UPDATED: 12/20/10 08:19 PT --- And we're back - registration code is working now. Good luck!
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You are invited to take beta exam 71-169, Pro: TS: Windows Small Business Server 7, 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.
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.
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.
Registration: Now Open
Beta exam period runs: December 22, 2010– January 14, 2011
Beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis – we recommend that you register immediately. 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
You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam. Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: SBSS
Responding to 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.
The online version of the exam prep guide will be available shortly – until then, please see the version of the prep guide included at the end of this blog post.
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Prep Guide for Exam 70-169:
TS: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring
About this Exam
This exam is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who work in or consult with small businesses that use Windows Small Business Server Standard 2011.
This credential is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who work in or consult with small businesses that use Windows Small Business Server (SBS) Standard 2011. The MCTS candidate for this exam should have at least one year of experience deploying and managing network solutions in an environment that has the following characteristics:
• Up to 75 devices
• Company networks with Internet connectivity
• Individual users or user groups that connect to the company network from remote locations
Credit toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-169: TS: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
MCTS: 70-169: Microsoft Small Business Server Standard 2011, Configuring
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 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.
Installing and Setting Up Windows Small Business Server (SBS) Standard 2011
• Prepare for migration.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: run Windows SBS Best Practice Analyzer (BPA), DNS cleanup, domain cleanup, run preparation tool, create an answer file for migration)
• Install and migrate to Windows SBS Standard 2011.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: from Windows SBS 2003, from Windows SBS 2008, Migration Wizard tasks, configure a new installation of Windows SBS
• Configure connectivity.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: configure Internet domain, configure DNS name resolution (internal and external)
• Configure network infrastructure.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: ports, protocols, inbound or outbound rules, enable outbound popup and logging, install and configure a gateway appliance/firewall for common Windows SBS services, configure and maintain WAN/LAN/NAT for email/web/ActiveSync (e.g., IP addressing, network hardware configuration)
Configuring Remote Access
• Configure remote client access to internal resources.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: VPN
• Configure Remote Web Access
o This objective may include but is not limited to: configure the Windows SBS server, e.g., to admin console, to computers, to shared folders; configure RWW to use Remote Desktop Server server; configure client computers
• Configure Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
o This objective may include but is not limited to: configure RemoteApp applications, configure RD Session Host, RD Web, RD Gateway
Configuring and Managing Messaging and Collaboration
• Configure email.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: Exchange Server, POP3 Connector, configure email client protocols [POP3 (on client side), SMTP, RPC/HTTPS (also known as Outlook Anywhere), IMAP], configure Microsoft Outlook settings, configure a smart host
• Manage Microsoft Exchange Server.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: maintain logging; db management, e.g., defragment db; quota management, add additional email domains, redirect email, configure mobile device Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
• Configure folder shares.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: using Windows SBS console, using native tools (Quota console, File and Server Resource Manager, file screen, reports), shared folders, SMB permissions vs. NTFS permissions
• Configure storage.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: using Move Data Wizards, add additional storage, configure folder redirection policy
• Configure Microsoft SharePoint
o This objective may include but is not limited to: create and modify SharePoint sites (e.g., new team sites, blog sites, wiki sites), assign user permissions, configure document upload and handling
Managing Users, Computers, and Printers
• Create and manage user accounts.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: create, edit, and delete user accounts, assign permissions to users, assign users to computers, configure user RWW access using Windows SBS console, properties and native tools
• Create and manage user roles.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: change user roles, assign users to a role, assign groups to a role, assign quota policy
• Create and manage groups.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: create a distribution group, create a security group, add/edit/delete users to/from a group, mail enabled vs. not mail enabled; archived vs. not archived, OU structures
• Join computers to the domain.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: client and server computers, join an additional server, Connect Wizard, manage user permissions for domain computers (local admin vs. standard user, remote access), migrate local user profiles
• Create and configure shared devices.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: fax and printers, add a network printer, add drivers for 32 bit, configure user permissions for a device
Managing Health and Security
• Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
o This objective may include but is not limited to: configure client exclusions, server security updates, maintain health and security, maintain server/client WSUS patching, change software update and schedule settings
• Manage monitoring and reporting.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: client (including update compliancy, client computer firewall, antivirus status), server (including core services; low disk space; success or fail)
• Configure backup and restore data on the server.
• Configure SSL certificates.
o This objective may include but is not limited to: configure a trusted certificate, self-signed certificates, Including manage certificate packages, import and export during setup for migration
Preparation Tools and Resources
To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" section.
Classroom Training There is no classroom training currently available.
Microsoft E-Learning There is no Microsoft E-Learning training currently available.
Microsoft Press Books There are no Microsoft Press books currently available.
Practice Tests There are no practice tests currently available.
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Weather Code is wrong, Registration not opened or all Seats filled.
Just tried and got Discount is not offered for this Client.
To sad. Maybe it will be fixed later.
Ditto from NL; the Prometric site sometimes trails a bit. Try, try again.
ditto from germany. I will try again. Prometric says: Discount is not offered for this Client.
Yep same for me, discount is not offered for this client on the website, and when I called in they wouldnt take that code either they operator said it was invalid.
Thanks for flagging, everyone. We have escallated to Prometric. I will keep you posted.
Yeah, same here. i received Discount is not offered for this client as well
same here from Egypt discount is not offered for this client
ditto, same over here in Belgium, discount is not offered for this client
Same here in the UK.
no joy here as of 18/12 in UK either. Please tweet when you have it fixed!
Where do I get the download, it's not available on Technet Plus.
@Robert Bleumer: It will be on Technet Plus starting before end of December.
@MC: Thanks. Looks like some testing this X-mas holiday. When will Prometirc ever not screw up. There's more times at the betas that things go wrong than that they do work...