What is Microsoft Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring and how to prepare for it?

What is Microsoft Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring? How to prepare for it? Are you confused?Please have a look at the following article to clear all you doubts. This article will give you the complete information of Exam 70-680.

What is Microsoft Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring?

Microsoft Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring is a MCTS(Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) examination. MCTS is a certification awarded by the Microsoft Corporation to the individuals who clear the said examination. These MCTS examinations have the purpose of creating specific technologies specialization in the given fields such as, Windows 7, Configuring; Windows 7, Pre-installing for OEMs, etc. This certification tests an individual's thorough knowledge in the specified field.

To take these exams a person needs to have thorough knowledge in the specific field and with an experience of minimum one year or more in the particular field. The MCTS certification also acts as a ladder for obtaining MCITP(Microsoft Certified IT Professional).

There are several websites offering practice tests for Exam 70-680, but most of them charge a pretty big fee. Techulator.com, a sister site of dotnetspider offers absolutely free practices tests for Exam 70-680.

To take the Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring, you must fulfil the following criteria,
1. Minimum of One or more years experience in IT field.
2. Experience in implementation and administration of Windows Operating System(Mainly Windows 7) in a Network environment.

The following skills of an individual are measured in Exam 70-680:

Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 (weighs 14%)
  • Perform a clean installation.
  • Upgrade to Windows 7 from previous versions of Windows.
  • Migrating user profiles.

  • Deploying Windows 7 (weighs 13%)
  • Capture a system image.
  • Prepare a system image for deployment.
  • Deploy a system image.
  • Configure a VHD.

  • Configuring Hardware and Applications (weighs 14%)
  • Configure devices.
  • Configure application compatibility.
  • Configure application restrictions.
  • Configure Internet Explorer.

  • Configuring Network Connectivity (weighs 14%)
  • Configure IPv4 network settings.
  • Configure IPv6 network settings.
  • Configure networking settings.
  • Configure Windows Firewall.
  • Configure remote management.

  • Configuring Access to Resources (weighs 13%)
  • Configure shared resources.
  • Configure file and folder access.
  • Configure user account control (UAC).
  • Configure authentication and authorization.
  • Configure BranchCache.

  • Configuring Mobile Computing (weighs 10%)
  • Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go.
  • Configure DirectAccess.
  • Configure mobility options.
  • Configure remote connections.

  • Monitoring and Maintaining Systems that Run Windows 7 (weighs 11%)
  • Configure updates to Windows 7.
  • Manage disks.
  • Monitor systems.
  • Configure performance settings.

  • Configuring Backup and Recovery Options (weighs 11%)
  • Configure backup.
  • Configure system recovery options.
  • Configure file recovery options.

  • For more details on Exam 70-680 please click here.

    What is the exam pattern and how to prepare for it?

    The exam pattern is as follows,
    No. Of questions: 45
    Exam Duration: 60 minutes
    Passing Score: 700
    The exam will be online and you have to secure a minimum score of 700 to pass it. The maximum mark varies time to time.
    Question Type: Most of the questions will be of Multiple choice questions (MCQs). The exam also can contain Multiple choice single answer, Multiple choice multiple answer, Drag and drop & Simulations (optional) type questions.

    Drag and drop questions are composed of some problems and some steps. You have to arrange the steps in proper order to solve the problem. The simulation type is like implementing your knowledge to solve the problem in a virtual simulated mode. You will be presented with some type of problems and you have to fix it practically. However these two types of question may or may not be asked.

    NOTE: I have given all the above information from my knowledge and it does not guarantee that the exam pattern will be the same as stated above. The exam pattern may vary from time to time.

    Want to take the MCTS exam? Worried how to prepare for it? Not a problem. There is a website that offers free online practice tests for such exams. You can select the no. of questions for your practice exam and it also saves all your exam records for progress tracking for free. First get familiar with the subject by browsing the questions and preparing and then take part in the practice test. Find


    Author: Asheej T K30 Oct 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

    Hi Abhisek,
    Thanks for the detailed explanation, nicely explained every aspect of the examination.

    Author: Aman Gandhi12 Dec 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

    Thanks for the detailed explanation

    can anybody suggest me some center where i can give these exams..... and what are charges of these exams

    Author: satyajee srivastava22 Dec 2010 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

    Thanks Abhishek for the detailed explanation of Microsoft Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring steps

    Author: saritagupta11 Feb 2011 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

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    Author: Bhuvana S07 Apr 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

    Hi Abhisek,

    Thanks for the detailed explanation of Microsoft Exam 70-680

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