Exam 74-139:

Deploying Business Desktops with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Office 2003

Published:September 30, 2005
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Windows XP
Type:Proctored Exam

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About this Exam
Candidates for this exam are IT Professionals who plan, develop, test, and maintain desktops.
Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam are IT Professionals who plan, develop, test, and maintain desktops. Primary audience includes ITPros, Solution Architects, and project managers who work for Microsoft Certified Partners (SIs, VARs, VAPs):
  • 250 to 5,000 or more users
  • Three or more physical locations
  • Three or more domain controllers
  • Network services and resources such as data management, messaging, collaboration, database, file and print, proxy server, firewall, Internet, intranet, remote access, and client computer management
  • Connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet
  • At least one year of experience in the following areas:
    • Implementing and administering a desktop operating system
    • Designing a network infrastructure
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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.
Plan the deployment project
  • State the business case and goals for a business desktop deployment
  • Plan the team structure and communications
  • Identify existing assets
  • Identify the applications and the packaging option to be included in the deployment
  • Create user profiles and usage scenarios
  • Identify current network systems, infrastructure, and conventions
  • Create the pilot plans
Plan the installation architecture
  • Create a computer configuration
  • Identify the appropriate deployment technique for your environment
  • Plan the disk-imaging architecture
  • Plan a secure client deployment
  • Determine a process for capturing and restoring the user data, settings, and preferences
Create the deployment solution
  • Create an Office XP and Office 2003 automated deployment package
  • Create the computer configuration
  • Create an imaging process to produce a standard enterprise image of the workstation
  • Develop the solution scripts
  • Create deployment procedures
  • Create operations procedures
Test the solution
  • Plan a test environment
  • Create a test environment
  • Create Issue-Tracking Procedures
  • Identify and resolve deployment issues
Maintain the Client Infrastructure
  • Identify methods to update baseline computer configuration
  • Deploy additional applications
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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