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    AD on Server 2008

    I have to learn all about AD on Server 2008 (for exam and certification).
    Please advice useful and very good book. Thnx.



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    Ace Fekay [MCT] Guest

    Re: AD on Server 2008

    "James" <jj@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    >I have to learn all about AD on Server 2008 (for exam and certification).
    >Please advice useful and very good book. Thnx.
    >

    You've chosen an excellent goal to get certified. You have a long road ahead
    of you, however you are doing the right thing by taking the first step in
    your journey. I would suggest to check out Microsoft's Learning site for
    starters.

    There are many books out there, which are excellent guidelines for the
    actual products for IT professionals, but are not necessarily geared
    specifically towards certification.

    You can try the Microsoft Press books. You can start here:

    Microsoft Learning Catalog (Look for 'certification' type of books)
    http://learning.microsoft.com/Manager/catalog.aspx


    Let's take a different tactic...

    I would suggest to first focus on a Certification that you want. You can
    start here:

    Microsoft Certifications by Technology
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...echnology.aspx

    You can then click on one of the certifications to see what is involved and
    what tests you need to take to achieve it. For example, since you mentioned
    you are interested in Windows 2008 Active Directory, you can either go for
    an MCTS in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (Exam 70-640), or take it a
    step further and go for an MCITP certificate focusing on either "Server
    Administrator" or "Enterprise Administrator." The MCITP is the premium
    certification. For demo purposes, I clicked on MCITP to illustrate what's
    involved and what tests to take. Click below to see what's what exams are
    required for an MCITP "Server Administrator" or "Enterprise Administrator"
    certificate

    Windows Server Certification (MCITP, which includes Active Directory on
    Windows 2008)
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...rver.aspx#tab3

    Then you can create a profile using the Microsoft Learning Manager to keep
    track of what you need, goals, achievements, etc. Start here:

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

    Click on "Guide My Training."
    Click on "Visit the Learning Manager."
    Sign in using your Windows Live ID (the new Passport ID). If you don't have
    one, you can create one.

    In addition, you can also opt to attend courses at a Microsoft Certified
    Partner training center, or also known as an MCPLS (Microsoft Certified
    Partners for Learning Solutions), that offer MOC (Microsoft Official
    Curriculum) courseware. This is usually the best way to do it because you
    have the training center and a qualified instructor, also known as an MCT
    (Microsoft Certified Trainer), as resources to help you achieve your goals.

    If interested in this option, you can find a center near your location. I
    don't know where you are located, but you can find a training center newar
    you in the following link:

    Locate a Microsoft Certified Partner Training Center and Classes Near You
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...rver.aspx#tab4

    I hope that helps!


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    Ace Fekay, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA
    2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
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    James Guest

    Re: AD on Server 2008

    "Ace Fekay [MCT]" <aceman@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > "James" <jj@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:uJFStWSTKHA.1268@newsgroup
    Hi Ace,

    your post is very very useful!!!

    I don't mind exact certification for a moment (I'm MCSA on 2003), only clear
    study, so I find these books:
    Windows Server 2008 Inside Out (MS Press)
    Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Resource Kit
    Mastering Active Directory - Sybex
    Active Directory Bible - Wiley

    I'll start study...




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    Ace Fekay [MCT] Guest

    Re: AD on Server 2008

    "James" <jj@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > "Ace Fekay [MCT]" <aceman@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:Otsdq8TTKHA.1232@newsgroup

    >> "James" <jj@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:uJFStWSTKHA.1268@newsgroup
    >
    > Hi Ace,
    >
    > your post is very very useful!!!
    >
    > I don't mind exact certification for a moment (I'm MCSA on 2003), only
    > clear study, so I find these books:
    > Windows Server 2008 Inside Out (MS Press)
    > Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Resource Kit
    > Mastering Active Directory - Sybex
    > Active Directory Bible - Wiley
    >
    > I'll start study...
    >
    >
    >

    I'm glad you found the post useful. I'm not sure about the Sybex or Wiley
    book, and would look elsewhere to ensure their contents are accurate and
    will help with studying (instead of them possibly being reference manuals),
    but I like the MS Press book and the Reskit, and both are very useful for
    exam studying.

    Since you're an MCSA 2003, here's the link with the upgrade paths so you'll
    know which exams you need:

    Full Roadmap (Look at current MCSE 2003 and MCSA 2003 with goals for MCITP):
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...rver.aspx#tab4

    Good luck!!!!!

    Ace



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