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Question on contents of the 70-648/649 Self Paced Training Kit RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am currently reading the Self Paced Training Kit for Transitioning your MCSA/MCSE to Windows Server 2008 by Orin Thomas and Ian McLean. I'm about 12 chapters in and I just noticed the page at the very beginning that lists objectives, chapters and lessons. There is one each for the 648 and the 649. I only hold an MCSA currently so I will be taking the 648. The way they have this chart broken down it appears that I will not be tested on chapters 11 - 16. Can anybody confirm if this is correct? Can I stop where I am and focus on Chapters 1 through 10? I plan to at least read them anyway since there is good material there but it would be fantastic if I had that much less material to master for the test. Here are chapter titles for 11 - 16 in case you don't have the book in front of you. :)

    11: Server Deployment and Activation

    12: Terminal Services

    13: Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure

    14: Configuring FTP and SMTP Services

    15: Hyper-V and Virtualization

    16: HA and Storage

    Thanks in advance - Joel

    Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:03 AM

Answers

  • That’s correct.

     

    It would probably still be beneficial to study the rest of the book, not because exam 70-648 contains questions on the content discussed in the rest of the book, but because you’ve purchased it so not reading it would be wasteful :-)


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

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    • Proposed as answer by Anant Patil Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Tryggr Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:41 PM
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:16 PM
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  • That’s correct.

     

    It would probably still be beneficial to study the rest of the book, not because exam 70-648 contains questions on the content discussed in the rest of the book, but because you’ve purchased it so not reading it would be wasteful :-)


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Please mark answered if I've answered your question and vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    • Proposed as answer by Anant Patil Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Tryggr Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:41 PM
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:16 PM
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  • The Book Is Out Of Date! R2 is now included in the exam

    There are New Books for 70-640 (2nd Edition) 

    ISBN: 978-0-7356-5193-7

     

    and 70-642 (2nd Edition) 

    ISBN: 978-0-7356-5160-9

    but not for 70-648/649

    Get on top of the objectives with R2 look at 11 to 16 after you have passed exam

    • Proposed as answer by Anant Patil Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:59 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Tryggr Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:41 PM
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:49 PM
  • Thanks to both of you for your responses, and yes, I was planning to finish reading the book I have. :-)

    Follow up question then. If the book I have is out of date but there isn't an updated version of it. What would you recommend for supplemental reading? I don't really want to buy the updated 640 and 642 just to pick 1 or 2 nuggets out of them.

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:43 PM