The skills and knowledge needed to implement and living a core Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure are tested in this exam. The candidate who is successful at achieving this certification will be able to:
Implement and configure a core Windows Server 2008 R2 application services
Deploying infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
configuring infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
Managing infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services
Configure Microsoft Windows activation
Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines
Configure high availability
Configuring Small Desktop Services
Configure RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Web Access
Configure Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway)
Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker
Configure and monitor Remote Desktop resources
Configure Remote Desktop licensing
Configure Remote Desktop Session Host
Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure
Configure Web applications
Manage Web sites
Configure a File Assignment Protocol (FTP) server
Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Manage the Web Server (IIS) role
Configure SSL security
Configure Web site authentication and permissions
Configuring Network Application Services
Manage the Streaming Media Services role
Secure streaming media
Configure SharePoint Foundation options
Configure SharePoint Foundation integration
Candidates can prepare for the exam through the various methods and resources available to them.
6418C: Deploying Windows Server 2008 is a 3 days duration course.
6439A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure is a 5 days duration course.
Candidates can give practice exams to assess their knowledge. Weak areas, if there are any, will be pointed out to the candidate to work on it. The practice exams can be availed from the following websites:
The MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure was published in June 2011. The book helps candidates in preparing for the exam through lessons and practice exercises that sanctuary the exam topics.
The 70-643 exam was launched in March 2008 and targets IT professionals. The exam is offered in 10 languages; English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified). Candidates can soak in for the exam at the Prometric website.