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Exam Objectives

This exam is broken up into five different categories:

Planning for Server Deployment (19 percent)

  • Plan server installations and upgrades.
  • May include but is not limited to: Windows Server 2008 edition selection, rollback planning, Bitlocker implementation requirements

  • Plan for automated server deployment.
  • May include but is not limited to: standard server image, automation and scheduling of server deployments

  • Plan infrastructure services server roles.
  • May include but is not limited to: address assignment, name resolution, network access control, directory services, application services, certificate services

  • Plan application servers and services.
  • May include but is not limited to: virtualization server planning, availability, resilience, and accessibility

  • Plan file and print server roles.
  • May include but is not limited to: access permissions, storage quotas, replication, indexing, file storage policy, availability, printer publishing

Planning for Server Management (23 percent)

  • Plan server management strategies.
  • May include but is not limited to: remote administration, remote desktop, server management technologies, Server Manager and ServerManagerCMD, delegation policies and procedures

  • Plan for delegated administration.
  • May include but is not limited to: delegate authority, delegate Active Directory objects, application management

  • Plan and implement group policy strategy.
  • May include but is not limited to: GPO management, GPO backup and recovery, group policy troubleshooting, group policy planning

Monitoring and Maintaining Servers (20 percent)

  • Implement patch management strategy.
  • May include but is not limited to: operating system patch level maintenance, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), application patch level maintenance

  • Monitor servers for performance evaluation and optimization.
  • May include but is not limited to: server and service monitoring, optimization, event management, trending and baseline analysis

  • Monitor and maintain security and policies.
  • May include but is not limited to: remote access, monitor and maintain NPAS, network access, server security, firewall rules and policies, authentication and authorization, data security, auditing

Planning Application and Data Provisioning (19 percent)

  • Provision applications.
  • May include but is not limited to: presentation virtualization, terminal server infrastructure, resource allocation, application virtualization alternatives, application deployment, System Center Configuration Manager

  • Provision data.
  • May include but is not limited to: shared resources, offline data access

Planning for Business Continuity and High Availability (19 percent)

  • Plan storage.
  • May include but is not limited to: storage solutions, storage management

  • Plan high availability.
  • May include but is not limited to: service redundancy, service availability

  • Plan for backup and recovery.
  • May include but is not limited to: data recovery strategy, server recovery strategy, directory service recovery strategy, object level recovery

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