Microsoft's MCSA and MCSE certifications continue to have wide appeal to newcomers to IT. However, before embarking on a comprehensive study program, aspiring Microsoft professionals need a solid foundation in computer, networking, and operating systems fundamentals. This book meets that need by providing clear and concise coverage of a wide range of topics, including basic computer architecture, data storage, user interfaces, network models, and of course, Windows Server 2003 and other relevant Windows products.
Introduction. Chapter 1: The Computer?s Brain: Processors and Memory. Chapter 2: Storing Your Files: Data Storage. Chapter 3: Data Movement: Input/Output Devices. Chapter 4: Hardware Configuration. Chapter 5: Desktop Operating Systems: A Comparison. Chapter 6: DOS 101: DOS Basics Every MCSA and MCSE Should Know. Chapter 7: Graphical Interface: Windows Basics. Chapter 8: A Communications Framework. Chapter 9: Network Models. Chapter 10: Data--Link and Network Layer Protocols. Chapter 11: Network Operating Systems: A Comparison. Chapter 12: Windows Server 2003 Origins and Platforms. Chapter 13: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. Chapter 14: Account Management. Chapter 15: File and Print Management. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions. Appendix B: Glossary. Appendix C: Common Acronyms. Index.