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Security Implementer Exam Now Available

Exam counts toward MCSE: Security on Windows Server 2003 track.

On Friday, February 13, Microsoft released Exam 70-299, Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network. The exam counts as core credit toward the MCSE: Security on Windows 2003 and an elective for the MCSA/MCSE on Windows Server 2003 tracks.

Exam 70-299 is aimed at entry-level administrators who have about six months or a year of experience implementing and monitoring security issues on the desktops and on servers in a fairly complex Windows network. According to the exam guide, the exam tests candidates' abilities to configure and troubleshoot access to applications and systems, manage patches and hotfixes, and create and apply security policies through security templates.

Microsoft recommends the following training for 70-299:

To view the 70-299 exam objectives, go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-299.asp. To view the MCSE requirements, go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/; for MCSA, go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/.

[To discuss this exam with peers, go to http://mcpmag.com/forums/display_forum_topics.asp?ForumID=84.]

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Michael Domingo is Editor in Chief of Virtualization Review. He's been an IT writer and editor for so long that he remember typing out news items in WordStar.

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Reader Comments:

Sun, Feb 22, 2004 Jeff Black AZ

Passed beta as well, good exam. The 2003 exams are providing a better test of knowledge, than 200 exams did, though the 214 beta was no pushover either.

Thu, Feb 19, 2004 WB SLC

Passed it in beta. Zero chance an "entry-level administrator" passes this thing without cheating. PKI, IIS, Auditing, Templates, Policies, IPSec and 802.1x. Senior people struggle with these. The time pressure is likely to be significant also but hopefully not as bad as 298.

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