MCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshell Second Edition, is the long-awaited update to the bestselling first edition. The second edition completely updates the NT exams and the new Windows 98 exam and covers the new adaptive tests. This dense and tightly written book is a must-buy in order to be well prepared for the exams.
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 also has 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 Core Exams in a Nutshell, Second Edition, is a comprehensive study guide that covers the required exams for the MCSE certification. The companion book, MCSE: The Electives in a Nutshell, covers the most important and popular elective exams for the MCSE certification as well as the other required and elective exams for the MCSE+Internet certification.
The required exams covered in this book are:
- Networking Essentials
- Windows NT Workstation
- Windows NT Server
- Windows 98 (you must choose either the NT Workstation or Windows 98 exam)
Each chapter in the book covers one exam. It includes:
- A summary of the key areas covered by the exam
- A description of the format and difficulty of each exam and tips for passing it
- Definitions of key terms
- Sample test questions and answers, including multiple tests to prepare you for the new adaptive tests, which have proven to be more challenging to take
MCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition, is an updated edition of the bestselling first edition. It is a detailed quick reference for administrators with Windows NT experience or experience administering a different platform, such as UNIX or NetWare, who want to learn what is necessary to pass the required exam portion of the MCSE certification.
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 exams required exams for the MCSE certification will find this book an invaluable tool.