+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    42
    #1

    Default 70-640 addtional books ?

    Hi,

    I have the CBT nuggets and now the R2 70-640 Microsoft book. But to help the understanding process is there a good book worth reading / topping up knowledge on ? Maybe written for someone who not used these things much but looking to move in that area as a future career move.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    24

    Certifications
    A+, N+, S+, 3x MTA, MCSA 2008/2012/Windows 7, CCNA
    #2
    I've been studying for the 70-640 also, as a supplement I've been reading Mastering Windows Server R2 by Mark Minasi. It's been pretty good so far.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    334

    Certifications
    MTA:OS, MTA:N, MTA:SA, MTA:S, MCTS:70-640, Solarwinds Cert. Prof. VCA-DCV, VCA-WM - Expired CompTia Net+
    #3
    Server 2008 r2 unleashed comes highly recommended on this board.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    42
    #4
    Thanks, just purchased a copy of Server 2008 r2 unleashed. Hoping another format will help it sink in my head !
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Plano, TX
    Posts
    103

    Certifications
    CompTIA A+/Net+/Sec+/Proj+; MCTSx5; MCSAx2; MCITPx2; CCNA R&S
    #5
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    42
    #6
    But that doesn't contain the R2 update, does it ?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    69

    Certifications
    MCTS 70-681, 70-659. ITIL Foundation
    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by gbeer7 View Post
    But that doesn't contain the R2 update, does it ?
    It does include the R2 update - if you use the "look inside" feature on that Amazon link you can search for "R2" and see that it is mentioned specifically in the book.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    42
    #8
    What are the "Cram" books like ?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Senior Member Chev Chellios's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    336

    Certifications
    MCP, MCDST, CCNSP, ITIL Foundation, working towards CCENT/CCNA
    #9
    Hi gbeer7, how did you get on with the Server 2008 unleashed book? I am stuggling with the MS official guides for the server 2008 just as I find them to be really badly written/dull, is the unleashed book worth purchasing as an extra resource?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. Senior Member Chev Chellios's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    336

    Certifications
    MCP, MCDST, CCNSP, ITIL Foundation, working towards CCENT/CCNA
    #10
    Also are the cram books any good?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  12. Member djentlemetal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    53

    Certifications
    CCNA R&S, CCENT, Security+, CIW WDS, CIW JSS
    #11
    I'm about a 1/3 of the way through the Poulton Cert Guide. The only thing I think is lacking is maybe the lack of labbing he has in the book. It's great in that it's straight forward, and he does have some step-by-step examples in each chapter, but I obviously need to dig around on Tech Net and follow those labs to get a better grasp on what I'm reading. I feel like when I finish a chapter from the Poulton book (which are really short) that I've somehow missed something. Also, my head might be up my ass in this line of thinking, but wouldn't it be better to set up DNS after you install AD DS? Poulton has you install the DNS role before AD DS and then goes on to tell you that the zones that he just had you configure are automatically set up when you install AD DS.

    I took a few server classes 2 years ago when I was getting my associates degree, and we used the greenish-blue MS books that came with lab manuals as well. The books were extremely dry, but the labbing wasn't bad at all. Poulton's book comes highly recommended on these forums, but I'm highly aware that I need to supplement that book with labbing and videos (I have the CBT Nugget ones). Besides Technet, is there a pdf/book or website that has labs for this exam?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks