I’m very happy to announce the availability of a very eagerly awaited book -- MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-648 & 70-649): Transitioning Your MCSA/MCSE to Windows Server® 2008.
This book covers both upgrade exams for Windows Server 2008. If you’re currently an MCSE on Windows Server 2003, passing the 70-649 exam earns you all three MCTS certifications for Windows Server 2008. Then passing the Pro-level exam 70-647, and either Vista exam 70-620 or 70-624, earns you the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification for Windows Server 2008.
If you’re currently an MCSA on Windows Server 2003, passing the 70-648 exam earns you two of the MCTS certifications for Windows Server 2008. Then passing the Pro-level exam 70-646 earns you the MCITP: Server Administrator certification for Windows Server 2008.
To give you a sampling of what you’ll find inside the book, we’ve included the Contents at a Glance, a brief excerpt from the Introduction, and one of the Real World sidebars:
Introduction xxi Chapter 1 Configuring Internet Protocol Addressing 1 Chapter 2 Configuring IP Services 59 Chapter 3 Network Access Configuration 119 Chapter 4 Network Access Security 165 Chapter 5 Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services and Read-Only Domain Controllers 225 Chapter 6 Active Directory Federation Services and Active Directory Rights Management Services Server Roles 281 Chapter 7 Active Directory Certificate Services 347 Chapter 8 Maintaining the Active Directory Environment 391 Chapter 9 Managing Software Updates and Monitoring Network Data 469 Chapter 10 Monitoring Performance and Events 505 Chapter 11 Server Deployment and Activation 561 Chapter 12 Terminal Services 585 Chapter 13 Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure 633 Chapter 14 Configuring FTP and SMTP Services 729 Chapter 15 Hyper-V and Virtualization 777 Chapter 16 High Availability and Storage 807 Answers 843 Index 903
This training kit is designed for Windows Server 2003 MCSEs and MCSAs who want to update their current certification credentials to reflect their experience with the Windows Server 2008 operating system. As an MCSE or an MCSA, you are a server administrator who has at least three years of experience managing Windows servers and infrastructure in an environment with between 250 and 5,000 or more users in three or more physical locations.
You are likely responsible for supporting network services and resources such as messaging, database servers, file and print servers, a proxy server, a firewall, Internet connectivity, an intranet, remote access, and client computers. You will also be responsible for implementing connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offi ces and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet. By using this training kit, you will learn how to do the following:
A long time ago, when I was an electronics engineer, I worked on the design of one of the first automatic teller machines (ATMs). The device was manufactured and sold to several major banking corporations. Suddenly, banking became a 24-hour service. Customers could withdraw cash from their accounts anytime, morning, noon, and night. Except that in many bank branches, it didn’t happen. Local managers insisted that the ATMs were switched off when the bank was closed, rather defeating the purpose of the service. The problem was perceived loss of control. “There’s no way,” one manager told me, “that anyone is taking money from my bank when I’m not there!”The same problem bedeviled DHCP when it was introduced and, in some cases, bedevils it still. Some network managers want to decide exactly what IP address is allocated to what machine. The PC nearest the door is 10.0.0.1, the next one is 10.0.0.2, and so on. They argue that if they know exactly which IP address is allocated to which computer, they can tell where a troublemaker or hacker is located (but not necessarily who it is). They claim that DHCP is a security threat (in spite of its ability to track an IP address to a computer’s hardware address). The real reason is, of course, lack of control. The manager is no longer allocating addresses as he or she thinks fit. The worst case I know of is a network of just under 10,000 hosts, all of them still configured manually. Every other technical person in the organization is desperate for automatic configuration, but the man at the top prohibits it. Needless to say, he does not, himself, configure hosts or debug the resulting network problems. Most, if not all, ATMs are now switched on 24/7, but it’s taken 40 years to get there. Let’s hope it’s a bit quicker with DHCP.
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I enjoyed the "Real World" sidebar, thanks for posting it!
Congrats for both authors for another great book!!
I noticed on the exam objective page for 70-649,(2nd page of the very printed page), that chapters 3, 4, 7, and 8 are not included.
Does anybody know whether or not these chapters could be ignored during examp preparation points?
Yes - that is the way the book is intended. Certain objectives are on both exams, but some are only relevant to 648 and some are only relevant to 649
Chapter 3 covers:
Configuring Remote Access
Configuring Network Authentication
Chapter 4 covers:
Configuring Wireless Access
Configuring Firewall Settings
Chapter 7 covers:
Install AD CS
Configure CA server settings
Managing certificate templates
Managing certificate revocations
Chapter 8 covers:
Configuring AD Backup and Recovery
Performing Offline Maintenance
These are objectives on 648 that are not present on 649
The link for updates to the printed material is incorrect and leads to a page about Visual Studio.
Can anyone provide an updated (correct) link for book updates?
3 year later, still no answer for the correct path ??!'