The PrepKit for Microsoft exam 70-293 is designed to help individuals prepare for the actual Microsoft exam 70-293. The Microsoft exam 70-293 measures an individual’s ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot the Windows 2003 Active Directory components, DNS for Active Directory, and Active Directory security solutions. Before taking the 70-293 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition on two networked computers. During installation, through Setup, create a partition on the hard disks, on which you should install Windows Server 2003 as a stand-alone server in a workgroup.
  2. Make a Windows 2003 domain-based network of two computers.
  3. Install and configure DNS.
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The Microsoft exam 70-290 measures an individual’s ability to manage and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment. Before taking the 70-290 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Manage and maintain basic disks and dynamic disks.
  2. Monitor server hardware by using tools such as Device Manager, Hardware Troubleshooting Wizard, and appropriate Control Panel items.
  3. Optimize server disk performance by implementing a RAID solution and defragmenting volumes and partitions.
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The Microsoft exam 70-298 measures an individual’s ability to design security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network. Before taking the 70-298 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Plan security templates based on computer role.
  2. Configure registry and file system permissions, account policies, .pol files, audit policies, user rights assignment, security options, system services, restricted groups, and event logs.
  3. Deploy security templates by using Active Directory-based Group Policy objects (GPOs) and by using command-line tools and scripting.
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Cisco has created a new entry-level certification named Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and has introduced the ICND1 (640-822), ICND2 (640-816), and CCNA (640-802) exams. The 640-802 exam is a single exam option for becoming a CCNA. A candidate can also opt for the ICND1 and ICND2 exams to be certified as a CCNA. However, the ICND1 (640-822) exam can be taken to achieve the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT).

The Cisco CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. Candidates should have the knowledge and skills to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. The CCENT certification is the first step towards achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks having more complex connections.

Before taking the 640-822 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Create a network of two computers through cross-over cables.
  2. Create a bus network.
  3. Create a star network.
  4. Create a mesh network.
  5. Configure hub, switch, and router.
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The Microsoft test 70-272 measures an individual’s ability to support users, and troubleshoot desktop applications on a Microsoft Windows XP operating system in any network environment. Exam 70-272 makes a basic assumption that you already have a strong background of experience with the Windows XP Professional, Office XP, and Windows Server 2003 and/or Windows 2000 Server products and their applicable terminology. Before taking the 70-272 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Install Windows XP Professional on a computer.
  2. Test and configure various TCP/IP configurations by using several command line utilities, and troubleshoot TCP/IP using PING, TRACERT, and PATHPING command.
  3. Configure Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) component.
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The Microsoft test 70-271 measures an individual’s ability to support users and troubleshoot a Microsoft Windows XP operating system in any network environment. The 70-271 test makes a basic assumption that you already have a strong background of experience with Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, and/or Windows 2000 Server products and their applicable terminology. Before taking the 70-271 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Install Windows XP Professional on a computer.
  2. Test and configure various TCP/IP configurations by using several command line utilities, and troubleshoot TCP/IP using the PING, TRACERT, and PATHPING commands.
  3. Continue reading

The PrepKit for the Microsoft 70-297 test measures an individual’s ability to analyze the business requirements and to design a directory service architecture including unified directory services, such as Active Directory and Windows NT/2000 domains connectivity between and within systems, system components, and applications data replication, such as directory replication and database replication. In addition, the 70-297 test measures the skills required for analyzing the business and technical requirements for desktop management, designing a solution for desktop management that meets business requirements, designing a directory service architecture, and designing service locations. Before taking the 70-297 test, you should practice the following:
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The PrepKit for Microsoft exam 70-294 is designed to help individuals prepare for the actual Microsoft exam 70-294. The Microsoft exam 70-294 measures an individual’s ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot the Windows 2003 Active Directory components, DNS for Active Directory, and Active Directory security solutions. Before taking the 70-294 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Install Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition on two networked computers. During installation, through Setup, create a partition on the hard disks, on which you should install Windows Server 2003 as a stand-alone server in a workgroup.
  2. Make a Windows 2003 domain-based network of two computers.
  3. Install and configure DNS.
  4. Create sites.
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The Microsoft test 70-554 is designed to measure an individual’s ability and skills in MCPD Enterprise Application development by using the Microsoft .NET Framework. Before taking the 70-554 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Manage a solution environment using the Visual Studio 2005 Integrated development environment.
  2. Understand the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and the Common Language Runtime (CLR), Common Type System (CTS), and Common Language Specification (CLS).
  3. Develop and deploy an application.
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