Quick Review: Microsoft enters the Firewall Market
A good reference for protecting your network and passing the exam.
- By Lee Scales
- May 01, 2002
With the release of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000,
Microsoft has placed itself squarely in the firewall world, something
that ISA's predecessor, Proxy Server 2.0 was not capable of. The corresponding
exam, 70-22,7 grants you MCP status, or can be used as an elective for
the MCSE or MCSA certifications.
Pros: Lots of hands-on exercises; CD
contains book and two online exams and flashcards for
Cons: Minor problems with organization.
Verdict: Good book for preparing for ISA Server 2000
test, especially the hands-on exercises.
The chapters in the study guide are easy to follow, and the author has
supplied a number of hands-on exercises with liberal amounts of screen
shots. In addition, he has included a number of illustrations and diagrams
to explain some of the more complex topics. [Note: The author of this
book is a frequent contributor to MCPmag.com.—Editor]
My only problem with the book was that while the ISA clients were mentioned
early in the book, a description of the clients was not supplied until
chapter 6. However, that was a fairly minor problem and this book, along
with some hands-on time with the product, should be sufficient for you
to pass the exam.
As a senior consultant Lee Scales, MCSE, CCA, has worked extensively with Windows NT/2000, Exchange and BackOffice. His specialty is designing Win2K infrastructures.