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By far the most difficult thing about Exam 70-682 is knowing what to study. As noted in the Exam Objectives section, Microsoft’s list of skills that are measured on this exam is vague at best.

It is generally assumed that anyone who is taking this exam knows Windows 7 very well. Even so, there are a few exam items that can get even the most seasoned pro into trouble.

When you take the exam, you should expect to see some questions related to IPv6. Unlike some of the earlier Windows operating systems, Windows 7 fully supports IPv6 in all areas of the operating system, and Microsoft expects you to know IPv6 as well as you know IPv4.

Likewise, you should make sure that you have a good understanding of Wi-Fi. While there is nothing overly difficult about establishing a Wi-Fi connection with Windows 7, Microsoft does expect for anyone who is taking Exam 70-682 to know how to resolve wireless connectivity issues.

One of the objectives for this exam is that you must be able to “solve enterprise remote access issues.” This objective is rather vague and could potentially refer to several different technologies. As such, you should make sure that you are well versed in the Windows Server 2008 Network Policy Server (as a VPN solution), the Remote Desktop Services (as a terminal server solution) and DirectAccess. In case you are not familiar with DirectAccess, it is a Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 technology that allows users to log into the corporate network without the need for a VPN. Of these three remote connectivity methods, DirectAccess is the only one that is specifically mentioned within the exam objectives.

Finally, this exam places a major emphasis on Windows 7 deployment. However, knowing how to run Setup isn’t enough. You will need to know how to use Microsoft’s various deployment tools to create and deploy a Windows 7 image.

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