Youth workers and educators offered free magazine

Written by Andrew Bonar

UK Youth,repparttar UK's leading national youth work charity, is offering all professionals inrepparttar 109306 youth sector a special FREE EDITION of their quarterly publication UK Youth.

"We are delighted to offer a free copy of UK Youth magazine to youth work professionals. We hope this will enable them to evaluate its relevance and value as a practical tool to assist them in their everyday work." said Carola Adams, Youth Work Resources and Information Manager at UK Youth.

The only regular national resource produced by youth groups for youth groups, UK Youth magazine provides 32-pages ofrepparttar 109307 very best in cutting-edge youth work from aroundrepparttar 109308 UK, bringing stories and insight fromrepparttar 109309 front line, from those actually involved in working face-to-face with our young people.

From pilot projects with young drivers or young mothers to practical tips and ideas on how to tackle issues around gender, sexuality, disability or race, UK Youth magazine reflects - and provides a unique voice for - over 6000 youth groups and workers nationwide.

Brimming with news, analysis, fresh ideas, topical features, live case studies and practical tips, UK Youth magazine delivers authoritative, relevant and innovative insight intorepparttar 109310 challenges faced by youth workers and young people inrepparttar 109311 UK today.

This high quality, full-colour publication has become essential reading for many inrepparttar 109312 UK's youth sector, keeping them up to speed withrepparttar 109313 latest trends, events and resources, as well as giving them a unique platform from which to air their thoughts, experiences and what they have learnt with colleagues throughoutrepparttar 109314 UK.

MCSE 70-290 Certification Primer

Written by Whizlabs Software Pvt Ltd

Microsoft Certifications are one ofrepparttar most widely acclaimed, pursued, and achieved technical certifications inrepparttar 109305 IT industry. The demand for Microsoft Certified Professionals inrepparttar 109306 job market is increasing every year.

Microsoft offers a number of certification levels depending on specific areas of proficiency and nature of job. Some ofrepparttar 109307 certifications pertaining to networking are 1.Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) 2.Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) 3.Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)

Each certification level has certain exams associated with it. You can deciderepparttar 109308 appropriate certification exam based on your experience, skills, and interests.

Benefits of Microsoft Certifications

1.Microsoft Certifications provide a standard method for testing employee skills. The certifications provide employers a valid benchmark for evaluatingrepparttar 109309 employee's abilities. This will provide yourepparttar 109310 recognition and reward as per your expertise. 2.Microsoft Certifications offer prospective employers a baseline to judge your knowledge, skill, and expertise inrepparttar 109311 field. Certifications can provide added advantage if you are atrepparttar 109312 same level of experience as another person without certifications. 3.Certifications are a valuable tool if you have no or very little experience. The certifications that you hold can prove and reassure your employers and consultants about your knowledge inrepparttar 109313 field. This will help you secure good job as well as negotiate a good salary.

Pre-Requisite Experience (Recommended) for Microsoft Certifications

To pursue this certification you should have at least 1 year of experience in:

1.Implementing and administering a network operating system in environments with 50 to 26,000 supported users, in approximately 3 to 150 physical locations. 2.Implementing network services and applications such as file and print services, database services, messaging services, proxy server or firewall services, dial-in server services, and Web hosting. 3.Implementing and administering a desktop operating system. 4.Designing a network infrastructure with 3 or more domain controllers.

Significance of Microsoft Certifications for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Microsoft has developed independent certification requirements for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. An aspirant can certify directly for MCSE/MCSA in Windows 2003 if they are new to certification process. Ifrepparttar 109314 aspirant is already a certified MCSE /MCSA in Windows 2000, then they can followrepparttar 109315 upgrade path for MCSEs in Windows 2000 to secure Windows 2003 Certifications. Ifrepparttar 109316 aspirant certifies in MCSE for Windows NT4.0, they can earn MCSE in Windows 2003 by followingrepparttar 109317 upgrade path for MCSEs in Windows NT4.0.

The exams are slightly more challenging than their Windows 2000 counterparts, but they will actually test your hands-on knowledge since that isrepparttar 109318 most important part of ensuring that a certification is credible.

Exam 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Exam 70-290 isrepparttar 109319 first inrepparttar 109320 series ofrepparttar 109321 core exams for MCSE certifications.

When you passrepparttar 109322 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment (MCSE 70-290) exam, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You also earn credit towardrepparttar 109323 following certifications:

§Core credit towards Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 certification §Core credit towards Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 certification

MCSE 70-290 exam objectives are

Objective 1: Managing and Maintaining Physical and Logical Devices

In this objective you will need to demonstrate expertise in managing and maintaining physical and logical devices. As an administrator, you should understand Basic and Dynamic disks, RAID configuration and troubleshooting, driver signing, andrepparttar 109324 use of tools, such as Device Manager and Hardware Troubleshooting Wizard. Familiarize yourself with Device Manager andrepparttar 109325 warning and disabled icons found when problems are present on installed devices.

Objective 2: Managing Users, Computers, and Groups

This objective includes many topics, so you should be prepared to face many questions that fall into this category. Have a healthy introduction to profile management, user and group accounts, permissions, and troubleshooting. Practice a lot on GPOs and perform a variety of administrative tasks, including configuration of desktop settings, control of security settings, assignment of scripts, redirection of folders, and software distribution. Also, get a clear understanding on inheritance and filtering.

Objective 3: Managing and Maintaining Access to Resources

Knowing how to configure, monitor, audit and troubleshoot NTFS permissions based issues are one of those most important areas that you need to know this concept thoroughly and also be sure to brush up on your share permissions and share/NTFS permissions interaction. Do not forget to brush up on how folder and file permissions can change or stayrepparttar 109326 same when copying or moving within a drive or between drives.

Objective 4: Managing and Maintaining a Server Environment

In this objective you'll find questions from topics, such as Event Viewer, System Monitor, software updates (includingrepparttar 109327 functionality of Microsoft's Software Update Service or SUS), Remote Assistance, disk quotas, print queues, performance objects and IIS 6.0. Spend time understanding IIS topics around Web sites, Virtual and physical directories, files and host and cname records in DNS. New to Windows Server 2003 is SUS. Understand clearly how SUS is used for deploying and managing client and server critical updates.

Objective 5: Managing and Implementing Disaster Recovery

In this objective you'll find questions on ASR, VSS, backing up files and system state data, configuring security for backup operators, verifying backup jobs, managing media, restoring and scheduling backups and recovering from server hardware failures. You should take some extra time to get familiar withrepparttar 109328 various types of backups that Windows Server 2003 supports, as well asrepparttar 109329 various configuration options that are available to you. Practice making backups of different types and then practice restoring them.

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