Overview of Exam 70-689

Microsoft 70-689 is a new exam to achieve the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
certification in Windows 8 support. It was launched on 22 January 2013 and is available in different languages such as English, German and Japanese. This Exam measures the technical skills and knowledge of IT professionals.

About the Exam 70-689

Microsoft Exam 70-689 contains the content of windows 8.1 from January 2014. It covers the major topics of Exam 70-687 and 70-688 and the percentage relates the importance of each topic in the examination.

Exam 70-687

  • Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 (25–30%)
  • Configure hardware and applications (25-30%)
  • Configure remote access and mobility (20–25%)
  • Configure system and data recovery options (20–25%)

Exam 70-688

  • Support operating system and application installation (30–35%)
  • Support resource access (30–35%)
  • Support Windows clients and devices (30–35%)

Target Audience of the Exam

This exam is for those IT professionals who design windows 8 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources. These professionals have access to the internet and cloud services. In addition, a candidate who is already certified with windows 7 can also take this exam.

Price of Exam 70-689

The cost of Microsoft exam 70-689 varies from country to country. The candidate must confirm the exact price before registration. In the USA, the price of this exam is $80 (USD) and it can be changed without any notice. It does not include any taxes or extra charges.

Preparation for Exam 70-689

Good preparation is necessary to achieve good grades. The preparation guide provided by Microsoft can help the candidate in the preparation of this exam. For more holistic preparation, candidates can take help of the preparation material provided by following, a reputed service provider in the industry.

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