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You are invited to take beta exam 71-652: TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. The 71-xxx identifier is used for registering for beta versions of MCP exams, when the exam is released in its final form the 70-xxx identifier is used for registration. By participating in beta exams, you have the opportunity to provide the Microsoft Certification program with feedback about exam content, which is integral to development of exams in their released version. We depend on the contributions of experienced IT professionals and developers as we continually improve exam content and maintain the value of Microsoft certifications.

70-652: TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring counts as credit towards the following certification(s): MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration


Availability

  • Registration begins: June 2, 2008
  • Beta exam period runs: June 3, 2008– June 23, 2008
  • Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately. Beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis. Once all beta slots are filled, no additional seats will be offered.
  • Testing is held at Prometric testing centers worldwide, although this exam may not be available in all countries (see Regional Restrictions). All testing centers will have the capability to offer this exam in its live version.
  • Regional Restrictions: India, Pakistan, China

Registration Information

  • You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.
  • Use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: 652HV
  • Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately.
  • To register in North America, please call: Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
  • Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact: Prometric: http://www.register.prometric.com/ClientInformation.asp


Test Information and Support

You are invited to take this beta exam at no charge.
You will be given four hours to complete the beta exam. Please plan accordingly.
Find exam preparation information: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-652.mspx


Skills measured by Exam 70-652

Install Hyper-V (14%)

Select and configure hardware to meet Hyper-V prerequisites. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Evaluate existing environment
  • · Disk/LUN (logical unit number)
  • · Memory requirements
  • · Right CPU/BIOS
  • · Networking/NIC

Configure Windows Server 2008 for Hyper-V. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Identify requirements
  • · Deploy Hyper-V w/VMM
  • · Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool
  • · Install on Full
  • · Install on Core

Configure Hyper-V to be highly available. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Failover clustering
  • · Disk structure (RAID, quorum, shared storage)
  • · Network

Configure and Optimize Hyper-V (20%)

Manage and optimize Hyper-V server. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · VHD (virtual hard disk) location
  • · Snapshot location
  • · SCVMM vNext
  • · Authorization Manager
  • · Release Key
  • · Performance monitoring of 2k8

Configure virtual networking. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Virtual Network Manager tool
  • · SCVMM
  • · Virtual switches
  • · VLAN tagging
  • · External/Private/Internal switches

Configure remote administration. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Install Hyper-V manager (Windows 2008 & Vista)
  • · WMI
  • · WinRM
  • · Firewall settings
  • · RDP

Deploy Virtual Machines (30%)

Migrate a computer to Hyper-V. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · From VS 2005
  • · From third-party (Acronis)
  • · From VPC (virtual PC)
  • · From Hyper-V (import/export)
  • · Intel to AMD virtual machine state
  • · By using SCVMM vNext (P2V and V2V)
  • · Integration Services/VM additions
  • · Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool

Create or clone a virtual machine. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Prepare guest OS for duplication (sysprep)
  • · Differencing disks
  • · Copying VHD
  • · SCVMM vNext
  • · PXE Boot (legacy network adapter)
  • · Manage the Self Service portal
  • · WDS

Create a virtual disk. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Pass-through disks
  • · Fixed vs. dynamic
  • · Differencing disks
  • · IDE vs SCSI
  • · Virtual Hard Disk Wizard

Manage templates, profiles, and the image library by using SCVMM vNext. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · ISOs
  • · VHDs
  • · Deployment from library

Manage and Monitor Virtual Machines (36%)

Monitor and optimize virtual machines.This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Tool: Reliability and performance monitor
  • · Tool: SCVMM vNext
  • · Processor
  • · Optimize memory
  • · Network
  • · Disks

Manage virtual machine settings. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · DVD/ISO
  • · NIC
  • · Integration Services
  • · State of virtual machines
  • · Hypercall adapter availability requirements
  • · Reboot/start options
  • · BIOS
  • · Memory
  • · Proc. (NT 4.0)

Manage snapshots and backups. This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Live backups of a VM using VSS (DPM)
  • · Backup within a virtual machine
  • · Snapshots

Configure a virtual machine for high availability.  This objective may include but is not limited to:

  • · Quick migration
  • · Storage redundancy
  • · Perform a manual failover
  • · Live migration if available
  • · Networking redundancy