November 2001 - Tough Training—Boot Camp-Style

Inside an MCSE boot camp. Plus: Win2K backup software reviewed; administering Active Directory; Windows XP from the ground up.


Tough Training -- Boot Camp-style

Going to a boot camp is one way to get Windows 2000-certified. But is that the best way? An MCP Magazine editor does the computer equivalent of Parris Island and reports from the front lines.

Choosing the Right Backup Tape

With the drop in hard drive prices, many system administrators are faced with more data to back up than before.

Administrators, Start Your Backup Engines ...

The latest in backup software handles the complexity of Windows 2000.

Extreme Education

If you're going to put out the time and money to take a technical course, make sure you do the learning job right.

IT Schools: Readers Weigh In

Readers speak up to tell us about their training experiences—the good and the bad.

Delegate! Passing Administrative Control with Active Directory

One of Active Directory’s coolest features is the ability to delegate administration in an extremely granular way. This guide shows you how.

Vets in Training

Schools, training centers, and other organizations are working with the VA to help U.S. veterans get the necessary tools you need to become active in the IT workforce.


Live in November: Highly Available Web Solutions Exam

IT experts who maintain Web applications using Application Center 2000 will be able to test their AppCenter savvy beginning Nov. 27, 2001.

MCSE on Win2K for MCT 2002 Deadline Extended

Microsoft has extended the Dec. 31, 2001 deadline for MCTs to achieve a premium certification to May 1, 2002, based on requests from MCTs and Microsoft CTECs.

A Different Future

Fate always has its finger in our lives, doesn’t it?

Windows XP Makes Official Debut

Live from New York, it's Bill Gates and Windows XP.

Exams Confirmed for Developer Certifications

Microsoft acknowledges tidbits of information on three new developer exams at Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles.

Microsoft Rewrites Exam Policy

Microsoft's certification and skills assessment group rewrites exam policy, allowing MCSE on Windows 2000 candidates to count formerly retired exams as valid electives.

Windows XP Exam Goes Live

First exam for newest operating system now available.

Blackcomb Delays Expected

ENTmag.com: Gartner predicts follow-up to Windows .NET Server may arrive on shelves after 2003.

Guess The Number!

Enter MCP Magazine’s “Guess-The-Number-Of-MCSEs” contest, and you could win seven exam vouchers to achieve your next certification!

Code Red: Blessing in Disguise?

The Code Red virus, which did a Tony Soprano on Microsoft Internet Server boxes around the world, may actually end up doing more good than harm.

Outcry Spurs Changes in Activation Procedure

Microsoft rethinks Windows Activation Procedure feature in Windows XP.

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