70-290 Windows 2003 Server Study Guide
There are two exam on Windows 2003 server, the official title of the 290 is:
Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment.
This this 290 exam is the easier of the 2003 server exam and follows on from, or is a sister exam to the XP exam 70-270.
Change of Exam Format
As I mentioned before, Microsoft do change the format from time to time, this is my latest information.
Microsoft introduced simulations technology in its MCP exams in March 31 2005, beginning with Exam 70-290 and Exam 70-291. Individuals will be able to demonstrate their capability of solving real-world problems by performing tasks in simulated environments. Please check with your local exam delivery provider, Pearson VUE or Thomson Prometric, for availability. In June 2005, Microsoft released simulation-based versions of Exams 70-293 and 70-294.
Managing and Maintaining Physical and Logical Devices
Manage basic disks and dynamic disks
Monitor server hardware. Tools include Device Manager, the Hardware Troubleshooting Wizard, and appropriate Control Panel items.
Optimize server disk performance
Install and configure server hardware devices.
Managing Users, Computers, and Groups
Manage local, roaming, and mandatory user profiles.
Create and manage computer accounts in an Active Directory environment.
Create and manage groups.
Create and manage user accounts.
Troubleshoot computer accounts.
Troubleshoot user accounts.
Troubleshoot user authentication issues.
Managing and Maintaining Access to Resources
Configure access to shared folders.
Troubleshoot Terminal Services.
Configure file system permissions.
Troubleshoot access to files and shared folders.
Managing and Maintaining a Server Environment
Monitor and analyze events. Tools might include Event Viewer and System Monitor.
Manage software update infrastructure.
Manage software site licensing.
Manage servers remotely.
Troubleshoot print queues.
Monitor system performance.
Monitor file and print servers. Tools might include Task Manager, Event Viewer, and System Monitor.
Monitor and optimize a server environment for application performance.
Manage a Web server.
Managing and Implementing Disaster Recovery
Perform system recovery for a server.
Manage backup procedures.
Recover from server hardware failure.
Restore backup data.
Schedule backup jobs.
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