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mcp books

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Ash73, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Ash73

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    hi

    Could you please tell me which book is best to use for the mcp exam.

    Thank you
     
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  2. dales

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    Hi,

    Depends really on what exam you are doing, personally I've got some exam cram books, (good for thumbing through at work) and then a sybex book and MS press book at home for more indepth reading, plus I got some cbt nuggets for when I'm cooking the dinner (great apart from the terrible american drool, what is a rowter anyway!?) best bet is to wonder into waterstones or something grab a couple of books you like the cover of (No not the ones in the human photography section either) and sit down and thumb through them to see if they agree with you.
     
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  3. zimbo
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    Um which MCP exam? I think you should also know sometimes you need more than one book for MS exams but generally i find the MS Press books a good read.
     
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  4. Sandy

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    Depends on your style! I loved Sybex but hated Microsoft Press you might be the other way round?
     
  5. Ash73

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    Thanks for the feed back
     
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  6. Ash73

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    ok im abit lost :blink

    How many exams do u have to take to get ur mcp ?
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    I'm with Sandy
    I hate the MSPress MCP books but seem to find there Admin Pocket guids/companions and pure techy reference books quite good,
    for study I use sybex and examcrams coupled with getting my hands dirty with whatever tech im trying to learn! :)

    MS Whitepapers and Technet stuff are very good too
     
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  8. hbroomhall

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    You get a MCP when you take one Microsoft exam (there are exceptions - but that's the idea). The question we are asking is *which* exam are you doing?

    For example - MCDST consists of two exams. Getting either of those exams gives you a MCP.

    Harry.
     
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  9. Stoney

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    The MS books are genrally quite good but don't rely on them as your only source of knowledge.

    You also get a trial version of the relevant software when you buy one of the MS books plus a 15% discount on the exam which helps.
     
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  10. Ash73

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    well i havnt really decided yet i would like to move up to do mcse so wot would be the best option to start the ball rolling, also does the n+ help with gaining the mcp?

    Thank you
     
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  11. Ash73

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    Thanks again i have looked into it abit more and now see the light :D
     
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  12. zimbo
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    No Network+ wont directly help getting an MCP. To get an MCP you need you pas *any* Microsoft exam.
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    Well, again, as was stated above, you get the MCP when you take most any Microsoft exam. The N+ would help with some of them... and not with others.

    I think you're trying to make this more difficult than it is. Which Microsoft exam do you want to take? Any of the following exams will make you an MCP:
    70-210: Windows 2000 Pro
    70-270: Windows XP Pro
    70-271 and 70-272: MCDST exams
    70-290: Windows Server 2003
    70-291 / 70-293 / 70-294: other Windows Server 2003 Networking and AD exams
    70-215: Windows 2000 Server
    70-216 / 70-217: other Windows 2000 Server Networking and AD exams
    70-219: Windows 2000 Network Design
    70-220: Windows 2000 Security Design
    70-221: Windows 2000 AD Design
    70-297: Windows 2003 AD Design
    70-298: Windows 2003 Security Design
    70-299: Windows 2003 Security Admin
    70-227: ISA Server 2000
    70-350: ISA Server 2004
    70-228: SQL Server 2000 Admin
    70-229: SQL Server 2000 Design
    70-224: Exchange Server 2000 Admin
    70-225: Exchange Server 2000 Design
    70-284: Exchange Server 2003 Admin
    70-285: Exchange Server 2003 Design
    70-301: Microsoft Solutions Framework 3.0
    70-305 / 70-306: Visual Basic .NET exams
    70-315 / 70-316: Visual C# .NET exams

    ...and there are literally DOZENS of others I haven't listed.

    It all depends on what YOU want to do.

    For most Microsoft exams, I recommend Microsoft Press and/or Sybex.
     
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