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MCSA / MCSE: Windows XP Professional Study Guide: Exam 70-270, Updated, 2nd Edition

MCSA / MCSE: Windows XP Professional Study Guide: Exam 70-270, Updated, 2nd Edition

Lisa Donald, James Chellis

ISBN: 978-0-782-14241-9

Jun 2003

728 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Here's the book you need to prepare for Exam 70-270, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional. This Study Guide provides:
  • In-depth coverage of every exam objective
  • Practical information on installing, configuring, and administering Windows XP Professional
  • Hundreds of challenging review questions, in the book and on the CD
  • Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a testing engine, electronic flashcards, and simulation software

Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including:

  • Installing Windows XP Professional
  • Implementing and conducting administration of resources
  • Implementing, managing, and troubleshooting hardware devices and drivers
  • Monitoring and optimizing system performance and reliability
  • Configuring and troubleshooting the desktop environment
  • Implementing, managing, and troubleshooting network protocols and services
  • Implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting security

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Assessment Test.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows XP Professional.

Chapter 2: Automating the Windows XP Installation.

Chapter 3: Upgrading to Windows XP Professional.

Chapter 4: Configuring the Windows XP Environment.

Chapter 5: Managing the Windows XP Professional Desktop.

Chapter 6: Managing Users and Groups.

Chapter 7: Managing Security.

Chapter 8: Managing Disks.

Chapter 9: Accessing Files and Folders.

Chapter 10: Managing Network Connections.

Chapter 11: Managing Printing.

Chapter 12: Dial-Up Networking and Internet Connectivity.

Chapter 13: Optimizing Windows XP.

Chapter 14: Performing System Recovery Functions.



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Combined Errata

Page 64

Page 64, Exercise 2.2, Item 4 states that: "The System Preparation Tool dialog box will appear. Click the Reset button." should read "The System Preparation Tool dialog box will appear. Click the Reseal button."

Page 78

Chapter 2, Heading: Installing Applications with Windows Installer Packages 3rd line down from heading states:"To use Windows Installer packages, you must have a Windows XP server configured as a domain controller (so that Active Directory is running)." should read "To use Windows Installer packages, you must have a Windows Server 2003 configured as a domain controller (so that Active Directory is running)."

Page 95

Under Client Upgrade Paths and Requirements, bullet 3, Service Pack 4 should read "Service Pack 5"

Page 96

Upgrade Considerations for Windows NT4 Workstations and Windows 2000 Professional, line 2 "Service Pack 4 " should read "Service Pack 5"

Page 97

Under the section "Application Compatibility Issues" Please replace "compressed" with "uncompressed."

Page 109

question 3, answer A should be APCOMPAT

Page 114

the answer to question 3 should say "APCOMPAT" not "APPCOMPAT"

Page 329

The correct answer for Question #13 is D.

Page 352 ?

the book states that "By default, the Everyone
group has Full Control permission for the entire NTFS
partition"; Unless I've misunderstood something in your
explanation, this is incorrect. The Everyone groups has
full control for Share permissions, not NTFS permissions.

When the first edition of the book was written, a screen shot was taken that shows that Everyone had Full Control. This was the default permissions when the OS was first released. Since then, obviously something has changed with the default permissions. This had been addressed in the third edition and should be in the errata.

Best regards,

Page 365

In the note, XP controlers should read "Windows 2000 domain controllers or Windows 2003 domain controllers"

Page 373 ?

- about 15 lines from bottom of page the same error is repeated.

page 352 states "by default the everyone group has full control for the entire ntfs partition".

This is wrong. By default everyone has read and execute permission.
Response ..
The permissions on NTFS partitions used to be more permissive, but if any Service Packs have been installed, the security is tightened significantly, including the default NTFS permissions. This has been addressed in the third edition of the book, which we are working on right now, and should be in the errata for the book.

Best regards,

Page 419

In the graphic, please remove the “.03” from the end of the router’s 2nd address.

Page 420

In the graphic, the subnet mask should be

Page 534

Question 6: Answer should be "C", and not "D", there is no sharing tab.

Page 538

Q6. -The answer in the answer key should be changed to D. Then the explanation needs to be edited so that Sharing tab is replaced with Advanced tab.

Page 546

Please replace the first sentence in the last paragraph at the bottom of page 546 with the following: “When you first start System Monitor by adding the System Monitor Snap-in to the MMC, you will notice that nothing is tracked by default.” And add the following Note: “The Memory >Pages/Sec, Physical Disk > Avg. Disk Queue Length, and Processor > % Processor Time counters are enabled by default when you start System Monitor by selecting Performance from the Administrative Tools program group.”

Page 611


Page 705

The definition for Winnt should be changed as follows:A program used to install Windows XP Professional on a computer that is not running Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows XP Home Edition.

Page xlvii and lii

Question 28 reads "...14 days..." and should read "...30 days..."