02/01/2003

February 2003 - Build a Better Web Structure

Inside IIS 6.0; Web-based Monitoring Tools; Microsoft Operations Manager; 70-300 Analyzing Requirements Exam; MCSA Growth; Wireless Networking


In-Depth

IIS 6.0 Mature at Last

Microsoft’s Internet Information Server has struggled with performance and security issues its whole life. The latest version, though, shows just how far the Web server has come.


MOM—Everything Windows Including the Kitchen Sink

Committed to a true Microsoft monitoring solution? Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 may be for you.


While You Were Sleeping

Tired of 3 a.m. trips to the office? Enjoy a good night’s rest with these five Web-based monitoring tools.


News

Microsoft Releases Details on New Exams for MCSE on Windows Server 2003 Track

The company has modified the requirements of its certification programs for the MCSE and MCSA on Windows Server 2003 and provided an upgrade path for people certified on Windows 2000.


Free Voucher for 70-300 Exam

Microsoft to offer MCSD on Microsoft .NET candidates one free chance to take key required exam. Offer good until Sept. 30, 2003.


70-300 Analyzing .NET Requirements Debuts Next Week

Anyone for MCSD on .NET? Exam 70-300, Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures, the final exam requirement for this premium title, is expected to be released next week, possibly


CertCities: "Braindump" Site Owner Sentenced

Robert Keppel to get prison time, ordered to pay half a million in restitution to Microsoft Corp.


Office, Developer Training Now Offered Through IT Academy

IT Academy rolls out training for Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Certified Application Developer certifications to participating schools.


MCSA Sees Significant Growth in First Year

The past year saw the introduction of two new Microsoft certifications, and one grew by leaps and bounds in its first 12 months.


Change in Format for Knowledge Base Articles

In an effort to standardize naming conventions for its technical articles, Microsoft has eliminated the letters at the beginning of the article identifiers.


Windows Server Undergoes Name Change—Again

Microsoft announces that it's dropping ".NET" from name of upcoming network operating system family of products as release date looms.


Poll: Most Agree With Decision on Certification Changes

Despite initial flood of negative comments, respondents to a poll on MCSA/MCSE program changes overwhelmingly positive.


Two Microsoft Titles in Hottest Certs List

MCDBA, MCSA make list of CertCities.com's top 10 list of “Hottest Certifications for 2003.”


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