MCSA/MCSE Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (Exam 70-290)

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Study Guide & DVD Training System

Authors: Syngress
Hardcover ISBN: 9781932266603
eBook ISBN: 9780080479255
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 9th October 2003
Page Count: 800
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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.

Key Features

  • 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.


Microsoft engineers and consultants wanting to demonstrate a certain level of expertise to their employer. Those starting new certifications as well as those upgrading from prior tracks and lesser certifications.

Table of Contents

Foreword Chapter 1 Overview of Windows Server 2003 Introduction History of the Windows Operating System Family Out of MS-DOS: Where It All Began Windows 9x versus Windows NT-Based Operating Systems The NT OS Family Tree Windows NT 3.x Windows NT 4.0 Windows 2000 Windows XP/Windows Server 2003 Windows Server Operating System Basics Client-Server Networking The Domain Concept Directory Services What's New in Windows Server 2003? Why a New Server Operating System? New Features The Windows Server 2003 Family Why Four Different Editions? Members of the Family 4.3 Manage Software Site Licensing 4.2 Manage Software Update Infrastructure Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key 1 Chapter 2 Managing Physical and Logical Disks Introduction Understanding Disk Terminology and Concepts Microsoft Disk Terminology Using Disk Management Tools Using the Disk Management MMC Using the Command-Line Utilities 1 Understanding and Managing Physical and Logical Disks 1.1 Manage Basic Disks 1.1 Managing Dynamic Disks 1.3 Optimize Server Disk Performance 1.3.2 Defragmenting Volumes and Partitions Configuring and Monitoring Disk Quotas 1.3.1 Implementing RAID Solutions Understanding and Using Remote Storage Understanding Remote Storage Concepts Setting Up Remote Storage Troubleshooting Disks and Volumes Troubleshooting Basic Disks Troubleshooting Dynamic Volumes Troubleshooting Fragmentation Problems Troubleshooting Disk Quotas Troubleshooting Remote Storage Trou


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