I know this question has probably been asked a thousand times. I was wanting to know if you guys know what the best materials are for self-study to get my MCSE. I don't want to just learn enough to pass the tests either. I need good quality materials that will show me everything I need to know and be able to put it to use in a work environment. If you know what some good materials are or know where I can look for some on the Net it would be greatly appreciated.
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I haven't scraped up the ca$h to take the tests yet, but I bought MS Windows 2000 Core Requirements multi-book pack. Got it for a good deal and it has an ebook for quick reference and portability that is pretty cool.
A lot of people say the MS stuff is not that great, and I myself would probably buy supplemental "cram" books before I took the test.
I would look for cheap books/reviews on amazon, bn.com, etc. then try to buy them on ebay or bookpool.com.
I've been using the MS course books, and they're alright. The books are very repiticous, and mine have already started to fall apart after about a month of use. If you can find and afford them in hardback, that would be the way I would go.
Best way to get there, is one step at a time. Sybex & MS Press make good study material. Transcenders is a good exam prep tool. Then the software, Win2K, and of course atleast 1 more PC. MCP Magazine helps a lot too. They have basic tutorials on Win2K features. I learned RIS, Group Policy, etc, from their articles.
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