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70-290 Studying Techniques.

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by anthony micallef, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. anthony micallef

    anthony micallef Bit Poster

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    Hi, I have decided to go for my MCSA and yesterday my first MS Press book arrived from Amazon. Now Im 37 and its been a long time since I've been to school let alone done any studying. Does anyone have any advice on how to study/revise. Do I read through the first chapter once then go over it again making notes? I was never any good at this when I was at school so any pointers you can give will be gratefully received.
     
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hiya mate. I read a chapter then if its applicable I'll practice what I've learned so in your case I'd get an Evaluation copy of Server 2003 and and install it on a free copy of Microsoft's Virtual PC. Good luck and don't worry about your age. More than a few in our place started out around your age. Jim
     
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    Finkenstein Kilobyte Poster

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  5. anthony micallef

    anthony micallef Bit Poster

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    Thanks for the link, that helps alot. Although I'll only have one machine to play with and not four!
     
  6. Gerbil

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    That's the whole point of installing Microsoft Virtual PC though. You don't need a whole server farm to play with Not sure how beefy your PC is but if you've got 2GB of RAM then you should be able to have at least a couple of virtual servers installed and running at the same time. That'll enable you to play with W2K3 domain setup and convert some of the theory into practice.

    Virtual PC
     
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  7. anthony micallef

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    My laptop has 3GB RAM and over the weekend I setup W2003 server on it as a virtual machine. Im going to do some study later tonight and have a play around with it.
     
  8. Unemployed Diogenes

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    Isn't VMware not better dan Virtual PC?
    Many more features if you install also VMware tools.
     
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