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Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials

The core concepts and technologies you need to administer a Windows Server OS Administering a Windows operating system (OS) can be a difficult topic to grasp, particularly if you are new to the field of IT. This full-color resource serves as an approachable introduction to understanding how to install a server, the various roles of a server, and how server performance and maintenance impacts a network. With a special focus placed on the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certificate, the straightforward, easy-to-understand tone is ideal for anyone new to computer administration looking to enter the IT field. Each chapter offers a clear and concise look at the core Windows administration concepts you need to know to gain an understanding of these difficult topics. Offers a clear, no-nonsense approach to administering a Windows operating system and presents it in such a way that IT beginners will confidently comprehend the subject matter Targets the MTA 98-365 exam by covering Windows Server installation, server roles, storage, and active directory infrastructure Provides you with a solid foundation of various networking topics so that you can gain a strong understanding of Windows Server administration concepts Includes review questions and suggested labs to further enhance your learning process With this book by your side, you will be armed with the core concepts and technologies needed to administer a Windows Server operating system.

Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (August 30, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1118016866

ISBN-13: 978-1118016862

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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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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