Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
using IT Professional Skills

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What is a MCTS?

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certifications enable professionals to target specific technologies and to distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialized technologies. Microsoft Technology Specialists are consistently capable of implementing, building, troubleshooting, and debugging a particular Microsoft technology.

A list of the current Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications using IT Professional skills are below. More will become available as new technologies are introduced.

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How to Obtain a MCTS Certification

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2008 Database Development

This certification shows that the professional has demonstrated the skills and knowledge to implement programming objects, tables and views, work with query techniques, work with XML data and gather performance information.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on the development of SQL Server 2008 databases.

Required Exam (1) 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
Courses 2778: Writing Queries using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL
6232: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database
Classroom Days 8
YOU PAY
£2,920 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance

This certification shows that the professional has the skills and knowledge to install and configure SQL Server 2008, maintain the database, monitor and troubleshoot, and optimise SQL Server performance.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on the implementation and maintenance of SQL Server 2008.

Required Exam (1) 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
Courses 2778: Writing Queries using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL
6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database
6232: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database
Classroom Days 13
YOU PAY
£3,680 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

This certification shows that the professional has the skills and knowledge to implement a SSIS solution, configure, deploy and maintain SSIS, implement a SSAS solution, configure, deploy and maintain SSAS, implement a SSRS solution, configure, deploy and maintain SSRS.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on creating business intelligence solutions using SQL Server 2008.

Required Exam (1) 70-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
Courses 6234: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
6235: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services
6236: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
Classroom Days 9
YOU PAY
£3,080 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuration

This certification shows that the professional possesses an in-depth technical knowledge of and skill in using the features and functionality of key technology areas in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. The typical candidate for this certification would be someone who configures and deploys Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
 
Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on installing and configuring a SharePoint environment, managing and maintaining a SharePoint environment, and deploying and managing applications.
Required Exam (1) 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Configuring
Course 10174: Configuring and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Classroom Days 5
YOU PAY
£2,120 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration

This certification validates the professional's in-depth technical knowledge and skill in using the features and functionality of key technology areas in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.  Holders of this certification will have experience installing, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting Exchange Server 2010; managing messaging security; and recovering messaging servers and databases.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on the maintenance and administration of Exchange servers in an enterprise environment.

Required Exam (1) 70-662: TS: Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Course 10135: Configuring, Managing and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Classroom Days 5
YOU PAY
£2,120 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuration

This certification shows that the professional possesses the knowledge and skills to operate as the second tier of support between the mailbox operator and the messaging administrator. They are also able to install, configure and administer an enterprise messaging environment that includes managing messaging security with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on installing and configuring Exchange servers, creating and modifying recipients and public folders, maintaining and optimizing the messaging system, monitoring and reporting on the messaging system, troubleshooting messaging issues, and managing data recovery and disaster recovery of a messaging environment.

Required Exam (1) 70-236: TS: Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Courses 5047: Introduction to Installing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
5049: Managing and Messaging Security using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
5050: Recovering Messaging Servers and Databases using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
5051: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Classroom Days 7
YOU PAY
£3,110 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuration

This certification validates your ability to understand the functions and features of Windows 7 and to troubleshoot network-connectivity and applications issues.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on installing, deploying, and upgrading Windows 7, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, configuring pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing.

Required Exam (1) 70-680: TS: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring
Course 6292: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client
Classroom Days 3
YOU PAY
£2,050 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

This certification shows that the professional possesses the knowledge and skills to successfully work with Active Directory and Directory Services, Active Directory server roles, certificate management and group policy.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on Windows Server 2008 Active Directory. It is suited to candidates who either work with, or intend to work with, Active Directory and Directory Services, Active Directory server roles, Certificate management and Group Policy.

Required Exam (1) 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring 
Courses 6425: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
6426: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Management in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Classroom Days 8
YOU PAY
£2,520 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

This certification shows that the professional possesses the knowledge and skills to successfully work with IP addressing and services, names resolution, file and print services, network access and remote access, and monitoring network services.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure. It is suited to candidates who either work with, or intend to work with, IP addressing and services, names resolution, file and print services, network access and remote access and monitoring network services.

