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The number one thing that you need to watch out for on this exam is that no matter how well you know Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, it isn’t enough to pass the exam. That’s because this exam focuses more heavily on enterprise deployment techniques than on the products themselves. As such, you can expect to see a lot of questions related to products other than Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Specifically, you should be on the lookout for questions related to System Center Configuration Manager, the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Windows Server 2008.

Another thing to watch out for on this exam is the terminology that Microsoft uses. For example, make sure that you know the differences between a zero touch and a light touch deployment.

This exam also places a heavy emphasis on group policy. Make sure that you understand the difference between a local policy and an Active Directory policy. You will also need to understand how the Active Directory uses group policy settings to separate user specific settings from computer specific settings.

As stated earlier, this exam focuses more on technique than on Windows 7 or Microsoft Office 2010. Much of the focus on Windows 7 comes in the form of creating and capturing deployment images. Keep in mind, however, that knowing how to perform these simple tasks are not enough to pass the exam. You have to know how to maintain an image once it has been created. This means adding device drivers and applications to an image.

Historically, most Microsoft exams have included a question or two on licensing. While it is always advisable to know the license requirements for the Microsoft product that you are being tested on, it is especially important for this exam because there is a heavy emphasis on licensing and license management related tasks.

Some of the things that you will need to know how to do include working with the Key Management Service and the Volume Activation Management Tool. You will also need to know about multiple activation keys and the activation process in general.

Finally, you should expect to be tested on some of the network technologies that are used during a bulk deployment. For instance, you will need to know the difference between a unicast and a multicast and how they fit into image deployment. Although you may not be directly tested on them, Microsoft expects you to be familiar with DHCP, DNS, and PXE Boot and the role that each of these technologies play in the deployment process.

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