# Friday, July 20, 2007

Okay, so 70-648 is a subset of 70-649? Well almost;

  • 70-648 has more skills on "Maintaining the Active Directory Environment"
  • There is a smal difference in skill when it comes to "Configuring the Active Directory Infrastructure"
  • 70-648 has the extra skills domain of "Configuring the Domain Name System (DNS)"

See the full compare in the table below (based on the prep-guides as they were on 2007-07-20). Changes are not likely during the beta round, which by the way ends August 3rd, but I'd be surprised if there were still seats to be taken. However, should you hit this page when the exams are live, be sure to check the (then) current skills at their respective links: 70-648 & 70-649

70-649 6416A 70-648 6415A 6416A
Configuring Network Access Configuring Network Access  
Configure Remote Access. X Configure Remote Access. X  
Configure Network Access Protection (NAP) components. X Configure Network Access Protection (NAP) components. X  
Configure Network Authentication. X Configure Network Authentication. X  
Configure data transmission protocols. X Configure data transmission protocols. X  
Configure wireless access. X Configure wireless access. X  
Configure certificate services. X Configure certificate services. X  
Configure DHCP. X Configure DHCP. X  
Configure IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing. X Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing. X  
Configure Routing. X Configure routing. X  
Configuring Terminal Services  
Configure Terminal Services Remote Programs. X      
Configure Terminal Services Gateway. X      
Configure Terminal Services load balancing. X      
Configure resource allocation for Terminal Services. X      
Configure Terminal Services licensing. X      
Configure Terminal Services client connections. X      
Configure Terminal Services server options. X      
Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure  
Configure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Server. X      
Configure backup. X      
Configure Web applications. X      
Configure Application Pools. O      
Configure IIS components. X      
Publish IIS Web sites. X      
Migrate sites and Web applications. X      
Configure SMTP service. X      
Configure Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) service. X      
Configuring Security for Web Services  
Configure handlers to reduce attack surface. X      
Configure .NET Trust levels. X      
Configure authentication. X      
Configure rights. X      
Configure permissions. X      
Configure authorization. X      
Configure certificates. X      
Deploying and Monitoring Servers Deploying Servers  
Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS). X Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS). X  
Capture WDS images. O Capture WDS images. X  
Deploy WDS images. O Deploy WDS images. X  
Configure Windows Activation. X Configure Windows activation. X  
Create virtual machines. X Create virtual machines. X  
Configure Virtual Server settings. X Configure Virtual Server settings. X  
Install Windows Server Enterprise. X Install Windows Server Enterprise. X  
Install server core. X Install server core. X  
Configuring Server Roles Configuring Server Roles  
Implement server roles by using Server Manager. X Implement server roles by using Server Manager. X  
Configure ADLDS. X Configure ADLDS. X  
Configure ADRMS. X Configure ADRMS. X  
Configure the Active Directory server core. X Configure the AD server core. X  
Configure the read-only domain controller (RODC). X Configure the read-only domain controller (RODC). X  
Configure Active Directory Certificate Services. X Configure AD Certificate Services and PKI. X  
Configure Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). X Configure Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). X  
Maintaining the Active Directory Environment Maintaining the Active Directory Environment  
Configure backup and recovery. X Configure backup and recovery. O X
Perform offline maintenance. X Perform offline maintenance. O X
Configure custom application directory partitions. X Configure custom application directory partitions. O X
    Configure AD DS auditing. O X
    Configure audit policy by using GPOs. O X
    Monitor Active Directory. O X
Configuring the Active Directory Infrastructure Configuring the Active Directory Infrastructure  
Configure communication security for Active Directory. X Configure communication security for Active Directory.   X
Configure the global catalog. X      
    Configure authentication. X  
    Configuring the Domain Name System (DNS)  
    Configure zones. X  
    Configure zone resolution. X  
    Configure DNS client settings. X  
    Configure DHCP and WINS for DNS. X  
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