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Windows 2000 MCSE Exam 70-210
Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows 2000 Professional

If you are new to the Windows 2000 MCSE curriculum, this is the test you should start with. The exam is straightforward with a focus on installation, deployment and basic troubleshooting. It measures your ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Windows 2000

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Exam Details
Number of Questions 62
Passing Score 540/1000
Time Limit 145 minutes
Difficulty Rating 5/10 - Easy compared to the rest of the exams. 
Certifications MCP, MCSE, MCSA
Official Site
Recommended Resources:
Official MCSE Books: Syngress 70-210 Training Kit or New Riders Study Guide
Real World Reference: Mark Minasi's "Mastering Window 2000 Professional"
Classroom alternatives: CBT Nuggets or SmartCertify's Computer Based Training
Exam Prep Software Exam Sim or Transcender
Study Guides and Other Resources
Certification Center "Key Notes" for the Windows 2000 Exams
An all in one study guide that covers the core Windows 2000 exams

CertYourself 70-210 Windows 2000 Professional Study Guide

Cramsession's 70-210 Study Guide
One of the first, and still one of the best. Highly recommended!

EasyExams 70-210 Study Guide
A downloadable study guide in .PDF format 

Exam Objectives and Resources
The following is the exam objectives as provided by Microsoft, along with hyperlinks to study resources, tutorials, and technical resources for each objective.
Installing Windows 2000 Professional
Perform an attended installation of Windows 2000 Professional
Perform an unattended installation of Windows 2000 Professional
Upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows 2000 Professional
Deploy service packs
Troubleshoot failed installations

Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources
Monitor, manage, and troubleshoot access to files and folders.

Manage and troubleshoot access to shared folders
Connect to local and network print devices
Configure and manage file systems
Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers
Implement, manage, and troubleshoot disk devices
  • Install, configure, and manage DVD and CD-ROM devices
  • Monitor and configure disks
  • Monitor, configure, and troubleshoot volumes.
  • Monitor and configure removable media, such as tape devices
Implement, manage, and troubleshoot display devices
Implement, manage, and troubleshoot mobile computer hardware.
  • Configure Advanced Power Management (APM).
  • Configure and manage card services.
Implement, manage, and troubleshoot input and output (I/O) devices
  • Monitor, configure, and troubleshoot I/O devices, such as printers, scanners, multimedia devices, mouse, keyboard, and smart card reader.
  • Monitor, configure, and troubleshoot multimedia hardware, such as cameras.
  • Install, configure, and manage modems.
  • Install, configure, and manage Infrared Data Association (IrDA) devices.
  • Install, configure, and manage wireless devices.
  • Install, configure, and manage USB devices.
Update drivers
Monitor and configure multiple processing units.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot network adapters.

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