764 pages 1st edition (January 15, 2000)
If you've been working out in the field after getting your MCSE and gaining hands-on experience by the fistful, Sybex's MCSE Accelerated Windows 2000 Study Guide can give you the overview that you'll need to get close to finishing the exam. But, if you've been working in a smaller office and you're not savvy about all of the facets of Windows NT--including lesser parts, like certificate servers and DNS zoning issues--you might have problems with this facts-based, experience-light text.
First, the good news: in areas with not a lot of Windows NT crossover, the book goes into extremely good explanations--the chapters on Active Directory and NAT are perhaps some of the finer introductory explanations that are available for those who are not familiar with the topics. The top-notch walk-throughs on the various Windows 2000 components are taken from other Sybex books and guide you exactly through what you need to do--although, in a nod to saving space in an already thick book (775 pages), the walk-throughs come in PDF format on the companion disc. The writing is unfailingly clear and helpful, and it's difficult to find an area that fails to get its point across.