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Prep for 70 646 server 2008 r2

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by mkultr4, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. mkultr4

    mkultr4 Bit Poster

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    Hi

    I'm currently considering studying the above but in the ms press book it says its designed for someone with several years experience in a server admin role. I was wondering if this is true as I do not have this experience with servers and,if it is, are there any suitable resources I could study to bring me sufficiently up to speed to study for the 70 646 exam from the ms press book?

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  2. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Well reading a book is one thing, actually doing the physical side of things is another.

    Have you got any sort of lab set up etc???

    Ed
     
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    WIP: 70-680
  3. mkultr4

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    Hi. Yes I have a vm workstation rig with 2 server 2008 dc's and a couple of win 7 clients. Stumbled my way through setting up AD but it's a while since I set it up. Still seems in working order from the limited testing i did today.
     
  4. mkultr4

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    So would there be a requirement to take some sort of primer before doing this course? My background is mainly desktop with a bit of backup monitoring. My study history to date is a Windows client mock years ago which I passed but didn't take full test afterwards.
     
  5. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    I dont get the bit where you passed but didnt take the test afterwards

    Isnt that like saying i can drive a car but i just didn bother getting a licence ?

    Ed
     
    Certifications: BSc computing and information systems
    WIP: 70-680
  6. mkultr4

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    Not really. The mock was part of a college course. I probably didn't have the financials at the time to pay for the full test. I'm not claiming some particular level of expertise, just pointing out that that was the extent of my study to date.
     
  7. sheepluv

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    Do the 2 others first, that exam is a pain and not very techy if I remember, more planning and stuff. When I done it I just passed because it makes sense to do the 2 Tech specialist exams first (70-640 642) https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-gb/mcsa-windows-server-2008-certification.aspx
     
    Certifications: CCNA | HND | 70-646
  8. sheepluv

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    thats what i said to my mate about dating books lol
     
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  9. mkultr4

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    Hi and thanks for the answer. Of the 2 you have recommended is there one that's more difficult than the other? Newbie questions I know....
     
  10. sheepluv

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    I havent done those 2 exams yet but have looked at the material to some extent.
    Which is harder, depends as some people find things like subnetting difficult so if that was your case then the 70-642 (net infrastructure config) would be harder.
    The book I got here start with the active directory exam 70-640 then 642 (643 application infra config has been retired), then do the pro exam in that order if I was you
     
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  11. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Usually the best way to approach these exams is in sequencial order, 640 -.> 642 -> 646, there is a reason that the exams are numbered in order and that's because they all add to the information from the previous exam.
     
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  12. mkultr4

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    Thanks for the advice guys. Much appreciated.
     

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