Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010 Now Available

Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010 Now Available

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If you've been deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 with Microsoft tools like the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 then you've probably picked up enough experience and knowledge to take this new certification exam, Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010.

I've listed below the information from the website about what exactly this exam entails.

 

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.

 

Configuring a Deployment Infrastructure (24%)

  • Configure the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) environment.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: deployment database, deployment share, task sequences, create deployment points
  • Configure networking for deployment.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), IP Helper, Windows Deployment Services, PXE boot, multicast
  • Configure activation.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Windows 7, Office 2010, Key Management Service (KMS), Multiple Activation Key (MAK), Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)
  • Configure the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Operating System Deployment (OSD) environment.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: System Center Configuration Manager and MDT integration; build an operating system installation, a boot image, and driver packages

Creating and Configuring Images (25%)

  • Create and capture an image.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: modify a WIM file, modify a Windows PE boot image, build a base image
  • Create automated installation scripts.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: silent install scripts, unattended answer files, join a domain, customize user settings, configure auto-naming
  • Create and customize task sequences.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: installation tasks for Office 2010 and additional applications
  • Customize default operating system settings.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: environment settings, user settings, configure local Group Policy, Windows Internet Explorer settings
  • Add applications to an image.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: modify or install on a base image
  • Configure application compatibility.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure applications for User Access Control (UAC), create and deploy shims

Deploying Windows 7 (27%)

  • Perform a Lite Touch Installation of Windows 7.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: staggered deployment, permissions
  • Perform a Zero Touch Installation of Windows 7.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: permissions, configure a task sequence, configure scheduling
  • Migrate user settings and data.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Windows Vista, Windows XP, local store vs. remote store
  • Configure post–operating system deployment tasks.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure run-once scripts, identify appropriate log files, deploy language packs and security updates
  • Customize hardware settings.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: inject drivers, install hardware-specific applications, configure Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption

Configuring and Deploying Office 2010 (24%)

  • Configure Office 2010 user-specific settings.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure Microsoft Outlook settings, configure Microsoft Office Communicator settings, set display languages, set editing languages, set default file locations
  • Configure Office 2010 application-specific settings.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure compatibility settings, add or remove applications, add language packs, configure application add-ins, security settings, updates, and KMS
  • Deploy Office 2010.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: clean install, Group Policy Startup script, installation package in System Center Configuration Manager, upgrade from Office 2003, upgrade from Office 2007; migrate user settings, 32 or 64 bit
Comments
  • Will a MS Press book be written for this exam?  If so, what is the typical timeframe?

  • I am not aware of any plans to produce a MSPress book.  If I hear one is in the works I'll make sure I blog about it.

  • i'm so exciting to see your blog here. i've searching for the related articles for so long and eventually found your blog. it helps me save time and really do me a favor. it guides me the best way to know the latest information i want to get. i'm looking forward  to your articles sometime. thank you.

  • If i have taken 680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring, do i still need to take this examination? for Gold Partner membership...

  • I'm not sure, but I dont think you do.  You'd have to check with the Partner Program.

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