The 70-293 exam is a core exam for the MCSE Windows 2003 certification, and tests professionals on their ability to plan and maintain a Windows 2003 network infrastructure. As of January 2003 there were over 200,000 Microsoft Certified Professionals. Not only will the majority of these be looking to upgrade to their 2003 MCSE, but the exam is expected to grow with new users. This Training Guide offers in-depth coverage of exam topics and offers hands-on instruction that helps readers to pass the 70-293 exam. This book can be used as a sole study guide or it can be used with instructor-led classes, Exam Cram 2 books, and/or CBT training. This ebook does not include the CD that accompanies the print edition.
About the Author
Will Schmied (BSET, MCSE, CWNA, TICSA, MCSA, Security+, Network+, A+) is the president of Area 51 Partners, Inc., a provider of wired and wireless networking implementation, security, and training services to businesses in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area. Will holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Old Dominion University, along with his various IT industry certifications. In addition to his activities with Area 51 Partners, Inc., Will operates the MCSE certification portal MCSE World located at http://www.mcseworld.com.
Will has previously authored and contributed to several other publications from Que Publishing, including MCSA/MCSE Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Exam Cram 2 (Exam 70-296); MCSA/MCSE 70-291 Training Guide: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (2003); MCSA Training Guide (70-218): Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment (2002); MCSE Windows 2000 Server Exam Cram 2 (Exam 70-215) (2003); Special Edition Using Windows XP Professional, Bestseller Edition (2003); and Platinum Edition Using Windows XP (2003). Will has also worked with Microsoft in the MCSE exam-development process.
Will currently resides in Newport News, Virginia, with his wife, Chris; their children, Christopher, Austin, Andrea, and Hannah; their dogs, Peanut and Jay; and their cat, Smokey. When he's not busy working, you can find Will enjoying time with his family or reading a Douglas Adams book. You can visit Area 51 Partners at http://www.area51partners.com.
Robert J. Shimonski (TruSecure TICSA, Cisco CCDP, CCNP, Cisco Firewall Specialist, Nortel NNCSS, Microsoft MCSE, MCP+I, Novell Master CNE, CIP, CIBS, CNS, IWA CWP, DCSE, Prosoft MCIW, SANS GSEC, GCIH, CompTIA Server+, Network+, Inet+, A+, e-Biz+, Security+, HTI+, Symantec SPS, and NAI Sniffer SCP) is a Lead Network and Security Engineer for a very large conglomerate.
Robert has planned, designed, maintained, and managed very large network infrastructures for more than 50 companies around the world. Solutions deployed include but are not limited to Cisco and Nortel routing and switching equipment, Check Point and Cisco Security solutions, Microsoft and Novell Directory deployments, and many others. Robert's specialties include network infrastructure design with the Cisco and Nortel product line; network security design and management with CiscoSecure and PIX firewalls; network management and troubleshooting with CiscoWorks, CiscoSecure, and Sniffer-based technologies.
Robert is the author of many security-related articles and more than 25 published books, including the Sniffer Network Optimization and Troubleshooting Handbook and the Security+ Study Guide and DVD Training System. You can contact Robert at http://www.rsnetworks.net or at email@example.com.