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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Apexes, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    Just a quick note to introduce myself, and my reason for joining the forum.

    My name's Jack - I've been working as an IT Analyst for the past 2 years for a large enterprise company, dealing with everything thrown at me really, OS deployment, SCCM, desktop support, exchange administration, active directory maintenance, license servers for applications, and some very very basic VM knowledge and lots more

    I've been offered a role in my company within the infrastructure team, dependant on me learning the necessary skills - and studying for an appropriate exam. So far everything i know is from experience, and pretty much self taught, and i have no qualifications, which i probably regret not doing from the start!

    I've got basic knowledge in server functionality and really only knowledge suited for the way my office IT run them, but to take on the role i need a much more in depth knowledge of server 2008 r2, as obviously each office/site run their servers differently and i'd be helping support/troubleshooting, installing and configuring.

    I'm looking at studying from books and taking the exams when i feel ready, and found this book Here - Does anyone have any advice on whether this book would be good, or suitable, or even if there is an alternative which may be better suited?

    I really want to get into the role, it's a great offer and oppurtunity as i'd love to take my career to that level, and it's what i want to do

    Thanks in advance, and i look forward to reading up on posts on here, I'm sure i'll have questions once i get studying! :)

    Cheers,
    Jack
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
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  2. karan1337

    karan1337 Byte Poster

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    Sybex books are good.

    But be sure to read through MS press book for your exam.

    Welcome to CF!
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    For Microsoft exams, I generally recommend MS Press and Sybex, so you should be good there.

    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  4. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
  5. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Welcome...
     
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  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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