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Upgrading windows server admin skills

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by windowslearner, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. windowslearner

    windowslearner New Member

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    Hi

    I am looking to understand more on Windows server 2003 rebuild, basic network concepts like network ports/ipconfig, dns, wns, network adapters, cluster administration, trouble shooting etc

    Can you please suggest what course i should choose and i prefer weekend/part time courses.

    Any training institutes who can help me

    Thanks
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    Are you wanting to do this for a living? and do you have any experience?

    I am guessing no so my suggestion to you is that you learn the basics first. No one walks into these types of jobs without getting experience and building upon this experience.

    Training schools will help you get the certs but the certs wont help you because of your lack of experience.

    If you want to learn basic networking stuff then you should do the N+ and get some experience before going any further.
     
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  3. windowslearner

    windowslearner New Member

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    I am already in IT profession for 13 years , in my current role I needed to upgrade to windows 2003 rebuilds and need some knowledge on trouble shooting. I dont need a certification but i need some hands on before i do in my current role

    for example, i am supposed to clustering of two boxes next month, so i am trying to get some hands on exp before i try at role. company is not providing any training to me, so i have to do it on my own.
     
  4. greenbrucelee
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    Well I think you should learn the A+,N+,MCSA and MCSE the A+ and N+ will help towards the MCSA/E as they count as electives towards them.
     
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  5. windowslearner

    windowslearner New Member

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    I don't think I have time to be trained in all above, unless if somone can provide me customized training or crash course

    I am not looking to appear for any examinations

    May be someone on this forum can help me in providing training or suggest me any institutes who can provide me customized one-one training for hourly/daily payment
     
  6. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Can I ask what area of IT you have been working in for the last 13 years?

    As far as a quick win solution, unfortunately that doesn't really work because it comes with experience (how long do you expect that knowledge to stay in your head if you learn it over a day or so and then don't use it all the time?)

    I would also suggest that you need to start looking at a home lab environment to see if that can help you out more.
     
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  7. windowslearner

    windowslearner New Member

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    I need these skills in my current role, so I may not be forgetting these though i learn/practice only few days.

    What module of Microsoft course will cover clustering of two boxes and fail over etc

    I am mainly a CRM consultant
     
  8. Shinigami

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    A little strange they'd ask a CRM consultant to do this kinda work, and for Windows 2003 of all things. Next year may see the release of Windows Server 8 (or 2012, whatever name they'll give it). Your company should be thinking about investing in a more modern OS if possible.
     
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  9. DryPlate

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    Unfortunately sometimes we need to use the tools/programs our employers want to use. I assume what you mean is that you're self-training and not going towards a specific certification, you just want to learn more about Windows Server. If you're looking for video training material to use, everyone recommends CBT Nuggets they still have material for older versions of Windows Server. You can also search threads here to find recommendations for a good book to buy.
     
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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Nice one dryplate. Windowslearner, is there anyone you can learn from? If you still don't feel confident I'd recommend you tell your employer this is above your skill level. You don't want to stress yourself out putting yourself out of your depth
     
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  11. Shinigami

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    or worse... Get fired for doing the wrong thing and losing company data.
     
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  12. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    absolutely mate, it does happen unfortunately...
     
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