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Passed 70-270! What next?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Gavin cass, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Gavin cass

    Gavin cass Bit Poster

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    I passed 70-270 today, only just though with a score of 747:rolleyes:

    BE WARNED Dont underestimate the exam folks!, the questions did not seem very "widespread" although i dont think it helped that i started learning the 70-270 with some mickey mouse books! But hey i passed:biggrin

    I am on the road to my MCSE, but which exam should i study for next? and should i stick with sybex books, or get an MS press book also?
     
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  2. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Well done on passing, I would recommend the MS books
     
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  3. Finkenstein

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    I agree with Johnd76, the MS Press books are very good. I also like Mark Minassi's "Mastering Server 2003" book, although it is 12,000,000 pages, there is GREAT information in there to suppliment your studying. I think the next logical step would be for the 70-290 exam.

    Good luck, and congrats!
     
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  4. craigie

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    Congratulations on your pass!

    In relation to what you want to do next, if your gunning toward MCSA/MCSE, 70-290 is the most appropriate step.

    I would recommend the MS Press Book and also CBT Nuggets which can be found here http://www.cbtnuggets.com/
     
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  5. Gavin cass

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    Cool, thanks for the advice guys:)

    I am looking at the server 2003 books on amazon at the moment, going to give the sybex one a miss this time, seems to be a minefield of 2003 MS books which one should i go for?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_/202-0608196-2418253?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=70-290

    Although not really into great depth, i may supplement it with Master Visually Windows Server 2003, as my boss has this book and i was impressed with the walkthroughs, diagrams ect.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Master-Visually-Windows-Server-2003/dp/0764579223/ref=sr_1_37?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216418610&sr=8-37
     
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  6. GiddyG

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    I've got bothof the books you've linked to, and they are both excellent books. :D

    Indeed, the Master Visually book is written by none other than our own Tripwire 45. 8)

    Happy reading!
     
  7. Gavin cass

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    Thanks Giddy,

    Which Ms press book do i go for, as there seems many for 2003?:eek:

    Also still debating about doing server 2008 instead, any advice?
     
    Certifications: NVQ computers & Electronics; 70-270
    WIP: MCSE
  8. Sparky
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    For the 70-290.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/MCSA-MCSE-S...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216494629&sr=1-1

    Or if you want to buy the books all in one go for the MCSE.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Self-Paced-...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216494658&sr=8-1


    Even though Server 2008 is out I would still go for the MCSE, great cert to have on your CV and you can upgrade to 2008 after if you want. 8)
     
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  9. Gavin cass

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    thanks sparky, having a weeks holiday then straight into server 2003:D
     
    Certifications: NVQ computers & Electronics; 70-270
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