May 3rd, 2001, 07:35 AM
Reccommendations for MCSE materials
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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May 3rd, 2001, 04:25 PM
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.
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May 3rd, 2001, 07:18 PM
Very often you can get a set of the Sybex MCSE Core books at Costco for about 1/2 the retail price, which is already about 1/3 the retail of the individual books.
That right there paid for 1 years worth of membership for me!
(The next year was paid for by obtaining a $125 retail art book for $35!)
May 4th, 2001, 10:07 AM
Check www.examnotes.com they have forums dedicated to each test
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May 4th, 2001, 12:52 PM
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.
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May 5th, 2001, 06:32 AM
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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May 9th, 2001, 12:57 PM
I've been using Wave Technology book for the when i was doing NT. I've done all the Core exams Work/Server/Enter/Essential.
I have also bought the Exchange Server 5.5 Resource Book - 1500 pages.
Any one got a preferrance on the Win2k Upgrade exam Exan 240???
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July 2nd, 2001, 06:11 PM
Great study guides at TroyTEC
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July 4th, 2001, 02:13 PM
My recommendations are:
-Exam Prep & Cram
-Transenders (they really are the best)
-User the free testing sites out there, in your browser type: Free test online Windows
-And user Microsofts Tech net.
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July 5th, 2001, 05:20 PM
i like the books published by Cybex