Did Server2008 fail

Microsoft Windows server 2008 standard
January 27, 2010 at 04:53:35
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,I have been hearing that server 2008 has failed.Can you give me some reasons!

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January 27, 2010 at 05:00:08
I think your thinking of Vista.

Server 2008 is ok.. AD is better than it has been before. Its still Microsoft though.

Why are you concerned?

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January 27, 2010 at 05:08:32
I am interested in Server Administration.
I am not from IT background but want to learn abt server management.So I am planning to write my certifications regarding Server 2008.But I 've been hearing that its failed.And most of the companies in India(Andhra Pradesh) are still using Server 2003.But I want to be updated with the latest versions.So i have planned for 2008.I am working as a desktop support person now, but my Team Leader gives the access of DC to me for server 2003.

I am planning to write my certification for 2008 in one week soo I just want to know what people around the world feel about server 2008.

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January 27, 2010 at 05:21:45
Companies are always many years behind the latest versions. This gives the software time to work out the problems and have software developed for it and sometimes there isn't enough value in upgrade. It took many years for companies to move to 2003 too. Shamefully, my company is SOON moving to office 2007 from office 2000 lol.

When you say write your certificates, you mean sit your exam? Its always good to have the latest certificates but you also want whats in demand and whats around.

1 week? hmmm depending on how much you have already studied for it, I would give myself longer but thats me.

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January 27, 2010 at 05:31:23
I am done with my preparation as far as the exam is concerned.
I have got all the materials and am ready for my exam.

What am planning is, to sit for server 2008 and then go for 2003 as its in demand.This is my plan.

I have enough time to prepare and material.So I want to give my exams first .

Getting knowledge through books is quite easy where as practical knowledge is difficult.

What I am afraid is about practical knowledge.

In interviews they would ask me for practical experience.I dont have it.But I am interested.

What do you suggest.?

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January 27, 2010 at 05:40:30
Good plan. The 2003 version should be a breeze after you pass 2008. Personally, I would of done it around the other way so you don't have to know as much new content for the first exam but upto you.

I've found the best method for me to self study is through video lessons - CBT nuggets, Testout, Train Signal ect. I go through the videos and write down the important stuff to remember it.

After that I always run up some VM's and build a working test environment. Try and break it and fix too.

I'm still yet to go for my 2008 but have 2003 and it wasn't THAT hard. Networking infrastructure exam is for MCSA tho.

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January 27, 2010 at 05:47:35
I got an idea of stting for server 2003 just 2 days ago.I was only planning for the updated version.
Vista configuration would be my first paper.That seems to be easy as far as the exam is concerned.Am studying the Microsoft training kit.And I have some previous papers.

Let me just see how this goes as this is my first certification.Am a bit afraid.I am not that techy.....

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January 27, 2010 at 06:06:43
Are you going for MCSA.. well MCITP SA?

The order I did was Server 2003, XP, Networking Infrastructure, Exchange. So the client OS exam would be better to do first. The XP exam was fairly easy as I had been using it for a couple years but suprisingly I learnt alot from the course.

Good luck. Let me know if you need any advice/help for it.

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January 31, 2010 at 20:42:56
I'm not so sure 2003 would be a breeze. 2008 and 2003 have considerable differences.

If you want the 2008 MCITP, do yourself a favor and don't use the brain dumps out there. Learn the material and pass the exam based on what you know, not what you memorized.

At least one of my MCITP exams was a simulation with 2 VMs that you were given tasks to perform as well as written questions. If you don't know the material, keep studying until you do. If your goal is to just pass the tests, you won't last long as an admin.

Personally, I'd look for an entry level help desk or entry level admin. Don't walk in with some cert pretending to be something you aren't. You'll just end up looking like a fool when called upon to do some serious troubleshooting.

Don't get me wrong, I think the certs are great but just make sure you've earned them. You'll thank yourself in the long run.

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January 31, 2010 at 23:55:45
Hi,Thanks for the reply Glen.

I have the same plan as u have said.I want to get into an entry level admin first.

I am studying the MICROSOFT TRAINING KIT FOR 70-620.I have the dumps as well. But I am preparing both of them.

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