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More news about Virtualization Administrator (Exam 70-693 is live)

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 5, 2010

Exam 70-693 is now available in Prometric testing centers! This is a Professional exam designed to validate a candidate’s knowledge of Microsoft virtualization technologies.

Candidates should have one to three years of experience using Microsoft virtualization products, including Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and Remote Desktop Services (RDS), in a Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have jobs in which managing or deploying virtualization technologies is their main area of responsibility.

This exam covers the following topics:

  • Designing a Virtualization Strategy
  • Designing the Physical and Virtual Infrastructure
  • Designing a Highly Available Virtual Environment
  • Designing a Deployment Strategy
  • Designing a Management Strategy

For a more detailed list of the skills measured on this exam, check out the prep guide. To schedule your exam, visit Prometric’s Web site.

The road to Virtualization Administrator

For all you virtualization junkies, here’s that long-awaited information about the road to the new MCITP: Virtualization Administrator certification. Three exams will be required in order to earn the MCITP: Virtualization Administrator–one Technical Specialist exam for desktop virtualization; one Technical Specialist exam for server virtualization, and one Pro exam. You may choose either exam 70-652 or 70-659 to fulfill the server virtualization requirement.

  Requirement Exam Status
1 Desktop Virtualization 70-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization In beta—live in May
2 Server Virtualization (choose one)

70-652: TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring


70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

Both are available now
3 Virtualization Administration

70-693: Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

Live now

But where are my results?

If you took the beta exam, you’ve probably been wondering where in tarnation your results are. You may have noticed that we’ve been cranking through the new exams lately in support of all kinds of new Microsoft technologies. Frankly, it just took us longer than usual to get this one published because of the volume of other exam development projects. Prometric should be starting to send out beta results shortly. Let us know if you don’t start seeing ‘em in the next week or two.


8 Responses to “More news about Virtualization Administrator (Exam 70-693 is live)”

  1. Georgy A. Gadzhiev said

    I have already passed all the exams to go for MCITP:VA (70-652, 70-669, 70-693).
    I don’t remember details on 652, but my memories about 669 and 693 are fresh.
    Well, If we talk about 669 exam – there were many questions on licensing – learn about VDI licensing so. App-V, MED-V – it’s enough to have SOME experience and to read help files for the products.
    693 – 45 Qs, about 10 on high availability & clustering, 1 about licensing, 3-5 about backup (DPM2007 is there), some about design concepts, about 5 Qs for VDI, APP-V, MED-V, VPC.
    So, not so hard, but you’ve got to be careful and read questions very attentive – if you understand questions good enough – you can just put away wrong answers – and get the right ones.

    Hope it was useful!

    Best Regards,
    Georgy A. Gadzhiev

  2. I have now passed all five Microsoft certs on virtualization (659, 669, 693, 652, 403). I just published an article about the new certs which may help some people find their way. The article is called MCITP: Virtualization Administrator 2008 R2 (and other R2 Virt Certs) and can be read at


  3. Touhidul Islam said

    I need the books for 70-659, 70-669 and 70-693. Please tell me, which books I can follow.

  4. rampal said

    Which book I should follow for 70-659?

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