When I came to Microsoft 5 years ago one motto was "the more you know the farther you go". TechNet puts out some great training that IT Pros should eat up with both hands. Check out this upcoming webcast on AD monitoring with MOM 2005. Let me know with comments on this page how you liked it.

TechNet Webcast: Monitoring Active Directory with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (Level 300)Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Mas Libman, Program Manager - Directory and Identity Services, Microsoft

Effective Monitoring of Active Directory is essential!  In this 90-minute webcast we will show why monitoring is important and how management will be vastly improved with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM).  The inclusion of state monitoring, topological views, and context specific tasks in MOM 2005 will help you more easily manage your Active Directory.  This session will also include Active Directory Management Pack monitoring details, best practices, and customizations. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=43973