Book: MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-642
Microsoft has recently changed its certification program to contain three primary series: Technology,
Professional, and Architect. The Technology Series is intended to allow candidates to
target specific technologies and is the basis for obtaining the Professional Series and Architect
Series of certifications. The certifications contained within the Technology Series consist of
one to three exams, focus on a specific technology, and do not include job-role skills. By contrast,
the Professional Series focuses on a job role and is not necessarily focused on a single
technology but rather a comprehensive set of skills for performing the job role being tested.
The Architect Series offered by Microsoft contains the premier certifications that consist of
passing a review board of previously certified architects. To apply for the Architect Series of
certifications, you must have a minimum of 10 years of industry experience.
When obtaining a Technology Series certification, you are recognized as a Microsoft Certified
Technology Specialist (MCTS) on the specific technology or technologies on which
you have been tested. The Professional Series certifications include Microsoft Certified IT
Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD). Passing the
review board for an Architect Series certification will allow you to become a Microsoft Certified
This book has been developed to give you the critical skills and knowledge you need to prepare
for the exam requirement for obtaining the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
Configuration (exam 70-642).