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Announcing an all-new MCSA/MCSE Training Kit designed to help maximize your performance on Exam 70-290, a core exam for the new Windows Server 2003 certification. This kit packs the tools and features that exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and a robust testing suite. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs for skills and ...

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Announcing an all-new MCSA/MCSE Training Kit designed to help maximize your performance on Exam 70-290, a core exam for the new Windows Server 2003 certification. This kit packs the tools and features that exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and a robust testing suite. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs for skills and expertise that you can apply to the job.

Focusing on account and resource management in a Windows Server 2003 environment, this official study guide covers topics such as managing physical and logical devices; users, computers, and groups; access and permissions; the server environment; and disaster recovery services.

Ace your exam preparation and ramp up quickly on Windows Server 2003 by working at your own pace through the lessons, hands-on exercises, and practice tests. The flexible, best-of-class test engine on CD features 300 practice questions and pre-assessment and post-assessment capabilities. Choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on discrete objectives or chapters, and get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including pointers back to the book for further study. You also get a 120-day evaluation version of Windows Server 2003 and a 15 percent exam discount voucher—making this kit an exceptional value and a great career investment.

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Assess your skills with practice tests. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

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Microsoft’s doing a major refresh on its MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kits -- and if the Exam 70-290 kit is representative, the new generation is a winner.

As you’d expect, there’s accurate, clearly written coverage of every exam objective (now including Service Pack 1): installation and configuration; user, group, and computer accounts; filesystems and backup/recovery; hardware, disk storage, and printers; Update Services and licensing; monitoring, and more. The content’s been extensively revamped and more effectively focused on the exam’s objectives.

There’s also a large “Prepare for the Test” section packed with questions, answers, testing skills, and suggested practices. You’ll find more case studies, more troubleshooting scenarios, electronic practice testing in practically any form your heart desires, and (if you don’t have Windows Server handy) a 120-day evaluation version. There’s even a 15% discount coupon for your exam -- making this package an even more compelling proposition. Bill Camarda, from the June 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735622890
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2006
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Holme, MVP, has 17 years? experience as a consultant and trainer focused on Windows and Microsoft SharePoint technologies. He is author of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

