Before taking Exam 70-217: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure, you should have at least one year of experience in the implementation and administration of network operating systems. Specifically, this experience should be in environments that support at least 200 users. The 70-217 exam is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification. Additionally, completing the 70-217 exam allows you to fulfill a core credit towards the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification.
The MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Core Requirements, Second Edition, Exams 70-210, 70-215, 70-216, 70-217 will help you review the material found on the exam. Microsoft also recommends that you make use of the ExamTrace’s practice exams prior to taking the test. Using TechNet and The Microsoft Developer Network may also increase your preparation level for the 70-217 exam.
Throughout the exam, you will be required to demonstrate your ability to install and configure Active Directory. Additionally, you will be tested on your knowledge of zones for dynamic updates, security-enhanced dynamic updates, Active Directory DNS zones, Group Policy Object modification, existing GPO, administrative control of Group Policy, Group Policy options, and Remote Installation Services. You should also possess the ability to configure, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot security in a Directory Services Infrastructure.