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MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell by Paul Murphy, Michael Moncur

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Chapter 2. Exam Overview

Windows 2000 Professional is Microsoft’s entry-level version of Windows 2000 and the successor to Windows NT Workstation 4.0. Windows 2000 Professional is designed to work as a standalone workstation or as a network client. It is the same core operating system as Windows 2000 Server, but has a more restrictive license and does not include some of the more advanced features.

MCSE Exam 70-210, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, covers basic aspects of Windows 2000 in general and Windows 2000 Professional in particular. Its emphasis is on the use of Windows 2000 Professional as a network client.

This is the first required MCSE exam for the Windows 2000 track and should be the first exam you take. In particular, the Windows 2000 Server exam, covered in Part II of this book, builds on the foundation of the Windows 2000 Professional curriculum.

There is some overlap in Microsoft’s objectives between the Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server exams; therefore, we recommend that you make at least a cursory study of Part II, before taking the Professional MCSE exam.

To prepare for this chapter and the Windows 2000 Professional exam, you should have a basic familiarity with computers and with PC-compatibles in particular and have experience managing Windows 2000 Server in a small network.

Areas of Study

Windows 2000 Basics

Need to Know

Reference

Basic computer and network terminology

Section 3.1.1

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