Orin Thomas is a writer, teacher, and consultant whose books include the Self-Paced Training Kits for Windows® 7, Vista®, Server 2008 / 2008 R2 and Exchange exams.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors;
Dan Holme;
Orin Thomas;
About This Book;
Intended Audience;
About the CD-ROM;
Features of This Book;
Getting Started;
The Microsoft Certified Professional Program;
Technical Support;
Evaluation Edition Software Support;
Microsoft Press Online: Resources for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Training Kits, Second Edition;
Learn at Your Own Pace;
Chapter 1: Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2003;
1.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
1.2 Before You Begin;
1.3 Lesson 1: The Windows Server 2003 Family;
1.4 Lesson 2: Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2003 and Active Directory;
1.5 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 2: Administering Microsoft Windows Server 2003;
2.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
2.2 Before You Begin;
2.3 Lesson 1: The Microsoft Management Console;
2.4 Lesson 2: Managing Computers Remotely with the MMC;
2.5 Lesson 3: Managing Servers with Remote Desktop For Administration;
2.6 Lesson 4: Using Remote Assistance;
2.7 Lesson 5: Terminal Server;
2.8 Case Scenario Exercise;
2.9 Troubleshooting Lab;
2.10 Chapter Summary;
2.11 Exam Highlights;
2.12 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 3: User Accounts;
3.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
3.2 Before You Begin;
3.3 Lesson 1: Creating and Managing User Objects;
3.4 Lesson 2: Creating Multiple User Objects;
3.5 Lesson 3: Managing User Profiles;
3.6 Lesson 4: Securing and Troubleshooting Authentication;
3.7 Case Scenario Exercise;
3.8 Troubleshooting Lab;
3.9 Chapter Summary;
3.10 Exam Highlights;
3.11 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 4: Group Accounts;
4.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
4.2 Before You Begin;
4.3 Lesson 1: Understanding Group Types and Scopes;
4.4 Lesson 2: Managing Group Accounts;
4.5 Lesson 3: Using Automation to Manage Group Accounts;
4.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
4.7 Troubleshooting Lab;
4.8 Chapter Summary;
4.9 Exam Highlights;
4.10 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 5: Computer Accounts;
5.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
5.2 Before You Begin;
5.3 Lesson 1: Joining a Computer to a Domain;
5.4 Lesson 2: Managing Computer Accounts;
5.5 Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Computer Accounts;
5.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
5.7 Troubleshooting Lab;
5.8 Chapter Summary;
5.9 Exam Highlights;
5.10 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 6: Files and Folders;
6.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
6.2 Before You Begin;
6.3 Lesson 1: Setting Up Shared Folders;
6.4 Lesson 2: Configuring File System Permissions;
6.5 Lesson 3: Auditing File System Access;
6.6 Lesson 4: Administering Internet Information Services;
6.7 Case Scenario Exercise;
6.8 Troubleshooting Lab;
6.9 Chapter Summary;
6.10 Exam Highlights;
6.11 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 7: Backing Up Data;
7.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
7.2 Before You Begin;
7.3 Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Backup;
7.4 Lesson 2: Restoring Data;
7.5 Lesson 3: Advanced Backup and Restore;
7.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
7.7 Troubleshooting Lab;
7.8 Chapter Summary;
7.9 Exam Highlights;
7.10 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 8: Printers;
8.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
8.2 Before You Begin;
8.3 Lesson 1: Installing and Configuring Printers;
8.4 Lesson 2: Advanced Printer Configuration and Management;
8.5 Lesson 3: Maintaining, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Printers;
8.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
8.7 Troubleshooting Lab;
8.8 Chapter Summary;
8.9 Exam Highlights;
8.10 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 9: Maintaining the Operating System;
9.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
9.2 Before You Begin;
9.3 Lesson 1: Windows Server Update Services;
9.4 Lesson 2: Service Packs;
9.5 Lesson 3: Administering Software Licenses;
9.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
9.7 Chapter Summary;
9.8 Exam Highlights;
9.9 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 10: Managing Hardware Devices and Drivers;
10.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
10.2 Before You Begin;
10.3 Lesson 1: Installing Hardware Devices and Drivers;
10.4 Lesson 2: Configuring Hardware Devices and Drivers;
10.5 Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers;
10.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
10.7 Troubleshooting Lab;
10.8 Chapter Summary;
10.9 Exam Highlights;
10.10 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 11: Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Disk Storage;
11.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
11.2 Before You Begin;
11.3 Lesson 1: Understanding Disk Storage Options;
11.4 Lesson 2: Configuring Disks and Volumes;
11.5 Lesson 3: Maintaining Disk Storage Volumes;
11.6 Lesson 4: Implementing RAID;
11.7 Case Scenario Exercise;
11.8 Troubleshooting Lab;
11.9 Chapter Summary;
11.10 Exam Highlights;
11.11 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 12: Monitoring Microsoft Windows Server 2003;
12.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
12.2 Before You Begin;
12.3 Lesson 1: Using Event Viewer;
12.4 Lesson 2: Using the Performance Console;
12.5 Lesson 3: Using Task Manager;
12.6 Lesson 4: Using the WMI Event Logging Provider;
12.7 Case Scenario Exercise;
12.8 Troubleshooting Lab;
12.9 Chapter Summary;
12.10 Exam Highlights;
12.11 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 13: Recovering from System Failure;
13.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
13.2 Before You Begin;
13.3 Lesson 1: Recovering from System Failure;
13.4 Exam Highlights;
13.5 Questions and Answers;
Prepare for the Exam;
Chapter 14: Managing and Maintaining Physical and Logical Devices (1.0);
14.1 Testing Skills and Suggested Practices;
14.2 Further Reading;
14.3 Objective 1.1: Manage Basic Disks and Dynamic Disks;
14.4 Objective 1.2: Monitor Server Hardware;
14.5 Objective 1.3: Optimize Server Disk Performance;
14.6 Objective 1.4: Troubleshoot Server Hardware Devices;
14.7 Objective 1.5: Install and Configure Server Hardware Devices;
Chapter 15: Managing Users, Computers, and Groups (2.0);
15.1 Testing Skills and Suggested Practices;
15.2 Further Reading;
15.3 Objective 2.1: Manage Local, Roaming, and Mandatory User Profiles;
15.4 Objective 2.2: Create and Manage Computer Accounts in an Active Directory Environment;
15.5 Objective 2.3: Create and Manage Groups;
15.6 Objective 2.4: Create and Manage User Accounts;
15.7 Objective 2.5: Troubleshoot Computer Accounts;
15.8 Objective 2.6: Troubleshoot User Accounts;
15.9 Objective 2.7: Troubleshoot User Authentication Issues;
Chapter 16: Managing and Maintaining Access to Resources (3.0);
16.1 Testing Skills and Suggested Practices;
16.2 Further Reading;
16.3 Objective 3.1: Configure Access to Shared Folders;
16.4 Objective 3.2: Troubleshoot Terminal Services;
16.5 Objective 3.3: Configure File System Permissions;
16.6 Objective 3.4: Troubleshoot Access to Files and Shared Folders;
Chapter 17: Managing and Maintaining a Server Environment (4.0);
17.1 Testing Skills and Suggested Practices;
17.2 Further Reading;
17.3 Objective 4.1: Monitor and Analyze Events;
17.4 Objective 4.2: Manage Software Update Infrastructure;
17.5 Objective 4.3: Manage Software Site Licensing;
17.6 Objective 4.4: Manage Servers Remotely;
17.7 Objective 4.5: Troubleshoot Print Queues;
17.8 Objective 4.6: Monitor System Performance;
17.9 Objective 4.7: Monitor File and Print Servers;
17.10 Objective 4.8: Monitor and Optimize a Server Environment for Application Performance;
17.11 Objective 4.9: Manage a Web Server;
Chapter 18: Managing and Implementing Disaster Recovery (5.0);
18.1 Testing Skills and Suggested Practices;
18.2 Further Reading;
18.3 Objective 5.1: Perform Server System Recovery;
18.4 Objective 5.2: Manage Backup Procedures;
18.5 Objective 5.3: Recover from Server Hardware Failure;
18.6 Objective 5.4: Restore Backup Data;
18.7 Objective 5.5: Schedule Backup Jobs;
System Requirements;
Uninstall Instructions;
Exam 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, Second Edition;

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    great book to start your career

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    Server 2003 MCSE 70-290

    This is a well organized book, which goes into great detail about how to implement, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2003 Network. This is not a book for the general reader, as it is a study course for students who are looking to advance their current knowledge of computers into the networking field, or a reference for those already in the field. Overall, I give this 5 stars out of 5. This book is one of many that will advance in the field of MCSA or MCSE. I highly recommend this book over other titles, since the source of the book is coming directly from Microsoft. For a self based training book, this is the book to get! The assisting CD of Server 2003 is very helpful, but do take note that not all of your drivers will be supported by the OS, whether you use a virtual environment or not. Happy studying!!

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