MCSE the Core Exams in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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MCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshell Second Edition, is the long-awaited update to the bestselling first edition. The second edition completely updates the NT exams and the new Windows 98 exam and covers the new adaptive tests. This dense and tightly written book is a must-buy in order to be well prepared for the exams.Microsoft's MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) program is a rigorous testing and certification program for Windows NT system and network administrators. To achieve certification, one must ...

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Overview

MCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshell Second Edition, is the long-awaited update to the bestselling first edition. The second edition completely updates the NT exams and the new Windows 98 exam and covers the new adaptive tests. This dense and tightly written book is a must-buy in order to be well prepared for the exams.Microsoft's MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) program is a rigorous testing and certification program for Windows NT system and network administrators. To achieve certification, one must pass four required exams and two elective exams. Close to twenty potential elective exams exist, although only nine of them are current electives covering the most recent version of a given product. Microsoft also has the MCSE+Internet certification, which requires passing seven required exams and two elective exams. There are four current elective exams to choose from to attain this certification.MCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshell, Second Edition, is a comprehensive study guide that covers the required exams for the MCSE certification. The companion book, MCSE: The Electives in a Nutshell, covers the most important and popular elective exams for the MCSE certification as well as the other required and elective exams for the MCSE+Internet certification.The required exams covered in this book are:

  • Networking Essentials
  • Windows NT Workstation
  • Windows NT Server
  • Windows 98 (you must choose either the NT Workstation or Windows 98 exam)
Each chapter in the book covers one exam. It includes:
  • A summary of the key areas covered by the exam
  • A description of the format and difficulty of each exam and tips for passing it
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Sample test questions and answers, including multiple tests to prepare you for the new adaptive tests, which have proven to be more challenging to take
MCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition, is an updated edition of the bestselling first edition. It is a detailed quick reference for administrators with Windows NT experience or experience administering a different platform, such as UNIX or NetWare, who want to learn what is necessary to pass the required exam portion of the MCSE certification.While no book is a substitute for real-world experience, this book will help you codify your knowledge and prepare for the exams. Any administrator who is serious about passing the exams required exams for the MCSE certification will find this book an invaluable tool.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565927216
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/8/2000
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Moncur is a freelance author and consultant in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the owner of Starling Technologies, a small company specializing in network consulting and Web content development. Michael is certified as both a CNE and an MCSE, and is the author of several books on NetWare, NT, and the CNE and MCSE programs, including NT Network Security and CNE Study Guide for IntranetWare (Sybex/Network Press) and the upcoming MCSE: The Electives in a Nutshell (O'Reilly).

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
About the MCSE Exams 1
Microsoft Certification Programs 1
MCSE Core Exams 5
The Examination Process 6
Continuing Education 12
Part 1 Networking Essentials
Exam Overview 17
Areas of Study 18
Study Guide 20
Networking Basics and Standards 21
Network Media and Interface Cards 29
LAN Topologies and Architectures 36
Common Network Protocols 47
Common WAN Architectures 52
VPN 56
Planning and Administration 56
Troubleshooting 61
Suggested Exercises 67
Practice Tests 69
Comprehensive Test 69
Refresher Test 1 83
Refresher Test 2 85
Highlighter's Index 88
Networking Basics 88
Network Adapters and Media 90
Network Configuration 92
Network Protocols 95
Administration 96
Troubleshooting 97
Part 2 Windows NT Workstation
Exam Overview 101
Areas of Study 102
Study Guide 105
Windows NT Basics 105
Installing NT Workstation 116
Managing Network Components 133
Configuring NT Workstation 147
Optimization and Troubleshooting 166
Suggested Exercises 179
Practice Tests 182
Comprehensive Test 182
Refresher Test 1 196
Refresher Test 2 199
Highlighter's Index 202
Operating Systems 202
NT Architecture 203
Planning and Installation 203
Network Components 207
Configuring Windows NT 208
Troubleshooting 210
Part 3 Windows NT Server
Exam Overview 215
Areas of Study 216
Study Guide 219
Installing Windows NT Server 219
Managing Network Components 232
Configuring Disks 243
Security and Administration 248
Optimization and Troubleshooting 258
Suggested Exercises 261
Practice Tests 263
Comprehensive Test 263
Refresher Test 1 278
Refresher Test 2 280
Highlighter's Index 283
NT Server Installation 283
Network Components 285
Disk Configuration 288
Security and Administration 288
Optimization and Troubleshooting 290
Part 4 Windows NT Server in the Enterprise
Exam Overview 295
Areas of Study 295
Study Guide 299
Directory Services 299
Advanced Network Configuration 307
Configuring Internet Services 314
Optimization and Troubleshooting 320
Suggested Exercises 331
Practice Tests 333
Comprehensive Test 333
Refresher Test 1 348
Refresher Test 2 350
Highlighter's Index 353
Directory Services 353
Advanced Networking Configuration 354
Configuring Internet Services 356
Optimization and Troubleshooting 356
Part 5 Windows 98
Exam Overview 363
Areas of Study 363
Study Guide 366
Windows 98 Basics 367
Windows 98 Installation 382
Configuring Network Components 389
Managing Windows 98 403
Optimization and Troubleshooting 417
Suggested Exercises 425
Practice Tests 427
Comprehensive Test 427
Refresher Test 1 441
Refresher Test 2 443
Highlighter's Index 446
Windows 98 Basics 446
Installing Windows 98 448
Network Configuration 449
Managing Windows 98 450
Troubleshooting 451
Index 453
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