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By tracarts ·
I am currently studying for the MCSE and have the Exam Cram books which are excellent for telling me HOW to do something, but not too hot on the WHY and WHEN. Does anybody have any recommendations for an exam book or networking books that would give me the WHY and WHEN to use the various functions questioned on the exams. I can memorize the HOW for the test, but would also like to know WHEN and WHY is the best choice to use. I use this on a day to day basis, so I am getting the hands on necessary, but most often I do it because "that is the way we do it here" not because I really understand.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Mcse Books

My preferences are for the Sybex books. Exam Cram is good and I like to read them just before the test...but I've found the Sybex series good references both before and after. This is of course a personal opinion...but I recommend them highly. I'm using them as I prepare for my CCNA....

Good luck

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by gperrie In reply to Mcse Books

I liked the MS Press books for some of the first 2000 exams(pro and server). After that, they tended to have a lot of information but weren't really relating to the questions in the exams.

I thought that some of the exams had questions that tested your knowledge of obscure features in products which you would probably not use in a real world situation. Passing the exams and using the products in daily life are two separate beasts.

Good luck with the exams

Gavin

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by j_o_blair In reply to Mcse Books

Having gottne my MCSE, the best answer is to use MS press books for the whys.
in reality you may not use the methods proposed by MS, but for the exam, you will need the MS preferred solution.
My memory also tells me they cover more of the why's.
another good thing to do is do some practice tests... they often have good explanations on why to do stuff in regards to whatever question

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