Implementing and Maintaining Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server Technologies and Microsoft® Application Center 2000
Elective credit for the MCSE on both Windows 2000 and the new 2003 track
This exam was in beta from September 28 - October 7, 2001. It is live as of mid-November. The resource kit (top link) is your best bet for a single study resource. Pay plenty of attention to ways of deploying, replicating, and rolling back applications. Also, be very familiar with the monitoring sections of the book. There's a lot about monitoring on the exam (at least the beta). Also, when dealing with web & COM clusters, be sure you know where to run NLB, where to install the COM+ components, and where to choose COM+ with load balancing.
I passed with a 675 -- passing score is a mere 500! ... it wouldn't have been nearly as hard if I'd found the Resource Kit in time to read it all before taking the test! I hope you find this and my other lists helpful. Good luck and profitable studying to all!.
The Software to play with
Application Center 2000
Component Load Balancing
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.