I’ve taken quite an extended break from my last CCNA certification. After much thought, I’ve stepped back and decided to go towards a Microsoft certification. In particular, I will be training myself for the Microsoft MCITP: Enterprise Administrator.
The prerequisites for the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator are 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, 70-647 and either 70-680 or 70-620 or 70-624.
Right now I am starting off with the 70-640. At my organization we already have some Windows Server 2008 machines deployed but I’d like to get an expert grasp with this technology. I’d like to acquire more knowledge in creating solutions and deploying. The maintaining part is natural to me.
The tools I will be using to train myself for the MCTS 70-640:
* Sybex MCTS Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration Study Guide by William Panek and James Chellis
* Various online material from Microsoft and Techexams
* Practice tests from the Sybex book
* Lab environment – physical or virtual
Since I do have a couple years experience working with Windows Server I will be putting myself on a fast track study guide. I plan on finishing the book and labs within 2 months and shortly after completing some practice tests I will take the real certification exam.
The most challenging part of all this will be managing time and resources. With full dedication I have no doubt that I can acquire this new knowledge and become MCTS Training and MCTS Certification certified through Microsoft.