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  • Hi,
     Im just starting to look at corses to lead me to Longhorn in the long run. Im looking at starting the MCSE track but it is very confusing as to which corses and learning aids i would need to get the MCSE certification. If anyone has the list of corses and learning aids i would need it would be a great help.
    • Edited by Glamdrain Friday, June 27, 2008 12:17 PM typo
    Friday, June 27, 2008 12:16 PM

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  • I believe this website can assist you in what you seek: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/default.mspx

    Good luck
    Michael D. Alligood www.theitclassroom.com
    Friday, June 27, 2008 2:19 PM
  • Before you look at the MCSE 2003 materials, I think you need to step back and figure out your focus first.  Do you want to be Certified on Windows Server 2003 AND Windows Server 2008?

    Are you looking to spend some time preparing yourself and by that time will be working with Longhorn/Windows Server 2008?

    If you are unsure, i would choose the latter.  Dont confuse the issue by preparing for two exam tracks at once.  Give yourself plenty of time to study up on Windows Server 2008 and then start working on that set of exam tracks.

    Each exam in the series has an entire set of resoruces dedicated to that exam.  So look at each exam.  Each exam has a web page and on that page is a list of what is covered on the exam.  Take some notes.

    Then go to technet.  TechNet has videos, virtual labs, deployment guides, planning guides, and a whole lot of documentation which you can review for FREE! to prepare for your Microsoft exams.

    If you would like to take some local in-person courses to really get trained with the product, you will want to focus on the following course numbers from a local provider:

    6415A
    6146A
    6417A

    Plan some time to study and make sure you have taken the time to get experience with the product.  If you havent already, set up a computer or two at home with Windows Server 2008 and work with all of the major features.  AD DS, AD CS, DNS, DHCP, IIS7, as well as the Terminal Services.

    - Wayne S. Anderson MCITP, MCSE, MCT http://blog.avanadeadvisor.com/blogs/waynea
    Friday, June 27, 2008 4:51 PM
  • If that's the case, then your options are:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcitp/windowsserver/2008/server/default.mspx

    and/or

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcitp/windowsserver/2008/enterprise/default.mspx

    From the websites provided above, you can read about both tracks and learn about the required exams.

    Good Luck.
    Michael D. Alligood www.theitclassroom.com
    Friday, June 27, 2008 7:08 PM
  • Glamdrain said:

    Thanks so much for the info,

    I want to get the server 2008 cert. I thought the server 2003 corse of study was a pre requesit for taking the server 2008 corse 



    Actually, no, you really will not have to take the Windows Server 2003 track to take the Windows Server 2008 exams.

    I personally would advise you to focus a little more on 2008.  The exams that you will want to focus on are:

    Do 70-620 first, this will obtain your certification on vista and be a relatively easy introduction to the exam process.

    70-640, 70-642, and 70-643 are your next stops to cover the active directory, network infrastructure, and application infrastructures on Windows Server 2008.

    Finally, you will want to choose either the focus on the Server Administrator job role or Enterprise Administrator and take 70-646 or 70-647 respectively.

    I intend to have resource roadmaps up on my blog within a few days, sometime early next week.
    - Wayne S. Anderson MCITP, MCSE, MCT http://blog.avanadeadvisor.com/blogs/waynea
    • Marked as answer by Ken Rosen_MS Monday, June 30, 2008 9:27 PM
    Friday, June 27, 2008 7:30 PM

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  • I believe this website can assist you in what you seek: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/default.mspx

    Good luck
    Michael D. Alligood www.theitclassroom.com
    Friday, June 27, 2008 2:19 PM
  • Before you look at the MCSE 2003 materials, I think you need to step back and figure out your focus first.  Do you want to be Certified on Windows Server 2003 AND Windows Server 2008?

    Are you looking to spend some time preparing yourself and by that time will be working with Longhorn/Windows Server 2008?

    If you are unsure, i would choose the latter.  Dont confuse the issue by preparing for two exam tracks at once.  Give yourself plenty of time to study up on Windows Server 2008 and then start working on that set of exam tracks.

    Each exam in the series has an entire set of resoruces dedicated to that exam.  So look at each exam.  Each exam has a web page and on that page is a list of what is covered on the exam.  Take some notes.

    Then go to technet.  TechNet has videos, virtual labs, deployment guides, planning guides, and a whole lot of documentation which you can review for FREE! to prepare for your Microsoft exams.

    If you would like to take some local in-person courses to really get trained with the product, you will want to focus on the following course numbers from a local provider:

    6415A
    6146A
    6417A

    Plan some time to study and make sure you have taken the time to get experience with the product.  If you havent already, set up a computer or two at home with Windows Server 2008 and work with all of the major features.  AD DS, AD CS, DNS, DHCP, IIS7, as well as the Terminal Services.

    - Wayne S. Anderson MCITP, MCSE, MCT http://blog.avanadeadvisor.com/blogs/waynea
    Friday, June 27, 2008 4:51 PM
  • Thanks so much for the info,

    I want to get the server 2008 cert. I thought the server 2003 corse of study was a pre requesit for taking the server 2008 corse 
    Friday, June 27, 2008 6:48 PM
  • If that's the case, then your options are:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcitp/windowsserver/2008/server/default.mspx

    and/or

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcitp/windowsserver/2008/enterprise/default.mspx

    From the websites provided above, you can read about both tracks and learn about the required exams.

    Good Luck.
    Michael D. Alligood www.theitclassroom.com
    Friday, June 27, 2008 7:08 PM
  • Glamdrain said:

    Thanks so much for the info,

    I want to get the server 2008 cert. I thought the server 2003 corse of study was a pre requesit for taking the server 2008 corse 



    Actually, no, you really will not have to take the Windows Server 2003 track to take the Windows Server 2008 exams.

    I personally would advise you to focus a little more on 2008.  The exams that you will want to focus on are:

    Do 70-620 first, this will obtain your certification on vista and be a relatively easy introduction to the exam process.

    70-640, 70-642, and 70-643 are your next stops to cover the active directory, network infrastructure, and application infrastructures on Windows Server 2008.

    Finally, you will want to choose either the focus on the Server Administrator job role or Enterprise Administrator and take 70-646 or 70-647 respectively.

    I intend to have resource roadmaps up on my blog within a few days, sometime early next week.
    - Wayne S. Anderson MCITP, MCSE, MCT http://blog.avanadeadvisor.com/blogs/waynea
    • Marked as answer by Ken Rosen_MS Monday, June 30, 2008 9:27 PM
    Friday, June 27, 2008 7:30 PM