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Exam Objectives

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

Deploying and Managing an Enterprise Desktop Virtualization Environment

  • Install and configure Windows Virtual PC.
  • This objective may include but it is not limited to: installing Windows Virtual PC on various platforms (32-bit, 64-bit), creating and managing virtual hard disks, configuring virtual machine resources including network resources, preparing host machines

  • Enable and manage Windows XP Mode.
  • This objective may include but it is not limited to: enable Windows XP Mode for Windows 7; publish applications to a host OS through Windows XP Mode; configure the BIOS to support hardware virtualization; create, deploy, and maintain Windows XP Mode images

  • Create a MED-V infrastructure.
  • This objective may include but it is not limited to: installing and managing server components (Image Repository, MED-V Instances), installing the MED-V client, configuring server settings

  • Administer a MED-V environment.
  • This objective may include but it is not limited to: managing workspaces, creating policies, publishing applications and menus, configuring reporting, customizing user and device settings in a virtual machine

  • Create and deploy virtual desktop images.
  • This objective may include but it is not limited to: using various tools to create or prepare images for deployment, deploying a workspace image by using a Web page, pre-staging images

Deploying and Managing a Presentation Virtualization Environment

  • Prepare and manage remote applications.
  • This objective may include but it is not limited to: configuring application sharing, package applications for deployment by using RemoteApp, installing and configuring the RD Session Host Role Service on the server.

  • Access published applications.
  • This objective may include but it is not limited to: configuring Remote Desktop Web Access, configuring internal and external application access, configuring role-based application provisioning, configuring Remote Desktop client connections

  • Configure client settings to access virtualized desktops.
  • This objective may include but it is not limited to: configuring client settings, managing user home folders, identifying minimum client requirements

Deploying and Managing an Application Virtualization (App-V) Environment

  • Prepare virtual applications.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: sequencing applications, installing and configuring the sequencer, preparing applications for deployment in different environments, configuring virtual application interaction and sharing, choosing a method to deploy virtual applications

  • Install and configure application virtualization environments.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring App-V modes (stand-alone, lightweight, enterprise); install an App-V infrastructure including servers, management consoles, and clients

  • Manage application virtualization environments.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: enabling and monitoring offline application usage, enabling and monitoring real-time sessions, managing application cache, configuring branch cache functionality

Managing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Environment

  • Configure user state virtualization.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring roaming profiles, configuring folder redirection

  • Manage virtual desktops remotely.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: working with Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) to log in to, control, restart, or resume a desktop virtual machine, working with Remote Desktop Manager, working with Remote Desktop Licensing Manager, troubleshooting client Key Management Server (KMS) issues, configuring firewall exceptions on the client

Where to Go from Here

Those passing the 70-669 exam earn the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Virtualization certification. In addition, exam 70-669 also counts as credit toward the MCITP: Virtualization Administrator certification.

In order to earn the MCITP: Virtualization Administrator certification, candidates must also pass the following exams:

  • 70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
  • 70-693 Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
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