About 70-643: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuring Exam

The skills and knowledge needed to implement and recommend a core Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure are tested in this exam. The candidate who is successful at achieving this certification will be able to:
 Implement and configure a core Windows Server 2008 R2 application services
 Deploying infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
 configuring infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
 Managing infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
Exam Topics
Deploying Servers
 Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services
 Configure Microsoft Windows activation
 Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines
 Configure high availability
 Configure storage

Configuring Remote Desktop Services
 Configure RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Web Access
 Configure Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway)
 Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker
 Configure and monitor Remote Desktop resources
 Configure Remote Desktop licensing
 Configure Afar Desktop Session Host

Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure
 Configure Web applications
 Manage Web sites
 Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server
 Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
 Manage the Fiber Server (IIS) role
 Configure SSL security

 Configure Netting site authentication and permissions
Configuring Cbs Application Services
 Manage the Streaming Media Services role
 Secure streaming media
 Configure SharePoint Foundation options
 Configure SharePoint Basis integration

Exam Preparation
Candidates can prepare for the exam through the various methods and resources available to them.

Instructor-led training
 6418C: Deploying Windows Server 2008 is a 3 days duration course.
 6439A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure is a 5 days run course.

Practice Tests
Candidates can give practice exams to assess their knowledge. Weak areas, if there are any, will be pointed public to the candidate to work on it. The dry run exams can be availed from the following websites:
 Kaplan SelfTest
 MeasureUp
 Transcender
Books
The MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure was published in June 2011. The herbal helps candidates in preparing for the exam through lessons and practice exercises that cover the exam topics.

Exam Details
The 70-643 exam was launched in March 2008 and targets IT professionals. The exam is offered in 10 languages; English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified). Candidates can register for the exam at the Prometric website.