martes, 19 de agosto de 2008 8:57Hi... I have recently moved into a role managing a team of people responsible for user administration within Active Directory on mainly windows 2000 Domain Controllers...
The company I work for currently has around 5000 employees and 8000 AD accounts with about 100 DCs (some File/Print) and around 200 data servers
I have no technical qualifications or experience with servers/networks or AD...but I want to learn more...where do you think I should start? what qualifications would help me to understand the environment i'm working in?
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martes, 19 de agosto de 2008 15:25i am in a similar position. my job is to create and maintain lan accounts and folder permissions for a domain that is about twice the size of yours. i walked into the job not knowing a hell of alot and have been mentored to get me up to speed.
my company has offered me a significant pay insentive if i complete my MCSA 2003. reading through the 290 book has given me heaps of background information about AD accounts. i would highly recommend you look at studying exam 290 to start with.
miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2008 4:04ModeradorIt would seem both of you are in the same boat! For you both, I would recommend the MCSA 2003 certification as a goal. You two are exactly what Microsoft had in mind when they created the MCSA certification. You are not designing an AD or security schema, or an entire Windows 2003 infrastructure, you are managing or administrating one - thus the MCSA.
It sounds like both of you are being baptized by fire! This, in my opinion, is the best kind of experience you will ever receive. In conjunction with your on-the-job training, I would recommend the Windows Server 2003 Administrator Pocket Consultant.
As for books for the 70-290, 70-291 exams, I would also stick with Microsoft Press books. However, nothing will beat the experience you are receiving now!
Good luck to you both.
Michael D. Alligood,
MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+