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Windows NT 4.0 MCSE Study Guide

ISBN: 978-0-7645-3087-6
1330 pages
September 1997
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Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers are just as hot in the information technology world as Microsoft's Windows NT operating system. In the US alone today, there are 200,000 open IT jobs, and researchers expect demand to grow to over 500,000 within the next three years. Needless to say, becoming an MCSE in Windows NT is a heck of a great career move.

Now Windows NT 4.0 MCSE Study Guide puts you on the fast track toward certification by covering everything you need to know to pass these three required MCSE exams:

Exam Number Exam Title
* 70-73 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
* 70-67 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
* 70-68 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 in the Enterprise
Even if you're not planning to take the MCSE exams, in Windows NT 4.0 MCSE Study Guide you'll find critical information to use on the job, including
* Deploying, installing, and configuring Windows NT -- both Workstation and Server
* Managing resources -- from administering user and group accounts to optimizing Windows NT Server Directory Services
* Setting up effective network connectivity using TCP/IP and other protocols, as well as maintaining heterogeneous Windows NT and Novell NetWare networks, instituting remote access capabilities, and accommodating Mac OS platforms
* Optimizing applications to run under Windows NT
* Monitoring, evaluating, and optimizing Windows NT networks using tools such as Performance Monitor and Network Monitor
* Troubleshooting workstation and network problems when they arise
Plus, Windows NT 4.0 MCSE Study Guide includes an in-depth collection of study and test-preparation resources, as well as a bonus CD-ROM containing a searchable electronic version of the book in Adobe Acrobat portable document format, excerpts from MCSE Career Microsoft!, and other software and reference material essential for success as a Microsoft Windows NT certified professional.

Covers: Exams 070-058, 070-073, 070-067 and 070-068
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Value of Microsoft Certification Statement.

Foreword to the MCSE Series.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Overview.

Chapter 1: Overview of Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server.

Part II: Installation and Configuration.

Chapter 2: Installing Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server.

Chapter 3: Configuring Disks.

Chapter 4: Using Control Panel.

Chapter 5: Server-Based Deployment.

Chapter 6: Managing Printing.

Chapter 7: Managing User and Group Accounts.

Chapter 8: Managing Account Policy, User Rights, and Auditing.

Chapter 9: Managing User Profiles and System Policy.

Chapter 10: Managing Windows NT Directory Services.

Chapter 11: Optimizing Windows NT Server Directory Services.

Chapter 12: Sharing and Securing File Systems.

Chapter 13: Accessing Resources on the Network.

Chapter 14: Using Windows NT Server Tools.

Chapter 15: Backing Up and Restoring Data.

Part IV: Connectivity.

Chapter 16: Networking Using TCP/IP.

Chapter 17: Coexistence With NetWare.

Chapter 18: Migrating to Windows NT from NetWare.

Chapter 19: Installing and Configuring Remote Access Service (RAS).

Chapter 20: Macintosh Connectivity.

Part V: Running Applications.

Chapter 21: Running Applications on Windows NT.

Part VI: Monitoring and Optimization.

Chapter 22: Using Performance Monitor.

Chapter 23: Using Network Monitor.

Chapter 24: Capacity Planning.

Chapter 25: Performance Optimization.

Part VII: Troubleshooting.

Chapter 26: The Troubleshooting Process.

Chapter 27: Advanced Troubleshooting Topics.

Part VIII: Resources.

Appendix A: Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Exam Objectives.

Appendix B: Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Exam Objectives.

Appendix C: Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 in the Enterprise Exam Objectives.

Appendix D: Answers to Instant Assessment Questions, Review Activities, and Hands-on Labs.

Appendix E: Mini-Lab Manual.

Appendix F: Exam Preparation Tips.

Appendix G: Windows NT Planning Forms.

Appendix H: What's on the CD-ROM?

Glossary.

Index.

License Agreement.

CD-ROM Installation Instructions.
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Alan R. Carter, MCSE and MCT, has been teaching Microsoft Official Curriculum and other networking courses across the country for over seven years. He also serves as a Microsoft consultant for the development of new courses and educational materials. Carter is an MCSE, MCT, CNP, Master CNE, and CNI.
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These tables include the most current information on what you should read and study, as well as the labs you should perform, to prepare for the respective Windows NT 4.0 exams. Please use these tables rather than those that appear in the Preface and the Appendices in the book.

Quick Reference: Chapters and Labs that Prepare You for the Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Exam

Table A-2 lists the specific chapters you should read and study, as well as the labs you should perform, to prepare for Exam 70-73, Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

Table A-2 Chapters and Labs that Prepare You for the Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Exam
Chapter Number Chapter Title Applicable Lab(s) in this Chapter
Chapter 1 Overview of Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server None
Chapter 2 Installing Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server Lab 2.1, Lab 2.2, Review Activity: Installing Windows NT troubleshooting practice exercise
Chapter 3 Configuring Disks Lab 3.3
Review Activity: File system planning exercise
Chapter 4 Using Control Panel Lab 4.6
Chapter 5 Server-Based Deployment Lab 5.7
Chapter 6 Managing Printing Lab 6.8, Lab 6.9, Review Activity: Windows NT printing troubleshooting exercise
Chapter 7 Managing User and Group Accounts Lab 7.10
Chapter 9 Managing User Profiles and System Policy Lab 9.13
Chapter 12 Sharing and Securing File Systems Lab 12.18, Lab 12.20
Chapter 13 Accessing Resources on the Network Lab 13.21, Lab 13.22
Chapter 16 Networking Using TCP/IP Lab 16.26
Chapter 17 Coexistence with NetWare Lab 17.29
Chapter 19 Installing and Configuring Remote Access Service (RAS) Lab 19.32
Chapter 21 Running Applications on Windows NT Lab 21.34, Review Activity: Troubleshooting common application problems
Chapter 22 Using Performance Monitor Lab 22.35
Chapter 25 Performance Optimization Lab 25.37
Chapter 26 The Troubleshooting Process None
Chapter 27 Advanced Troubleshooting Topics Lab 27.39

Quick Reference: Chapters and Labs that Prepare You for the Windows NT Server 4.0 Exam

Table B-2 lists the specific chapters you should read and study, as well as the labs you should perform, to prepare for Exam 70-67, Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0.

