Overview


Language(s): English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s): IT Professionals
Technology: Windows Server 2008
Type: Proctored Exam

Audience Profile

Candidates should have one to three years of experience using Microsoft virtualization products, including Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and Remote Desktop Services (RDS), in a Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have jobs in which managing or deploying virtualization technologies is their main area of responsibility.

Credit Toward Certification

Exam 70-693: Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.

Skills Measured


Designing a Virtualization Strategy
  • Recommend a virtualization technology.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: server virtualization, Application Virtualization (App-V), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), Microsoft Virtual PC
  • Plan capacity.
  • Plan licensing.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: operating system editions
  • Design solutions for integration with third-party products.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: hypervisors, VDIs, and management tools
Designing the Physical and Virtual Infrastructure
  • Plan hardware and virtual resource requirements.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: CPUs, memory, disk, host, parent, child, performance, networking, Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), CPU Core Parking
  • Design storage.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: dynamic, fixed, differential, pass-through; logical unit number (LUN) considerations
  • Design networking.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: virtual network type, host NIC configuration, VLAN, TCP chimney, jumbo frames, Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ)
  • Plan snapshots and checkpoints.
Designing a Highly Available Virtual Environment
  • Design parent for high availability.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering, migration types, Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
  • Design child for high availability.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering, Network Load Balancing (NLB), shared storage
  • Design for migration type.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: quick migration, live migration, storage area network (SAN) migration, network migration
Designing a Deployment Strategy
  • Design a virtual machine deployment.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: Virtual Machine Manager, Self-Service Portal (SSP), Windows PowerShell, scripting, Configuration Manager
  • Plan a virtual machine conversion.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: physical to virtual (P2V), virtual to virtual (V2V )
  • Design a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: broker, profile management, applications, methods of access, static and dynamic deployment
  • Design an App-V deployment.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: server roles, server role placement, application compatibility
Designing a Management Strategy
  • Plan backup and recovery for parent and child partitions.
  • Design a monitoring strategy.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: design for a parent, design for a child; integration with Operations Manager
  • Plan updates and maintenance.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: offline image maintenance, hardware maintenance, integration services
  • Design an administrative strategy.



    This objective may include but is not limited to: management networks, remote administration, Virtual Machine Manager, Authorization Manager

Preparation Materials


Learning Plans and Classroom Training Microsoft Online Resources
  • Learning Plan: Get started with a step-by-step study guide that is based on recommended resources for this exam.
  • Windows Server 2008 - Learning Portal: Find special offers and information on training and certification.
  • Product information: Visit the Windows Server 2008 Web site for detailed product information.
  • TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical resources, newsgroups, and chats.
  • MSDN: Designed for developers, the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) features code samples, technical articles, downloads, newsgroups, and chats.

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