Required Exam (1) 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
Courses 6421: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
Classroom Days 5
YOU PAY
£2,120 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration

This certification shows that the professional possesses the knowledge and skills to successfully work with Windows deployment services, terminal services, web services and media services.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure. It is suited to candidates who either work with, or intend to work with, Windows deployment services, terminal services, web services and media services.

Required Exam (1) 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
Courses 6418: Deploying Windows Server 2008
6427: Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Information Services in Windows Server 2008
6428: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services
Classroom Days 8
YOU PAY
£3,200 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Virtualisation Configuration

This certification shows that the professional possesses the knowledge and skills to work with Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 as virtualization administrators.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on installing, configuring and optimising Hyper-V, and deploying, managing and monitoring virtual machines.

Required Exam (1) 70-652: TS: Windows Server Virtualisation, Configuring
Courses 6422: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
Classroom Days 3
YOU PAY
£1,590 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Server Virtualisation Configuration

This certification shows that the professional possesses knowledge and skills around the areas of Microsoft server virtualization products and technologies.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on installing and configuring host and parent settings, configuring child settings, managing and monitoring virtual environments, ensuring high availability and recoverability, performing migration, and configuring remote desktop role services infrastructure.

Required Exam (1) 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualisation
Courses 10215: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualisation
Classroom Days 5
YOU PAY
£2,260 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Desktop Virtualisation Configuration

This certification shows that the professional possesses the knowledge and skills to successfully work with desktop virtualization technologies such as Windows Virtual PC, MED-V, Windows XP Mode for Windows 7, App-V, Remote Desktop Services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Windows Server 2008 R2 environments, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on deploying and managing an enterprise desktop virtualisation environment, deploying and managing a presentation virtualisation environment, deploying and managing an application virtualisation (App-V) environment, and managing a virtual desktop infrastructure environment.

Required Exam (1) 70-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
Courses 10324: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualisation
Classroom Days 5
YOU PAY
£2,050 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring

This certification shows that the professional possesses the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage network solutions in small businesses that use Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on deploying hardware and software for SBS servers, migrating to SBS 2008, deploying hardware and software for computers on the network, maintaining systems and services availability, maintaining remote access, maintaining users and computers, maintaining collaboration, and maintaining messaging.

Required Exam (1) 70-653: TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring
Courses 6445: Implementing and Administering Windows Small Business Server 2008
Classroom Days 5
YOU PAY
£2,120 + VAT

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuring

This certification shows that the professional possesses the knowledge and skills to deploy, configure and manage network solutions in a medium-sized business that uses Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

Candidates for this certification must pass one exam that focuses on deployment preparation, installing and configuring Essential Business Server, managing Essential Business Server, and configuring remote access.

Required Exam (1) 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
Courses 6446: Implementing and Administering Windows Essential Business Server 2008
Classroom Days 5
YOU PAY
£2,320 + VAT

 

To get more information about how to prepare for each exam, please visit the Microsoft web section for a list of links to suggested courses, preparation guides, exam study guides and practice exams.

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What's Included in F1's MCTS Certification Packages?

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, F1 is well placed to train its clients on new technologies such as SQL Server 2012, and the new certification routes.

Certification packages include the following:

  1. Microsoft Official Curriculum manual (print or digital available) for each course.
  2. Additional Training Materials (such as books or e-learning), if applicable.
  3. Refreshments whilst at our training centres.
  4. Ongoing support from a qualified Microsoft Certified Trainer.
  5. Microsoft Exams stated in the route (value = £99 plus VAT per exam).
  6. Award-winning Transcender exam preparation software for the exams on the route (value = approx £75 plus VAT per practice test), subject to availability.

All F1 Certification Routes are valid for a period of 18 months from the date of order.

All prices are subject to VAT, if applicable.

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