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Network Admin with minimal experience needs help.

By brian ·
Can someone recommend which Microsoft Course would best suit this person?

They're using Windows Server 2000, and haven't looked into upgrading (yet). They have 4 servers in all. He has kinda grown into the position of the administrator and hasn't had any formal training. He knows the basics, ie assigning new users, passwords. He has been asked to start taking classes.

Anyone know which MOC class would be best for someone with this kind of minimal, self taught experience.

Thanks in advance.

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In Same position

by mann_moore In reply to Network Admin with minima ...

Grew into position when last administrator left suddenly. Thankul for position but clearly have a lot more to learn. luckily, there has been no change in service that the others can see.
Right now, I am trying to get the tape drive working an a Dell server so we can start backing up again.

I am interested in what classes to begin with as well. I have a degree in Information Systems and 2 - 3 yrs help desk experience.


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by TonytheTiger In reply to In Same position

You might want to find some way of backing up that server temporarily until you can get the tape drive going. Do you have an extra workstation (or two) that can hold your server's most important data?

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Course 2154 was the course he's taking

by brian In reply to In Same position

I talked with him...the 2151 & 2152 I thought would work at first...but he's got a few years under his belt and he seemed to know most of the basics...he was under estimating himself... so we decide to go with 2154 - Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services... it seems a good fit....

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MCSE Study Guides

by BFilmFan In reply to Network Admin with minima ...

I'd recommend that you pick up one of the MCSE study guides that isn't just an exam cram. The O'Reilly books and Unleashed series tend to be very good.

Check your local tech schools to see if they offer any training courses. Note that most of the courses are boot camps, which are in my opinion worthless for anything other than cramming knowledge into your head to pass a test.

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