Examiner - 70290
Examiner™ for Microsoft Exam 70-290:
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These days to become an MCSE in Windows 2003 you must first become an MCSA in Windows 2003. That's really not so bad - it's quite logical. After you've passed a client exam such as 70-270 for Windows XP Professional and become an MCP, this exam could well be your next step. A Windows 2003 environment of 250 to 5,000 or more users with three or more physical locations and three or more domain controllers and the typical network services and servers in place is where Microsoft sees you going. The problem may be: How you going to get there? The recommended 6 to 12 months of experience could prove helpful. You may still need something to put you over the top when it comes to being certified to manage and maintain this kind of environment. Examiner for MS Exam 70-290 is designed to be that something. The features that users have come to expect from Examiner will help you to adjust to your new environment in short order. They include solid questions and innovative testing technology that are a part of every Examiner™. Examiner™ will help you master the Windows 2003 topics summarized below:
Managing and Maintaining Physical and Logical Devices
The two kinds of devices that we are most familiar with are the physical and logical kinds. See if you can think of any other kinds. Don't spend too much time at that because you need to master the following topics:
- The care and keeping of basic disks and dynamic disks.
- How to use tools like Device Manager, the Hardware Troubleshooting Wizard, and appropriate Control Panel items to Monitor server hardware.
- How to optimize server disk performance.
- How to install and configure server hardware devices.
Managing Users, Computers, and Groups
Once your finished with the devices it's on to managing the users and the computers that they use. You can place them all in groups and then manage the groups. That's the general idea. The specifics include:
- Managing local, roaming, and mandatory user profiles.
- Creating and managing computer accounts in an Active Directory environment.
- Creating and managing groups.
- Creating and managing user accounts.
- If thing don't go quite right you'll need to be able to troubleshoot computer accounts, user accounts and user authentication issues.
Managing and Maintaining Access to Resources
Without the resources, managing users and computers is of limited utility. Access to resource is a big management issue with the following aspects:
- Configuring access to shared folders.
- Troubleshooting Terminal Services.
- Configuring file system permissions.
- Troubleshooting access to files and shared folders.
Managing and Maintaining a Server Environment
In a networked environment, it's the server that makes access to resources possible. Servers too must be managed and maintained if it's all going to hold together. You should be prepared to:
- Monitor and analyze events with tools like Event Viewer and System Monitor.
- Manage the software update infrastructure and software site licensing.
- Manage servers remotely.
- Troubleshoot print queues.
- Monitor system performance.
- Monitor file and print servers with tools like Task Manager, Event Viewer, and System Monitor.
- Monitor and optimize a server environment for application performance.
- Manage and secure a Web server that closely resembles Internet Information Server.
Managing and Implementing Disaster Recovery
Why do bad things happen to good servers? You probably won't have time to ponder such questions when you need to manage and implement disaster recovery after having master the following skills:
- Performing system recovery for a server using such new and not-so-new techniques and elements as Automated System Recovery (ASR), shadow copy volumes, and System State data.
- Managing backup procedures.
- Recovering from server hardware failure.
- Restoring backup data.
- Scheduling backup jobs.
Examiner™ has everything you need to pass your exam.
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 70-290 exam.