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Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Lev Arris, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Lev Arris

    Lev Arris Byte Poster

    Hi all,

    I am aiming to start my revision towards the 290 exam next week (as its bonus day on Tuesday :p).

    I'm pretty much a newbie on the whole of Server 03. I plan to set up a lab at home and hopefully slick myself into a server support role at some point in my studies.

    I bought the MS Press book for 270 but struggled to read it as I found it like trying to eat muesli with water every morning (very good for you but incredibly boring).

    I was wondering if anyone had found alternatives to the MS press book that were written in a more interesting way. I have seen that Mike Meyers company has a book out for the exam but I don't think he wrote it himself :-\

    Has anyone got any suggestions on this subject?

    As a secondary point I need to get my grubby hands on a copy of Server 03. I can't track down any trial versions on Microsofts website, are there any around or am I going to have to part with my hard earned loot?
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, MCSA (270,290,291)
    WIP: CCNA ..Global Domination
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster


    I dont know about books for it bit I got an 180 day evaluation version of server 03 last week from Microsoft, I use it on virtual pc http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb430831.aspx you can download it for free or purchase a disk
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    I am using the MS press book, however I am also using the windows server 2003 inside out which I find very informative which can be found here
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
  4. Lev Arris

    Lev Arris Byte Poster

    In the end and after trawling the forum I accepted the somewhat painful fact that I'm going to have to read the MS press books.

    Having said that I purchased the pack of 4 "MCSE Self Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294): Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Core Requirements (Paperback)" which seems very cheap at £82 with postage considering how much they would be individually.

    I also decided to get a little dual core action on my PC but held back on getting a new mobo with overclocking functions.

    Now comes the hours of toil. I just hope I dont have the same issue as N+ where by the time I came to sit the test my book was out of date :cry:
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, MCSA (270,290,291)
    WIP: CCNA ..Global Domination

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