Microsoft has a variety of exams for professionals who are working in small, medium as well as large sized companies. For those who are using the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating systems, there is an exam by the name of Exam 70-350 that these professionals can take. The exam focuses on implementing Microsoft internet security and acceleration.
Microsoft also has two other main certifications named MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer). Clearing the 70-350 Exam gives elective credits towards various aspects of these certifications namely, MCSA on Windows 2003, MCSE on Windows 2003, MCSA on Windows 2000, MCSE on Windows 2000, MCSA: Security on Windows 2003, and MCSE: Security on Windows 2003. Since the exam is quite crucial in terms if the credits that it gives, it is also quite challenging to clear. Candidates are tested on a variety of technical tasks and skills. These include planning and installing ISA server 2004; installing and configuring client computers; configuring and managing ISA server 2004; configuring web caching; configuring firewall policy; configuring and managing remote network connectivity; monitoring and reporting ISA server 2004 activity.
Preparation for the 70-350 Exam needs to be thorough, in terms of theory as well as practical both. There is classroom training available for the same, along with various online resources that people can access. Moreover, there are various Microsoft certified practice tests that the students can take before the exam. Also, there are Microsoft Press Books for this exam, available as preparation material. This exam is available in a variety of languages including English, French, German, Japanese, and also simplified version of Chinese. Exam details and changes are regularly updated on the Microsoft website.