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70-270: Installing, Configuring and Administering Windows XP Professional

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About This Exam:
Candidates for this exam operate in medium to very large computing environments that use Windows XP Professional as a desktop operating system. They have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering any desktop operating system in a network environment.

The exam is available in: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)

Cost: $125
Format: Standard
Passing Score: 700
Questions: Approx 50
Time Limit: 150 minutes
Launch Date: 10/23/01

Certification: MCP
Credit Toward: MCSA, MCSE

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Exam Objectives:
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.

Installing Windows XP Professional
  • Perform and troubleshoot an attended installation of Windows XP Professional.
  • Perform and troubleshoot an unattended installation of Windows XP Professional.
    • Install Windows XP Professional by using Remote Installation Services (RIS).
    • Install Windows XP Professional by using the System Preparation Tool.
    • Create unattended answer files by using Setup Manager to automate the installation of Windows XP Professional.
  • Upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows XP Professional.
    • Prepare a computer to meet upgrade requirements.
    • Migrate existing user environments to a new installation.
  • Perform post-installation updates and product activation.
  • Troubleshoot failed installations.
Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources
  • Monitor, manage, and troubleshoot access to files and folders.
    • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot file compression.
    • Control access to files and folders by using permissions.
    • Optimize access to files and folders.
  • Manage and troubleshoot access to shared folders.
    • Create and remove shared folders.
    • Control access to shared folders by using permissions.
    • Manage and troubleshoot Web server resources.
  • Connect to local and network print devices.
    • Manage printers and print jobs.
    • Control access to printers by using permissions.
    • Connect to an Internet printer.
    • Connect to a local print device.
  • Configure and manage file systems.
    • Convert from one file system to another file system.
    • Configure NTFS, FAT32, or FAT file systems.
  • Manage and troubleshoot access to and synchronization of offline files.
Implementing, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers
  • Implement, manage, and troubleshoot disk devices.
    • Install, configure, and manage DVD and CD-ROM devices.
    • Monitor and configure disks.
    • Monitor, configure, and troubleshoot volumes.
    • Monitor and configure removable media, such as tape devices.
  • Implement, manage, and troubleshoot display devices.
    • Configure multiple-display support.
    • Install, configure, and troubleshoot a video adapter.
  • Configure Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI).
  • Implement, manage, and troubleshoot input and output (I/O) devices.
    • Monitor, configure, and troubleshoot I/O devices, such as printers, scanners, multimedia devices, mouse, keyboard, and smart card reader.
    • Monitor, configure, and troubleshoot multimedia hardware, such as cameras.
    • Install, configure, and manage modems.
    • Install, configure, and manage Infrared Data Association (IrDA) devices.
    • Install, configure, and manage wireless devices.
    • Install, configure, and manage USB devices.
    • Install, configure, and manage hand held devices.
    • Install, configure, and manage network adapters.
  • Manage and troubleshoot drivers and driver signing.
  • Monitor and configure multiprocessor computers.
Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability
  • Monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot performance of the Windows XP Professional desktop.
    • Optimize and troubleshoot memory performance.
    • Optimize and troubleshoot processor utilization.
    • Optimize and troubleshoot disk performance.
    • Optimize and troubleshoot application performance.
    • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Scheduled Tasks.
  • Manage, monitor, and optimize system performance for mobile users.
  • Restore and back up the operating system, System State data, and user data.
    • Recover System State data and user data by using Windows Backup.
    • Troubleshoot system restoration by starting in safe mode.
    • Recover System State data and user data by using the Recovery console.
Configuring and Troubleshooting the Desktop Environment
  • Configure and manage user profiles and desktop settings.
  • Configure support for multiple languages or multiple locations.
    • Enable multiple-language support.
    • Configure multiple-language support for users.
    • Configure local settings.
    • Configure Windows XP Professional for multiple locations.
  • Manage applications by using Windows Installer packages.
Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and Services
  • Configure and troubleshoot the TCP/IP protocol.
  • Connect to computers by using dial-up networking.
    • Connect to computers by using a virtual private network (VPN) connection.
    • Create a dial-up connection to connect to a remote access server.
    • Connect to the Internet by using dial-up networking.
    • Configure and troubleshoot Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).
  • Connect to resources by using Internet Explorer.
  • Configure, manage, and implement Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance.
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot an Internet Connection Firewall (ICF).
Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Security
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Encrypting File System (EFS).
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot a security configuration and local security policy.
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot local user and group accounts.
    • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot auditing.
    • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot account settings.
    • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot account policy.
    • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot user and group rights.
    • Troubleshoot cache credentials.
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Internet Explorer security settings.