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MCTS Windows Server 2008 Certification

Microsoft Virtualisation Certifications are aimed at Machine Virtualisation, Desktop Virtualisation and Application Virtualisation. For details of our Server 2008 Certifications, please see below:

MCTS Windows Server 2008 Configuration:

Professional Series exams    Recommended Training

70-659: MCTS Windows Server Virtualisation, Configuration

M10215: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualisation


MCTS Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Virtualisation:

Professional Series exams  Recommended Training

70-669: MCTS Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualisation

M10324: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualisation (5-days)



Windows Server 2008 R2 introduces a new version of Hyper-V. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 includes a number of core areas of improvement for creating dynamic virtual data centers including increased availability and performance, improved management, simplified methods for deployment and new features including live migration.

Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services)
Remote Desktop Services provides users and administrators with both the features and the flexibility necessary to build the most robust access experience in any deployment scenario. To expand the Remote Desktop Services feature set, Microsoft has been investing in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, also known as VDI. VDI is a centralised desktop delivery architecture, which enables Windows and other desktop environments to run and be managed in virtual machines on a centralised server.

Centralised management system
Microsoft provides an end-to-end suite of Virtualisation products and technologies all tied together by a centralised management system.

Server Virtualisation
Hardware Virtualisation uses software to create a Virtual Machine (VM) that emulates a physical computer. This creates a separate OS environment that is logically isolated from the host server. By providing multiple VMs at once, this approach allows several operating systems to run simultaneously on a single physical machine.

Application Virtualisation
In a physical environment, every application depends on its OS for a range of services, including memory allocation, device drivers, and much more. Incompatibilities between an application and its operating system can be addressed by either server Virtualisation or presentation Virtualisation; but for incompatibilities between two applications installed on the same instance of an OS, you need application Virtualisation.