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February 2005
My Top 10 Study Tips for Microsoft's 70-299 Exam: Implementing Security
Greg covers the key areas you should tackle before taking this MCSA/MCSE: Security exam.
by Greg Neilson
2/9/2005 -- This exam - Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network – is a core exam for both the MCSE: Security and MCSA: Security and an elective for the regular MCSE and MCSA exams. In Certcities.com’s list of 10 Hottest Certifications for 2005, MCSE: Security ranked as the number #2 certification, indicating a great many of us will be planning to take this exam this year. Although your exam preparation should be guided by Microsoft’s preparation guide here are a few of the key areas you’ll need to keep in mind as you prep for this exam. full story

January 2004
My Top 10 Study Tips for Microsoft's 70-296 Exam
Greg Neilson highlights places to concentrate your studies for this Windows 2003 MCSE upgrade exam.
by Greg Neilson
1/21/2004 -- Microsoft's 70-296 exam, "Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Windows 2000," is the second of the two upgrade exams for Windows 2000 MCSEs. You can view my tips for the first exam, 70-292, here. full story

November 2003
My Top 10 Study Tips for Microsoft’s 70-292 Exam
Greg offers his advice for conquering this MCSA/MCSE upgrade exam.
by Greg Neilson
11/19/2003 -- The 70-292 exam serves as the upgrade exam for The 70-292 exam serves as the upgrade exam for Windows 2000 MCSAs to Windows Server 2003. It is also the first of the two required upgrade exams for Windows 2000 MCSEs. I took this exam recently, and like the original MCSA exam, I was impressed by the practical nature of the content tested. Unlike some tests I’ve taken in the past, this is not a route test of memory. You will need to know your stuff if you want avoid disappointment on exam day! Let’s look at some of the areas you’ll want to consider in your exam preparations: full story

December 2002
My Top 10 Study Tips for Microsoft's 70-214 Security Exam
This test isn't the hardest security exam on the block, but there are 10 essential areas to make sure you get a grip on
by James Michael Stewart
12/4/2002 -- Microsoft's 70-214: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network exam is a good measure of your knowledge of installing, configuring and deploying secured systems within a Windows 2000 Active Directory environment. full story

September 2002
My Top 10 Study Tips for Passing Microsoft's 70-270 Exam
Your guide to the XP extras you need to know when tackling this exam.
by Robert Bogue
9/4/2002 -- While I can't cover everything in this one article, the following study points should give those you with good foundation in Win2K a clear view of what you'll need to know to pass this exam. They should also help if you have a lot of Windows XP experience and want to brush up before taking the plunge. full story

April 2002
My Top 10 Tips for Passing 70-218: Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment Exam
Tips and tricks that will help you pass the one exam unique to Microsoft's MCSA title.
by Robert Bogue
4/17/2002 -- When Microsoft announced its Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification, it also announced a new exam. The 70-218 exam, Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment, was designed to challenge the administrator on the things that they would need to know to maintain a network. Here are my top 10 tips for tackling this exam successfully. full story

May 2001
My Top 10 Study Tips for Passing the Designing Security Exam (70-220)
Ready to start studying for the Win2K Security Design exam, but not sure where to focus your efforts? Hinne Hettema offers his top tips for getting a realistic grip the material covered.
by Hinne Hettema
5/16/2001 -- The Designing Security for a Windows 2000 Network exam is one of the three design cores in the Win2K track. To become a 2000 MCSE, you need to pass at least one of these design cores. These exams are considerably different (and many think considerably more difficult) than the "normal" MCSE test. Following is a list of 10 study tips that I think will help you pass this challenging exam.

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My Top Top 10 Study Tips for the Designing a Win2K Directory Services Exam (70-219)
Greg Neilson walks you through the major study points for this MCSE Win2K exam.
by Greg Neilson
5/16/2001 -- This exam is an elective for the Windows 2000 MCSE stream and tests your knowledge of Active Directory design concepts in applying them to specific design scenarios. In this exam you won't get the same detailed technical treatment as you would during the Win2K MCSE core exams, but at the same time this isn't an exam you can fake it through. In order to pass you will need a good knowledge of AD design concepts and be able to apply them to the situations presented. Here is my list of top 10 tips for this exam:

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February 2001
Top 10 Tips for Passing the Windows 2000 Accelerated Upgrade Exam
Greg Neilson offers his tips for surviving the "mother" of all Win2K exams.
by Greg Neilson
2/26/2001 -- This is the mother of them all: Microsoft's four-hour Windows 2000 Accelerated Exam for MCPs Certified on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (70-240). It's the simplest way to upgrade your MCSE to Windows 2000. By passing this free exam, it exempts you from the four core Win2K exams -- 70-210, 70-215, 70-216 and 70-217. However, this doesn't mean you don't need to master the material from these exams since this upgrade exam is based on the same objectives. full story

December 2000
My 10 Favorite Tips for Increasing Windows 2000 Terminal Server Performance
Get your registry editor ready and open up Win2K Group Policy! Here's 10 things you can do right now to boost your server performance.
by Ron Oglesby
12/18/2000 -- Whether you are new to Microsoft's Windows 2000 Terminal Services or have been around since the idea began with Citrix Systems' Winframe, we are all looking for the same thing: ways to make our servers hummmm. To achieve this is not easy. And to get that extra performance out of your servers is even tougher. Those of us who have been around these multi-user machines for a while know that there are a ton of tricks to help move you into application hosting nirvana. So I am here to let 10 of the technical cats out of the bag, so to speak. These are not unknown tips, and they are by no means the only changes you can make to increase performance, but they are 10 of my favorites. full story

October 2000
Move Seamlessly from One Processor to Many
How do you get Windows NT 4.0 to recognize your second processor if it won't even boot up?
by Douglas Dickerson
10/1/2000 -- There are cost benefits of adding processors vs. adding servers but -- as this systems admin in the trenches has found -- upgrading a server's multiprocessor support using the Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit's uptomp.exe utility isn't always a simple process. full story

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