January 2002 - Outfitting Yourself for 2002

Certification Crossroads: Which Certs will help most? Plus, Windows XP deployment strategies; defragmentation tools; Network Load Balancing Service; 10 security rules.


Windows 2000 Defragmentation Tools

Five ways to fight the inevitable disk slowdown.

Share the Load

Network Load Balancing in Windows 2000 makes your servers more efficient and your network faster. Here’s a quick-study on how to set it up.

Certification Crossroads

Certifications are an important part of most IT professionals’ careers. Now, with more offerings than ever, which ones can help you most?

An Ounce of Prevention

When setting up a network, forgetting the concepts of scalability and centralized management can have costly consequences down the road.

Windows XP Playbook

If XP’s in your future—and the minute you buy new desktop systems, it probably will be—use these strategies to get the most out of Microsoft’s newest OS.


Exam 70-218, Managing a Win2K Network Exam Goes Live Jan. 22

As a result, MCSA title to be launched officially.

Microsoft Moves to Pass/Fail Scoring System

Test policy applied to all exams as of December 2001.

Just How Low Are You?

Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine wants to find the earliest-certified MCP on the planet!

Microsoft Pushes MCSA with Charter Membership

Microsoft to issue special-edition Charter Member MCSA wallet cards to first 5,000 titleholders.

Blind Ambition

Getting an MCSE on Windows 2000 is hard enough when all your senses are working fine. But when one of them isn’t—especially sight—the task is doubly or triply hard.

Certified Mail

Boot camp training, spying on coworkers, and tips for preparing for the CISSP exam.

Study: Jobs Are Out There

There are some good tidings for those who think the slowing economy is translating to even fewer IT jobs.

The Accidental MCSE

Are you an NT 4.0 MCSE who has passed most, but not all, of the seven required exams for your Windows 2000 MCSE? If so, you may have achieved your Win2K certification without even knowing it.

Gates: Windows XP Off to a Fast Start

Windows XP started out of the gate with a bang, selling more than 7 million copies in the first two weeks of its release, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said in November.

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