For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 administrators preparing for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) core exam 70-270, and core exams 70-297, and 70-298, this book is invaluable. Not only does it provide the resources you need to succeed on the exams, but to succeed in the real world as well. Think of this book as the notes you would have taken if you were to capture every essential nugget of information related to the skills measured in the core elective exams.To begin with, MCSE Core Elective Exams in a Nutshell allows you to see all of the topics expected for mastery in each of the exams. Each exam is covered in three parts: Exam Overview, Study Guide and Test Your Knowledge sections. This makes for easy reference and a great study aid.The Exams covered include:EXAM 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional EXAM 70-297: Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure EXAM 70-298: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 NetworkOnce you have completed the exams successfully, you will find the book to be a valuable reference to core Windows administration and security skills. This book uses the same successful format found in MCSE Core Required Exams in a Nutshell by William Stanek, and together they satisfy all of the Core exam requirements for your MCSE certification.