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Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by heavy__1, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. heavy__1

    heavy__1 New Member

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    i have just started a new position and i am lucky enough for them to send me on training and give me access to all cbt nugget videos.

    They are trying to push me towards learning server 2008 they have gave me material for 70-640 however i am finding this difficult. Is there any pre-requisite material that i should learn before as i am a beginner?

    (please could you give me the exam code)

    Thank you
     
  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Hi Heavy, and congrats on the new role:), in terms of learning windows server 2008 you need to have a good book and a test lab server with the OS installed.

    The best way to learn about an OS is to physically play around with the OS in a test lab virtual environment.

    By the way you can also have the server setup on a physical machine and create a domain with some client PC's to further play around with active directory users and computers etc.

    Check these books listed below:

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Serve...=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1288784426&sr=1-3

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Serve...=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1288784484&sr=1-2



    Best wishes:) and keep on plugging away.
     
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  3. heavy__1

    heavy__1 New Member

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    hi thanks for the reply but which exam should i be learning for first for example, when i was studying for ccna i did icnd 1 and then icnd 2.

    the explanations and terms used in the cbt nugget video for 70-640 are said like i am expected to know them things such as global catalogs etc. however i have no experience in server at all any help
     
  4. Theprof

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    Usually as a beginner you start with the workstation OS such as Windows XP, Vista, or 7, get some experience and then move on to the server OS such as 2003, 2008. The thing is, when doing the server exams, you want to have experience and knowledge in some topics, which in return would make your study life a lot easier. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of position do you have and what do you do on your day to day role?

    I've spend almost 4 years in IT as desktop support/network admin before getting my Server certifications done. But when I did, it was a lot easier then when I first try to pass them a few years ago.
     
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    heavy__1 New Member

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    its a graduate it technician role. i have 1 years desktop support experience

    i have passed windows xp and comptia a+ and comptia technician

    i did take the course on server 2003 last year but never got round to the exam.

    The guys here are sending me on a intensive course end of this month for server administrator which is 3 exams! :eek:

    any help?
     
  6. onoski

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    Hi Heavy_1, when you purchase those books and go through them via your lab setup you should be fine as it covers things such as active directory, replication and global catalogs which are held on domain controllers.

    As a side note also make microsoft technet your search and friend in learning any microsoft operating systems.
     
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  7. heavy__1

    heavy__1 New Member

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    i only have the microsoft press 70-640 book to hand at the moment so working through that!
     
  8. Theprof

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    What I would do in your place is get a lab setup using either VMware server, Hyper-V, etc... and install Windows server 2008 and read the MS-Press book, it will help you a lot. The new Windows Server 2008 exams have lots of material to cover so don't get overwhelmed.
     
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  9. GSteer

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    If your strapped on the cash side you can always bounce on to a Cloudshare Pro Account and you'll have a virtual Server 2008 box to play around with almost instantly and free.
     
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  10. heavy__1

    heavy__1 New Member

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    ive been given access to all the material i need so no problem there,

    just working through 70-640 with virtual server and microsoft press book. They are sending me on a bootcamp end of the month which i think is a week long for all 3 exams constituting to server administrator. Is it feasible to say a human can pass this exam with no server background and 16days to go :blink:eek:
     
  11. BosonMichael
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    It's possible... but what would be the point? The Server 2008 exams are designed for people who have 6-12 months of experience administering a multi-site, multi-server domain environment, not people who haven't yet touched a server.
     
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    That looks pretty cool. Looks like I'll be wasting a few hours today while I add stuff to my cloud and play around with it!
     
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  13. Dred17

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    brilliant works really well
     

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