Passed this Morning

unrevealedunrevealed Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
HeLLo Mates, Passed my First certification after almost 6 Years.

825/900

Material used was Sybex Security+ Fast Pass (Good for Overall study but i'd recommend to

browse internet for further study of topics like Protocols, Encryption and Certificates as it dosn't give full insights, download good study guides as well and free questions if you can, worth studying 1 night before exam as after every question they quickly tell you the definition best way to remind something and help you understanding the way question is asked and the scenario or how to use Common Sense)

Perk is on what Layer this and this work ;)

Doing Security+ wasn't difficult after doing MSc in Information Systems Security, but of course

wouldn't have been possible without further relevant study. I enjoyed studying it as it was

very compact and nicely designed and gave me a chance to re-call old Networking memories.

Passed "Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server (070-215)" in May 2003 and studied about CCNA in 2000 and worked as an internee back in 2004, so didn't take me long preparing although i printed the material 1 year ago icon_wink.gif

Well, Exam was pretty much about everything they mentioned and as other people have experienced as well.

2 or 3 questions about Ports, Risk, and yes Encryption and Authentication methods did my head in. So they are a Must.

Spot on as they asked me to figure out one tool out of a couple like netbus or nessus ain't gonna mention clearly ;)

Nothing from backup and a very few questions from Access control methods.

yes another big thing was Security Awareness and Social Engineering so yes i'd say prepare well

and don't ignore it as mostly people just emphasis on Ports, Encryption.

PKI and Certificates will help you pass as well.

Thanks alot everybody here on this Forum, as i have been an idle spectator for quite a long time, and especially last few days.

Can any body please suggest me, about my MCP certification i did in 2000, is it gone waste ?

I have plans to do MCSA as soon as i can, is there any way i can use that old MCP ?

Basically my Main aim is to get my Hands on Active directory, gotta learn Access control methods ;)

Thanks alot you all and take good care.

Regards,

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I Sit and Talk to God, and he just Laughs at my Plans...

Comments

  • hettyhetty Member Posts: 394
    Congrats!

    You cant use 70-215 for MCSA or MCSE 2003. You have to start over, but maybe it might be worth looking ahead towards MCITP for Server 2008 instead.
  • unrevealedunrevealed Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hey Hetty,

    Thanks alot mate, I have been looking on to Microsoft's website for MCSE and MCSA and the ways if i can utilise my old MCP, the only way to use that is if i pursue my MCSA in win2k Track. it seems.

    But hey this new MCTS and MCITP stuff is mind Blowing, new titles look more professional than MCSA or MCSE sick of'em lols.

    I am gonna be reading about them, from now and on, and hopefully will decide something from these ones and keep my Oldie Goldie MCP there.

    Only wanna do something in Server Administration and Directory Services then might do some

    firewall stuff. But yes it seems we can just do one certification here and become Specialist instead of doing whole pool of Exams.

    Thanks once again.

    Cheers...

    I Sit and Talk to God, and he just Laughs at my Plans...
  • hettyhetty Member Posts: 394
    Checkout royal's post for MCITP 2008

    Youd have to pass 70-218 before May 24th to have a chance to finish MCSA 2000. You can finish the rest of the client and general electives after that deadline. I was going to do the same but eventually decided against.
  • unrevealedunrevealed Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Dear Hetty,

    How can i finish MCSA 2000 just by giving 1 Exam ?

    I understand i have completed one exam already, and Security+ would waive the elective option.

    But wouldn't i have to do 2 other exams ? in terms of finishing 4 exams to do MCSA 2000.

    Let me have a look at the post you have mentioned above.

    Regards,

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  • hettyhetty Member Posts: 394
    Yes 2 exams.
    hetty wrote:
    Youd have to pass 70-218 before May 24th to have a chance to finish MCSA 2000.
    hetty wrote:
    You can finish the rest of the client and general electives after that deadline.
    You already have the general elective, Security+, so send that information to Microsoft. Then you just need to take XP or the Vista exam to finish MCSA 2000, but you can do that exam after the May 24th deadline (which was extended despite what Microsofts website says)
  • hettyhetty Member Posts: 394
    70-218 is considered a very easy exam compared to some of the others BTW.
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Actually, the 2000 client exam is expiring as well, so you'll be looking at XP or Vista. The Vista exam would probably be the best choice since you can apply it to the MCITP:EA as well.
  • hettyhetty Member Posts: 394
    dynamik wrote:
    Actually, the 2000 client exam is expiring as well, so you'll be looking at XP or Vista. The Vista exam would probably be the best choice since you can apply it to the MCITP:EA as well.
    Sorry my mistake, edited above to take the 2000 exam reference out, thanks dynamik.
  • unrevealedunrevealed Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Right, Sorry i read it in a bit of a rush, even though it was very precised.

