70-298, 70-299 or ?

dancardancar Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
I need some advice on security exams for MCSE. I want to do OS hardening, which exams cover this topic?

Also any book recommendations?


cheers,


Dan.

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  • Danman32Danman32 Member Posts: 1,243
    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/mcp/mcse/security/windowsserver2003.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/
  • RTmarcRTmarc Member Posts: 1,082
    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.
  • TeKniquesTeKniques OSCE, OSCP, CISSP, CISA, SSCP, MCSE (03), Security+, Network+, A+, Project+ Member Posts: 1,262 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yeah I did 227 and after much thought I plan on doing Security+ after I complete the MCSE.
    RTmarc wrote:
    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. :D
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