Table B-2 Chapters and Labs that Prepare You for the Windows NT Server 4.0 Exam
Chapter Number Chapter Title Applicable Lab(s) in this Chapter
Chapter 1 Overview of Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server None
Chapter 2 Installing Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server Lab 2.1 (Note: Lab 2.1 is not required to meet the objectives covered in this chapter; however, it is required to perform some of the later labs.) Lab 2.2, Review Activity: Installing Windows NT troubleshooting practice exercise
Chapter 3 Configuring Disks Lab 3.3, Lab 3.4, Review Activities: File system planning exercise, Disk partitioning and fault tolerance planning exercise
Chapter 4 Using Control Panel Lab 4.5, Lab 4.6
Chapter 5 Server-Based Deployment Lab 5.7
Chapter 6 Managing Printing Lab 6.8, Lab 6.9, Review Activity: Windows NT printing troubleshooting exercise
Chapter 7 Managing User and Group Accounts Lab 7.10
Chapter 8 Managing Account Policy, User Rights, and Auditing Lab 8.11, Lab 8.12
Chapter 9 Managing User Profiles and System Policy Lab 9.13, Lab 9.14
Chapter 12 Sharing and Securing File Systems Lab 12.18, Lab 12.19, Lab 12.20
Chapter 13 Accessing Resources on the Network Lab 13.21
Chapter 14 Using Windows NT Server Tools Lab 14.23
Chapter 15 Backing Up and Restoring Data Lab 15.24
Chapter 16 Networking Using TCP/IP Lab 16.27, Lab 16.28
Chapter 17 Coexistence with NetWare Lab 17.30
Chapter 18 Migrating to Windows NT from NetWare None
Chapter 19 Installing and Configuring Remote Access Service (RAS) Lab 19.32, Review Activity: Troubleshooting common RAS problems
Chapter 22 Using Performance Monitor Lab 22.35
Chapter 25 Performance Optimization Lab 25.37
Chapter 26 The Troubleshooting Process None
Chapter 27 Advanced Troubleshooting Topics None

Quick Reference: Chapters and Labs that Prepare You for the Windows NT Server 4.0 in the Enterprise Exam

Table C-2 lists the specific chapters you should read and study, as well as the labs that you should perform, to prepare for Exam 70-68, Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 in the Enterprise.

Table C-2 Chapters and Labs that Prepare You for the Windows NT Server 4.0 in the Enterprise Exam
Chapter Number Chapter Title Applicable Lab(s) in this Chapter
Chapter 1 Overview of Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server None
Chapter 2 Installing Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server Lab 2.1 (Note: Lab 2.1 is not requried to meet the exam objectives covered in this chapter; however, it is required to perform some of the later labs.)
Lab 2.2, Review Activity: Installing Windows NT troubleshooting practice exercise
Chapter 3 Configuring Disks Lab 3.3, Lab 3.4,
Review Activities: File system planning exercise, Disk partitioning and fault tolerance planning exercise
Chapter 4 Using Control Panel Lab 4.5
Chapter 5 Server-Based Deployment None
Chapter 6 Managing Printing Lab 6.8, Lab 6.9, Review Activity: Windows NT printing troubleshooting exercise
Chapter 7 Managing User and Group Accounts Lab 7.10
Chapter 8 Managing Account Policy, User Rights, and Auditing Lab 8.11, Lab 8.12
Chapter 9 Managing User Profiles and System Policy Lab 9.13, Lab 9.14
Chapter 10 Managing Windows NT Directory Services Lab 10.15, Lab 10.16, Review Activity: Planning network administration in a multiple master domain environment exercise
Chapter 11 Optimizing Windows NT Server Directory Services Lab 11.17
Chapter 12 Sharing and Securing File Systems Lab 12.18, Lab 12.19, Lab 12.20
Chapter 13 Accessing Resources on the Network Lab 13.21, Lab 13.22
Chapter 14 Using Windows NT Server Tools Lab 14.23
Chapter 15 Backing Up and Restoring Data Lab 15.24
Chapter 16 Networking Using TCP/IP Lab 16.25, Lab 16.26,
Lab 16.27, Lab 16.28
Chapter 17 Coexistence with NetWare Lab 17.30, Lab 17.31
Chapter 18 Migrating to Windows NT from NetWare None
Chapter 19 Installing and Configuring Remote Access Service (RAS) Lab 19.32,
Review Activity:
Troubleshooting common RAS problems
Chapter 20 Macintosh Connectivity Lab 20.33
Chapter 22 Using Performance Monitor Lab 22.35
Chapter 23 Using Network Monitor Lab 23.36
Chapter 24 Capacity Planning None
Chapter 25 Performance Optimization Lab 25.37, Lab 25.38
Chapter 26 The Troubleshooting Process None
Chapter 27 Advanced Troubleshooting Topics Lab 27.39

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