09/01/2001

September 2001 - Security Risk Analysis

Inside Windows 2000, SQL Server 2000 security. Plus, blue screen resurrection, network scanners reviewed, and an exclusive interview with Microsoft's training director Anne Marie McSweeney.


In-Depth

How Secure is Your Network?

Seven network scanners test your security before the crackers do.


Don't let a blue screen stop you. Here's a guide to get your server back online quickly.

Resurrection, Step by Step

Don't let a blue screen stop you. Here's a guide to get your server back online quickly.


Incoming Wounded

The work of risk analysis—evaluating security threats, alerts and all-out panic attacks—is vital to keeping your network safe and sound and you sane.


Risky Business

The work of risk analysis—evaluating security threats, alerts and all-out panic attacks—is vital to keeping your network safe and sound and you sane.


Measuring Up MCPs

Anne Marie McSweeney, director of certification and skills assessment group at Microsoft, spoke to editors from Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and CertCities.com during Fusion, the company's partner conference, which took place in Anaheim, California in July 2001.


Resurrection from the Blue Screen of Death

In an ideal IT world, restoring data to a new server from a dead one wouldn't be a problem: Just rebuild the data and apps from your backup. Welcome to the less-than-perfect world of IT.


SQL Server 2000 Security Secrets

What you need to know that you didn't find on Books Online.


Protocols and Types of Scans

A few things you should think about when evaluating vendors for network scanners.


Training Know-How

Consider going to the head of the class as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. This briefing tells you how.


How a Network Scan Can Improve Your Security

A scan can improve the security of your network, but be sure you know the law before you decide to do so.


News

Serious Custom Controls for Internet Development

PowerTCP aims for enterprise applications.


Microsoft, PASS Postpone SQL Server Conference

ENTmag.com reports that Microsoft Corp. and the user group for SQL Server postponed their annual SQL Server conference scheduled for next week due to the terrorist attacks of Tuesday.


MCP TechMentor Diary, Day 4 and 5 Roundup

Security, Exchange, security and Windows 2000 migration fill the last two days of the conference schedule for MCPmag.com reader Rick Johnson.


MCP TechMentor Diary, Day 3: Active Directory Drain Brain

MCPmag.com reader Rick Johnson gets a good dose of Active Directory technical and certification info during the Thursday sessions.


MCP TechMentor Diary, Day 2: The Humorous World of IT?

Our intrepid conference attendee/reporter finds a product amid the marketing hype and gets up to speed on IP and Group Policies at the first official conference day.


MCP TechMentor Diary, Day 1: Pre-Conference Workshops

MCPmag.com invited a reader to attend the MCP TechMentor Conference in San Francisco. We offered him free attendance in exchange for a daily report on his conference experiences.


Inside Activation


Microsoft Certified Systems Expert?


Get Yourself a Cheaper Office


Decertifications for NT 3.51 MCPs


New Microsoft Certs Announced


Developer Certifications Get Behind .NET

Newsletter lists numbers and titles for upcoming MCSD exams.


Windows XP Code Finished

As expected, Microsoft Corp. Friday morning announced that its embattled Windows XP operating system is released to manufacturing.


Decertifications for NT 3.51 MCPs

Seven thousand MCPs with NT 3.51 titles no longer certified as of June.


Inside Activation

Office XP/Windows XP product activation feature can be thwarted, German company finds.


Bell Tolls for BackOffice

A Microsoft perennial is about to be decommissioned, as Redmond consigns BackOffice to the software scrap-heap at the end of September.


Gartner: Blackcomb Delayed, Longhorn on Tap

Microsoft not expected to release next version of Windows until 2003.


Microsoft Certified Systems Expert?

If you’re not an engineer, you want to be an expert. That’s what the results of a recent MCP Magazine survey say.


Microsoft Releases Network Security Hotfix Checker

New tool simplifies identification of systems' applied hotfixes and patches.


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