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Dreamspark offers free MCTS voucher until June 2009

Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by dmarsh, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Free voucher :-

    https://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?productid=24

    Theres also free e-learning on offer :-

    https://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?productid=20
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I sign up my organisation (which is a secondary/high school) for it and received 200 codes last week, however:

    However any of our students who are interested in this are more than welcome :)

    -Ken
     
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    Seems like you have to be a registered student at college/uni ????
     
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  4. dmarsh

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    Yep students only, however OU membership also counts.
     
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  5. jk2447

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    The voucher is for a MCTS exam but I wouldn't know what to go for. I'm trying to get into security if anyone can point me in the right direction? Has anyone done Exam 70-653:
    TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring?

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/default.mspx
     
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    Oh sorry its OK, didn't see the one I'm going to use my voucher on Exam 70-351
    TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006, Configuring. Thanks Dmarsh! :biggrin
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    Good luck with that one, you may want to see this post as Modey (Dom) is also studying for the ISA exam.

    -Ken
     
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  8. dmarsh

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    I'd have thought you are probably best off with non MS certs for security work.

    Theres always this for those interested in how some exploits work :-

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exams/70-660.aspx

    When most people on here say security they tend to mean network security and RBAC etc.

    Here are the MCSE security electives.

    Exam 70-299
    Exam 70-2272
    Exam 70-350
    Exam 70-351

    Only 351 is a TS exam.
     
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  9. jk2447

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    Wow thanks Ken and Dmarsh! Liked the info on reading materials Ken, Cheers.

    Dmarsh: Thanks for listing the electives mate, appreciate that. I've got 299 booked but didn't really have a clue after that. After everything I've found I think your absolutely right, I would be better off getting specific Security quals to get into the Security field, CISSP and CEH but when I read into it, to get where I want to be, an infrastructure penetration tester, they want you to be pretty much an administrator before you can even dabble with the exploits. Me not being one to shy away from a challenge decided (in my infinite wisdom (joke)) to get myself MSCE certified then crack on with a CEH then CISSP. Ambitious but then thats me ha ha

    This forum is seriously great for asking qustions though. Love it. Thanks
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    Don't forget about the Security+ which is not only a vendor neutral cert, but can be applied towards the MCSA/MCSE. Plus I've posted some CISSP training here.

    -Ken
     
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  11. jk2447

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    Just seen that post then, thanks very much Ken, your ace. This is a good day for me. I'm off studying my 291 materials, I get guidance on what courses to do next, get a free 70-351 exam! And free video's on security! Sorry to carry on, its just that FREE is my favourite price! ha ha
     
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    Same here :biggrin

    -Ken
     
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