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MCSA/MCSE Exam 70-292 Study Guide & DVD Training System: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA 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 70-292 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 70-292 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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Will Schmied, BSET, MCITP, MCSE, MCTS, MCSA, CWNA, TICSA, Security], Network+, A+, is a Senior Systems Administrator for a world renowned children's research hospital. As a freelance writer, Will has worked with many publishers, including Microsoft and Wiley. Will has also worked directly with Microsoft in the exam-development process on multiple occasions occasions and holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Old Dominion University, along with his various IT industry certifications. Before becoming a civilian, he served in the United States Navy for over 12 years in the nuclear power field.
Kevin Miller is an Exchange architect currently working for 3Sharp after leaving the Exchange team at Microsoft and the professional services consulting arm of Dell. Kevin has been involved with Exchange since the beginning, pre-Microsoft, when it was known as Network Courier. Before joining the Exchange team at Microsoft, Kevin was an Exchange MVP for a number of years and is still very involved in the Exchange communities. Kevin currently resides in Woodinville, Washington, with his wife Coraleigh and his son Trenton.
Will Schmied currently resides in Newport News, in the state of Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about MCSA/MCSE Exam 70-292 Study Guide and DVD Training System: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA Certified on Windows 2000?
DO NOT COUNT ON THIS BOOK FOR PASSING THE EXAM Jan 26, 2007
This book is good to become more knowledgeable on all topics, but the material certainly doesn't match even the style of questions on the exam.
Doesn't go into enough detail on the subjects.
Outdated Material--Seek other Study Materials Aug 17, 2006
I had purchased this book in 2004 with the intentions of completing the exam at that time. As most IT pros know, the best laid plans are often foiled and I was unable to really start reviewing the material until earlier in the year. As much as I like the "big happy friendly letters" and writing style of this book, you'll be left lacking. Read the book cover to cover...doing the labs...the practice exams and have successfully passed the exam. Flat out IT WONT DO IT! Get another book!
Luckily, I checked the previous reviews and made a decision to invest in the Microsoft Upgrade book ( http://www.this site.com/gp/product/0735619719/sr=1-1/qid=1155760374/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-7126449-1861536?ie=UTF8&s=books ) as well as a set of Transcender prep exams.
This book will no longer prepare you for the depth of 70-292 and as a matter of fact, it may cover as little as 30% of the exams content. It's great for a light casual overview but just doesn't cover the following subjects deeply enough: 1, Security Infrastructure, Certificate Infrastructure, Troubleshooting 2, Detailed DNS, extensive command line review 3, GPO Policy, Automating Server and TS management, Priveleges 4, Server recovery procedures, ASR, DC recovery, WSUS Recovery
If you want to pass this exam and move on to 70-296, get the Dan Holmes and Orin Thomas Microsoft Self Paced Training Kit as well as set of Transcenders. The Microsoft Book is not as dry as you'd expect and covers roughly 80% of the material...regretably, there isn't anything out there that will cover it %100.
Good luck to you all
Better than average! Dec 15, 2005
This book has a few typos and a few factual errors, but that seems to be unavoidable with books of this type. It is better than most that I have read. It is a valuable resource.
70-292 has changed, and this book won't help Oct 1, 2005
Just took 70-292 today. The exam has changed considerably since this book was written. According to sources on MCSA/MCSE forums, the exam has been rewritten as of December 2004. While it covers the same objectives, the focus is very different. No book written before December 2004 will prepare you enough for this exam.
Be prepared to write off your exam costs the first time you take it, as you'll probably be sitting for a retake.
Poor quality, not a serious preparation for exam Sep 29, 2005
First of all, this book has plenty of mistakes among the self test questions. None of these questions or similar questions are asked at the exam and the dvd is useless, showing a trainer reading down the main lines of the chapters. It was the first time I bought a Syngress book and the first time I did not pass a Microsoft exam. I'll go back to Microsoft Press.