Windows 7 Certifications

A few weeks ago, I asked Born to Learn readers if they would like to see a notice about each new exam release. The feedback was unanimous: Yes. So here’s the first one—and a momentous one it is!

At long last, Exam 70-680 is available in Prometric testing centers. This is a Technical Specialist exam designed to assess candidates’ hands-on skills configuring Windows 7.

Candidates for this exam operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.

Candidates should be able to install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 7, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, candidates should be able to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. Candidates should also be able to maintain systems, including monitoring for and resolving performance and reliability issues. Candidates should have a basic understanding of  Windows PowerShell syntax.

When you pass Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

  • MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration

Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

For a list of the skills measured on this exam, check out the prep guide. To schedule your exam, visit Prometric’s Web site.

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Posted By: KirubaKaran
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist


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