Microsoft’s Virtual Lab-based MCP Exam

Microsoft announced the general availability of our first Virtual Lab-based exam, 83-640, Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (its the first Mcp Virtual Exam from Microsoft).83-640 is part of the MCTS track, an alternative to taking 70-640.

More info here (including some good background info from camera-shy but prolific B2L blogger Liberty Munson).

Exam 83-640: (Complete Details)

TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

Published: November 18, 2008

Language(s): English

Audience(s): IT Professionals

Technology: Windows Server 2008

Type: Proctored Exam


About this Exam This Technology Specialist (TS) exam, Exam 83-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring, became available in November 2008. This exam maps to the same objectives as 70-640, but this version (where available) contains a Performance Based component in addition to the standard exam item types. This exam is available in English only.

Audience Profile

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credential is intended for IT professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium-sized to large companies. The MCTS candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:

  • 250 to 5,000 or more users
  • Three or more physical locations
  • Three or more domain controllers
  • Network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
  • Connectivity requirements, such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet

Credit Toward Certification When you pass Exam 83-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration Exam 83-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator

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.

Unfortunately till now,

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

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.
  • Microsoft Learning Community: Join newsgroups and visit community forums to connect with your peers for suggestions on training resources and advice on your certification path and studies.

Hope This helps you .. !!

Posted By: KirubaKaran
Microsoft Certified Professional


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