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  American Interactive's fourteen day MCSA/MCSE Bootcamp is designed to certify and give your employees the skills needed to work with Microsoft's premier networking suite in the workplace. Everything you need to get certified is covered as your instructor goes over every line of our custom test preparation material, the most thorough and updated in the industry. After nearly ten years of delivering Microsoft bootcamps American Interactive is finally available to small companies and individuals.

1) Money back guarantee - If after taking the first exam for MCSA/MCSE (Windows XP) you are not 100% satisfied we will refund your FULL payment.

2) Class size limited to 12 students - Others run classes with 16-24 students. It’s not the number of trainers that’s important, it’s the number of students.

3) No cancellations - If American Interactive cancels your class for any reason we will either refund your FULL payment with an additional $1000 or you may reschedule your class and receive an additional $1000 discount. Starting June 1st 2006 all classes are guaranteed to run! Many others keep re-scheduling until they have full classes. American Interactive will run your class with very low enrollment if necessary as we realize your time is valuable.

4) Unlimited exam vouchers - We stand behind our training and feel the student should not have any additional out of pocket expenses. We cover all training costs. In the event you fail an exam we will pay for you to take the exam again (exams normally cost 125 a piece).

** Please call for details.

5) Books and online mentoring - American Interactive will ship MSPress books which are yours to keep (except in the case of refund/cancel). You will also have access to YOUR trainer before, during and after the class via the online mentoring system. Other providers use contract trainers so this is not possible with their services.

6) Experienced trainer - Jay Cline teaches ALL American Interactive Microsoft public offerings. Mr. Cline has been teaching MS bootcamps since Feb of 1999. Mr. Cline also writes all the custom courseware used in class and updates the courseware before each and every class we offer. Mr. Cline will also be your mentor before, during and after class.

7) Company Experience - American Interactive has been writing and delivering bootcamps since late 1997 (first in the industry). We have handled some of the largest accounts in the industry including Boston University, General Dynamics, the US Marines and others.

8) Repeat and referral business - Due to the quality of our courses, the package we offer and price American Interactive has a repeat and referral rate of over 85%.

9) Custom courseware - We don’t rely on outdated third party test preparation material or "brain dumps". We have been writing our own material since the beginning. Your trainer wrote the material used in class and updates it before each delivery.

10) Price - After eight years we have just started offering classes directly to the public so our prices are very low. This introductory offer may end at any time.

Student Comments:

I recently completed my CCNP after taking my MCSE with you guys. I wanted to let you know how satisfied I was with my training. I was referred to American Interactive by a friend who works for the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. Everything he had told me about you guys was dead on. Since they use you guys for certification training and AI being the only company to offer a money back guarantee after I took the first test I decided to give bootcamps another try.

There are many things I liked but nothing comes close to how impressed I was with your trainers. I can honesty say it makes a huge difference having trainers that are not contractors and who write the material themselves. Jay and Toby are the best trainers I have seen in 22 years of IT training. Its also the first time I have taken a class where the trainers not only work for the company i took the training at but have done so for well over five years. It shows.

Unfortunately I took my CCNA with another provider. No books, no mentoring, no guarantees and despite the promises of 100% passing NO ONE passed the test the first time and 2 re-takes cost me another $250. This might of had something to do with the fact we had 24 students in class! What really bothered me was they had no actual equipment at the training center. While looking for my CCNP I noticed only two companies that actually had equipment and only you guys were authorized by Cisco. I was extremely impressed with the equipment used. With an eight student max I figured I may have a better shot this time around.

After being burned elsewhere I decided to take your MCSE before the CCNP. I figured with the money back guarantee I could leave and get my money back this time around. After the first test I was hooked!

You guys really do have a no risk package that offers far more then any of the other companies I have looked at. I also appreciated a web site that has all the information I needed without signing up for spam. No pressure sales is another thing I would keep up. When calling around it was also nice to speak with trainers and even your CEO.