    Do you think, it'd worth doing MCSA on 2000 track, or shall i just concentrate on MCTS stuff ?

    Don't know if i shall become too vendor specific, but definately i am going to Hit, loads of

    Certs now, as this is what employers go for, sort of necessary Evil lols.

    Thanks alot anyway Hetty, i'll look more deeply into it tonight.

    Take care.


    Regards,

    I Sit and Talk to God, and he just Laughs at my Plans...
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Not a big deal. He could technically squeeze it in, but that seems like a lot to do within a month :)

    Edit: To answer your question, I think 2000 is getting just a bit old. Personally, I wouldn't both with it unless you have a good reason to. A 2000 MCSA/E will count as an elective for your 2003 MCSE though. Between that and the client exam, you'd have 2/7 down for the MCSE 2003.
  • unrevealedunrevealed Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Cheers Dynamik,

    I never knew, forums' can be that helpful, Wasted my Precious 8 bloody years on mIRC lols,

    and have been busy in my Masters and other stuff.

    Thanks big times.


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  • unrevealedunrevealed Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    By the way, What happens when an exam expires ?

    Can't i use that title any more ? or they just stop conducting the Exam ?


    Regards.

    I Sit and Talk to God, and he just Laughs at my Plans...
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    unrevealed wrote:
    I never knew, forums' can be that helpful, Wasted my Precious 8 bloody years on mIRC lols

    This forum is unique. There are plenty of others that are just a waste of time.
    unrevealed wrote:
    By the way, What happens when an exam expires ?

    Can't i use that title any more ? or they just stop conducting the Exam ?

    Technically, the exam retires. When that happens, you will no longer be able to take it. If the certification doesn't expire/require renewal, you'll be able to use the title forever. It will just naturally lose value in time. Some of the new certifications can expire and will have to be renewed to stay valid, but you will always be a 2000 MCP, for example.
  • hettyhetty Member Posts: 394
    Depends on how much time you want to spend to get it done. 218 is a summary of the 215, 216, & 217 exams. Microsoft changed it so 293 is a summary of the 291 exam with some more information. This is how I see it BTW, others might disagree.

    There is a lot of information in 218, but none of it is really in depth. The Microsoft book is about 1000 pages and you could probably skim over some of the chapters related to 215 material. I've listed the chapters below but check the exam objectives yourself to decide if you think you could do it. Itll be a very tight squeeze to pass it with experience, without experience I wouldnt chance it, just concentrate on the MCITP stuff.

    Chapter 1 - Networking with Microsoft Windows 2000
    Chapter 2 - Managing Client and Server Computers
    Chapter 3 - Managing Storage Resources
    Chapter 4 - Managing NTFS Permissions
    Chapter 5 - Sharing Drives and Printers
    Chapter 6 - Monitoring Server Health and Security
    Chapter 7 - Managing Active Directory User and Computer Objects
    Chapter 8 - Managing Active Directory Group Objects
    Chapter 9 - Using Group Policies
    Chapter 10 - Managing Resources with Active Directory Service
    Chapter 11 - Replicating Active Directory
    Chapter 12 - Active Directory Service Administration
    Chapter 13 - TCP/IP Administration
    Chapter 14 - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
    Chapter 15 - Windows Name Resolution
    Chapter 16 - Domain Name System
    Chapter 17 - Managing Internet Information Services
    Chapter 18 - Remote Client Access
    Chapter 19 - Disaster Recovery and Prevention
  • hettyhetty Member Posts: 394
    Having 2000 on a resume is still a plus IMO. Thats why I considered doing it before 2003, other things have gotten in the way of me preparing properly for it so just had to let that goal slip by the wayside.
  • unrevealedunrevealed Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Sorry went to Work, as i work evenings...

    Brilliant information i must say, it seems i'd stick to my instincts and your suggestions, and leave

    my MCP as it is and start a new life on 2008 Winblows.

    Hit the Server exam and then AD DS. As it'll give me administration experience and definately

    Access control methods as well. Plus can get it converted to MCITP any time.

    Bloody hell, i just love this MS Certified Technology Specialist. Man...

    Wondering if i could find any Suitable material for Windows 2008, gotta have a look though, but

    please guide me through it.

    Gonna get me some cheap but AMDish desktop as well, gotta get me hands back in windows.

    So Long .....

    I Sit and Talk to God, and he just Laughs at my Plans...
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