Exam Profile: TS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs (70-683)
When it comes to Windows 7 certifications, exam70-683 is unique. Most of the certification exams that Microsoft offers are geared toward either IT pros or toward developers. However, Exam 70-683 is intended for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Candidates taking this exam primarily do so as a way of demonstrating that they know how to pre-install Windows 7 on a brand new computer that will be shipped to a customer. As such, the exam is most suitable for IT professionals who either work for an OEM or who hope to get a job with an OEM.
Microsoft has a strict policy of not disclosing certain exam details. However, enough people have taken Exam 70-683 that it is possible to get a somewhat accurate picture of some critical exam statistics like the ones listed below:
- Number of questions: Microsoft does not disclose the number of questions on the exam, but there are estimated to be between 45 and 50 questions.
- Type(s) of questions: Multiple choice, drag and drop, reorder, and simulation. However, some people have reported only receiving multiple choice questions on this exam.
- Passing score: 700/1000
- Time limit: Microsoft does not disclose the time limit for this exam, but it is estimated to be about 120 minutes.
- How to register: Prometric