Exam 70-620 - TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client

Exam 70-620 - TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client


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Audience(s): IT Professionals
Technology: Windows Vista
Type: Proctored Exam

Audience Profile

Candidates for Exam 70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuring, should have at least one year of experience in the IT field. They typically provide phone support at the tier-1 or tier-2 level in a wide range of environments, including retail stores and the medium-sized organization or enterprise environment.
Candidates should have experience resolving issues concerning network connectivity, desktop operating systems, security, and applications. Their experience should also include addressing logon problems, performing password resets, and resolving most issues with desktop applications.

Credit Toward Certification

When you pass Exam 70-620: TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Vista, Configuration

Exam 70-620: TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

A Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) can use Exam 70-621: Pro: Upgrading Your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support as credit for certifications that list Exam 70-620 as a required or elective exam.

  • Exam 70-621 - Pro: Upgrading Your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support

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 Measured

Installing and upgrading Windows Vista
  • Identify hardware requirements.
  • Perform a clean installation.
  • Upgrade to Windows Vista from previous versions of Windows.
  • Upgrade from one edition of Windows Vista to another edition.
  • Troubleshoot Windows Vista installation issues.
  • Install and configure Windows Vista drivers.
Configuring and troubleshooting Post-installation system settings
  • Troubleshoot post-installation configuration issues.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Windows Aero.
  • Configure and troubleshoot parental controls.
  • Configure Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Configuring Windows security features
  • Configure and troubleshoot User Account Control.
  • Configure Windows Defender.
  • Configure Dynamic Security for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.
  • Configure security settings in Windows Firewall.
Configuring network connectivity
  • Configuring networking by using the Network and Sharing Center.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity issues.
  • Configure remote access.
Configuring applications included with Windows Vista
  • Configure and troubleshoot media applications.
  • Configure Windows Mail.
  • Configure Windows Meeting Space.
  • Configure Windows Calendar.
  • Configure Windows Fax and Scan.
  • Configure Windows Sidebar.
Maintaining and optimizing systems that run Windows Vista
  • Troubleshoot performance issues.
  • Troubleshoot reliability issues by using built-in diagnostic tools.
  • Configure Windows Update.
  • Configure data protection.
Configuring and troubleshooting mobile computing
  • Configure mobile display settings.
  • Configure mobile devices.
  • Configure Tablet PC software.
  • Configure power options.

Preparation Materials

Learning Plans and Classroom Training Microsoft E-Learning Books Practice Tests Microsoft Online Resources
  • Windows Vista - Learning Portal: Find special offers and information on training and certification.
  • Product information: Visit the Windows Vista 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.


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