MCSE Core Required Exams in a Nutshell, Third Edition

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Written by the premier author in Windows administration, William Stanek, and addressing the needs of Windows 2003 administrators preparing for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams, MCSE Core Required Exams in a Nutshell is invaluable. With the recent revisions of the MCSE exams including simulations, success is even more difficult. Not only does this book provide the resources administrators need to succeed on the exams, but to succeed in the real world as well. They can think of this book as the...

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Overview

Written by the premier author in Windows administration, William Stanek, and addressing the needs of Windows 2003 administrators preparing for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams, MCSE Core Required Exams in a Nutshell is invaluable. With the recent revisions of the MCSE exams including simulations, success is even more difficult. Not only does this book provide the resources administrators need to succeed on the exams, but to succeed in the real world as well. They can think of this book as the notes they would have highlighted and then recorded for every essential nugget of information related to the skills measured in Exams 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, and 70-294 (and by association Exams 70-292 and 70-296).

To begin with, MCSE Core Required Exams in a Nutshell allows readers to see all of the topics expected for mastery in each of the exams. Then, each exam is covered in three parts: Exam Overview, Study Guide, and Test Your Knowledge sections. This makes for easy reference and a great study aid. The Exams covered include:

  • EXAM 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
  • EXAM 70-291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  • EXAM 70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  • EXAM 70-294: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

Once they have completed the exams successfully, administrators will find the book to be a valuable reference to core Windows administration skills.

Highlighting essential nuggets of information related to the skills measured in the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams, this book is an easy reference and a great study aid.

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This book has one goal: to make sure you've mastered the core knowledge you need to achieve MCSE or MCSA certification, or to upgrade your existing certification to Windows Server 2003 (Exams 70-292 and 70-296). Everything that distracts from this goal has been stripped away, leaving 700 pages of relentlessly focused review and preparation.

MCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshell is organized into concise, targeted sections for Exams 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, and 70-294. (If you're upgrading your certification, all Exam 70-292 and 70-296 objectives are called out for easy access.) In addition to careful content review, each section presents an overview of the types of questions you can expect on the exam, as well as a set of hands-on exercises, scores of exceptionally well crafted practice questions, and a "highlighter's index" that saves you the trouble of marking everything in yellow. Bill Camarda, from the November 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596102289
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/22/2006
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 738
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He has written 61 books including: "Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant", "Windows Server 2003 Inside Out", "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant", and "Microsoft IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant". These are currently the best sellers in their respective markets. Mr. Stanek has an MS degree in Information Systems with distinction, and a BS degree in Computer Science magna cum laude. He served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America's highest honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.

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Table of Contents

Copyright;
Preface;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Other Study Resources;
How to Contact Us;
Safari® Enabled;
Acknowledgments;
Part I: Exam 70-290;
Chapter 1: Exam 70-290 Overview;
1.1 Areas of Study for Exam 70-290;
Chapter 2: Exam 70-290 Study Guide;
2.1 Essential Administration Tools;
2.2 Managing and Maintaining Physical and Logical Devices;
2.3 Managing Users, Computers, and Groups;
2.4 Managing and Maintaining Access to Network Resources;
2.5 Managing and Maintaining a Server Environment;
2.6 Managing and Implementing Disaster Recovery;
Chapter 3: Exam 70-290 Prep and Practice;
3.1 Preparing for Exam 70-290;
3.2 Exam 70-290 Suggested Exercises;
3.3 Exam 70-290 Highlighters Index;
3.4 Exam 70-290 Practice Questions;
Part II: Exam 70-291;
Chapter 4: Exam 70-291 Overview;
4.1 Areas of Study for Exam 70-291;
Chapter 5: Exam 70-291 Study Guide;
5.1 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining IP Addressing;
5.2 Installing, Configuring, and Managing DHCP;
5.3 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining Name Resolution;
5.4 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining Network Security;
5.5 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining Routing and Remote Access;
5.6 Maintaining a Network Infrastructure;
Chapter 6: Exam 70-291 Prep and Practice;
6.1 Preparing for Exam 70-291;
6.2 Exam 70-291 Suggested Exercises;
6.3 Exam 70-291 Highlighters Index;
6.4 Exam 70-291 Practice Questions;
Part III: Exam 70-293;
Chapter 7: Exam 70-293 Overview;
7.1 Areas of Study for Exam 70-293;
Chapter 8: Exam 70-293 Study Guide;
8.1 Planning and Implementing Server Roles and Server Security;
8.2 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Network Infrastructure;
8.3 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Routing and Remote Access;
8.4 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Server Availability;
8.5 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Network Security and Infrastructure;
Chapter 9: Exam 70-293 Prep and Practice;
9.1 Preparing for Exam 70-293;
9.2 Exam 70-293 Suggested Exercises;
9.3 Exam 70-293 Highlighters Index;
9.4 Exam 70-293 Practice Questions;
Part IV: Exam 70-294;
Chapter 10: Exam 70-294 Overview;
10.1 Areas of Study for Exam 70-294;
Chapter 11: Exam 70-294 Study Guide;
11.1 Planning an Active Directory Forest and Domain Structure;
11.2 Planning and Implementing a Strategy for Placing Global Catalog Servers;
11.3 Planning Flexible Operations Master Role Placement;
11.4 Planning and Implementing Organizational Unit Structure;
11.5 Planning and Implementing an Administrative Delegation Strategy;
11.6 Planning and Managing Active Directory Sites;
11.7 Maintaining Active Directory Infrastructure;
11.8 Planning and Implementing Computer, User, and Group Strategies;
11.9 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Group Policy;
Chapter 12: Exam 70-294 Prep and Practice;
12.1 Preparing for Exam 70-294;
12.2 Exam 70-294 Suggested Exercises;
12.3 Exam 70-294 Highlighters Index;
12.4 Exam 70-294 Practice Questions;
About the Author;
Colophon;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2006

    RIGHT TO THE CORE OF THE EXAM!!

    Are you looking to complete your Microsoft Certification? If you are, then this book is for you! Author William R Stanek, has done an outstanding job of writing a 3rd edition of a book that helps IT professionals complete their Microsoft Certification. Stanek, begins with an overview of Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment (Exam: 70-290). Then, the author provides a study guide for Exam: 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment. Next, he helps you prepare and practice for Exam 70-290. The author continues with an overview of Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (Exam: 70-291). Then, the author provides a study guide for Exam: 70-291: Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure. Next, he helps you prepare and practice for Exam 70-291: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure. The author continues with an overview of Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (Exam: 70-293). Then, the author provides a study guide for Exam: 70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure. Next, he helps you prepare and practice for Exam 70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure. The author continues with an overview of Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure (Exam: 70-294). Then, the author provides a study guide for Exam: 70-294: Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure. Finally, the author helps you prepare and practice for Exam 70-294: Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure. This most excellent book provides the core knowledge to prepare you for the current certification exams, which include performance-based testing through simulation. More importantly, this book is meant to be used as part of your final preparation, and not as your only preparation for the exams.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2006

    Lots of information and well written

    This book is without a doubt the best book available for anyone looking to get their MCSA or MCSE. In short, here is everything you need to not only become an expert in network administration but to be able to pass the tests. Not only does it cover the material well, but it is also easy to read.

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