291 DNS Suggestion

RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Member Posts: 4,298 ■■■■■■■■■■
I'm sure some one has suggested this book at some point on this forum, but I figured it has been a while. If you are preparing for 291/293 I highly recommend this book be included in you studies:

DNS on Windows Server 2003
http://www.amazon.com/DNS-Windows-Server-2003-Cricket/dp/0596005628/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224358974&sr=8-3

DNS is heavily tested on 291 and was responsible for my only failure of an MS exam. This book really helped me out the second time.

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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    That's definitely a great suggestion, Cricket Liu also wrote the legendary DNS and BIND book. Can you give us a quick review of what you thought of the book, which sections were more (or less) useful, and what other reading you'd recommend?

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  • stupidboystupidboy Member Posts: 470
    Honestly, fear not the DNS is is very straight forward (do not build a mental wall where one does not need to exist).

    You might do well setting up a couple of servers and testing ZXFRs, creating secondary, forwards and stubs.

    I highly recommend anything from James Conrad (CBT Nuggets).
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Member Posts: 4,298 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Slowhand wrote:
    That's definitely a great suggestion, Cricket Liu also wrote the legendary DNS and BIND book. Can you give us a quick review of what you thought of the book, which sections were more (or less) useful, and what other reading you'd recommend?

    I thought the entire book was great and it does a good job of covering areas that are particular to Microsoft. It also deals a bit with BIND integration. Sadly it was too long ago for me to recall any details about what I found most helpful.

    Stupidboy makes a good point about DNS being straightforward, it would seem to be. But then you get to that dang test and it clobbers you. The way I fix this is by over learning. I learn way more than I need to and it helps.
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