For learning how to go about implementing and administering security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network, Microsoft has come up with the exam 70-299. This exam is available in a variety of languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and even a simplified version of Chinese. Like most other Microsoft exams, this one is also geared towards providing core credits for a Microsoft certification, which in this case is MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator). Microsoft has a variety of certifications for beginners and IT professionals, two of the most famous being MCSA and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer). Each certification has a set of exams associated with it, and when a person clears all these exams, he/she gets the certification.
The 70-299 Exam provides the candidate with a MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) status after clearing it. It also provides with core credits for MCSA, and MCSE: Security on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Moreover, it also gives elective credits for MCSA, and MCSE on Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
There are a variety of technical tasks that you need to know in order to clear this challenging exam. Thus, the skills measured include implementing, managing and troubleshooting security policies; implementing, managing and troubleshooting patch management infrastructure; implementing, managing and troubleshooting security for network communications; and planning, configuring and troubleshooting authentication, authorization and PKI.