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Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCP Exam 70-270—and on the job—with this official Microsoft study guide, now fully updated for Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies plus other key topics. Work at your own pace through a system of lessons, hands-on exercises, troubleshooting labs, and review questions.
The Readiness Review Suite on CD, featuring advanced technology from MeasureUp, provides 425 challenging questions for in-depth self-assessment and practice. You can choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on specific objectives. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.
Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to:
- Perform an installation or upgrade, including remote deployment
- Configure and customize the desktop environment
- Administer disks, device drivers, printers, file systems, and other resources
- Manage TCP/IP networking and support remote and mobile users
- Monitor, troubleshoot, and tune system performance
- NEW!—Administer security settings and services, including the advances in Windows XP Service Pack 2
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- NEW—120-day evaluation version of Windows XP Professional software with Windows XP Service Pack 2.
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About the TechnologyWindows XP Professional integrates the strengths of Windows 2000 Professional--standards-based security features, manageability, and reliability--with the best business features of Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition--Plug and Play, simplified user interface, and innovative support services--to create the best desktop operating system for business. Whether your business deploys Windows XP Professional on a single computer or throughout a worldwide network, this operating system increases your computing power while helping reduce the total cost of ownership for desktop computers. Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies helps you protect your PC against viruses, hackers, and worms. It includes Windows Firewall, Pop-up Blocker for Internet Explorer, the new Windows Security Center, and other features.
Fully updated for Windows XP Service Pack 2, this popular kit delivers in-depth preparation for core MCSA/MCSE Exam 70-270, including self-paced training, expert exam tips, full review, 425-question test bank, case studies, trial software, and more.
About the Author
Walter Glenn has helped thousands of beginning users learn Windows and how it can help them get their job done. He has authored several books on Windows 98, Microsoft Word, and Windows NT/2000. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Internet Specialist, and Certified Trainer. He is also the president of Greyfeather Consulting Services based in Huntsville, Alabama.
Other books by Walter include: "How to Use Microsoft Windows XP" and "Sams Teach Yourself MCSE Windows NT Server 4.0 in 14 Days,"
Table of Contents
DedicationAbout the AuthorsAcknowledgmentsAbout This BookLearn at Your Own PaceChapter 1: Introduction to Windows XP ProfessionalChapter 2: Installing Windows XP ProfessionalChapter 3: Deploying Windows XP ProfessionalChapter 4: Modifying and Troubleshooting the Startup ProcessChapter 5: Configuring Windows XP ProfessionalChapter 6: Installing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and DriversChapter 7: Setting Up and Managing User AccountsChapter 8: Securing Resources with NTFS PermissionsChapter 9: Administering Shared FoldersChapter 10: Managing Data StorageChapter 11: Setting Up, Configuring, and Troubleshooting PrintersChapter 12: Managing Printers and DocumentsChapter 13: Supporting TCP/IPChapter 14: Overview of Active Directory ServiceChapter 15: Configuring Network and Internet ConnectionsChapter 16: Configuring Security Settings and Internet OptionsChapter 17: Monitoring and Managing Shared Folders by Using Computer ManagementChapter 18: Using Windows XP ToolsChapter 19: Monitoring and Optimizing System PerformanceChapter 20: Backing Up and Restoring DataPrepare for the ExamChapter 21: Installing Windows XP Professional (1.0)Chapter 22: Implementing and Conducting Administration of ResourcesChapter 23: Implementing, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and DriversChapter 24: Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and ReliabilityChapter 25: Configuring and Troubleshooting the Desktop EnvironmentChapter 26: Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and ServicesChapter 27: Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting SecurityGlossarySystem RequirementsObjective Card Exam 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalYour new Readiness Review Suite on CDYour fully reengineered Microsoft Study GuideMCSA and MCSE for Microsoft Windows Server 2003