MCITP: Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
Overview

MCITP: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator:

The Microsoft Certification website and this preparation guide contain a variety of resources to help you prepare for an exam. Preparing for and Taking an Exam — FAQ provides answers to frequently asked questions about exam registration, preparation, scoring, and policies, including:

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  • Exam time limits and number of questions asked. We recommend that you review this preparation guide in its entirety and familiarize yourself with the FAQs and resources on the Microsoft Certification website before you schedule your exam.

Audience Profile

A server administrator is responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of an infrastructure of Windows Server 2008 R2 servers for an enterprise organization. Windows server administrators manage the infrastructure, Web, and IT application servers. The Windows server administrators use scripts and batch files written by others or those that they occasionally write themselves to accomplish tasks on a regular basis.

They conduct most server management tasks remotely by using Remote Desktop Server or administration tools installed on their local workstation. A server administrator’s primary tasks include:

  • Managing the server operating system, file, and directory services
  • Software distribution and updates
  • Profiling and monitoring assigned servers
  • Troubleshooting Server administrators also support engineering projects. Server administrators are responsible for server builds and configuration.

Their job role involves 60 percent operations, 20 percent engineering, and 20 percent support tasks. Credit Toward Certification Exam 70-646: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

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.
 

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