This official MCSE TRAINING KIT teaches IT professionals how to set up and support Exchange 2000 Server-as they prepare for the corresponding MCP exam. Topics include planning an implementation or upgrade to Exchange 2000 Server; configuring clients and servers, Internet protocols and services, mail and messaging systems, and security; implementing Active Directory(tm) services; managing access to resources; monitoring and optimizing the messaging and collaboration environment, including managing the Web Storage System; diagnosing and resolving problems; and more. Students learn through an integrated system of skill-building tutorials, hands-on lab exercises, and self-assessment tools. An economical alternative to classroom instruction, this kit enables students to set their own pace and learn by doing.
The current work is the successor to Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Training Kit, which was an extremely successful book project. It received the Excellence Award of the Society for Technical Communication (SCT) in 1998, and I would like to take the opportunity to mention that all of us that were involved in producing this book are very thankful and proud of this high recognition. Very positive feedback also came from numerous readers. Among other things, the depth of technical detail, the accuracy of information, and the practical exercises were generally recognized as outstanding positive features. Yet, there was critical feedback as well. Many readers found the outline of the old Training Kit, especially the repetition of concepts and facts, difficult to handle. This repetition of information was indeed intentional, but I had to learn that this was not an optimal approach to transfer knowledge. In other words, there was plenty of room for improvement. I hope that you will find the new Training Kit crisper, more to the point, less repetitive, and, therefore, easier to read.