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By mdicerbo ·
I am trying to obtain an MCSE at this point. I am looking for the best resources that are out there. This question is for veteran MCSE's. What company is the best resource to buy from?? Sybex? ExamCram?? I am very frustrated at this point and would definitely like some help.
Thanks for your input.
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by Ann777 In reply to How to get an MCSE

The best books are the Sybex books. Purchase them and work though the questions at the end of each chapter. If you are disatisfied with your answers, then read through the Chapter and understand that material. One you are satisfied with that Chapter and understand the material, then move on to the next chapter.

The study guides are good for studying the questions that may be near what you see on the test... if you know the material from going though Sybex or from experience, then you'll do well and will pass these. The study guides do not give you understanding of the material; they just allow you to memorize facts.

I've used Brainbuzz and exam cram after going through books' questions/answers and reading where I did not feelcomfortable with the material.

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by mdicerbo In reply to How to get an MCSE

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by timwalsh In reply to How to get an MCSE

I tend to lean toward the Sybex series as they provide not only the information needed to pass the exam (for the most part), but are also valuable as a resource.
For practice tests, I would go with the Transcender series. They tend to give a accurate representation of what the actual test looks like as well as having far fewer "wrong" answers (answers graded as wrong even though they match written information on the subject almost exactly).

Good Luck.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to How to get an MCSE

I used the Sybex books for my MCSE run. They were a good place to get foundation knowledge, but they should not be your only outlet.
Of course, hands-on experience with Win2K is the best thing to do. I am in the IT biz, so that was not a problem. Iwas able to set up a test lab running Win2K with AD on a DC, and it really made things easier (it was great to actually see the screens and to actually do what the book talked about).
I also really liked the web site www.mcmcse.com as a staring point for other online resources. They had many links to other study guides, online practice exams, etc.

Good luck

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by Alpha-Male In reply to How to get an MCSE

My method for exams has been:

1) Sybex books for familiarization and study
2) Hands on practice as much as possible
3) Transcender practice tests
4) www.cramsession.com and www.brainbuzz.com for study guides and practice exams
5) Exam Cram book for the last couple of days of intense study before the test.

Good luck....hope this helps!

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by AgapePC In reply to How to get an MCSE

I also used the Sybex books to study with. I have been a network tech for about 4 years now, and the best study is hands on practice. If you don't work in an environment that you can practice at, I would sugest looking in the classifieds for a couple of cheap PCs and network them together to help you understand what you are studying. There is nothing more frustrating in the "Real World" than someone with a bunch of certs that can't do the simplest network tasks. Hope this helps.

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