- Installing Windows 2000 Professional
- Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources
- Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers
- Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability
- Configuring and Troubleshooting the Desktop Environment
- Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and Services
- Implementing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Security
- How to Pass this Exam
- Exam Resources
Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers
If you live in a perfect world, all your company's computers are exactly the same, and all the hardware works perfectly every time. For the rest of us, hardware can be the biggest headache-inducing part of our job. For this exam, you don't need to know every facet of every hardware device, but you should know how Professional interacts with hardware.
Know how to install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware devices. This includes driversand Windows 2000's use of driver signing. Driver signing, if you're wondering, is the driver verifying to the operating system that it is from a trusted source. Of course, you'll want to know how to enable and disable this feature.
Study Hint: Technology you should know: USB devices, APM (Advanced Power Management), SCSI controllers, and Dynamic Disks versus Basic Disks.