Lab setup for 70-284?

BeefchiefBeefchief Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi all,

I've just finished my 70-291 exam and most of my home study was done on a PC and notebook, both with 2003 Server installed on them. I'm about to start ordering study material the 70-284 exam, and I just want to know if 2 installations of Server 2K3 is enough for a test lab.

I've read on one web page that I'll need a DC, front-end and back-end server. I'm thinking I can do all on them on two machines.

Any advice? I also have Exchange 2003 at work(no clustering though).


  • eurotrasheurotrash Member Posts: 817
    I would say that should suffice. I did mine with only one server... though I always get by with one server. My mind takes care of the rest.
    Oh, a good idea would be to have one server for Exchange 5.5, as there's a lot about upgrading from/cohabitating with a 5.5 environment.
    witty comment
  • SmallguySmallguy Member Posts: 597
    that will work as said above worst case you could always run a virtual server on on of the macines as long as u have 1gb + of ram.
  • spicc7spicc7 Member Posts: 47 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Omni, good idea about the standalone Exchange 5.5 server - probably is where does one get Exchange 5.5 in this day and age? I couldn't even find a trial version anywhere!
    CCNA, CCNA Security, MCSA, MCP, A+, Network+
  • eurotrasheurotrash Member Posts: 817
    Unfortunately I don't know where one could dl a trial, much less a full version.
    witty comment
  • TrailerisfTrailerisf Member Posts: 455
    Dude, there are no sims on 284... Lab is a great idea, but really really overkill.

    Exam is a breeze.
    On the road to Cisco. Will I hunt it, or will it hunt me?
  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
    Trailerisf wrote:
    Dude, there are no sims on 284... Lab is a great idea, but really really overkill.

    Exam is a breeze.

    Sound good then, seen as 291 was a headache! :D
    Microsoft Certifications: MCITP:EA, MCSE:S, MCSA:M, MCDST, MCTS: Vista Config, MCITP: Ent Support
    Citrix Certifications: CCA XenApp 4.5/5.0 and XenServer 5.0
    Other: Marathon Certified Consultant (HA, FT and VM), ISEB InfoSec Management Principles and Security+
    Working on: CISSP and Check Team Member
Sign In or Register to comment.