MCTS: Exam 70-640 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuring

MCTS: Exam 70-640 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuring

Published: March 06, 2008
Language(s): English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s): IT Professionals
Technology: Windows Server 2008
Type: Proctored Exam

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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, firewalls, 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

Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration

Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008

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.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

1. Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory (18%)

Configure zones.
May include but is not limited to: Dynamic DNS (DDNS), Non-dynamic DNS (NDDNS), and Secure Dynamic DNS (SDDNS); Time to Live (TTL); GlobalNames; Primary, Secondary, Active Directory Integrated, Stub; SOA; zone scavenging; forward lookup; reverse lookup
Configure DNS server settings.
May include but is not limited to: forwarding; root hints; configure zone delegation; round robin; disable recursion; debug logging; server scavenging
Configure zone transfers and replication.
May include but is not limited to: configure replication scope (forestDNSzone; domainDNSzone); incremental zone transfers; DNS Notify; secure zone transfers; configure name servers; application directory partitions

Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure (17 percent)
Configure a forest or a domain.
May include but is not limited to: remove a domain; perform an unattended installation; Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) ; change forest and domain functional levels; interoperability with previous versions of Active Directory; multiple user principal name (UPN) suffixes; forestprep; domainprep
Configure trusts.
May include but is not limited to: forest trust; selective authentication vs. forest-wide authentication; transitive trust; external trust; shortcut trust; SID filtering
Configure sites.
May include but is not limited to: create Active Directory subnets; configure site links; configure site link costing; configure sites infrastructure
Configure Active Directory replication.
May include but is not limited to: DFSR; one-way replication; Bridgehead server; replication scheduling; configure replication protocols; force intersite replication
Configure the global catalog.
May include but is not limited to: Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC); partial attribute set; promote to global catalog
Configure operations masters.
May include but is not limited to: seize and transfer; backup operations master; operations master placement; Schema Master; extending the schema; time service

Configuring Active Directory Roles and Services (14 percent)
Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS).
May include but is not limited to: migration to AD LDS; configure data within AD LDS; configure an authentication server; Server Core Installation
Configure Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS).
May include but is not limited to: certificate request and installation; self-enrollments; delegation; create RMS templates; RMS administrative roles; RM Add-on for IE
Configure the read-only domain controller (RODC).
May include but is not limited to: replication; Administrator role separation; read-only DNS; BitLocker; credential caching; password replication; syskey; read-only SYSVOL; staged install
Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FSv2).
May include but is not limited to: install AD FS server role; exchange certificate with AD FS agents; configure trust policies; configure user and group claim mapping; import and export trust policies

Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects (18 percent)
Automate creation of Active Directory accounts.
May include but is not limited to: bulk import; configure the UPN; create computer, user, and group accounts (scripts, import, migration); template accounts; contacts; distribution lists; offline domain join
Maintain Active Directory accounts.
May include but is not limited to: manage computer accounts; configure group membership; account resets; delegation; AGDLP/AGGUDLP; deny domain local group; local vs. domain; Protected Admin; disabling accounts vs. deleting accounts; deprovisioning; contacts; creating organizational units (OUs); delegation of control; protecting AD objects from deletion; managed service accounts
Create and apply Group Policy objects (GPOs).
May include but is not limited to: enforce, OU hierarchy, block inheritance, and enabling user objects; group policy processing priority; WMI; group policy filtering; group policy loopback; Group Policy Preferences (GPP)
Configure GPO templates.
May include but is not limited to: user rights; ADMX Central Store; administrative templates; security templates; restricted groups; security options; starter GPOs; shell access policies
Deploy and manage software by using GPOs.
May include but is not limited to: publishing to users; assigning software to users; assigning to computers; software removal; software restriction policies; AppLocker
Configure account policies.
May include but is not limited to: domain password policy; account lockout policy; fine-grain password policies
Configure audit policy by using GPOs.
May include but is not limited to: audit logon events; audit account logon events; audit policy change; audit access privilege use; audit directory service access; audit object access; advanced audit policies; global object access auditing; “Reason for Access” reporting

Maintaining the Active Directory environment (18 percent)
Configure backup and recovery.
May include but is not limited to: using Windows Server Backup; back up files and system state data to media; backup and restore by using removable media; perform an authoritative or non-authoritative restores; linked value replication; Directory Services Recovery Mode (DSRM); backup and restore GPOs; configure AD recycle bin
Perform offline maintenance.
May include but is not limited to: offline defragmentation and compaction; Restartable Active Directory; Active Directory database mounting tool
Monitor Active Directory.
May include but is not limited to: event viewer subscriptions; data collector sets; real-time monitoring; analyzing logs; WMI queries; PowerShell

Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services (15 percent)
Install Active Directory Certificate Services.
May include but is not limited to: certificate authority (CA) types, including standalone, enterprise, root, and subordinate; role services; prepare for multiple-forest deployments
Configure CA server settings.
May include but is not limited to: key archival; certificate database backup and restore; assigning administration roles; high-volume CAs; auditing
Manage certificate templates.
May include but is not limited to: certificate template types; securing template permissions; managing different certificate template versions; key recovery agent
Manage enrollments.
May include but is not limited to: network device enrollment service (NDES); auto enrollment; Web enrollment; extranet enrollment; smart card enrollment; authentication mechanism assurance; creating enrollment agents; deploying multiple-forest certificates; x.509 certificate mapping
Manage certificate revocations.
May include but is not limited to: configure Online Responders; Certificate Revocation List (CRL); CRL Distribution Point (CDP); Authority Information Access (AIA)

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Preparation Tools and Resources
To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning 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.
Learning Plans and Classroom Training

6425C: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (5 Days)
6426C: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (3 Days)

Microsoft E-Learning
6426CE: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (14 Hours)
6425CE: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (16 Hours)

Microsoft Press Books
MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (2nd Edition)

Practice Tests
Actualkey (Actualkey.com)
Certkingdom (Certkingdom.com)

Microsoft Online Resources
Learning Plan: Get started with a step-by-step study guide that is based on recommended resources for this exam.
Windows Server 2008 – Learning Portal: Find special offers and information on training and certification.
Product information: Visit the Windows Server 2008 Web site for detailed product information.
TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical resources, newsgroups, and chats.
MSDN: Designed for developers, the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) features code samples, technical articles, downloads, newsgroups, and chats.
Microsoft Learning Community: Join newsgroups and visit community forums to connect with your peers for suggestions on training resources and advice on your certification path and studies.

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