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The objectives for Exam 70-643 as stated by Microsoft include the following (the percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam):

Deploying Servers (28 percent)

  • Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services.
  • May include but is not limited to: Install from media (IFM); configure Windows Deployment Services; capture Windows Deployment Services images; deploy Windows Deployment Services images; dynamic driver provisioning; PXE provider; multicasting; VHD deployment

  • Configure Microsoft Windows activation.
  • May include but is not limited to: install a KMS server; create a DNS SRV record; replicate volume license data; Multiple Activation Key (MAK); managing activation

  • Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines.
  • May include but is not limited to: Virtual networking; virtualization hardware requirements; Virtual Hard Disks; migration types; Integration Services; dynamic memory allocation; dynamic virtual machine storage; import/export; snapshot

  • Configure high availability.
  • May include but is not limited to: failover clustering; Network Load Balancing; geo-clustering support; cluster service migration; Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)

  • Configure storage.
  • May include but is not limited to: RAID types; Virtual Disk Specification (VDS); iSCSI Initiator; Storage Area Networks (SANs); mount points; Multipath I/O (MPIO); VHD mounting; boot from VHD; N-Port Identification Virtualization (NPIV)

Configuring Remote Desktop Services (26 percent)

  • Configure RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Web Access.
  • May include but is not limited to: providing access to remote resources; per-user filtering; forms-based authentication; single sign-on

  • Configure Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway).
  • May include but is not limited to: certificate configuration; Remote Desktop resource authorization policy (RD RAP); Remote Desktop connection authorization policy (RD CAP); Remote Desktop group policy

  • Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
  • May include but is not limited to: redirection modes; DNS registration; set by using group policy

  • Configure and monitor Remote Desktop resources.
  • May include but is not limited to: allocate resources by using Windows Server Resource Manager; configure application logging; fair share CPU scheduling; viewing processes

  • Configure Remote Desktop licensing.
  • May include but is not limited to: deploy licensing server; connectivity between Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RD Session Hosts) and Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing); recovering Remote Desktop Licensing server; managing Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs); revoking licensing

  • Configure Remote Desktop Session Host.
  • May include but is not limited to: session options; session permissions; display data prioritization; profiles and home folders; IP Virtualization; RemoteFX

Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure (25 percent)

  • Configure Web applications.
  • May include but is not limited to: directory-dependent; publishing; URL-specified configuration; Microsoft .NET components, for example, .NET and aspx; configure application pools; manage service accounts; server core

  • Manage Web sites.
  • May include but is not limited to: migrate sites and Web applications; publish IIS Web sites; configure virtual directories; xcopy deployment

  • Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server.
  • May include but is not limited to: configure for extranet users; configure permissions; configure File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS); WebDAV integration; user isolation

  • Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
  • May include but is not limited to: setting up smart hosts; configuring size limitations; setting up security and authentication to the delivering server; creating proper service accounts; authentication; SMTP relay

  • Manage the Web Server (IIS) role.
  • May include but is not limited to: Web site content backup and restore; IIS configuration backup; monitor IIS; configuration logging and tracing; delegation of administrative rights

  • Configure SSL security.
  • May include but is not limited to: configure certificates; requesting SSL certificate; renewing SSL certificate; exporting and importing certificates

  • Configure Web site authentication and permissions.
  • May include but is not limited to: configure site permissions and authentication; configure application permissions; client certificate mappings; request filtering

Configuring Network Application Services (21 percent)

  • Manage the Streaming Media Services role.
  • May include but is not limited to: installation; on-demand replication; caching and proxy; multicast streaming; advertising; Web-based administration; Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

  • Secure streaming media.
  • May include but is not limited to: encryption; sharing business rules; configuring license delivery; configuring policy templates; configure Windows Media Rights Manager; automatically acquire media usage rights; Microsoft DRM upgrade service

  • Configure SharePoint Foundation options.
  • May include but is not limited to: site permissions; backup; service accounts; rights management services (RMS); migration; audience targeting; claims-based authentication; SharePoint Timer jobs; usage and report logging

  • Configure SharePoint Foundation integration.
  • May include but is not limited to: configuring a document library to receive e-mail; configuring incoming vs. outgoing e-mail; support for Office Web Apps and SharePoint Workspaces

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