Since I work for a training company and maintain this website I decided that I should look into updating my certifications for Vista. As I always like to be prepared for the exams I am going to take I usually try to read two books that are dedicated to the training and then work on some practice exams. In looking for the books I have found that most will not be released until May 2007, even the MS Press book, which is kind of puzzling since the exam went live in Jan. I could see some of the 3rd party resources having to wait till the exam went live to make sure that they could be sure to cover everything they needed to but MS Press I would think would have some kind of direct access to the exam team to release when the exam released.
Currently I can only find E-learning courses that are available on Microsoft for self paced learning. More information can be found at MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration. The current cost to take all the E-learning classes through Microsoft is around $592 but the three collections of courses will cover everything you need to know for the cert.
The following areas need to be learned to pass the 70-620 certification:
Installing and Upgrading Windows Vista
Identify hardware requirements.
Perform a clean installation.
Upgrade to Windows Vista from previous versions of Windows.
Troubleshoot Windows Vista installation issues.
Install and configure Windows Vista drivers.
Configuring and Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings
Troubleshoot post-installation configuration issues.
Configure and troubleshoot Windows Aero.
Configure and troubleshoot parental controls.
Configure Windows Internet Explorer.
Configuring Windows Security Features
Configure and troubleshoot User Account Control.
Configure Windows Defender.
Configure Dynamic Security for Internet Explorer 7.
Configure security settings in Windows Firewall.
Configuring Network Connectivity
Configuring networking by using the Network and Sharing Center.
Troubleshoot connectivity issues.
Configure Remote Access.
Configuring Applications Included with Windows Vista
Configure and troubleshoot media applications.
Configure Windows Mail.
Configure Windows Meeting Space.
Configure Windows Calendar.
Configure Windows Fax and Scan.
Configure Windows Sidebar.
Maintaining and Optimizing Systems That Run Windows Vista
Troubleshoot performance issues.
Troubleshoot reliability issues by using built-in diagnostic tools.
Configure Windows Update.
Configure Data Protection.
Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing
Configure Mobile Display Settings.
Configure Mobile Devices.
Configure Tablet PC software.
Configure Power Options.
If anyone else knows of released training material please let me know!Tags: MCTS, 70-620