When discussing a network service and its administration features, the authors typically combine procedures with plenty of background information (including some very high-quality conceptual diagrams). This approach allows you to complete common tasks quickly and straighten out unusual situations. You should definitely read the helpful question-and-answer sections at the end of each chapter.
A rather large typeface and a lie-flat binding make it easy to consult this book while seated at a console, with both hands occupied. Though it lacks sample tests and other features you'd normally find in a study aid, this book should prove itself of great assistance in preparing for the Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure (70-216) and Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure (70-221) exams, among others. The more you know about networking for the certification exams, the better you'll do. --David Wall
Topics covered: Windows 2000 networking as it differs from earlier versions of Windows networking. Windows 2000's implementation of TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS, and virtual private network (VPN) technologies (including IPSec). Routing coverage is excellent, as is the information on effectively managing Windows 2000 networks.
About the Author
Thomas W. Shinder, M.D. (MCSE, MCP+I, MCT) is a technology trainer and consultant in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. Dr. Shinder has consulted with major firms, including Xerox, Lucent Technologies, and FINA Oil, assisting in the development and implementation of IP-based communications strategies. Dr. Shinder attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and trained in neurology at the Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland, Oregon. His fascination with interneuronal communication ultimately melded with his interest in internetworking and led him to focus on systems engineering.