Certifications ~ MCSE ~ 70-290
Microsoft® MCSE Exam 70–290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 Environment
Skills measured by exam 70-290
Managing and Maintaining Physical and Logical Devices
basic disks and dynamic disks.
Monitor server hardware. Tools
might include Device Manager, the Hardware
and appropriate Control
Optimize server disk performance.
- Implement a RAID solution.
- Defragment volumes and partitions.
Install and configure server hardware devices.
- Configure driver signing options.
- Configure resource settings for
- Configure device properties and settings.
Managing Users, Computers, and Groups
local, roaming, and mandatory user profiles.
Create and manage
computer accounts in an Active Directory environment.
and manage groups.
- Identify and modify the scope of a group.
- Find domain groups in
which a user is a member.
- Manage group membership.
- Create and modify groups by using the Active
Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console
- Create and modify groups by using automation.
Create and manage user accounts.
- Create and modify user accounts by using the Active Directory
Users and Computers MMC snap-in.
- Create and modify user accounts by
- Import user accounts.
Troubleshoot computer accounts.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to computer accounts by
using the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in.
- Reset computer
Troubleshoot user accounts.
- Diagnose and resolve account lockouts.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to user account properties.
Troubleshoot user authentication issues.
Managing and Maintaining Access to Resources
Configure access to shared folders.
Troubleshoot Terminal Services.
- Manage shared folder permissions.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to Terminal Services security.
and resolve issues related to client access to Terminal Services.
Configure file system permissions.
- Verify effective permissions when granting permissions.
of files and folders.
Troubleshoot access to files and shared folders.
Managing and Maintaining a Server Environment
Monitor and analyze events. Tools might include Event Viewer and
Manage software update infrastructure.
Manage software site licensing.
Manage servers remotely.
- Manage a server by using Remote Assistance.
- Manage a server by using
Terminal Services remote administration mode.
- Manage a server by
using available support tools.
Troubleshoot print queues.
Monitor system performance.
Monitor file and print servers. Tools might include Task Manager,
Event Viewer, and System Monitor.
- Monitor disk quotas.
- Monitor print queues.
- Monitor server hardware for bottlenecks.
Monitor and optimize a server environment for application performance.
- Monitor memory performance objects.
- Monitor network performance
- Monitor process performance objects.
- Monitor disk performance objects.
Manage a Web server.
- Manage Internet Information Services (IIS).
- Manage security for
Managing and Implementing Disaster Recovery
Perform system recovery for a server.
- Implement Automated System Recovery (ASR).
- Restore data from shadow
- Back up files and System State data to media.
- Configure security
for backup operations.
Manage backup procedures.
- Verify the successful completion of backup jobs.
- Manage backup storage
Recover from server hardware failure.
Restore backup data.
Schedule backup jobs.