MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2001
Pages: 480

Microsoft's MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) candidates in the Windows 2000 track are required to pass five core exams and two elective exams. These exams are designed to provide a valid and reliable measure of competency for experienced IT professionals working in the typically complex computing environment of medium to large organizations.MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams is a comprehensive study guide and detailed quick reference that covers the following exams:

  • Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Exam 70-215: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Exam 70-216: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • Exam 70-217: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
  • Exam 70-219: Designing a Microsoft. Windows. 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
  • Exam 70-221: Designing a Microsoft. Windows. 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • Exam 70-220: Designing Security for a Microsoft. Windows. 2000 Network
Each chapter covers one exam. It includes:
  • A summary of the key areas covered by the exam
  • A description of the format, difficulty of each exam and tips for passing it
  • Definitions of key terms
Any administrator who is serious about acquiring MCSE certification will find this book indispensable. MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams is the best value on the market, combining a low price and fast pace that will appeal to sophisticated users who need a bridge between real-world experience and the MCSE Exam requirements.
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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

By Chris Henne

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Comments about O'Reilly Media MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell:

The previous version was essential reading for my NT4 MCSE exams and it was my primary revision tool.

I was sweating on the release of the 2000 version but was disappointed once I finally got my copy. The Windows 2000 book looked to be a minor content update from the NT4 edition with a great deal of factual errors and inaccuracies. Some essential exam content was brushed over and the practice exams were not even similar to current exam format.

In fact, this lack of detail and number of errors made the book worse than useless as an exam revision tool. I ended up needing to use free cram style study guides to correct the facts and fill in the gaps.

After the high standards set by the NT4 version, the Windows 2000 edition was a major disappointment.

 
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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

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My rating is based on the February 2001, first edition. This is a very good book to start with, but ultimately experience is the best teacher. There are quite a few inaccuracies and a lot of information is taken directly from the previous version designed for Windows NT 4.0. Most likely anyone considering this book for studying would be better served waiting for a 2nd edition.

 
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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

By Dennis

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Very good book to study towards the Windows 2000 MSCE certification after being certified for NT4. This book will explains the important changes in W2K compared to NT4 and also the subjects that really matter on the exams.

 
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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

By Alan White

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I am very disappointed with this book, all the more so since I appreciated the previous ones in the series while preparing for my NT MCSE. Information is lacking in this one, or is covered very superficially, while unnecessary details look as if they were copied from the older edition. It is a pity, since you can find more comprehensive resources online. Even as a reference guide for your practical studies, this book will not make it.

 
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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

By Emmanuel Verbeeck

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I was highly disappointed with this book. I am a regular buyer, and great fan, of the O'Reilly editions (must have about 30 of your publications); some of my best, to-the-points, no-frills books being from you. I generally warmly recommend O'Reilly books to colleagues looking for "the real info".

But ... this MCSE book is totally insufficient, even as a "cramsession". Looks like you needed to quickly publish someting in this subject. Fortunately, this is an exception.

 
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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

By Dennis Marshal

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This book by far is totally insufficient and not useful towards preparation for Windows 2000 MCSE track. The information is BOXED for the real world problems. However, the content does not provide enough material to prepare any candidate for Windows 2000 MCSE. I suggest, the other book by Oreilly, by Mitch Tullock.

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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

By Joe

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The material in this book in ONLY a short reference and nothing more. The information is repeated however of no real value to the user. That is why in only deserves two stars.

JJ

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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

By Raphael D.

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Comments about O'Reilly Media MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell:

This book is good for cramming. I tried using those Exam Cram books to prepare for the 2000 Pro and Server Exams and they suck! I'd say they're not worth the paper they're printed on!! The authors of the O'reilly books seem to have a knack for teaching in easily absorbable language, and the book's approach to teaching I believe is very effective. Moreover, the book is compact and unintimidating. I find it comforting to study this book.

My one gripe however, is that the chapters could have included more facts n' figures regaring DNS roots, etc and perhaps a section towards the end on some troubleshooting tips.

All in all, a wonderful book and EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY!!

All you get in an $8000 course for US$30

Keep up the good work!!

 
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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

By Ben

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Comments about O'Reilly Media MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell:

Sorry! But, this book could have been better. Yet, it seems that the authors did not spend much time on doing a better job at this. Instead, they followed the NT 4.0 template the other book that have on NT 4.0 MCSE Core exams and just filled in the pages. The information is repeated in every Exam similar to Microsoft Press MCSE books. For example, you won't learn much about IP Security, until you read the section in the designing security in the book. The information, in my opinion, could have been presented much better by the authors. After all, the authors have had access to Win 2K HELP files and Resource Kits.

Come on guys, you know, you could have done better! Take a look the book Windows 2000 administration also by Oreilly! At least Mitch Tulloch spent some time reading the material and wrote his stuff in his own words!!! He worked, I am sure!

I am dissapointed at both the authors and Oreilly for putting out such a low caliber book -:) Is it so hard to write a good book these days???

BN

 
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MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams Review

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I found this book quite a nifty rewference tool for preparing for the MCSE 2000 exams. I used O'Reilly products in preperation for the MCSE in NT 4.0 exams, as well. High quility all around. I highly recomend them.

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