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resources for self study!!

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by computerian, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. computerian

    computerian Bit Poster

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    hello guys, today i want to know about the resources for self study. I dont have any certs but IT degree:(.
    I dont have brief knowledge of servers and all those. I did some of the labs in my degree but i guess all of you guys know thats insufficient. so, overall i do have basic knowledge on networking and servers.

    Now i really want to study,practise the windows servers..but i dont have any idea about the books,videos or any other means for self study. Please suggest me how to do self study servers efficiently. I would be grateful if u guys suggest me the good books, videos, website....

    I wonder if there is any simulator for the windows server so that we can practise.

    Thanks guys!!!
     
  2. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    Unfortuantely, it's going to be the same as the others.

    When you say basic knowledge of servers - in what respect. e.g - Active Directory, DNS servers, DHCP, DFS etc?

    You need to get experience first of all, in the fundamentals of working within IT in a workplace - which could mean starting at the bottom, IT Helpdesk / 1st line support / desktop assistance etc.

    You need to master a support role of the above kind ideally before even thinking of moving onto a server based role, i've got 5 years experience combined between 1st to 3rd line support - and am just moving into server infrastructure now (Windows 2008 R2 etc) - and i'm studying for the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator - possibly the MCITP: Server Administrator, haven't decided yet.

    You can of course study for this first if you should so wish to, but i don't think you're going to get alot of luck finding a job on that qualification alone without prior exposure to basic IT support on 1st line / helpdesk roles.

    If i were you - get out there job hunting and find somewhere to offer you experience, it'll be basic - but after 9 months to a year, you'll have a good amount of experience behind you, and that'll count lots in your next job role, be it in server admin, or even a higher based support role.

    Whilst job hunting/working - get studying for something like the A+, then the N+ - and finally move onto your speciality, which in your case i would guess would be server administration. so something after the A+ & N+ would be the Server+ - or you could go straight onto perhaps an MCITP, similar to what i'm doing.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011
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