Security Exam Hits Streets This Week
Microsoft on Wednesday will release Exam 70-214, Implementing Security. The exam is an elective for the the MCSE on Windows 2000 and MCSA on Windows 2000 tracks.
Microsoft expects to release its latest exam, 70-214:
Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows 2000 Environment
Wednesday, Jan. 15. The exam, an elective for the MCSA on Windows 2000 and MCSE
on Windows 2000 tracks, is aimed at systems administrators who are intimately
familiar with the processes for securing networks using Windows 2000 and Active
Directory and Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP clients. The exam can be taken at any VUE
center worldwide; registration for this exam is currently open.
Microsoft Press currently offers one self-study title for this exam, which
was released earlier this week: MCSA/MCSE
Self-Paced Training Kit: Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows
2000 Network, Exam 70-214, by Matthew Strebe (ISBN 0-7356-1878-X). According
to the description of this book, "Exam 70-214 is a new exam and a core requirement
for the new security specialization for MCSA/MCSE certification." Microsoft
has indicated that it may offer some specialist credentials, especially for
security; see "Microsoft
Considering Desktop, Security Certs," by Becky Nagel, in the News archive.
As of this posting, Microsoft hasn't responded to inquiries regarding the certification
specialization. [UPDATE 1/16/02, 4 p.m.: According to Microsoft's certification
group, which responded to our inquiry after this writing, the "core requirement
for the new security specialization..." is a typographical error. The description,
expected to be corrected soon on the Microsoft Press Web site, hasn't been removed
as of this posting.—Editor.]
["Security Advisor" columnist Roberta Bragg reviewed the beta version of
the 70-214 exam; see "Security
Workhorse" in the Jan. 2003 issue.—Editor.]
Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.