MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

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The MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcitp-certification.aspx certifies one's expertise on Microsoft Virtualization using Hyper-V R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2. It comprises 2 parts: The Desktop Virtualization and Server Virtualization exams as well as the expertise on administration of Virtualization solution using Microsoft Hypervisor technology.

3 exams that make up this certification are:

Exam 70-669 Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization, http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-669, with the following skills being measured:

  • Deploying and Managing an Enterprise Desktop Virtualization Environment
  • Deploying and Managing a Presentation Virtualization Environment
  • Deploying and Managing an Application Virtualization (App-V) Environment
  • Managing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Environment

Some good learning resources for this exam are MOC (Microsoft Official Curriculum) Course  10324A: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization (5 Days) and a Microsoft E-Learning Course 10324AE: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization (15 Hours)

Exam 70-693 Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator, http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-693, with the following skills being measured:

  • Designing a Virtualization Strategy
  • Designing the Physical and Virtual Infrastructure
  • Designing a Highly Available Virtual Environment
  • Designing a Deployment Strategy
  • Designing a Management Strategy

Exam 70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-659, with the following skills being measured:

  • Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings
  • Configuring Child Settings
  • Managing and Monitoring Virtual Environments
  • Ensuring High Availability and Recoverability
  • Performing Migration
  • Configuring Remote Desktop (RD) Role Services Infrastructure

Official MOC learning and course topics for this exam is Course 10215A: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualization (5 Days). There is also a Microsoft E-Learning course 10215AE: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualization (15 Hours) on it.

Alternately, candidate can take Exam 70-652 Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring in place of 70-659, which has the following skills to be  measured:

  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Configuring and Optimizing Hyper-V
  • Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Managing and Monitoring Virtual Machines

There is a Microsoft E-Learning course for this exam named COurse 6319BE: Configuring Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 (10 Hours), and MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-652): Configuring Windows Server Virtualization is a good book for this exam.

Additional resources:

Ken Sim, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Virtualization, Private Cloud & Windows Server 2012

MCT, MCITP (Enterprise Administrator), MCITP Virtualization Administrator, MCTS (Desktop Virtualization), MCTS (Server Virtualization), MCSE Private Cloud (System Center 2012), MCSE Server Infrastructure (Windows Server 2012), MCSE Desktop Infrastructure

Comments
  • I have successfully won this certificate. I suggest you focus on 70-693 exam

  • Exactly, 70-693 70-659 and 70-669 will earn you a MCITP Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2, Kudos people!

  • I can't find the answer to this question on line.

    What are the exams required for the below certification (if it even exists)
    MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2012 R2

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