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MCSA (2003) - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows Server 2000

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Overview

The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification falls between the MCP and MCSE. This certification shows proficiency in managing exsisting networks rather than designing and building networks.

In addition to the electives listed, a combination of the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications or the A+ and Server+ certifications may be used as an elective.

Microsoft's Micrsosoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows Server 2003 (MCSA 2003) certification was announced in February 2003. The certification will be available in the second half of 2003. Study materials are not appearing for the core tests. Materials for other tests will be arriving soon.

If you already have your MCSA on Windows 2000 you can upgrade with just one exam (70-292).

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Tests

Upgrade Exam for an MCSA on Windows 2000   (all are required)
An existing MCSA on Windows 2000 can upgrade with only the exam in this section. This exam is not required for someone doing the full course of tests in the sections below.
  • 70-292 - Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA Certified on Windows 2000
Core Exams: Client Operating System   (one is required)
  • 70-210 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • 70-270 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Core Exams: Networking System   (all are required)
  • 70-290 - Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
  • 70-291 - Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
Elective Exams   (one is required)
  • 70-227 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, Enterprise Edition
  • 70-228 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • 70-284 - Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
  • 70-299 - Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network

Primary Materials

Title: MCSA Windows Server 2003 All-In-One Exam Guide
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media    Date: September 2003
Media: Book/CD-ROM
Authors: Bersinic, Damir; Giles, Stephen; Maragioglio, Nancy (Editor)
Certifications: MCSA (2003)
Tests: 70-270, 70-290, 70-291
Title: MCSA Windows Server 2003 Boxed Set
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media    Date: September 2003
Media: Book/CD-ROM
Authors: Desai, Anil; Lind, Kenneth; McCaw, Rory
Certifications: MCSA (2003)
Tests: 70-270, 70-290, 70-291
Title: MCSA: Windows 2003 Core Requirements
Publisher: Sybex    Date: September 2003
Media: Book/CD-ROM
Authors: Chacon, Michael; Chellis, James; Donald, Lisa (Editor); Rupp, Suzan; Sheltz, Matthew
Certifications: MCSA (2003)
Tests: 70-270, 70-290, 70-291

Supplemental Materials

Title: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit
Publisher: Microsoft Press    Date: October 2003
Media: Book/CD-ROM
Authors: Microsoft
Certifications: MCSA (2003), MCSE (2003)
Title: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit
Publisher: Microsoft Press    Date: June 2003
Media: Book/CD-ROM
Authors: Microsoft
Certifications: MCSA (2003), MCSE (2003)
Title: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Companion
Publisher: Microsoft Press    Date: April 2003
Media: Book
Authors: Crawford, Sharon; Gerend, Jason; Russell, Charlie
Certifications: MCSA (2003), MCSE (2003)
Title: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant
Publisher: Microsoft Press    Date: March 2003
Media: Book
Authors: Stanek, William R.
Certifications: MCSA (2003), MCSE (2003)

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