Designing Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Technologies
Design elective for the MCSE on Windows 2000
Here's the resource I can REALLY recommend. Michael Stewart and Kevin Lundy have done a great job putting together Sybex's excellent study guide. I talked with Kevin while he was writing it and have some idea of the hours he put into it. If this book had been available when I was stuyding for 70-226, I probably would not have done the work to assemble this page. I'm glad I did ... but this is a very thorough book. It comes with 2 case-study-type practice tests which the authors work hard at making life-like -- but without being plagiarized from the real test -- to help you get onto that style of test and also know when you're ready to spend your $125 on the real thing.
This exam is now available as of September 5th, 2001. I passed the test the end of October. Tough exam. The link below to the Application Center Resource Kit is what I found most helpful. But there's a lot that doesn't cover. I was glad I'd read quite a bit on Cluster Services clustering. What I don't have a link to, but wish I did, is information on Active/Active SQL clustering and SQL partitioning. I didn't read that much of the Cisco stuff and really didn't miss it. I think I saw just a question or two on switches and routers.
Passing score is 540. You get 215 minutes for it, broken up into 5 sections. Each section gets 35-60 minutes each. Each section, or testlet, is about one business. You answer 8-12 questions on each, then go on to the next testlet. (That's probably typical for MS' case-based tests -- first one of that style that I've taken.) I hope you find this and my other lists helpful. Good luck & good studying to all.
Application Center 2000 Resource Kit is an excellent resource recommended to me by Dr. Ray Turner. Don't expect it to cover everything, but it does cover a whole lot. All 14 chapters are available online as well!
The Software to play with
Designing Cluster and Server Architectures for Web Solutions
Designing a Highly Available Network Infrastructure
Planning Capacity Requirements
Designing Security Strategies for Web Solutions
Designing Application and Service Infrastructures for Web solutions
Not many of these out there yet ...
If you know of more resources which should be listed here, please email a link to me. I very much appreciate other resources to study and will be sure to acknowledge you on this page.