Welcome to MCSE Training Kit—Microsoft Windows 2000 Accelerated. This kit presents information about the Microsoft Windows 2000 family of products and prepares you to install, configure, administer, and support Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. This kit introduces the various tools for administering and configuring Windows 2000 including the Microsoft Management Console, Task Scheduler, Active Directory service, network protocols, and many other topics.
However, this kit does assume you meet certain minimum prerequisites. This book is designed for use by seasoned Microsoft Windows NT 4 professionals. As such, certain topics; like NTFS permissions, domains, trust relationships, and so on are not covered in any detail. What is covered is the knowledge and skills a Windows NT 4 professional needs to implement and support a computer network for an enterprise-size company.
This book is divided into parts that loosely relate to the four parts of the 70-240, Microsoft Windows 2000 Accelerated Exam for MCPs Certified on Microsoft Windows NT 4 certification exam. However, while this training kit is organized around the exam objectives, there is no guarantee that the exam will present questions in this sequence. In fact, the questions for the exam will be displayed randomly from across all four sections.
The parts are divided into chapters. Each chapter in this book is divided into lessons. Some of the lessons include hands-on procedures that allow you to practice or demonstrate a particular concept or skill. Each lesson ends with a short summary and each chapter ends with a set of review questions to test your knowledge of the chapter material.
The "Getting Started" section of this chapter provides important setup instructions that describe the hardware and software requirements to complete the procedures in this course. It also provides information about the networking configuration necessary to complete some of the hands-on procedures. Read through this section thoroughly before you start the lessons.