Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (August 30, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
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Tom Carpenter's "Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials" is an excellent book for anyone without a lot of direct Win server experience. It has many screenshots of what you should be seeing and what to look for when working with the server, and its written with the novice in mind, covering many details that other books assume you already know. I am very glad to have found this book.
This is a good book for anyone not familiar with Windows Server. While it is still focused on Server 2008 and 2008R2 and not the newer 2012 or 2012R2 operating system, the exam is as well, so no big deal there really.While I learned a great deal from this book it was not enough to pass the exam the first time. I got a 68/70 on my first attempt by using only this book. Some concepts like AD restore and what is required are not even covered!Good book, not enough to pass the exam on its own.
As a college instructor, I adopted this book for a beginning Windows Server Course. Very easy to read with step by step instructions that are easy to understand for the beginner.
This book taught me the basic skills for a infrastructure entry level posotion. I do recommend you install virtual machine to follow along while reading this book.
This is a great book. I used this book to study for the MTA 98-365 exam and passed it. I do have several years of experience managing Windows Server 2008/R2 systems, but I can confidently say that this book covered all of the material from the exam. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is wanting to take the MTA 98-365 exam.
Does a good job explaining what the aspects of administrating a server are and touches on how to set up the features. However, it doesn't give you step by step instructions on how to do specific tasks, more it just tells you what those tasks do. I can see myself referencing it a lot in the future but I was hoping for a bit more guidance on how to utilize the topics covered in the book.
This book is easy to read. I can learn more in one hour, with this book, than with any other book or training method. Very well written and explained.
Took a networking and servers class based on this book. I still needed Google for class assignments. Brand new to the topic it did provide a decent foundation but further reading/ outside material was needed
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