This book is based on the objectives of Microsoft MCSE Exam 70-227, which is already in development at Microsoft as part of the MCSE 2000 curriculum.
It covers all relevant exam material. This will not just prepare individuals to answer questions on an exam, but will help the individual understand the product and learn to work with it. It covers the exam objectives as outlined by the exam creators, not just with pat textbook answers, but with explanations, examples, and discussion focused on real-world implementation.
MCSE Training Guide: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server is designed for advanced users, technicians, or system administrators who want to understand, install, configure, and administer ISA Server. They might also have the goal of certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). It covers the Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server exam (70-227). This exam measures your ability to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot ISA Server services, policies, and rules. Passing this exam counts as an elective towards certification as an MCSE.
This book is your one-stop shop. Everything you need to know to pass the exam is in here. You do not have to take a class in addition to buying this book to pass the exam. However, depending on your personal study habits or learning style, you might benefit from buying this book and taking a class.
This book is organized to help you become comfortable with the multifaceted capabilities of the ISA Server. First, a general introduction provides you with an overview of the product and its numerous features. This discussion helps you identify the exciting possibilities of the product as well as the areas you need to study. Next, an installation and upgrade section presents the requirements, options, and issues that you will face. A chapter on upgrading from Proxy 2.0 will help you prepare for the post-installation configuration that is necessary. The products share some feature sets, but the ISA Server goes way beyond the capabilities of Proxy.
About the Author
Roberta Bragg, MCSE, MCT, MCP+ Internet, CTT, is a well-known Windows security consultant, columnist, lecturer, curriculum developer, and trainer, She has run her own consulting firm, Have Computer Will Travel, Inc., for over 15 years. As a contributing Editor for Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine, she writes a monthly column entitled "Security Advisor" that focuses on Windows 2000 security issues.
Roberta Bragg is also the author of Windows 2000 Security, ISBN 0735709912, from New Riders.