TCP/IP MCSE Study Guide
is a competent explanation of TCP/IP and the popular MCSE elective exam that tests knowledge of the Internet communications protocols. Study this book closely and do the excellent laboratory exercises, and you'll be ready to pass the TCP/IP portion of the MCSE exam.
The author breaks TCP/IP into several logical units--general concepts, IP addressing (including routing, subnets, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol [DHCP]), name resolution (including Windows Internet Naming Service [WINS], Domain Name System [DNS], and NetBIOS) and advanced topics (mainly protocol bridging, Simple Network Management Protocol [SNMP], and troubleshooting). Each topic is covered with plenty of clear, explanatory prose, some concise tables (typically showing parameters), and a number of excellent conceptual diagrams. Step-by-step procedures appear where they are needed, but aren't so numerous as to become overbearing. One would like to see more about integrating NT-based TCP/IP with a legacy Novell NetWare LAN.
One neat feature of this book is the orientation of its exercises toward a practice lab. Bulette shows you how to set up a simple experimental network, consisting of one machine running NT Server and one running NT Workstation. He then uses that rig for exercises throughout the book.
About the Author
About the Author Greg P. Bulette, MCSE and MCT, has over 15 years of enterprise systems training experience including writing exams, developing courseware, and teaching "train-the-trainer" courses for Microsoft throughout the world. Bulette has also managed a number of network integration projects for both industry and government. Technically reviewed by Wally Mead, MCT and MCP, and Craig Zacker, network administrator.