Which books / study materials do you recommend?

ryanrevland24ryanrevland24 Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Hey,

I just passed my 70-290 and want to take this one next to complete my MCSA 2003 requirements.

Which books, guides, software do you recommend I purchase to help pass?

Thanks

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  • dvalenzueladvalenzuela Posts: 123Member
    Microsoft PRess Book and CBT Nuggets... Good Luck!! I am working for the 2nd Shot...
    close to MCSA!!
  • cacharocacharo Posts: 361Member
    I thought the Syngress book was amazing for this test
    Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.
  • NetAdmin2436NetAdmin2436 Posts: 1,076Member
    I actually broke down and bought the Microsoft 70-291 Training Kit book this time, which was actually really cheap off Amazon. I only paid like $16 for a used one.
    http://www.amazon.com/MCSA-MCSE-Self-Paced-Training-70-291/dp/0735614393

    Normally, I'd just use:

    1) Technotes from this site (free....but unless I'm blind I didn't see any for 70-291)

    2) Cramsessions study guide (free)

    3) Preplogic audio lecture/quiz CD's and practice exams. (Costs money, but they always have some sort of 'sale' going on and you get free this or that when you purchase this or that)

    4) I also have a home network that I can try stuff on.
    WIP: CCENT/CCNA (.....probably)
  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Posts: 1,506Member
    Without doubt, Syngress:

    http://www.syngress.com/catalog/?pid=2540

    Solid coverage of DNS, excellent practice questions.....
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • gojericho0gojericho0 Posts: 1,060Member
    cacharo wrote:
    I thought the Syngress book was amazing for this test

    +1
  • snadamsnadam Posts: 2,234Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I actually broke down and bought the Microsoft 70-291 Training Kit book this time, which was actually really cheap off Amazon. I only paid like $16 for a used one.
    http://www.amazon.com/MCSA-MCSE-Self-Paced-Training-70-291/dp/0735614393

    Normally, I'd just use:

    v1) Technotes from this site (free....but unless I'm blind I didn't see any for 70-291)

    2) Cramsessions study guide (free)

    3) Preplogic audio lecture/quiz CD's and practice exams. (Costs money, but they always have some sort of 'sale' going on and you get free this or that when you purchase this or that)

    4) I also have a home network that I can try stuff on.


    no tech notes, but an awesome sticky from roayl:

    http://techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21736
    **** ARE FOR CHUMPS! Don't be a chump! Validate your material with certguard.com search engine

    :study: Current 2015 Goals: JNCIP-SEC JNCIS-ENT CCNA-Security
  • jbaellojbaello Posts: 1,192Member
    I recommend Trainsignal for lab practice using DNS/DHCP...
  • nazzeemnazzeem Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    For subnetting I would definately reccomend Bryant Advantage Ultimate CCNA Study Package. Specifically Bryant Advantage Binary Mastery. It teaches subnetting much better than MS Press.

    I dont know if anyone else would agree.
  • vwtechvwtech Posts: 68Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    So many study guides.. well I have the 291 study guide by Sybex.
    I read it once about 4 months ago , this time ago I'm going to study it and see if I can do it in 30 days. Tonight now that I have to NIC cards installed in my computer.
    I'm going to do a clean install of Server 03. The plan is to do all the hands on in every chapter while reading. Maybe I'll use vmware since I found a PCI card NIC. That would be better so I can study on my lunch break at work also.
    Don't tell co-workers your going for a Cert that they don't have. They may think your trying to take their job.
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