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    Default 70-298, 70-299 or ?

    I need some advice on security exams for MCSE. I want to do OS hardening, which exams cover this topic?

    Also any book recommendations?


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    For the security specialization, you have to take 298 (design a secure 2003 network) which is one of your 2 design choices for plain MCSE.

    For your security elective, you must choose two of 299 (implement security on 2003 network), 227 (ISA 2000), 350 (ISA 2004), or Security+.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...server2003.asp

    If you don't care about a security specialization, you can take 297 as your design choice, which is designing AD and network.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/
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    I took 298, 299, and Sec+. In hindsight I wish I would have taken 350. ISA is some cool stuff and probably what I'll tackle next after Exchange.
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    Yeah I did 227 and after much thought I plan on doing Security+ after I complete the MCSE.

    Quote Originally Posted by RTmarc
    I took 298, 299, and Sec+. In hindsight I wish I would have taken 350. ISA is some cool stuff and probably what I'll tackle next after Exchange.
    ISA is very cool and fun to learn. I did 227 because I found the Sybex study guide on Amazon for $3.00 used. That, plus I have all the ISA software at where I work. I was so thrilled with it, that I set up an ISA server to replace one of our firewalls that was a POS.
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