This official Microsoft training kit teaches IT professionals how to install, configure, and administer the Windows 2000 Professional desktop operating system-as they prepare for the corresponding MCP exam. Topics include setting up and troubleshooting the software; monitoring and optimizing system resources such as files, printers, and applications; and configuring hardware devices and drivers. Students learn through skills-based tutorials and hands-on lab exercises. The content covers Windows 2000 Professional in a generic server environment, though many examples reference Windows 2000 Server. An economical alternative to classroom training, this kit enables students to set their own pace and learn by doing.User review
Greate,,. I pass the exam
This is a good book people who plan to take MCP 70-210 certificate. I just pass the exam today, I spend most of my time to use this during the time that I learn and found it very explaination,,.User review
It could be much better
Not very helpful to learn real stuff, too superficial. I found more interesting the concise information of Readiness review of MS Press.User review
Good book if you are holding MCSE NT 4.0
This book is good if you have MCSE NT 4.0 background. You must have known DNS, DHCP, Networking Microsoft OS's, etc before opening this book which doesn't meet the requirement for the Windows 2000 Professional study guide (for a newbies). This book is not for those new in MCSE track. Sad to say, you must have read the Server, and Networking Guide before you open this book. It falls down very badly from the Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Training Kit. In the case of this book, the exam should be 70-217 not 70-210 because the Server Exam is 70-215 and Networking Exam is 70-216 which you should have known first before opening this book. If you give this book to a newbie, the person will throw a lot of question to you regarding configuring DNS, DHCP, etc which I experience when I lend this to my colleague who is a Unix guy and want to switch to Windows.User review
Don't waste your money unless your not serious.
This book was/has been a major dissapointment, I have relied on every source imaginable for preparation for 70-210 and this one was particulary bad in that it ignores many items while putting emphasis on items you may not encounter. This book is ok if you just want to learn windows 2000 pro and be able to work with it, but not if you want to get certified. It completely neglects the novell/w2k enviroment and does not cover RIS/SYSPREP/unattended installations in enough detail. It's pretty crummy when the company who makes the software and the tests cant get it together.User review
This will get you by,,.
I'd have to disagree with the reviewers that have stated that reading this book alone is inadequate to pass the exam. I read it over the course of the day before I took the exam and did fine -- this was my only study source. I had never taken a Microsoft test before the WIN2K Pro exam, but I have been working with Windows 2000 (mostly with Server/IIS) for a little over a year.
Truthfully, either this book nailed everything I needed to know in a format that was easy to understand and remember or I ought to be a bit disappointed with the simplicity of Microsoft's Windows 2000 MCP certification exams. The book presupposes some basic I.T. and networking knowledge and acronyms, but I did not find it to be utterly hostile to novices, as some other readers have implied.
I would insist that the material presented here is relevant -- at least 90% of the questions that I got on the exam were covered in adequate detail in this book.