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Evening fellow tech guys & gals !!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by shadybrady, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. shadybrady

    shadybrady Bit Poster

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    Thought I would give a quick hello, hoping to garner advice and help from everyone towards my goal of microsoft qualifications.

    Planning on getting MCSE, MCSA and MCDBA in 2K by this time next year.

    :blink - that's the plan anyway !!!

    Shady !!!
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    Hi and welcome to CF.

    Quick question, why W2K and not Server 2003?

    Pete
     
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  3. Raffaz

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    Welcome mate, thats a tall order ya have there. All that by next year! Good luck :)
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Yup, you WILL be busy! :biggrin

    As said, why 2k? :blink
     
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  5. SimonV

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    Hello and welcome to CF
     
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  6. zimbo
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    Hi and welcome to CF! :biggrin

    Like the guys have said you in for one hell of a year! Some will even say its impossible! If you have never used T-SQL then MCDBA will take more than a year itself - while you learn it!
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    I'd recommend 2K over 2K3, provided that you upgrade to the 2K3 at some point. After all, you can always upgrade... but you can't downgrade to a previous certification.
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Interesting BBM! I have heard the upgrade exams are extremely hard to pass though from what I have read on other forums. Your thoughts?
     
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  10. Mr.Cheeks

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    just like the OS, you can upgrade but cant downgrade... m$ and their ways :blink
     
  11. fortch

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    I won't presume to answer for BBM, but I had the same choice when I took my path in 04-05. Most datacenters and businesses either had NT4, or recently upgraded to AD 2000. Plus, 2 upgrade exams gets me in the 2003 club, regardless of their difficulty. Sure, 2003 was out, and some were going that way, but most already were planned out for a 2k migration, and had more confidence in the 'seasoned' OS.

    ps -- stupid me - I just realized BBM is TM (ahem...old name), and he's got more freaking acronyms than you can shake a stick at. :biggrin What's up, bro?!?!
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    That which we call a Rose by any other name would post as sweet :p
     
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    Hi there and welcome to CF :D
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    The upgrade exams are difficult only because you have to study for 290 AND 291 when taking 292, and 293+294 for 296. Otherwise, it's no different than taking them individually.
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    Hiya! How've you been, man? :) As you can see, I've had a... um... self-imposed change of scenery, so to speak. ;) Main difference is... BrainBeacon is MINE. :biggrin

    Yep, I agree, there are still companies out there using Win2K. In fact, I even did some contract work for a company at the beginning of '06 that STILL had two NT4 servers as their domain controllers!!! (yes, we fixed that rather quickly...)
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    Yep!

    And stop calling me Rose! :p

    heheheheh
     
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  17. shadybrady

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    Basically its all Win2K at work and the Network Mgr has is planning to skip a windows generation before the next netowrk upgrade.

    So by then it will be all the Vista stuff !!!

    Also as I have been using 2K for about 5 years I know a lot of it backwards and so it stands me in good stead for the exams.

    Well I have been a Database Admin for about 2 and a half years so I have been using T-SQL and writing stored procedures and Crystal Reports for what seems like an age !!

    The amount of studying seems a lot but if something's worth doing its worth doing right I say !!!

    Cheers for all the hellos from everyone .... my first post has become quite a long topic already ....people do say that I talk a lot !!!! :oops:
     
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  18. Bluerinse
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    That all makes perfect sense to me now - good luck with your studies mate! 8)
     
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