+ 0 Votes Have you looked for online resources? Tig2 5 years ago Or CDs of study material? I SOOOOO understand the whole "attention span of a flea" thing. That would perfectly describe me. I find that I am able to concentrate better on something on the screen than on the book on my lap. I think that I am hearing some fear here. I hate to break it to you but there is just no way that you can reasonably know everything that there is to know about stuff. Certainly, study and learn. You have a good plan there. But realize that a problem will come up one day that you won't have the answer for. That's when you login to TR and put out a distress call. Tell us what level of competency you are aiming for. I'll bet that the folks will be able to give you a hand building a road map. + 0 Votes Take a look at this NetMan1958 5 years ago http://www.trainsignal.com/Microsoft-Training-C4.aspx I've used their Cisco training videos and find them very good. + 0 Votes My recommendation Kjell_Andorsen 5 years ago if you want to get the MCSE go with the MS PRess "Self paced training kits" for each individual exam. I've found these books to be the best overall study guides. They also come with plenty of lab exercises and Measureup practice exams so you get a lot of value for your money. + 0 Votes Your profile says you're a manager CharlieSpencer_Palmetto 5 years ago I assume that means you have subordinates. Look at the skills required for their jobs and pick the one you know the least about. As a manager you aren't expected to know those skills in detail, but you should be able to discuss them intelligently with those subordinates. On the other hand, if the title implies management of non-human resources, make a list of the technologies you deal with on a daily basis. Again, pick the area where you feel your lack of knowledge would have the greatest impact if there was a problem. Still don't have anything you like? Make a list of skills needed to do whatever you'd like to do for your next job. Again, prioritize them. In order to minimize the distractions, configure an older, slower system to use when you're trying examples, testing procedures, etc. Choose one fast enough to get the job done, but slow enough that web surfing, games, etc are too painful to bother with. Stick in a low-end video card; you don't need 256 million colors at 80,000 x 60,000 resolution for studying and admin work. Don't load any entertainment or media applications beyond what's necessary to access web-based tutorials.