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Small Business Server Exam Cram coming to a city near you! Take that last step to become an SBSC now.

Attention Small Business focused Partners…  If you are:


  • A Microsoft partner pursuing your Small Business Specialist certification

  • An IT professional working in or consulting with small and medium-sized businesses

  • Someone with at least one year of experience designing, deploying, and managing network solutions and utilizing Windows Server 2003

  • Interested in brushing up on Small Business Server and gaining Small Business Specialist certification in a quick, cost effective manner

Then this event is for you!


About The Training

Microsoft, through New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, is offering a 3 hour Exam Cram session followed immediately by having students take the two-three hour exam Exam 70-282: Planning, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for the Small and Medium-Sized Business


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Target Audience

This event will benefit partners who have at least one year of experience designing, deploying, and managing network solutions in an environment with the following characteristics:

  • Up to 100 company network connections

  • Company networks with Internet connectivity

  • Individual users or user groups that connect to the company network from remote locations



The focus of the exam cram is to help students brush up primarily on the aspects of Small Business Server that relate to the exam.  It is not designed to teach people who have never learned about how Small Business Server operates.  Nor is it designed to teach people everything they need to know about Windows Server 2003 networking.  Candidates should have at least one year of experience in these areas.   The exam itself covers all aspects of the solution, not just Small Business Server.


Course Outline

Please note that although the list of topics covered is vast, THIS IS A THREE HOUR EVENT so the amount of attention given to each topic will be limited.


The Exam

·         Exam Format

·         Question Types and Examples

·         Exam Taking Tips and Tricks

Technical Topics

·         Needs assessment

·         Hardware and software requirements

·         Design a messaging and collaboration specification

·         Windows SharePoint Services

·         Exchange

·         Fax Services

·         Resource sharing

·         Windows Small Business Server Remote Web Workplace

·         Disaster prevention and recovery

·         Windows Backup

·         Fault tolerance (RAID 0, 1 and 5)

·         Installing Windows Small Business Server 2003

·         Upgrading from Windows Small Business Server 4.5 or Windows Small Business Server 2000 to Windows Small Business Server 2003

·         Configure user accounts and permissions

·         Configure ISA and firewalls

·         Configure the Domain Naming Service (DNS)

·         Configure network users for remote access

·         Troubleshoot company network connections to an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

·         Configure and troubleshoot Terminal Services

·         Recommend and implement an e-mail solution

·         Create and configure public folders

·         Group Policy Management Console

·         Applying and configuring Group Policy

·         Windows Small Business Server Management Console

·         Configure Software Update Services (SUS)

·         Migrate applications to a Windows 2003 Server computer

·         Install Windows Server 2003

·         Migrate from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Server 2003

·         Remote administration

·         Troubleshoot Windows Server 2003


Please note: This event is a chance to brush up on SBS, but not to learn everything about Planning, Deploying and Managing a Network Solution for the Small and Medium Sized Business in three hours.   You must have some experience with Small Business Server 2003 and Windows 2003.


Free Exam Retakes

Built into this event will be the opportunity to take the exam a second time at no charge, if for some reason the you don’t pass the first time.  If you pass the exam on the first try and don’t need the free retake, you will be automatically given a 25% discount on you next exam.


Thank you and have a wonderful day,


Eric Ligman

Microsoft US Senior Manager

Small Business Community Engagement

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