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This exam became available on June 15, 2000.
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Candidates for this exam operate in medium-sized to very large computing environments that use Windows 2000 Professional as a desktop operating system. They have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering any desktop operating system in a network environment.
When you pass the Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional exam, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You also earn credit toward the following certifications:
Core credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows Server 2003 certification
Core credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows Server 2003 certification
Core credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification
Core credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification
In addition to your hands-on experience working with the product, we recommend that you use the following tools and training to help you prepare for this exam.
Course 2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
Course 2153: Implementing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
Course 2154: Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services
MeasureUp: Visit the MeasureUp Web site to take a practice test.
Self Test Software: Visit the Self Test Software Web site to take a practice test.
TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical chats, and much more.
MSDN: The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is a reference for developers. It features code samples, technical articles, newsgroups, chats, and more.
Training and certification newsgroups: There is a newsgroup for every Microsoft certification. By participating in the ongoing dialogue, you take advantage of a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with and ask questions of others, including more than 750 Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) worldwide.
This certification exam measures your ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Windows 2000. Before taking the exam, you should be proficient in the job skills listed in the following matrix. The matrix shows which Official Microsoft Learning Products may help you reach competency in the skills being tested in the exam.
|Skills measured by Exam 70-210||Course 2152||Course 2153||Course 2154|
|Installing Windows 2000 Professional|
Perform an attended installation of Windows 2000 Professional.
Perform an unattended installation of Windows 2000 Professional.
Upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows 2000 Professional.
Deploy service packs.
Troubleshoot failed installations.
|Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources|
Monitor, manage, and troubleshoot access to files and folders.
Manage and troubleshoot access to shared folders.
Connect to local and network print devices.
Configure and manage file systems.
|Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers|
Implement, manage, and troubleshoot disk devices.
Implement, manage, and troubleshoot display devices.
Implement, manage, and troubleshoot mobile computer hardware.
Implement, manage, and troubleshoot input and output (I/O) devices.
Monitor and configure multiple processing units.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot network adapters.
|Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability|
Manage and troubleshoot driver signing.
Configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Task Scheduler.
Manage and troubleshoot the use and synchronization of offline files.
Optimize and troubleshoot performance of the Windows 2000 Professional desktop.
Manage hardware profiles.
Recover system state data and user data.
|Configuring and Troubleshooting the Desktop Environment|
Configure and manage user profiles.
Configure support for multiple languages or multiple locations.
Manage applications by using Windows Installer packages.
Configure and troubleshoot desktop settings.
Configure and troubleshoot fax support.
Configure and troubleshoot accessibility services.
|Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and Services|
Configure and troubleshoot the TCP/IP protocol.
Connect to computers by using dial-up networking.
Connect to shared resources on a Microsoft network.
|Implementing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Security|
Encrypt data on a hard disk by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot local security policy.
Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot local user accounts.
Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot local user authentication.
Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot a security configuration.
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
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