November 6, 2006
MCSE Core Elective Exams in a Nutshell: A Smart Approach to Completing the Microsoft Certifications
Sebastopol, CA--The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) is the
most advanced certification path for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
administrators. To receive certification, they'll need a strong
engineering background and must successfully pass six core exams and one
elective exam. The key to success is experience, discipline, and
study...and latching onto a copy of MCSE Core Elective Exams in a Nutshell (O'Reilly, US $39.99) by Pawan K. Bhardwaj and Roger A. Grimes.
- One volume covers all the topics needed for mastery of the three
elective exams: 70-270, 70-297, and 70-298.
- Presents each exam in three sections: Exam Overview, Study Guide, and
Prep and Practice, making for easy reference and a great study aid.
- Uses the same successful format found in the bestselling MCSE Core
Required Exams in a Nutshell by William Stanek (O'Reilly). Together they
satisfy the core MCSE certification requirements.
- Designed to help administrators excel in the real world, the book also
provides a valuable reference to core Windows administration and security
"The focus on this book is on providing the core knowledge to prepare you
for the current certification exams, which include performance-based
testing through simulation," authors Bhardwaj and Grimes tell readers.
"Basically, we have boiled down the required knowledge to its core. With
this in mind, the best way to use this book is as part of your final
review. After you've acquired sufficient hands-on expertise and studied
all of the relevant tests, grab this, and study it to cover as part of
your final exam cram."
Pawan Bhardwaj, an independent technical trainer and author, is MCSE,
MCSA, Security+, Network+, I-Net+ and A+ certified. He teaches Windows
Administration and Networking classes and also provides consulting to
training institutions. He has authored or contributed to 12 certification
Roger A. Grimes (CPA, CISSP, CEH, MCSE: Security) is a 19-year Windows
security veteran with 6 books and over 150 national magazine articles on
the subject. Roger is a three-time Microsoft MVP in Windows Security (and
MVP of the Month in December 2005). He participated in the Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 Learning curriculum and has written advanced Windows
security courses for Microsoft, Foundstone, and SANS.
Background and Market Information:
MCSE Core Elective Exams in a Nutshell
Pawan K. Bhardwaj and Roger A. Grimes
ISBN: 0-596-10229-1, 571 pages, $39.99 US, $51.99 CA
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