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Exam 70-215 became available on June 22, 2000.
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Candidates for this exam operate in medium-sized to very large computing environments that use the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server operating system. They have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering network operating systems in environments that have the following characteristics:
Supported users range from 200 to more than 26,000.
Physical locations range from 5 to more than 150.
Typical network services and applications include file and print, database, messaging, proxy server or firewall, dial-in server, desktop management, and Web hosting.
Connectivity needs include connecting individual offices and users at remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet.
When you pass the Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server exam, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You also earn credit toward the following certifications:
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
Core credit toward Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) on Microsoft SQL Server 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 1560: Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000
Course 2151: Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services
Course 2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
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 Server. 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 70-215||Course 1560||Course 2151||Course 2152|
|Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 Server|
Perform an attended installation of Windows 2000 Server.
Perform an unattended installation of Windows 2000 Server.
Upgrade a server from Windows NT 4.0.
Deploy service packs.
Troubleshoot failed installations.
|Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Access to Resources|
Install and configure network services for interoperability.
Monitor, configure, troubleshoot, and control access to printers.
Monitor, configure, troubleshoot, and control access to files, folders, and shared folders.
Monitor, configure, troubleshoot, and control access to Web sites.
|Configuring and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers|
Configure hardware devices
Configure driver signing options.
Update device drivers.
Troubleshoot problems with hardware.
|Managing, Monitoring, and Optimizing System Performance, Reliability, and Availability|
Monitor and optimize usage of system resources.
Optimize disk performance.
Manage and optimize availability of System State data and user data.
Recover System State data and user data.
|Managing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Storage Use|
Monitor, configure, and troubleshoot disks and volumes.
Configure data compression.
Monitor and configure disk quotas.
Recover from disk failures.
|Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows 2000 Network Connections|
Install, configure, and troubleshoot shared access.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot a virtual private network (VPN).
Install, configure, and troubleshoot network protocols.
Install and configure network services.
Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot remote access.
Install, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Terminal Services.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot network adapters and drivers.
|Implementing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Security|
Encrypt data on a hard disk by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot policies in a Windows 2000 environment.
Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot auditing.
Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot local accounts.
Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Account Policy.
Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot security by using the Security Configuration Tool Set.
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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