Microsoft Official Curriculum has been adapted to target a wider range of IT Professionals.

New Win2K Courses in Classrooms or Online

Microsoft Official Curriculum has been adapted to target a wider range of IT Professionals.

With Windows 2000 scheduled to ship in February, this is a good time to gain practical skills and knowledge from the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) for Windows 2000. Microsoft's courseware can help give you the skills to deploy, support, and administer Microsoft's newest operating system--and to get certified on Windows 2000. If you've already taken one of the courses developed for Windows 2000, now's a good time to check into improvements we've made to the curriculum tracks.

In response to feedback, we've made changes to the MOC courses, which were developed for Beta 3 of Windows 2000:

  • Updating the curriculum so IT professionals without previous experience supporting Windows NT 4.0 can develop skills on Windows 2000.
  • Providing a roadmap for experienced Windows NT support professionals to develop skills to advance their careers as enterprise architects.
  • Offering courses that map closely to the certification exams, allowing MCSEs and MCSE candidates to prepare for certification on Windows 2000.

And for the first time, enabling Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centers worldwide to offer Internet-based courses for those who need Windows 2000 expertise but lack time to attend classroom training.

For IT professionals new to Windows, the track adds Microsoft Windows 2000 Network & Operating System Essentials (course 2151) to the existing courses, which already included Supporting Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server (2152), Supporting a Network Infrastructure Using Microsoft Windows 2000 (2153), and Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services (2154). For those already experienced with Windows NT 4.0, we've added two courses:

  • Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Migration Strategy (2010)
  • Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows 2000-based Network (2150)

Those two courses have been added to the track that includes Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000 (1560), Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure (1561), and Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking Services Infrastructure (1562).

The new Web-based curriculum for Windows 2000 covers the same topics as the instructor-led courses. These Web courses--like their classroom-based counterparts--are available through CTECs worldwide.

We've designed all of our Windows 2000 MOC courses to map closely to our Windows 2000 certification exams. For example, Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure (1561) provides the skills you need for exam 70-219: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure.

If you've already enrolled in MOC courses for Windows 2000 Beta 3, you'll find that investment great preparation for working with the final product and for preparing you for certification. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.microsoft.com/train_cert/moc.

About the Author

Sergio A. Pineda is the Product Marketing Manager for the Business and Enterprise Training Group at Microsoft Corp.

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