For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 administrators preparing for Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) core exams 70-270, 70-290, and 70-291, this Short Cut is invaluable. Think of this document as the notes you would have taken if you were to capture every essential nugget of information related to the skills measured in these exams.
This Short Cut boils down the required knowledge to its finest core. To begin with, MCSA on Windows Server 2003 Core Exams in a Nutshell allows you to see all of the topics expected for mastery in each of the exams. 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. Exam coverage includes:
- EXAM 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- 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
The best way to use this document is during your final review. After you've built sufficient hands-on expertise and studied all the relevant texts, grab this and study it cover to cover, answering the provided sample questions, as part of your exam cram. Once you've completed the exams successfully, you will find this Short Cut to be a valuable reference to core Windows administration and security skills. The document uses the same successful format found in MCSE Core Required Exams in a Nutshell by William Stanek.