Microsoft's MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) program is a rigorous testing and certification program for Windows NT system and network administrators. To achieve certification, one must pass four required exams and two elective exams. Close to twenty potential elective exams exist, although only nine of them are current electives covering the most recent version of a given product. Microsoft has also just introduced the MCSE+Internet certification, which requires passing seven required exams and two elective exams. There are four current elective exams to choose from to attain this certification.MCSE: The Electives in a Nutshell is a comprehensive study guide that covers the most popular and important elective exams for the MCSE, as well as the Internet requirements and electives for the MCSE+Internet. This book is the companion volume to the bestsellingMCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshell.This book covers the following exams:
Internetworking with TCP/IP
Internet Information Server 4.0
Internet Explorer 4.0 Administration
Proxy Server 2.0
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
Sample test questions and answers
MCSE: The Electives in a Nutshell is a detailed quick reference designed for the administrator who already has some experience with Windows NT or is currently administering a different platform such as UNIX, and wants to learn what is necessary to pass the elective exam portion of the MCSE and the MCSE+Internet elective and required exams. While no book is a substitute for real-world experience, this book will help you codify your knowledge and prepare for the exams.Any administrator who is serious about passing the required exams needed to acquire MCSE and MCSE+Internet certification will find this book an invaluable tool.
Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects. The animal appearing on the cover of MCSE: The Electives in a Nutshell is an Asian elephant ( Elephas maximus ). Elephants are the world's largest terrestrial animals, striking not only for their great size (4-6 tons), but also their trunk. The trunk is used for both smell and touch, as well as for picking things up and as a snorkel when swimming. The most important use of the trunk is obtaining food and water. Another distinguishing feature is the tusks, modified incisors of durable ivory, for which man has hunted the elephant nearly to extinction. Like right- or left-handed people, elephants favor one tusk over the other.Elephants spend most of their day--up to 17 hours--preparing and eating their food, which consists of several hundred pounds per day of bamboo, bark, grass, roots, wood, and other vegetation. They generally sleep standing up for short periods. Elephants also take frequent baths in water or mud, and, when the weather is hot, fan themselves with their ears. They can trumpet loudly, and also often make a kind of relaxed purring or rumbling noise.The lifespan of an elephant is about 40 to 50 years, though a few live into their sixties. They have keen hearing, and can learn verbal commands, increasing their popularity as circus stars and beasts of burden. Elephants have also been used in war, mostly notably by the Carthaginian general Hannibal.Elephant cemeteries, where old and sick elephants congregate to die, are a myth. Experiments have proved that they are not afraid of mice, but do fear rabbits and some dogs. They have no natural enemies apart from man. Jane Ellin was the production editor for MCSE: The Electives in a Nutshell; Sheryl Avruch was the production manager; Nicole Gipson Arigo provided quality control; Sebastian Banker, Kimo Carter, and Amy Meterparel provided production assistance. Robert Romano created the illustrations using Adobe Photoshop 4 and Macromedia FreeHand 7. Mike Sierra provided technical support. Seth Maislin wrote the index.Edie Freedman designed the cover of this book, using a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive modified in Adobe Photoshop 4.0. The cover layout was produced with Quark XPress 3.32 using the ITC Garamond font. Whenever possible, our books use RepKover?, a durable and flexible lay-flat binding. If the page count exceeds RepKover's limit, perfect binding is used.The inside layout was designed by Nancy Priest and implemented in FrameMaker 5.5 by Mike Sierra. The text and heading fonts are ITC Garamond Light and Garamond Book. This colophon was written by Nancy Kotary.