Introduction. Self-Assessment. 1. Microsoft Certification Exams. Assessing Exam-Readiness. What to Expect at the Testing Center. Exam Layout and Design. Microsoft's Testing Formats. Strategies for Different Testing Formats. Question-Handling Strategies. Mastering the Inner Game. Additional Resources. 2. Managing Users, Computers, and Groups. The Windows Server 2003 Network Architecture. Command-Line Utilities. Managing Objects in Active Directory. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More? 3. Managing Access to Resources. Creating Shares and Granting Permissions. Using Group Policy. Using Remote Desktop Access. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More? 4. Managing a Server Environment. Using SUS to Manage a Software Update Infrastructure. Managing Servers Remotely. Managing Internet Information Services Web Server. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More? 5. Implementing Disaster Recovery. Using Automatic System Recovery. Restoring Data from Shadow Copy Volumes. Using Device Manager Driver Rollback Feature. Backing Up Files, Including System State Data. Configuring Security for Backup and Restore Operations. Troubleshooting Problems with Restoring Data. Troubleshooting Startup Boot Process Issues. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More? 6. Managing Name Resolution. Installing a DNS Server. Installing and Creating Forward and Reverse Lookup Zones. Configuring and Managing DNS Zones. Configuring and Managing a Stub Zone. Configuring Conditional Forwarding. Managing Your DNS Server. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More? 7. Maintaining Network Security. Installing and Implementing Security. Implementing the Principle of Least Privilege. Installing and Configuring Software Update Infrastructure. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More? 8. Practice Exam 1. 9. Answers to Practice Exam 1. 10. Practice Exam 2. 11. Answers to Practice Exam 2. Appendix A: Suggested Readings and Resources. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Help and Support. Books. Web Sites. Appendix B: What's on the CD-ROM? The PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition Software. An Exclusive Electronic Version of the Text. Appendix C: Using the PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition Software. The Exam Simulation. Question Quality. The Interface Design. The Effective Learning Environment. Software Requirements. Installing PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition. Removing PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition from Your Computer. How to Use the Software. Contacting PrepLogic. License Agreement. Glossary. Index.
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