To make this book easy to consume, we've broken it into three parts with a total of 11 chapters. As you progress through this book, you start by picking up the essential knowledge required to begin PowerShell 2.0 and then move into various aspects of AD administration. Although there is value in reading this book cover to cover in sequential order, it also serves those well who prefer to flip around from chapter to chapter. At the very least, however, we recommend that everyone read Chapter 1 first, even if you're a PowerShell 2.0 guru. Doing so will reinforce your understanding of the basics and ensure that our terminology and scripting style is in sync with yours.
Part 1: Administering Service Delivery