TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
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About this Exam

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credential is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies.

Audience Profile

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credentials are intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies. The MCTS candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2 in an environment that has the following characteristics:

  • 250 to 5,000 or more users
  • multiple physical locations
  • multiple domain controllers
  • network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, a firewall, Internet access, an intranet, Public Key Infrastructure, remote access, remote desktop, virtualization, and client computer management
  • connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to corporate resources and connecting corporate networks

Preparation Tools and Resources

To help you prepare for this exam, LIIT recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.


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Skills Being Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.

The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.

 

Deploying Servers (28 percent)

  • Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services.
    • May include but is not limited to: Install from media (IFM); configure Windows Deployment Services; capture Windows Deployment Services images; deploy Windows Deployment Services images; dynamic driver provisioning; PXE provider; multicasting; VHD deployment
  • Configure Microsoft Windows activation.
    • May include but is not limited to: install a KMS server; create a DNS SRV record; replicate volume license data; Multiple Activation Key (MAK); managing activation
  • Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines.
    • May include but is not limited to: Virtual networking; virtualization hardware requirements; Virtual Hard Disks; migration types; Integration Services; dynamic memory allocation; dynamic virtual machine storage; import/export; snapshot
  • Configure high availability.
    • May include but is not limited to: failover clustering; Network Load Balancing; geo-clustering support; cluster service migration; Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
  • Configure storage.
    • May include but is not limited to: RAID types; Virtual Disk Specification (VDS); iSCSI Initiator; Storage Area Networks (SANs); mount points; Multipath I/O (MPIO); VHD mounting; boot from VHD; N-Port Identification Virtualization (NPIV)

Configuring Remote Desktop Services (26 percent)

  • Configure RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Web Access.
    • May include but is not limited to: providing access to remote resources; per-user filtering; forms-based authentication; single sign-on
  • Configure Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway).
    • May include but is not limited to: certificate configuration; Remote Desktop resource authorization policy (RD RAP); Remote Desktop connection authorization policy (RD CAP); Remote Desktop group policy
  • Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
    • May include but is not limited to: redirection modes; DNS registration; set by using group policy
  • Configure and monitor Remote Desktop resources.
    • May include but is not limited to: allocate resources by using Windows Server Resource Manager; configure application logging; fair share CPU scheduling; viewing processes
  • Configure Remote Desktop licensing.
    • May include but is not limited to: deploy licensing server; connectivity between Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RD Session Hosts) and Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing); recovering Remote Desktop Licensing server; managing Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs); revoking licensing
  • Configure Remote Desktop Session Host.
    • May include but is not limited to: session options; session permissions; display data prioritization; profiles and home folders; IP Virtualization; RemoteFX

Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure (25 percent)

  • Configure Web applications.
    • May include but is not limited to: directory-dependent; publishing; URL-specified configuration; Microsoft .NET components, for example, .NET and aspx; configure application pools; manage service accounts; server core
  • Manage Web sites.
    • May include but is not limited to: migrate sites and Web applications; publish IIS Web sites; configure virtual directories; xcopy deployment
  • Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server.
    • May include but is not limited to: configure for extranet users; configure permissions; configure File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS); WebDAV integration; user isolation
  • Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
    • May include but is not limited to: setting up smart hosts; configuring size limitations; setting up security and authentication to the delivering server; creating proper service accounts; authentication; SMTP relay
  • Manage the Web Server (IIS) role.
    • May include but is not limited to: Web site content backup and restore; IIS configuration backup; monitor IIS; configuration logging and tracing; delegation of administrative rights
  • Configure SSL security.
    • May include but is not limited to: configure certificates; requesting SSL certificate; renewing SSL certificate; exporting and importing certificates
  • Configure Web site authentication and permissions.
    • May include but is not limited to: configure site permissions and authentication; configure application permissions; client certificate mappings; request filtering

Configuring Network Application Services (21 percent)

  • Manage the Streaming Media Services role.
    • May include but is not limited to: installation; on-demand replication; caching and proxy; multicast streaming; advertising; Web-based administration; Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
  • Secure streaming media.
    • May include but is not limited to: encryption; sharing business rules; configuring license delivery; configuring policy templates; configure Windows Media Rights Manager; automatically acquire media usage rights; Microsoft DRM upgrade service
  • Configure SharePoint Foundation options.
    • May include but is not limited to: site permissions; backup; service accounts; rights management services (RMS); migration; audience targeting; claims-based authentication; SharePoint Timer jobs; usage and report logging
  • Configure SharePoint Foundation integration.
    • May include but is not limited to: configuring a document library to receive e-mail; configuring incoming vs. outgoing e-mail; support for Office Web Apps and SharePoint Workspaces