First things first – If you do not already have a test machine, build one! - Download a trial version of Windows Server 2008 R2 and install it to a capable machine that you can use for study and learning.
Nothing beats hands-on experience. I guarantee you that you will learn faster and gain a deeper understanding if you have a machine you can touch and work with in person. I recommend a Quad-Core machine that has at east 16 gigs of RAM and reasonably fast hard drives. Preferably high capacity 7200 SATA drives. If you have access to a SAN/NAS that would be a plus.
With any exam you are preparing to take, knowing what to study can sometimes be more difficult than the exam itself. Fortunately, you can identify exactly what skills are measured for the 70-659 Exam at the Microsoft Learning Site.
I am creating mini-guides for each of the 6 Major sections below that will be posted each day this week and going into next. The guides will NOT give you the answers for the exam! The guides will give you guidance on what areas to focus on for study purposes. You will have to KNOW the product and related technologies before taking the exam! Build a test lab and get your hands dirty!
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. Study Guide!
Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings
Configuring Child Settings
Managing and Monitoring Virtual Environments
Ensuring High Availability and Recoverability
Configuring Remote Desktop (RD) Role Services Infrastructure
For each successive post, I will add links to the series -
Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Exam (70-659) – Part 1
Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Exam (70-659) – Part 2 (this post)
Nice ! Very informative.