  • Modify Web folder settings.
Maintaining Messaging.  (17%)
  • Modify user messaging settings.
    • Modify mailbox permissions
    • Add e-mail aliases to user accounts
    • Modify user distribution groups
  • Configure e-mail connectors.
    • Configure SMTP connectors
    • Configure POP3 connector
  • Configure mobile device settings.
  • Configure Microsoft Outlook settings.
    • RPC over HTTP (Outlook Anywhere)
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