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MCSE 70-294 Training Guide

Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory InfraStructure

Don Poulton, Ed Tittel

Feb 2004, Paperback with CD-ROM, 768 pages
ISBN13: 9780789729491
ISBN10: 0789729490
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MCSE Training Guide 70-294: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory InfraStructure is the perfect study guide to help readers pass one of the four core exams in Microsoft's MCSE Windows Server 2003 certification program. If you are preparing for this exam, you'll find our Training Guide to be the most effective self-study tool in the market! This book is your one-stop shop because of its teaching methodology, the accompanying PrepLogic testing software, and superior Web site support at www.examcram.com. The book follows the exam objectives and features numerous exercises to give you hands-on opportunities, exam tips that give you advice for test day, and warnings that alert you to possible mistakes. The Fast Facts section condenses the most important information for last-minute review, and the practice exam is representative of the actual exam.

Each book in the Training Guide series is published under the direction of Series Editor Ed Tittel, the leading authority on IT certification. This book has been subjected to rigorous technical review by a team of industry experts, ensuring content is superior in both coverage and technical accuracy, and has earned the distinction of Cramsession¿ Approved Study Material.

The CD features PrepLogic¿ Practice Tests, Preview Edition. This product includes one complete PrepLogic Practice Test with approximately the same number of questions found on the actual vendor exam. Each question contains full, detailed explanations of the correct and incorrect answers. The engine offers two study modes, Practice Test and Flash Review, full exam customization, and a detailed score report.



Introduction.

I. EXAM PREPARATION.

1. Concepts of Windows Server 2003 Active Directory.
Introduction. A Brief History of Directory Services. How Is Active Directory Built? The Building Blocks of Active Directory. Logical Components of Active Directory. Physical Components of Active Directory. What Is New in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory? 2. Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Infrastructure.
Introduction. Planning the Active Directory Namespace. Building an Active Directory Forest. Windows Server 2003 Functional Levels. Sharing Active Directory Information. Placement of Flexible Operations Master Roles. 3. Managing an Active Directory Infrastructure.
Introduction. Active Directory Trust Relationships. Active Directory Forest and Domain Structure. Active Directory Site Topology. 4. Maintaining an Active Directory Infrastructure.
Introduction. Managing and Monitoring Active Directory. Restoring Active Directory Services. Troubleshooting Active Directory. 5. Planning User, Computer, and Group Strategies.
Introduction. Security Groups. User Authentication Strategy. 6. Implementing User, Computer, and Group Strategies.
Introduction. Administrative Delegation Strategies. OU Structure. 7. Planning and Implementing Group Policy.
Introduction. The Concept of Group Policy. Planning the Application of Group Policy. Deploying the User and Computer Environment with Group Policy. 8. Managing Group Policy.
Introduction. Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP). Other Tools for Troubleshooting Group Policy. Maintaining Software with Group Policy. Troubleshooting Group Policy Security.

II. FINAL REVIEW.

Fast Facts.
Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Infrastructure. Managing and Maintaining an Active Directory Infrastructure. Planning and Implementing User, Computer, and Group Strategies. Planning and Implementing Group Policy. Managing and Maintaining Group Policy. Study and Exam Prep Tips.
Study Strategies Pre-Testing Yourself. Exam Prep Tips. Final Considerations. Practice Exam.
Exam Questions. Practice Exam Answers.
Answers to Exam Questions.

III. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A. Key Resources Online.
Microsoft Resources. Third-party Internet Resources. Coping with Change on the Web. Appendix B. General Networking Resources and Bibliography.
Active Directory. Server and Client Management. Network Management. Security Administration. Training and Certification. Appendix C.: Glossary of Technical Terms.
Appendix D. What's on the CD-ROM.
PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Appendix E. Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software.
Exam Simulation. Question Quality. Interface Design. Effective Learning Environment. Software Requirements. Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Get More Exams. Customer Service. Index.

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    • Offers students a single source for all the information they need both to prepare for certification exams and to succeed with Windows Server 2003 Active Directory planning, deployment and management in real-world environments.

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Don Poulton has been involved with computers since the days of 80-column punch cards. After a career of more than 20 years in environmental science, Don switched careers and trained as a Windows NT 4.0 MCSE. He has been involved in consulting with a couple of small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam prep materials for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.

In addition, he has worked on programming projects, both in his days as an environmental scientist, and more recently with Visual Basic to update an older statistical package used for multivariate analysis of sediment contaminants.

When not working on computers, Don is an avid amateur photographer who has had his photos displayed in international competitions and published in magazines such as Michigan Natural Resources Magazine and National Geographic Traveler. Don also enjoys traveling and keeping fit.

Don lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Terry.