Microsoft Announces Microsoft Windows 98 Training Kit

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 9, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Microsoft® Windows® 98 Training Kit, the Microsoft Official Curriculum self-paced courseware for people who configure, deploy and support the Microsoft Windows 98 operating system in standalone or network environments. The kit is also designed to provide users with the technical knowledge and skills they need to take Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam 70-098, Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows 98.

Developed by members of the Microsoft Windows 98 product team and published by Microsoft Press, the kit includes a 704-page book with step-by-step lessons, self-assessment tools, hands-on lab exercises and comprehensive tutorials. A companion CD-ROM, which includes animation clips and the complete course in HTML format, is searchable by exam objectives, exercises and course contents.

Upon completion of this course, users will be able to do the following:

  • Configure the hardware, system and software settings that make up the Windows 98 environment

  • Optimize and manage hard disks in Windows 98

  • Install and configure a local printer

  • Install Windows 98 in a network environment and configure network components

  • Implement Windows 98 on a Microsoft Windows NT operating system-based or Novell NetWare network

  • Manage user profiles and implement system policies in Windows 98

  • Implement dial-up networking in Windows 98

  • Use Windows 98 and Web-based tools to maintain and troubleshoot systems in a standalone configuration or network environment

The Microsoft Windows 98 Training Kit is an
“any time, anywhere”
self-paced training solution that is also effective for Internet- and intranet-based distance education.
“We’ve worked hard to produce a complete and flexible hands-on learning experience for users who can’t afford the time or expense required for instructor-led training,”
said Bobby Sadin, education marketing manager for Microsoft Press.

For experienced professionals supporting Windows 95, power users who want to port their skills to Windows 98, or for those who have passed MCP exam 70-064 (Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows 95), the Microsoft Windows 98 Upgrade Training Kit provides an effective skills update. The Upgrade Kit, which includes a 336-page book and companion CD-ROM, covers system setup, systems upgrades and migration issues between Windows 95 and Windows 98; it also explains the major differences between the two operating systems.

Availability, Pricing and Additional Resources

Both kits are available now in book and software stores throughout North America, or directly from Microsoft Press at (800) MSPRESS [677-7377]. In Canada, customers can call (800) 667-1115. The Microsoft Windows 98 Training Kit (ISBN 1-57231-730-2) has a suggested retail price of $99.99 U.S. ($144.99 Canadian), and the Microsoft Windows 98 Upgrade Training Kit (1-57231-739-6) has a suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S. ($71.99 Canadian). The kits are also available from local Microsoft Authorized Technical Education Centers (ATECs). For ATEC locations, customers can call (800) SOL-PROV [765-7768].

Other MCP training kit titles available from Microsoft Press include Microsoft Exchange Server Training Kit (1-57231-709-4), Networking Essentials, Second Edition (1-57231-527-X), and the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Core Requirements Training Kit (1-57231-905-4).

Other titles about Microsoft Windows 98 available from Microsoft Press include Microsoft Windows 98 Resource Kit (1-57231-644-6), Microsoft Windows 98 Starts Here
™multimedia training (1-57231-698-5), Running Microsoft Windows 98 (1-57231-681-0), Microsoft Windows 98 At a Glance (1-57231-631-4), Microsoft Windows 98 Step by Step (1-57231-683-7), Microsoft Windows 98 Field Guide (1-57231-684-5), Quick Course® in Microsoft Windows 98 (1-57231-742-6), and Microsoft Windows 98 Companion (1-57231-931-3).

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