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Exam 70-647

Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

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  • Published: 03 April 2008
  • Languages: English
  • Audiences: IT professionals
  • Technology: Windows Server 2008
  • Credit towards certification: MCITP

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Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 70-647. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with Windows Server 2008. Microsoft has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this exam at https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-gb/exam-70-647.aspx. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

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Skills measured

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  • Plan for name resolution and IP addressing

    • Internal and external naming strategy, naming resolution support for legacy clients, naming resolution for directory services, IP addressing scheme, TCP/IP version coexistence

  • Design for network access

    • Network access policies, remote access strategy, perimeter networks, server and domain isolation

  • Plan for application delivery

    • Application virtualisation, presentation virtualisation, locally installed software, Web-based applications

  • Plan for Remote Desktop Services

    • Terminal Services licensing, Remote Desktop Services infrastructure

  • Design Active Directory forests and domains

    • Structure, forest and domain functional levels, intra-organisational authorisation and authentication, schema modifications

  • Design the Active Directory physical topology

    • Placement of servers, site and replication topology, printer location policies

  • Design the Active Directory administrative model

    • Delegation, group strategy, compliance auditing, group administration, organisational structure

  • Design the enterprise-level group policy strategy

    • Group policy hierarchy and scope filtering, control device installation, authentication and authorisation

  • Plan for domain or forest migration, upgrade and restructuring

    • Cross-forest authentication, backward compatibility, object migration, migration planning, implementation planning, environment preparation

  • Design the branch office deployment

    • Authentication strategy, server security

  • Design and implement public key infrastructure

    • Certificate services, PKI operations and maintenance, certificate life cycle management

  • Plan for interoperability

    • Inter-organisational authorisation and authentication, application authentication interoperability, cross-platform interoperability

  • Plan for business continuity

    • Service availability, directory service recovery

  • Design for software updates and compliance management

    • Patch management and patch management compliance, Microsoft Update and Windows Update, security baselines, system health models

  • Design the operating system virtualisation strategy

    • Server consolidation, application compatibility, virtualisation management, placement of servers

  • Design for data management and data access

    • Data security, data accessibility and redundancy, data collaboration

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MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-647): Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator (2nd Edition)

Published: June 2011

Use this Training Kit to learn how to plan network and application services, design core identity and access management components, design support identity and access management components, and design for business continuity and data availability. Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises, and then assess yourself using 200+ practice questions on the CD, which features multiple, customisable testing options to meet your specific needs.

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Who should take this exam?

This exam tests the skills and knowledge necessary to translate business goals into technology decisions for short-term to long-term strategies. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to design and plan a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment and architecture. Passing this exam confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for designing infrastructure services, security policies and business continuity strategies.

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