SharePoint 2010 is a complex product, and a diverse skill set is required to administer it. You have to be part database administrator (DBA), part web developer, part network administrator, and part server administrator to fully wrap your mind around this product. This book was written to help you do just that.
This book was written from two perspectives. First, it provides coverage of the most important administrative tasks that SharePoint administrators in organizations of all sizes will need to perform. These are covered with a real-world focus on SharePoint 2010 administration. Second, it provides coverage of the MCITP PRO: SharePoint 2010, Administrator exam objectives (exam 70-668) through the written pages of the book and the videos and practice exam on the included DVD. Whether you’re preparing for these exams or preparing for life as a SharePoint administrator, you’ll find this book a useful reference.
As you read through the book, you will notice that SharePoint is not the only product covered. In addition, the products that actually make SharePoint possible must be addressed. These products include Windows Server, Internet Information Services (IIS), Domain Name System (DNS), Active Directory, and SQL Server. This book provides sufficient information on these supporting technologies to get SharePoint up and running from scratch, which is vitally important if you want to build a lab environment to prepare for your certification.