Microsoft 70-686 : Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator Exam
The exam number for the Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator test is 70-686. Candidates for this exam should have a minimum of three years of experience installing, configuring, and administering clients in a Windows networked environment and also have experience deploying operating systems and applications.
The associated certification for the Microsoft 70-686 exam is Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. In order to prepare for this test, a candidate is encouraged to enroll in the 6294A: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments training course, which will last approximately 5 days. Online learning modules, Microsoft press books, and practice tests will also be provided to candidates.
The largest portion of the Microsoft 70-686 test will test a candidate's knowledge of Identifying and Resolving Deployment and Client Configuration Issues. Subtopics that will arise on this portion of the test will include identifying and resolving Internet explorer issues, identifying and resolving Group Policy issues, and identifying and resolving authentication and authorization issues.
Other exam topics that will appear on the Microsoft 70-686 test include Designing Application Packages for Deployment, Designing a Windows 7 Client Deployment, Designing Client Configurations, and Planning and Managing a Client Life Cycle Strategy, amongst other potential topics.