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Active Directory

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by shocksl, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. shocksl

    shocksl Byte Poster

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    Where could I learn more on how to use the Active Directory?

    Most jobs I'm looking at are requiring this!
     
  2. Boffy

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    I'm guessing you're only doing first line support? If that is the case you have several options:

    1. Jump onto Youtube - its the 2nd most popular search engine (after Google). Search how to use Active Directory and you'll have plenty of videos to watch.
    2. If you prefer hands on, make a lab, get the trial of Server 2003/2008 and set up your own domain controller - you can play and get familiar.
    3. There is an AD certification, buying the book may help - although it may be too complicated and is more Server Admin based than 1st line support.
    4. I read on here recently that the 70-290 certification book has a good introduction on AD, although I haven't used/seen it.


    Hope that helps.
     
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  3. TechTock

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    Install some virtualisation software like Virtualbox (free) which will allow you to install different operating systems on your PC/laptop without the worry of messing your PC/laptop's OS up. Then download a Windows 2008R2 trial copy and install it using Virtualbox and buy a good book on AD to learn from. Another thing to suggest is buying some traing software from Trainsignal or CBT Nuggets which are both good but a little expensive.
     
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