Synopses & Reviews
This full-color book combines Course Technology's proven Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional content in one volume for those who teach these two popular subjects in a single course. It will empower students to successfully pass the MCSE/MCSA certification exams, and its hands-on approach will also prepare students to face the real-life challenges of a Microsoft networking professional. The book includes a CD-ROM featuring CoursePrep ExamGuide content as well as CoursePrep test preparation software from MeasureUp, a company approved by Microsoft to develop MCP Exam test prep software offering demos and practice exams.
This full-color book combines Course Technology's proven Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional content in one volume for those who teach these two popular subjects in a single course.
About the Author
Ted Simpson is a long-time Course Technology author. He has been working, teaching, and writing about computers for over 20 years. In 1990, Simpson wrote one of the first books in the Course Technology Networking series, Hands-On Netware 3.11. Ted has used virtualization software to aid in teaching computer lab classes for several years, and has given presentations on virtualization for Course Technology conferences. Ted is currently a certified Novell and Microsoft instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, and the author of many books, including Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server, Guide to Novell Netware Administration Enhanced Edition, 70-270, 70-290: MCSE/MCSA Guide to Installing and Managing Microsoft XP Professional and Windows Server 2003, and Virtual Machines Companion, all of which are written for use with virtualization. In addition to classroom teaching and industry training, Ted has been developing curricula for microcomputer related courses since the 1980s and holds the following certifications: A+, Network+, NetWare 6 CNE and CNI, and MCSE. Dan DiNicolo is an independent technical trainer, consultant, and author. Dan has worked on a variety of training, consulting, and authoring projects for enterprise-level clients throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Germany, and Ghana. Dan holds a variety of Cisco and Microsoft technical certifications including CCNA, CCDA, MCSE and MCT. His past projects have covered a variety of different environments including corporate, government, military and non-profit organizations. His main areas of expertise include network security, enterprise internetworking, directory services design, and network administration. Ed Tittel worked as an instructor for Austin Community College from 1997 through 2003 and taught at Interop from 1996 to 2004. He is a Network Certified Professional, and works as a full-time freelance writer and consultant in Austin, TX. He has contributed to over 130 books on computing across a broad range of subjects, and is the author of numerous titles published by Course Technology. He also writes and blogs for numerous TechTarget.com and other Websites.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Windows and Networking 2. Installing XP Professional 3. Managing Network Protocols 4. Adding and Configuring Devices and Drivers 5. Managing Disks and Data Storage 6. Creating and Managing User and Computer Accounts 7. Creating and Managing Domain User and Group Accounts 8. Implementing and Using Group Policy 9. Managing File System Access and Security 10. Implementing and Managing Network Printing 11. Windows Security Features 12. Implementing Terminal Services and Remote Access 13. Performing Network Administrative Tasks 14. Administering Web Access 15. Implementing and Managing Backups and Disaster Recovery Appendices A: Exam Objectives Tracking for MCSA/MCSE Certification Exam #70-270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional B: Exam Objectives Tracking for MCSA/MCSE Certification Exam #70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment C: Installing Windows Server 2003 D: Working with Microsoft Virtual PC Practice Exam 70-270 Practice Exam 70-290