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Exam Profile: MCSA/MCSE: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment (70-290)

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In order to pass the 70-290 exam, you must have the knowledge and skills that are needed to effectively maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data on a computer running one of the operating systems in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003. In this article, network administrator and trainer Troy Thompson walks the user through the Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment (70-290) exam. He discusses trouble spots, preparation hints and detailed exam objectives. This article will give you a better idea of what to expect from the exam and the exam process.
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In order to pass the 70-290 exam, you must have the knowledge and skills that are needed to effectively maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data on a computer running one of the operating systems in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003. After you pass the Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment exam, in addition to being on your way to the MSCE certification, you will achieve Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You also earn credit toward the following certifications:

In order to get your Microsoft MCSE certification, you will be required to pass seven exams (in any order):

  • Four exams on networking systems
  • One exam on client operating systems
  • One exam on design
  • One elective exam

The 70-290 is a core exam that counts toward one of the four networking system exams that must be taken for MCSE certification.

Exam Details

  • Number of questions: Approximately 45 questions with 3-5 simulations (Since Microsoft does not publish this information, the number of exam questions may change without notice.)
  • Type of questions: This test consists mainly of multiple choice questions, but can also contain drag and drop, build list and reorder questions. You will definitely see multiple simulation questions.
  • Passing Score: 700 out of 1000
  • Time Limit: 4 hours
  • How to register: You can register for the exam at Prometric.com or Certiport.com
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