Examiner - 70219

Examiner™ for Microsoft Exam 70-219:
Designing a Windows 2000
Directory Services Infrastructure

Exam Information*
Exam # : Time Limit : Passing Score : Exam Questions : Examiner Questions : Format : Certifications :
70-219 215 min. 613 40 at present time 101 Questions in 7 Case Studies Case Study with a mix of question types MCP, MCSE

* Microsoft reserves the right to incorporate newer testing technologies into a given exam at any time,
to change the number of questions, to change the passing score or even eliminate score reports completely without prior notice.

When you are ready to take this exam, Microsoft assumes that you are ready to start designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 directory services infrastructure. To make sure you are ready they have come up with a somewhat innovative format for the certification exam. As they put it: "This exam includes new types of questions that are very different from other exam formats currently in use." The major difference is case studies. You read the case study. You answer questions on the case study. Some of the questions also use innovative formats called build and reorder, select and place or tree view style as opposed to the more traditional multiple-choice varieties.

All the features of Examiner™ for Microsoft Exam 70-219 are intended to help you master the new topics you need to know to pass the exam. We have also kept pace with the content and format of the Microsoft exams that we prepare you to pass. It's the next best thing to being there - maybe even better because there is less pressure. Here is a summary of what 70-219 is all about.

Analyzing Business Requirements
This job is certainly new for some technically oriented people. It must be done. The case studies are a great help. Once you get used to reading them, you realize that they are full of hints as to the direction you should take. You will need to "Analyze the company model and the geographical scope." and You must "Analyze factors that influence company strategies." What it amounts to on the test is reading carefully. Any business, project management or technical analyst experience or training you possess will stand you in good stead, also.

Analyzing Technical Requirements
This is more familiar territory for most of the intended audience for this exam. Crucial to almost all the case studies is comparing and evaluating "the company's existing and planned technical environment." In the case of Exam 70-219 the impact of Active Directory must be carefully weighed. Consideration of clients cannot be ignored either.

Designing a Directory Service Architecture
When you first start to study for a design exam such as 70-219 it may seem that the meat of the questions relates to designing the technical elements like a directory services architecture. It can't be denied that you will need to have mastered topics and technologies like schema structure, domain structure and trust relationship requirements. Few questions can be answered correctly, however, without paying attention to the technical and business requirements. Many times the correct answer is based as much on what will fit, as it is on what works best.

Designing Service Locations
Location also plays a role. Implementing Active Directory on an enterprise-wide basis forces you to pay attention to geography. Location is a business and technical issue. The case studies can fill you in on the business requirements. You need to have mastered issues that relate to placement of operations masters, placement of global catalog servers, placement of domain controllers and placement of DNS, WINS, and DHCP servers. Directory site topology, a replication strategy, and site boundaries must all be clearly defined.

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For a list of all the topics you need to know to pass this exam you can visit Microsoft's official web page for the 70-219 exam.