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Preparation Guide for Exam 70-652: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring

This Technical Specialist (TS) exam, Exam 70-652: TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring, is in development. The expected release date is August 2008.

Candidates for this exam typically have more than one and a half years of experience working in Windows Server 2003 and/or Windows 2008 Server environments as system administrators. Additionally, the target audience is familiar with virtualization products and technologies.

When you pass Exam 70-652: TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification:

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration

Skills measured by Exam 70-652:

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 vs. dynamic, differencing disks, IDE vs 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
 
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Published Saturday, July 26, 2008 2:07 PM by David Marshall
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