August 2003 - 2003 Salary Survey

Plus, software updating tools, Microsoft Licensing 6.0, more.


License, Please...

If you were scared off by Microsoft’s licensing program announcements last year, it may be time to take another look.

A Patchwork Quilt

Patch management is no longer a luxury to have a secure network—it’s a necessity. We test six solutions to the problem of knowing whether or not your servers and desktops are up to date.


Training, Cert, TechNet Now Under Microsoft Learning

Microsoft consolidates training, Microsoft Press and Technet development under umbrella of new group headed by Lutz Ziob.

2003 Salary Survey Extra: What Size of Company Are You In?

Seeking a higher salary? The company you keep can make a bit of difference.

Exams 70-290, 70-291 Debut Aug. 14

Microsoft to release key core exams for MCSA/MCSE on Windows Server 2003 track on Thursday.

Exam Score Reports Are Back!

Based on customer feedback, Microsoft will provide graphical reports to examinees.

Exam 70-292 Set for Release August 14

Testing centers will begin accepting registrations Wednesday for 70-292: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA Certified on Windows 2000.

Through the Looking Glass: Raises and How to Get One

Data not published within this year's salary survey points to modest raises expected in the coming year and plans for new jobs.

Exam Words to Memorize: Hot Area, Active Screen...

New exams slated for release this year to feature many new testing innovations and improved security.

MCPs Tackle Windows Server 2003

This year and next will see a major boost in the number of companies trying out Windows Server 2003, especially among those enterprises where MCPs are employed.

Desktop Technician Cert on the Way?

Microsoft is reportedly planning to add a new certification title to its stable, this one for desktop support personnel.

July 25: Systems Administrator Appreciation Day!

It's that time of year when those who maintain the hum of the network should stand up and be recognized.

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