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  • I have worked with the operating systems so that is a non issue (and I have my windows 2000 pro test already done). I have access to windows 2003 server and have worked in it quite a bit so that is covered as well.

    As for as additional prep materials for the actual exams, I am purchasing the official microsoft press books, but what else as for as testing software etc did you guys find really helpful? I really want to be able to pass these exams the first time as I have to pay for them myself (no reimbursement from my job) AND I actually have to clock out to go take them. :-( 

    Thanks in advance.
    Saturday, February 27, 2010 3:54 PM

Answers

  • Dear Highlandfire

    Nice to "see you again" with yet another question in here :-) I hope you also will find help this time in the answers :-)

    Regarding exam prep materials/suggestions......well there are of course the MS Press Training Kits, which I definitely recommend for most students on way or another :-)
    Besides from that a lot of online forums and communities do have great blogs etc. which might be of help to you as well.

    But maybe also take a look at www.mscertkit.com  :-) The MS Cert Kit is 1-click Microsoft certification preparation product.  MS Cert Kit provides the student with learning and certification preparation tools fully integrated into a custom built LMS (learning management system).
    The MS Cert Kit enables the user to access all the following products from within one LMS.  Fully integrated products include:
    • Customized & Official Microsoft E-learning from Microsoft Learning
    • Practice Test from MeasureUp
    • Tips, Tricks & Links from Microworld
    • Registration and purchase of certification exam from Prometric 
    • Access to online MCT instructor (Microsoft Certified Trainer) from Global Mentoring Solutions 

    I hope this also might be of use to you :-)


    If you feel that the info can be categorized as an"answer" you are most welcome to mark it as such, so others can use it as well :-)


    Many warm regards
    Gitte Lund, Microworld

    www.microworld.dk
    www.mscertkit.com
    www.microworldnova.com


    You are welcome to visit my profile on LinkedIn as well and maybe we can connect and help each other networking: http://dk.linkedin.com/in/gittelund
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:41 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 3:13 AM
  • MS prep books is all you need.  But if you really want to spend money go and buy
    selftestsoftware.com tests.  They are pretty good.

    Peter
    Peter Moss
    Software Engineer/Architect
    peter.moss@ieee.org
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:40 AM
    Monday, March 1, 2010 9:14 PM
  • You might want to consider skipping the MCSA/MCSE as much of what you'll learn in pursuing the MCITP Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator is backwards compatible to Server 2003.  A number of certification sites and magazines are reporting that corporations are migrating to Server 2008/Windows 7 faster tha originally anticipated, so being up to seed on Server 2008 might be a wise choice.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:41 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:52 AM
    Answerer
  • If time is a constraint, I suggest you fast-track your certification by attending MOC classes. You should be able to find a lot of useful information in the Microsoft Learning portal to help you in your certification goals:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/default.aspx

    ______________________________________________

    Salvador Manaois III
    CEH CIWA MCSE MCSA MCTS MCITP

    Bytes & Badz
    : http://badzmanaois.blogspot.com
    My Passion: http://www.flickr.com/photos/badzmanaois
    My Scripting Blog: http://sgwindowsgroup.org/blogs/badz
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:41 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 2:29 AM

All replies

  • Much depends upon which certification(s) you're pursuing.  Knowing this will help to provide better guidance/suggestions.
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 2:09 AM
    Answerer
  • MCSA and MCSE 2003 then on to the 2008 certs.
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 5:37 PM
  • MS prep books is all you need.  But if you really want to spend money go and buy
    selftestsoftware.com tests.  They are pretty good.

    Peter
    Peter Moss
    Software Engineer/Architect
    peter.moss@ieee.org
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:40 AM
    Monday, March 1, 2010 9:14 PM
  • You might want to consider skipping the MCSA/MCSE as much of what you'll learn in pursuing the MCITP Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator is backwards compatible to Server 2003.  A number of certification sites and magazines are reporting that corporations are migrating to Server 2008/Windows 7 faster tha originally anticipated, so being up to seed on Server 2008 might be a wise choice.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:41 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:52 AM
    Answerer
  • If time is a constraint, I suggest you fast-track your certification by attending MOC classes. You should be able to find a lot of useful information in the Microsoft Learning portal to help you in your certification goals:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/default.aspx

    ______________________________________________

    Salvador Manaois III
    CEH CIWA MCSE MCSA MCTS MCITP

    Bytes & Badz
    : http://badzmanaois.blogspot.com
    My Passion: http://www.flickr.com/photos/badzmanaois
    My Scripting Blog: http://sgwindowsgroup.org/blogs/badz
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:41 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 2:29 AM
  • Dear Highlandfire

    Nice to "see you again" with yet another question in here :-) I hope you also will find help this time in the answers :-)

    Regarding exam prep materials/suggestions......well there are of course the MS Press Training Kits, which I definitely recommend for most students on way or another :-)
    Besides from that a lot of online forums and communities do have great blogs etc. which might be of help to you as well.

    But maybe also take a look at www.mscertkit.com  :-) The MS Cert Kit is 1-click Microsoft certification preparation product.  MS Cert Kit provides the student with learning and certification preparation tools fully integrated into a custom built LMS (learning management system).
    The MS Cert Kit enables the user to access all the following products from within one LMS.  Fully integrated products include:
    • Customized & Official Microsoft E-learning from Microsoft Learning
    • Practice Test from MeasureUp
    • Tips, Tricks & Links from Microworld
    • Registration and purchase of certification exam from Prometric 
    • Access to online MCT instructor (Microsoft Certified Trainer) from Global Mentoring Solutions 

    I hope this also might be of use to you :-)


    If you feel that the info can be categorized as an"answer" you are most welcome to mark it as such, so others can use it as well :-)


    Many warm regards
    Gitte Lund, Microworld

    www.microworld.dk
    www.mscertkit.com
    www.microworldnova.com


    You are welcome to visit my profile on LinkedIn as well and maybe we can connect and help each other networking: http://dk.linkedin.com/in/gittelund
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:41 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 3:13 AM