MCITP Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator Training Kit 4-Pack (2nd Edition): Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, 70-647 (Microsoft Press Training Kit) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0735663275
ISBN-10: 0735663270
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Product Details

  • Series: Microsoft Press Training Kit
  • Paperback: 3808 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (September 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735663270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735663275
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #812,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By DCW on January 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
These books are well written and comprehensive. Most of the explanations are clear, reasonably concise, and fairly complete, and the books teach a great deal by prose, example, and practice. They are, by far, the best resources I have used yet.

But they still suffer from what I call "Microsoft blindness", the ingrained assumption that the reader (a) has worked extensively in the Microsoft space and (b) has never worked anywhere else. There's a Microsoft Mindset that the writers assume the readers have, and if you happen to be experienced in non-Microsoft technologies, it's almost like reading in a foreign language. If you speak the language well but not fluently, you can translate it, but you struggle to "think" in Microsoft -- or, at least, I do, having long non-Microsoft experience before entering the Microsoft world.

These books could be improved substantially if the writers kept in mind that some readers come from other environments, even if they just did it in sidebars with a signpost here and there, for the things that are quite reasonably obvious to Microsoft devotees that aren't obvious at all to those coming from the outside. One example of many is ongoing references to the .Net development framework. If you haven't developed code for Windows, which is quite possible for an incoming system administrator, many of the .Net references will make little sense, while to a .Net developer they are obvious and intrinsic to the environment.

Microsoft has simultaneously gotten better about playing well with other technologies while making their own more and more comprehensive. Their authors and editors should keep that in mind for future editions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tharien on July 30, 2013
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These books are touted as comprehensive training kits to achieve certification, however; the material in the books only contain about 60% of what is actually needed.

I would not recommend these books to anyone serious about passing the examines. These should be considered reference and not prep.

I would have dropped it to one star as it's so misleading, but there are some valuable bits of info here.
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By ricano on July 2, 2012
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I've read a few pages of all the books from this set. I've found the information very useful. The exercises at the end of each section help to reinforce the learning of the concepts covered throughout the chapters. Even if the step by steps directions do not always give the expected results, but as a network administrator or future network adminstrator you should be comfortable to figure out the problems and make educated guess as how to accomplish certain tasks based on the understanding of the concepts behind "click here and click there". Overall it is a good set of books to learn windows server 2008 r2.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TOW on March 20, 2012
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Excellent set for the seasoned AD / MS Guru wanting to further their knowledge with the next big OS for Microsoft. The details of the lessons show you precise locations of where to get all of the resources you will need to complete each training exercise. My recommendation to anyone who looks to expand their knowledge with an MCITP certification.
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By fUji™ on December 28, 2014
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Good book that covers everything needed for the exam.
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