Home > Articles > Microsoft > MCTS

  • Print
  • + Share This
Like this article? We recommend Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives

The objectives for this exam, as stated by Microsoft include:

Preparing the OPK Environment

  • Prepare the technician computer for OPK installation.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: verifying and fulfilling hardware and software requirements, configuring the network environment, and installing necessary services, for example, Microsoft .NET Framework and core services
  • Install and configure OPK tools.
  • Configure the reference computer.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: verifying and fulfilling hardware and software requirements, installing Windows 7, and configuring the network environment

Creating a Base Image

  • Configure a base image.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: applying OEM-specific content, for example, logos, support information, Help files, contact information, and recovery programs
  • Configure an answer file.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: automating installation and post-installation tasks, for example, configuring desktop settings, user preference folders, time zones, and scripting; verifying licensing
  • Prepare and install applications and devices.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: applying drivers and software, for example, setting up peripheral devices and installing system updates; creating command-line scripts within the base image; integrating hot fixes; and preparing post-deployment software

Configuring the Image for Deployment

  • Configure users.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: adding additional users, configuring settings, configuring user-specific applications, and applying Group Policy
  • Finalize the image.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: modifying default preferences, for example, logos, folder locations, wallpaper, and screen savers; verifying the image
  • Audit the image.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: using sysprep and Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool (DISM)
  • Capture the image.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: generalizing the image and validating the captured image

Deploying and Updating the Image

  • Deploy the image.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: selecting a deployment method and tools, configuring network settings, and preparing the installation source
  • Update the image.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: updating software and applying patches within an image
  • Modify the answer file.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: adding file content and changing existing file content
  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account