Just like a whole lot of other people I have to do my exams for W2K. Not the most funny part of the job, but there's no escape. I was very glad that Microsoft gave us the opportunity to do a accelerated exam. So I looked around for the study material and ran into the book which I like to review here.
Not only the weight of this book is pretty impressive, but also the topic it handles. The book covers the core exams (70-210, 70-215, 70-216, 70-217). Every chapter starts with a chapter opener where they give the objectives, which are handled in that chapter. The author gives also a good explanation of the objectives. After the outline the author gives you a advice on the study strategy. The chapter it self is very clear and gives you many tips and tricks and warnings. In the last part of every chapter there is a case study where you can apply the content of the chapter. Further on there are a few questions, which cover the content. In the last part of the chapter there is a good "suggested readings and rescources"
What I like the most:
What I like the most about the book is that there comes a CD along with the book. On this CD there is a part of the book in a electronic document. These are referred through the book as the step by step. These are explanations of how certain things must be done. So with this you can make two books out of it, one; the hard copy part is mostly the theoretical part and two; the E-book is more practical. So, in my opinion is this book a very good tool to study for the accelerated exam, I know it is a lot of material to study, but there is a lot that you already know from the NT4.0 exams and study. I wish everybody the best with the preparing of the exam and hope that I give you a good tip for a proper tool.
MCSE Windows 2000 Accelerated exam trainig guide
Editor: Brain Komar
Publisher: New Riders