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

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Preface

The MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) program is a rigorous testing and certification program for Windows 2000 system and network administrators. This book is a concise, comprehensive study guide to the areas covered on the core MCSE exams.

If you’re an experienced system administrator -- whether the experience is with Windows NT, Windows 2000, UNIX, NetWare, or another system -- this book will help you codify your knowledge, understand Microsoft’s view of the universe, and prepare for the MCSE exams.

If you are a beginner, this book should also prove useful. Of course, you’ll need real-world experience that no book can provide. Depending on your needs, you may also need help from other books or classes. Nevertheless, this book will provide a useful framework for your studies.

If you have already made some progress along the MCSE path, you probably have a number of MCSE-related books lining your shelves. Although this book can’t replace all of them, it can remain on your desk as a handy reference to the subjects covered on the core MCSE exams. It also includes several features -- such as review items and practice tests -- that will help you prepare to take the actual exams.

Contents

This book covers the four core (required) exams for the Windows 2000 MCSE certification, along with three Designing exams, one of which you may choose as the fifth required exam. The two Designing exams you do not use as a core exam may be used to fulfill your elective requirements. This book includes the following sections:

Chapter 1

Introduces the MCSE 2000 program, with information about the content of the exams and study tips

Part I

Covers Exam 70-210, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Part II

Covers Exam 70-215, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

Part III

Covers Exam 70-217, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure

Part IV

Covers Exam 70-216, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure

Part V

Covers Exam 70-219, Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure

Part VI

Covers Exam 70-221, Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure

Part VII

Covers Exam 70-220, Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network

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