I now understand why most of my class was repeat customers as I plan to send several people your way. Thanks again and keep up the good work. I only wish you had more class offerings that I need. I would not hesitate a second to give you guys a call.

-Tom Corcoran

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Exam list and topics:

70-270 – Windows XP Professional (MCSA/MCSE Core Exam – Client)

  • Installing and Deploying Windows XP Professional
  • Hardware Management
  • Basic User Management
  • Basic Network Management
  • Managing Printers

70-290 – Windows 2003 Server (MCSA/MCSE Core Exam)

  • Managing Backups and Recovery
  • Managing Permissions and Resource Access
  • Managing Client Computers
  • Managing Users and Groups
  • Basic Active Directory Management
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Managing Network Services

70-291 – Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE Core Exam)

  • Managing DNS
  • Managing DHCP
  • Network Performance Monitoring
  • Managing Software Update Services
  • Managing Remote Access
  • Managing TCP/IP

70-299 – Windows 2003 Security (MCSA/MCSE Elective Exam)

  • Managing Group Policy
  • User and Group Management
  • Basic Active Directory Management
  • Managing Software Update Services
  • Managing Security
  • Managing IPSEC and Certificates

70-293 – Planning a Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure (MCSE Core Exam)

  • Managing IPSEC and Certificates
  • Managing Group Policy
  • Managing and designing remote access solutions
  • Implementing performance monitoring
  • Implementing DNS

70-294 – Planning a Windows 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure (MCSE Core Exam)

  • Managing and implementing Group Policy
  • Managing Users and Groups
  • Managing the Active Directory Logical Structure
  • Managing the Active Directory Physical Structure

70-298 – Designing Security for Windows 2003 (MCSE Elective Exam)

  • Designing user and group relationships
  • Designing remote access permissions
  • Designing file and folder permissions
  • Designing network authentication

Partial list of labs:

  • Creating and Modifying Users within Active Directory
  • Creating and Modifying Groups within Active Directory
  • Configuring the Offline Files Service
  • Implementing Internet Information Services
  • Creating Microsoft VPN servers
  • Configuring Microsoft VPN clients
  • Configuring Terminal Server
  • Creating Global Catalog Servers
  • Implementing Universal Group Membership Caching
  • Using the NTDSUTIL utility
  • Implementing and Modifying Group Policy
  • Implementing the Software Update Services service
  • Managing the DNS Service

 

Daily Outline:

 

Day1:

Morning – Windows XP Professional Lecture
Afternoon – Windows XP Professional Test Prep

Day2:

Morning – Finish Windows XP Professional Test Prep
Afternoon – Windows XP Professional Exam

Day3:

Morning – Windows 2003 Server Lecture
Afternoon – Windows 2003 Server Test Prep

Day4:

Morning – Windows 2003 Server Test Prep
Afternoon – Windows 2003 Server Exam

Day5:

Morning – Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure Lecture
Afternoon – Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure Test Prep

Day6:

Morning – Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure Test Prep
Afternoon – Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure Exam

Day7:

Morning – Windows 2003 Security Lecture
Afternoon – Windows 2003 Security Test Prep

Day8:

Morning – Windows 2003 Security Test Prep
Afternoon – Windows 2003 Security Exam

Day9:

Morning – Planning a Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure Lecture
Afternoon – Planning a Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure Test Prep

Day10:

Morning – Planning a Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure Test Prep
Afternoon – Planning a Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure Exam

Day11:

Morning – Planning a Windows 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Lecture
Afternoon – Planning a Windows 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Test Prep

Day12:

Morning – Planning a Windows 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Test Prep
Afternoon – Planning a Windows 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Exam

Day13:

Morning - Designing Windows 2003 Security Lecture
Afternoon - Designing Windows 2003 Security Test Prep

Day14:

Morning - Designing Windows 2003 Security Test Prep
Afternoon - Designing Windows 2003 Security Exam

 

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