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By geraldbrooks ·
What are the best training and reference resources for the beginner/intermediate technician to obtain the knowledge and skills to pass Microsoft Professional with Internet Designation tests.

I work for a small business with a 20 PC peer-to-peer network. As a collateral duty, I manage and maintain the system and PCs. We are planning to migrate to W2K network with the server connected to the internet via router and cable modem. I have a strong backgound in old USNavy radars and computers (Univac1219b). I don't have any formal training in the modern PCs and networks. Quite simply, I don't know what I don't know. Please enlighten me.

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by johnleonard In reply to Training Requirements

Obviously, the best place to start is Microsoft. enter the Training and Certification site at:

http://www.microsoft.com/trainingandservices/default.asp

and look around for the sort of products you're likely to be dealing with and what exams you'll need to take.

when it comes to studying for the exams, I'm currently using the Microsoft guides for each exam. they run to ?40 ($80-$100?)apiece, but are good enough to get you through an exam with good scores.

test exams? try www.transcender.com for the best practice tests in the business. expensive, but worth it.

cram material or light reading for review purposes? try cramsession.brainbuzz.com

I will say that I used a combination of the examcram books (www.examcram.com) and cramsessions for my NT4.0 MCSE, and they worked really well. current rumor is that just cramming is never going to get you through win2k exams, so i'd recommend the microsoft guides.

of course, nothing can beat hands-on practice. see if you can dedicate a couple of machines to your own practice work and you'll pick things up so much faster.

Good Luck! trust me, it's hard work, but well worth it in the end. the feeling of satisfaction you get when Microsoft send you your certificates is hardto beat...

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by OriDjinn In reply to Training Requirements

It is definitely useful to have some "formal" training to learn the ins and outs of MS Windows 2K. However, if you don't want to spend $8,000 and 7 months (night classes) to learn the Microsoft Product, you can always go to the Microsoft Windows 2000 website and download as many whitepapers that you can. Follow the links inside the Whitepapers to gain additional knowlege (its kind of like a tree affect, you start at the root and branch out).

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000

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