Microsoft is offering this exam as an opportunity for IT professionals to upgrade their professional certification. The 70-648 exam allows candidates to demonstrate their mastery of core technology skills related to Windows Server 2008 R2, which is an extension of their foundational knowledge of Windows Server 2003. Holding the MCSA: Windows Server 2003 is a prerequisite for this exam. IT professionals working in environments requiring complex computing applications will be the best candidates for this upgrade exam. The 70-648 exam is currently available in English, German, and Japanese.
The 70-648 exam combines topics and subject matter from both the 70-640 and 70-642 exams. Exam content will consist of specific principles and skills in the following key topic areas: Configuring additional Active Directory server roles, Maintaining the Active Directory environment, Configuring Active Directory certificate services, Configuring IP addressing and services, Configuring network access, and Monitoring and managing a network infrastructure.
Examinees that successfully complete this exam will upgrade their certification to MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration and MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration. A passing score on this upgrade exam will also count as credit toward the MCITP: Server Administrator, and MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certifications.
For candidates who want additional general information about Microsoft exam registration, scoring protocols and administration policies, the Microsoft Certification website should be consulted. Microsoft Learning also has valuable resources such as learning plans, classroom training opportunities, self-test software, and online learning communities that provide support for certification candidates.
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