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« on: January 31, 2002, 07:17:47 PM »

I'm just finishing up my Windows 2000 MCSE, and I'm interested to see what you use on the job as a  quick reference. I've got all the MOC books, the Syngress study guides, plenty of stuff, but I want one volume that will be a good reminder for when I forget something, or need more details to do my job.

So what do you use the most?
Resource Kits?
Mark Minasi's books?
What's your favorite?Huh? (and why)


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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2002, 10:20:30 PM »

Cheesy Though I still refer to the MS MCSE Training Kit now and again I found MS do a book called "MS Windows 2000 Administrator's Pocket Consultant" (ISBN 0-7356-0831-8).  The cost is as follows:

USA $29.99
UK ?20.99
Canada $45.99

It gives fast answers, daily operations guide, quick reference tables, lists and step-by-step instructions and is directed at the IT Implementer (Support and Maintenance).  I'd rather carry this around than the Training Kits!!

One Exam leads to another!  Where will it ever end?
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2002, 11:16:25 PM »

Try this link: for $20.99 US!:D

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2002, 10:42:18 AM »

I have the pocket consultant and agree with frank, it's much easier to port around with you and is clean and concise.

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2002, 03:22:36 AM »

Here are my suggestions...purchase the complete Mark Minasi "Windows 2000 Resource Kit" for the shelf and carry the searchable  E-book CD in your tech kit. It gets to the point, is detailed and is in plain english. Best investment!!!

As an example, we were trying to decide on whether NLB and Windows 2k Terminal services would suite our need or the purchase of Citrix was in order. What was the difference? Couldn't remember all the facets of the platforms...but right there was a comparison and contrast of both platforms. Great set of books and well written...not dry and backed by real world experience in the trenches.

Book 2
Prentice Hall's MCSE TCP\IP Networking in MS NT4 by Kostya Ryvkin, Dave Houde....Great book on base TCP\IP principles.

Book 3 Windows 2000 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (Tech Kit)

Book 4 Novell's IntraNetWare Administrator's Handbook..Softcover Smart-Book (techkit)Mine's 4.11 but there's bound to be a 5 out there

Book 5 Firewalls 24x7 (Shelf)

Book 6 Hacking Exposed...a must read (shelf)

Book 7 Exchange 5,5 24x7 (Shelf)

Book 8 New Riders Platinum NT4 Professional Administrator's Guide (Shelf)

These are my best suggestions on useful books.

PS...Find as many e-books ads possible and load the PDF's on your laptop for the field

Good Luck




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