MCSA/MCSE: Windows XP Professional Study Guide (70-270) / Edition 3

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Here's the book you need to prepare for the Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional exam (70-270). This Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today's certification candidates. In addition to the consistent and accessible instructional approach that made Sybex the preferred choice for certification exam candidates, this book provides:
  • Practical information on installing, configuring, and administering Windows XP Professional
  • Updated and expanded information on key exam topics, including new Service Pack 2 enhancements
  • Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a testing engine, electronic flashcards, and simulation software

Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including:

  • Installing Windows XP Professional
  • Implementing and conducting administration of resources
  • Implementing, managing, and troubleshooting hardware devices and drivers
  • Monitoring and optimizing system performance and reliability
  • Configuring and troubleshooting the desktop environment
  • Implementing, managing, and troubleshooting network protocols and services
  • Implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting security
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Editorial Reviews

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Microsoft’s MCSA/MCSE exam 70-270 on Windows XP Professional was tough enough already. Now that it reflects SP2, there’s even more to know. Since nobody’s giving you any more study time, you’ll just have to study more efficiently. For that, we recommend Sybex’ MCSA/MCSE Windows XP Professional Study Guide, Third Edition.

Lisa Donald and James Chellis offer straight-to-the-point, carefully written coverage of every current exam objective. Preparing for installation. Managing upgrades. Automating installation in enterprise environments with RIS, sysprep, and Setup Manager. Configuring hardware, from fax to multiple monitors. Managing desktops, including multiple-language support and accessibility. Setting up (and troubleshooting) users and groups. Network printing. Managing files and disks. Internet connectivity, TCP/IP, LANs, Windows Firewall.

You’ll find 50 pages on system optimization, and another 70 on system recovery (information that’ll be valuable long after the exam). Plus, of course, a full chapter on security.

This book offers an immense array of study features and tools. There’s an up-front 30-question pre-assessment test to show you exactly where you stand. There are review questions and summaries of key points after every chapter. There’s a detailed glossary. There are hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios.

On CD-ROM, you’ll find a Windows XP Professional simulator, so you can futz with a fake system instead of messing up a real one, plus two electronic bonus exams and all of the book’s review questions. Like flashcards? You’ll find 150 of them, for both PCs and handhelds. Last but not least, there’s a PDF of the entire book. Polished and thorough, this one’s a winner. Bill Camarda, from the April 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782144123
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/21/2005
  • Edition description: 3RD BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Donald, MCT, MCSE, has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, including DEC and Apple. James Chellis, MCSE, is CEO of Comcourse, Inc., an online learning provider that delivers information technology courses through career colleges nationwide.
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Table of Contents


Assessment Test.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows XP Professional.

Chapter 2: Automating the Windows XP Installation.

Chapter 3: Upgrading to Windows XP Professional.

Chapter 4: Configuring the Windows XP Environment.

Chapter 5: Managing the Windows XP Professional Desktop.

Chapter 6: Managing Users and Groups.

Chapter 7: Managing Security.

Chapter 8: Managing Disks.

Chapter 9: Accessing Files and Folders.

Chapter 10: Managing Network Connections.

Chapter 11: Managing Printing.

Chapter 12: Dial-Up Networking and Internet Connectivity.

Chapter 13: Optimizing Windows XP.

Chapter 14: Performing System Recovery Functions.



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