• Published:
    September 24, 2010
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  • Audiences:
    IT professionals
  • Technology:
    Windows 7
  • Credit toward certification:

Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying

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Skills measured

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Configuring a deployment infrastructure (24%)
  • Configure the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) environment
    • Deployment database; deployment share; task sequences; create deployment points
  • Configure networking for deployment
    • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP); IP Helper; Windows Deployment Services; PXE boot; multicast
  • Configure activation
    • Windows 7; Office 2010; Key Management Service (KMS); Multiple Activation Key (MAK); Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)
  • Configure the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Operating System Deployment (OSD) environment
    • System Center Configuration Manager and MDT integration; build an operating system installation, a boot image, and driver packages

Preparation resources

Creating and configuring images (25%)
  • Create and capture an image
    • Modify a WIM file; modify a Windows PE boot image; build a base image
  • Create automated installation scripts
    • Silent install scripts; unattended answer files; join a domain; customize user settings; configure auto-naming
  • Create and customize task sequences
    • Installation tasks for Office 2010 and additional applications
  • Customize default operating system settings
    • Environment settings; user settings; configure local Group Policy; Windows Internet Explorer settings
  • Add applications to an image
    • Modify or install on a base image
  • Configure application compatibility
    • Configure applications for User Access Control (UAC); create and deploy shims

Preparation resources

Deploying Windows 7 (27%)
  • Perform a Lite Touch Installation of Windows 7
    • Staggered deployment; permissions
  • Perform a Zero Touch Installation of Windows 7
    • Permissions; configure a task sequence; configure scheduling
  • Migrate user settings and data
    • Windows Vista; Windows XP; local store vs. remote store
  • Configure post–operating system deployment tasks
    • Configure run-once scripts; identify appropriate log files; deploy language packs and security updates
  • Customize hardware settings
    • Inject drivers; install hardware-specific applications; configure Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption

Preparation resources

Configuring and deploying Office 2010 (24%)
  • Configure Office 2010 user-specific settings
    • Configure Microsoft Outlook settings; configure Microsoft Office Communicator settings; set display languages; set editing languages; set default file locations
  • Configure Office 2010 application-specific settings
    • Configure compatibility settings; add or remove applications; add language packs; configure application add-ins, security settings, updates, and KMS
  • Deploy Office 2010
    • Clean install; Group Policy Startup script; installation package in System Center Configuration Manager; upgrade from Office 2003; upgrade from Office 2007; migrate user settings, 32 or 64 bit

Preparation resources

Who should take this exam?

This exam validates the skills and knowledge necessary for deploying and maintaining Windows 7 desktops and Office 2010. Candidates have a minimum of one year of experience managing Windows desktop deployments.

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