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  • Hi guys,

    I’m looking to start the MCSE cert, probably later this year. I know the support has now moved on Server 2008.

    I’m hoping I could buy the books online but I’m not exactly sure on what manuals I’ll need to cover the whole thing. Would somebody be so kind to explain what manuals I’ll need to buy and if they know of any good deals around?

    Thanks

    Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:59 PM

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  • Hi Ben,

    The MCSE is old and covers Windows Server 2003 only. So I would suggest that you check out the new certifications regarding the technology you want to cover.

    Then you can have a closer look at the exams needed to gain the certification and Microsoft has a page for all exams giving you all details required including preparation materials.

    These pages might be usefull:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsclient.aspx

    The target certification you might want to get is the MCITP level in the choosen technology. If you want to concentrate on a special product: The page has on top a menu Certification -> By product/Technology - Just choose the technology in which you want to get certified (e.g. Exchange Server or so!).

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:11 AM
    Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:35 PM
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  • Hi Ben,

    The MCSE is old and covers Windows Server 2003 only. So I would suggest that you check out the new certifications regarding the technology you want to cover.

    Then you can have a closer look at the exams needed to gain the certification and Microsoft has a page for all exams giving you all details required including preparation materials.

    These pages might be usefull:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsclient.aspx

    The target certification you might want to get is the MCITP level in the choosen technology. If you want to concentrate on a special product: The page has on top a menu Certification -> By product/Technology - Just choose the technology in which you want to get certified (e.g. Exchange Server or so!).

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:11 AM
    Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:35 PM
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  • Hi Konrad,

    I’ve had a look into the MCITP: Server Administrator, where there are three exams. After completing those I presume I’ll be certified on that topic?

    I’ve got little experience with Windows Server but I’m looking to get qualified on it.

    Would you recommend studying this at an entry level on WS08?

    Also I've found the following cert pack on amazon:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/MCITP-Windows-Server-Administrator-Certification/dp/0470343443/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1305474607&sr=8-5

    You think that should be sufficient?

    Kind Regards

    Ben

    Sunday, May 15, 2011 4:03 PM
  • Hi Ben

    I do not have much experience with these exams. The Pack at amazon looks promising. But be carefull: Check the information of all exams carefully.  A lot of exams was updated to cover Windows Server 2008 R2 topics!

    I would at least suggest to get some VMs up and running so you can play around with the technology. Reading a book is never good enough. Play around with the technology, look at the possibilities of the different settings and find out, what they mean. The main idea is to really understand what was build and how it is suposed to work together.

    But that is just my limited view. Maybe someone else can answer who got more exoerience with these exams.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Sunday, May 15, 2011 4:27 PM
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  • Thanks for your help, I’m on the fence between the CCNA or the MCITP just not sure what’s practical  to do first if you get me :)

     

    Regards

    Ben

    Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:32 PM