Microsoft Official Curriculum can help you get skills now for putting Windows 2000 to work.

Prepare for Windows 2000 Now

Microsoft Official Curriculum can help you get skills now for putting Windows 2000 to work.

How are you planning to get the specific skills and knowledge you need to put the Windows 2000 operating system to work for your colleagues and clients? One of the best ways is with the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC), designed specifically to help you gain expertise with Windows 2000. MOC is an instructor-led, hands-on technical curriculum that develops your skills to deploy, support, and administer Windows 2000. There’s also a curriculum offering to develop MCPs as Enterprise Architects to prepare them to roll out Windows 2000 in an enterprise environment.

MOC for Windows 2000 covers both Windows 2000 Professional and Server. It’s developed by Microsoft and is available starting in July at more than 1,900 Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centers worldwide.

For IT Pros New to Windows

The cornerstone of our track for IT professionals new to Windows is Course 1556: Administering Microsoft Windows 2000. This course teaches the nuts and bolts of daily Windows administration, including managing user accounts, data storage, and backups. Microsoft recommends that “graduates” of 1556 take Course 1557: Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows 2000, a course that develops the skills to install and configure Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server and to support the Active Directory in Windows 2000. The last of the courses is Course 1558: Advanced Administration for Microsoft Windows 2000. This course builds on the knowledge gained from the previous courses to enable you to manage large groups of users and computers in a multi-domain environment.

For Experienced NT Professionals

For MCPs already experienced with Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft offers Course 1560: Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT to Microsoft Windows 2000. This course will get you up to speed quickly on the product and will prepare you to deploy and support Windows 2000. Course 1560 also lays the foundation for MCPs who wish to grow their skill set as Enterprise Architects.

Enterprise Architects

As Microsoft gets ready to deliver Windows 2000 to enterprise customers, developing MCPs into Enterprise Architects who will plan the rollout of Windows 2000 in an enterprise environment becomes very important. The following curriculum is aimed at developing the skill set of the Enterprise Architect: Course 1561: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure prepares you to plan and implement directory services in an enterprise environment. Course 1562: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking Services Infrastructure prepares you to roll out Windows 2000 to an enterprise network. Course 1563: Designing a Change and Configuration Management Infrastructure for Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional prepares you to roll out Windows 2000 Professional, and shows you how to automate installations and manage computers and users with the Group Policy feature in Windows 2000.

An accelerated course will also be available that will leverage key topics from Courses 1560 and 1561 to prepare you to roll out Windows 2000 and plan and implement Windows 2000 directory services.

A datasheet for MOC for Windows 2000 is available with more information on the curriculum at www.microsoft.com/train_cert/win2kmoc.

About the Author

Sergio A. Pineda is the Product Marketing Manager for the Business and Enterprise Training Group at Microsoft Corp.

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