For all the lucky ones that managed to register for the 71-669 “TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization” beta-exam, this post.
What will you need to know to pass this exam? What do you need to study?
For the official Microsoft Learning page for this exam, take a look here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-669&locale=en-us#tab1
Most of the information I need, I get from there.
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 and Managing an Enterprise Desktop Virtualization Environment
- Install and configure Windows Virtual PC.
- This objective may include but it is not limited to: installing Windows Virtual PC on various platforms (32-bit, 64-bit), creating and managing virtual hard disks, configuring virtual machine resources including network resources, preparing host machines
- Enable and manage Windows XP Mode.
- This objective may include but it is not limited to: enable Windows XP Mode for Windows 7; publish applications to a host OS through Windows XP Mode; configure the BIOS to support hardware virtualization; create, deploy, and maintain Windows XP Mode images
- Create a MED-V infrastructure.
- This objective may include but it is not limited to: installing and managing server components (Image Repository, MED-V Instances), installing the MED-V client, configuring server settings
- Administer a MED-V environment.
- This objective may include but it is not limited to: managing workspaces, creating policies, publishing applications and menus, configuring reporting, customizing user and device settings in a virtual machine
- Create and deploy virtual desktop images.
- This objective may include but it is not limited to: using various tools to create or prepare images for deployment, deploying a workspace image by using a Web page, pre-staging images
Deploying and Managing a Presentation Virtualization Environment
- Prepare and manage remote applications.
- This objective may include but it is not limited to: configuring application sharing, package applications for deployment by using RemoteApp, installing and configuring the RD Session Host Role Service on the server.
- Access published applications.
- This objective may include but it is not limited to: configuring Remote Desktop Web Access, configuring internal and external application access, configuring role-based application provisioning, configuring Remote Desktop client connections
- Configure client settings to access virtualized desktops.
- This objective may include but it is not limited to: configuring client settings, managing user home folders, identifying minimum client requirements
Deploying and Managing an Application Virtualization (App-V) Environment
- Prepare virtual applications.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: sequencing applications, installing and configuring the sequencer, preparing applications for deployment in different environments, configuring virtual application interaction and sharing, choosing a method to deploy virtual applications
- Install and configure application virtualization environments.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring App-V modes (stand-alone, lightweight, enterprise); install an App-V infrastructure including servers, management consoles, and clients
- Manage application virtualization environments.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: enabling and monitoring offline application usage, enabling and monitoring real-time sessions, managing application cache, configuring branch cache functionality
Managing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Environment
- Configure user state virtualization.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring roaming profiles, configuring folder redirection
- Manage virtual desktops remotely.
- This objective may include but is not limited to: working with Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) to log in to, control, restart, or resume a desktop virtual machine, working with Remote Desktop Manager, working with Remote Desktop Licensing Manager, troubleshooting client Key Management Server (KMS) issues, configuring firewall exceptions on the client
A few video’s about MED-V: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1f0d3e54-25d1-4ec1-a844-3b508bd63ffa
And a very nice FREE ebook from Microsoft about their virtualization solutions: http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_press/archive/2010/02/16/free-ebook-understanding-microsoft-virtualization-r2-solutions.aspx
And something I browse before every exam: http://edge.technet.com/
Good luck with the exam… And, as always, have fun!