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  1. Senior Member
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    Oct 2006

    Default For windows web hosting what certs should I get?

    Howdy All!

    I am a Linux expert by trade, and want to move to what we call the "darkside" (Microsoft).

    Not totally move there, but I want to be well rounded.

    Here is what I want to specialize in:
    MS Server2008
    Active Directory
    Email Server
    Windows Security

    So far I have seen Windows Server 2003, and I am familiar with the non-server windows operating system (have used them all, setup networking, etc, from windows 3.1 to 7)

    This is more for personal achievement rather than certs needed to get a job.

    Can someone recommend a few certs to get me started?

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    If you're not going for certs, I'd get this (I actually used it for my MCITP upgrades): Amazon.com: Windows Server 2008 Inside Out (9780735624382): William R. Stanek: Books

    That's probably the best single resource for all things Server 2008.

    If you want to get more into the security side of things (ignore the bad review): Amazon.com: Windows Server 2008 Security Resource Kit (PRO - Resource Kit) (9780735625044): Jesper M. Johansson: Books

    The "Mastering" books are good for other specific technologies: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Micr...3052901&sr=8-1

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    70-643 (MCTS: Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure) covers IIS pretty heavily (among other things)

    70-640 (MCTS Server 2008 Active Directory) covers active directory.

    There is an assortment of exchange exams from 2003 to 2010, pick your posion.

    70-642 covers basic SMTP servers, as well.

    There are no security exams specific to 2008 that i know of, but there are some for 2003 server.

    Theres developer and administrator exams for both SQL 2005 and 2008.
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  5. Senior Member
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    Oct 2006

    I just ordered 6 books.

    3 were used and under $7 each
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