MCSA/MCSE Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (Exam 70-290): Study Guide & DVD Training System

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Elsevier, Dec 9, 2003 - Computers - 800 pages
MCSA/MCSE Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment: Exam 70-290 Study Guide and DVD Training System is a one-of-a-kind integration of text, DVD-quality instructor led training, and Web-based exam simulation and remediation. This system gives you 100% coverage of the official Microsoft 70-290 exam objectives plus test preparation software for the edge you need to pass the exam on your first try.

In June, 2003 Microsoft will launch beta exams for the Windows Server 2003 certification line. Exams will likely go live the following August and September. This launch is a comprehensive revamping of the MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Enginner) track with all new core exams and all new electives. In addition, the MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator) certification will expand its program to include an additional upgrade exam for MCSAs wanting to become MCSEs.

The launch of this new certification track means that all current MCSEs, representing an installed base of approximately 200,000 (source: MCP Magazine) will need to recertify under Windows Server 2003. In addition, any MCP looking to become an MCSE--estimates are about 1.2 million (source: MCP Magazine)--will also have to continue their certifications under the new program.

Many industry experts expect the Windows 2003 certification, and product line as well, to be a more popular track since many organziations are still using NT and plan to skip 2000 and go directly to 2003.

* DVD Provides a "Virtual Classroom": Get the benefits of instructor led training at a fraction of the cost and hassle.
* Guaranteed Coverage of All Exam Objectives: If the topic is listed in Microsoft's Exam 70-290 objectives, it is covered here.
* Fully Integrated Learning: This system includes a study guide, DVD training and Web-based practice exams.

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Related to Hardware Settings 234 Diagnosing and Resolving Issues
Overview of Windows Server 2003
Common Upgrade Issues 52
Status is Failed Redundancy 181 Mirrored or RAID5 Volumes Status is Stale Data 183 Summary of Exam Objectives 184 Exam Objectives FastTrack...
Managing Users Computers and Groups 4 5
and Computers ADUC Administrative Tool 259 Using CommandLine Utilities 261 Becoming Familiar with Using CommandLine Tools 262 Using ds...
Remote Desktop Connection Utility 523 Configuring the Remote Desktop Connection Utility 525 Installing and Using the Remote Desktops MMC Sn...
Using the Terminal Services Configuration Tool 547 Understanding Listener Connections 547 3 2 2 Modifying the Properties of an Existing Connect...
Introduction 584 4 4 3 Recognizing Types of Management Tools 584 Administrative Tools Menu 584 Custom MMC SnapIns 585 MMC Console M...
Summary of Exam Objectives 710 Exam Objectives FastTrack 710 Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions 713 SelfTest 714 Self Test Quick A...
Introduction 722 4 6 Monitoring Performance 722 4 7 Using Task Manager to Monitor Performance 722 4 1 Using the Performance Utility to Monit...
Inheritance on File and Folder Auditing 759 Viewing the Security Log 759 Using Event Viewer 760 EventTypes 760 Understanding Event Logs 76...
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Creating a Domain Controller for a New Domain Tree 384 Assigning Domain Controller Operations Master Roles 388 2 5 Troubleshooting Compute...
Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services 465 Creating the Certificate Authority Hierarchy 466 Applying PKI Best Practices 470 Summary of Exam ...

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Dr. THOMAS W. SHINDER, MCSE, is a Microsoft MVP for Forefront Edge Security, the author of six highly regarded books on Microsoft ISA Server, and the administrator of the largest community of ISA and TMG firewall administrators on the Internet, with over 500 articles on the ISA and TMG firewalls and over 50,000 registered users. He has worked as a technology trainer, writer, and consultant since 1996, and has provided consultative security guidance to Fortune 500 companies.

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