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Exam 70-232 became available on November 27, 2001.
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Candidates for this exam work in Microsoft Windows 2000 Web server environments that use Application Center 2000. They have a minimum of one year of experience administering and monitoring highly available Web environments that have the following characteristics:
Supported Web servers range from 2 to more than 100.
Multi-tiered deployment environments including staging, version control, and rollback.
N-tiered application architecture including a logical Web tier and business logic tier based on COM+ components.
Internet security, such as firewalls, security-enhanced protocols, and proxy servers.
Server technologies that include Internet Information Services (IIS), Network Load Balancing (NLB), Windows 2000 Performance tool, and COM+.
When you pass the Implementing and Maintaining Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Technologies and Microsoft Application Center 2000 exam, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional status. You also earn credit toward the following certification:
Elective credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 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 2203: Deploying and Managing Microsoft Application Center 2000 (no longer available)
A corresponding Microsoft Press title is not available.
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 exam measures your ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Application Center 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 70-232||Course 2203|
|Installing and Deploying Application Center 2000|
Plan the deployment of Application Center 2000 in n-tier environments. Considerations include database access, COM+ components, Web environments, and staging environments.
Plan the deployment of Application Center 2000 in a load-balanced environment. Considerations include client state and application state.
Install Application Center 2000. Installation types include interactive and unattended.
Troubleshoot problems that occur during installation.
|Creating, Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Clusters|
Create and configure Web clusters, including staging clusters.
Create and configure COM+ clusters. Considerations include Component Load Balancing (CLB), COM+ routing cluster, and COM+ application cluster.
Manage cluster members. Considerations include adding, replacing, restarting, and removing cluster members.
Troubleshoot problems that occur during cluster operations. Considerations include accounts, background services, event logging, and event exclusion.
|Configuring and Troubleshooting IP Load Balancing|
Configure and troubleshoot the NLB network environment. Considerations include network adapters, IP addresses, switches, hubs, and traffic segmentation.
Configure NLB operational parameters. Parameters include weight, affinity, port rules, priority, registry entries, and IP addresses for cluster networks and private networks.
Configure IIS bindings to support load balancing solutions.
Configure Active Server Pages (ASP) sessions and request forwarding to provide load balancing of stateful applications.
Configure Application Center 2000 to allow third-party load balancing solutions.
|Deploying and Synchronizing N-Tier Applications|
Configure Application Center 2000 to deploy COM+ components.
Troubleshoot problems that occur with Application Center 2000 during application deployment and synchronization.
Create, modify, and delete Application Center 2000 applications.
Configure synchronization of applications within a cluster. Considerations include components and frequency.
|Monitoring and Managing Operations|
Configure performance monitoring for clusters.
Create and configure data collectors and thresholds by using Health Monitor. Considerations include data groups, sync and non-sync monitors, actions, and custom actions.
Configure Application Center 2000 to automate the management of tiers and clusters.
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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