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MCSE Exam 70-296 Study Guide & DVD Training System: Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Windows 2000 is a one-of-a-kind integration of text, DVD-quality instructor led training, and Web-based exam simulation and remediation. This system gives you 100% coverage of the official Microsoft 70-296 exam objectives plus test preparation software for the edge you need to pass the exam on your first try.
In June, 2003 Microsoft will launch beta exams for the Windows Server 2003 certification line. Exams will likely go live the following August and September. This launch is a comprehensive revamping of the MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Enginner) track with all new core exams and all new electives. In addition, the MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator) certification will expand its program to include an additional upgrade exam for MCSAs wanting to become MCSEs.
The launch of this new certification track means that all current MCSEs, representing an installed base of approximately 200,000 (source: MCP Magazine) will need to recertify under Windows Server 2003. In addition, any MCP looking to become an MCSE--estimates are about 1.2 million (source: MCP Magazine)--will also have to continue their certifications under the new program.
Many industry experts expect the Windows 2003 certification, and product line as well, to be a more popular track since many organziations are still using NT and plan to skip 2000 and go directly to 2003.
* DVD Provides a "Virtual Classroom": Get the benefits of instructor led training at a fraction of the cost and hassle. * Guaranteed Coverage of All Exam Objectives: If the topic is listed in Microsoft's Exam 70-296 objectives, it is covered here. * Fully Integrated Learning: This system includes a study guide, DVD training and Web-based practice exams.
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Sean Walberg is currently a network engineer for a large Canadian financial services company. His responsibilities include maintaining two large Internet hosting centers that make extensive use of Check Point products.
Over his career thus far, Sean has focused on networks and Internet security, with a brief diversion as a Unix developer. The love of Unix, especially Linux, has stuck with him since, and he has found numerous uses for it in his network and security roles.
Although this is Sean's first book-length project, he served a two-year stint as the author of a weekly Linux newsletter for Cramsession.com, a popular IT certification portal.
When not digging into routers and firewalls, Sean enjoys cooking and tinkering with electronics. He's also been known to lock himself in a room while trying to break World War II-era ciphers.
Sean is a graduate of computer engineering, where his undergraduate thesis focused on the Secure Sockets Layer, which today secures eCommerce transactions all over the Internet. He is also a registered Professional Engineer with the province of Manitoba.
He lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with his wife, two sons, and two cats.
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Reviews - What do customers think about MCSE Exam 70-296 Study Guide and DVD Training System: Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment for a MCSE Certified on Windows 2000?
Good material, but becoming outdated. Nov 17, 2004
The material in the book was good enough for me to be able to pass the exam, however it is evident that it was written atleast 12 months ago. The publisher should consider releasing a revised edition soon.
Goog Book but Sometimes VERY Dry Sep 30, 2004
One thing is for sure about this book... Some of the chapters are (1) VERY dry, (2) have looooong run-on sentences and (3) at times are quite difficult to figure out their logic/order. Chapter 2, for example, took me nearly a week to pick apart the run-on sentences, eliminate the 'garbage', piece together the 'meat' and then try to make sense of what was being said. It was painfully dull! Some of the other chapters, too, were about as exciting as reading a dictionary.
I haven't taken the test just yet, but I did find this book to be quite nice. Explanations are very good and overall, it's organized quite well. I'll post more after I take the test!
Good material, but needs a good Editor Jan 21, 2004
The material in this book and in the 70-292 Study Guide is very good and complete. However, the number typos, punctuation errors, references to missing or incorrect figures, and just plain wrong answers to some practice questions -- is all very distracting. It would appear that the final edit of this book was skipped in order to get it out on schedule. Unfortunate. Make sure you have plenty of hands-on experience before taking this exam, esp. if this is your only source of study material.
On my way to my MCSE 2003! Jan 9, 2004
I used this book along with some hands-on experience with Windows 2003 and was able to pass the test after about two weeks. This rating is based solely on the book material, as I did not use the DVD.
Good book, coverage of materials Nov 18, 2003
I have been studying for this exam for over a month now using various sources, but this book brought everything together in a clear and concise manner. Unfortunately, some of the chapters are a bit lengthy and could have been seperated for easier retention, and the DVD was "ok". Other than that, it did a great job of preparing me for the exam.
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