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Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Richie1888, May 18, 2009.

  1. Richie1888

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    Hi guys

    after a fair whack of pondering im going to go for this in an attempt to make myself better looking in the job market.

    the local college are doing these four exams

    Operating Systems Configuration MOC 2272 / Exam 70-270
    Server Operating System Configuration MOC 2273 / Exam 70-290
    Computer Network Infrastructure MOC 2276 & 2277 / Exam 70-291
    Implementing Exchange Server MOC 2400 / Exam 70-284

    I really want to know how difficult these will be to teach myself and do you guys recommend anything specific for the training books virtual machine and so on? Im on a helpdesk currently and these four will come in very handy for the job I do now.

    cheers for any advice
     
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  2. Gingerdave

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    Richie it depends on how much experiance you have had as requards supporting these products. If you already have the exepriance then the XP and server 2003 shouldnt be too bad (although I can't remember is server known as the beast) as for the network inf ones I honestly have no idea.
     
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  3. Richie1888

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    alright mate

    I currently support xp machines and a certain amount of server 2003, for the networking I have a ccna and a couple of the ccnp exams. As for exchange im hoping to get into and learn this before my company deploys it.
     
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  4. Gingerdave

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    In that case you may not find it to defficult - but I would advise you to start with the XP as you will have most experiance on that so in theory find that easiest.

    I dont know if you would need a full course for it, I would attempt to self study the first one (well I am doing at the moment) and instead save the money and do the courses for the one you may need (exchange)
     
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  5. Richie1888

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    fair point mate

    any advice on what study materials to use ?
     
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  6. Richie1888

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    is anyone working on this or have done it recently

    Operating Systems Configuration MOC 2272 / Exam 70-270

    if so what books did you use ?
     
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  7. jk2447

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    Hi Richie, I passed 70-270 in Feb using the Microsoft official book, then once I'd read that the Exam Cram 2 book. The Exam Cram 2 book sums everything up and you feel like it cements the knowledge you gained from the MS book. Exam Cram 2 books have mock test questions on a CD at the back which will be the final stage of your training and you'll ace it. Good luck, James
     
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  8. Gingerdave

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    HI Richie

    I am currently using the offical MS press book and the Sybex book. At the moment I am finding the sybex book more usefuk.

    Good Luck
     
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  9. Jiser

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    Look on ebay, they have loads of legit test material for sale on DVD's like trainsignal stuff and hundreds of hours of vids and books e.g. Not braindump

    However the actual selling of the material over ebay? Well I am not saying nothing :twisted:

    But hey for 13 quid for 16 dvds worth rather than 2000 quid? Or dollars if your are american. Plenty of stuff on ebay check it out.
     
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    Not at £13 for them....:x
     
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  11. Modey

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    Advocating piracy of training materials on a forums where some members actually make their living from creating said materials is probably not the wisest of moves.

    Legitamate exam prep sims and books are certainly within the reach of anyone who is prepared to do some shopping around etc... If you can afford the exam ...
     
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  12. Richie1888

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  13. Richie1888

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    ive took ur advice mate and got myself on the distance learning course for exchange and im hoping to get on the server 2003 one aswell
     
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  14. Gingerdave

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    Good lad! I have 70-270 to get out the way in the next 6-8 weeks and then I am going all in on the server module.
     
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    whats the year of the book ur using as the one ive got is from 2005 ?
     
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  16. Gingerdave

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    Yep thats the one.
     
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  17. Jiser

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    Unfortunately I can't afford to pay full price for stuff and my work won't pay for it, specially as I work in public sector. Although I did for most of my CompTIA materials. Man eat man world.
     
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  18. Gingerdave

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    The book we have been talling about will cost you about £30, try looking to find discounts. and having worked in the public sector I found away to pay a training provider £4500 for their A+/MCDST/MCSA/MCSE course which I am still on, I have now started paying that back but I am on a much higher wage now then I was.
     
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  19. Modey

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    What you say makes sense. I'm a bit broke this month, I think I'll pop round to your house and steal some of your food. That'd be ok right? I mean, it's a man eat man world.
     
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  20. Jiser

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    Sure pop on round.
     
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