The book “MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, 70-647): Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator Core Requirements” is one of the mostly used review sources for MCITP certification exams. This book is authored by Dan Holme, D.R. Miller, Ian McLean, P. Mancuso, Anil Desai, J.C. Mackin, Orin Thomas, Danielle Ruest, John Policeli, and Nelson Ruest.
According to the authors, this book is an all-in-one preparation or training kit used to measure one’s skills on the MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) core exams. This is specifically useful for the MCITP: Enterprise Administration certification. It does not just cover the single exam required to be passed for this but other helpful review exams too like the Exam 70-642, Exam 70-643, and Exam 70-647.
Unlike other sources, this book is not a brain dump since they contain the four official study guides form Microsoft. It also added in-depth preparatory tips for the examination as well as practice exams to help examines boost their performance.
This book is not just a book but a kit packed with features and tools that are helpful for the examinees. Included to this are the self-paced training that were based on the final exam content, objective review, customizable options for the practice tests, and exam tips coming from the experts. The authors are also certified exam givers, making them reliable to author this self-paced training kit.
The topics discussed on the book are about the Windows Server 2008 enterprise administration, including managing, supporting, and configuring the user accounts, groups, computer accounts, and others.
What makes this book very ideal for some examinees is that it provides them freedom of scheduling their review. With this book, reviewing can be done during the available schedule of the examinee.
Taking the professional level of the Microsoft Certification requires its first step. This is the passing of the MCTS or Microsoft Certified Technology Series. Passing the MCTS is the first step towards becoming an MCITP professional. Although this may sound so simple, the move is actually not that easy. Taking MCTS and MCITP needs enough preparation and review. The problem is, most review materials are only available for the MCTS or the MCITP. Only few can answer the needs of those who will take the MCTS in order to become MCITP certified. Good thing there are books MCTS/MCITP Exam 70-649, which will help individuals in achieving their dream MCITP certification through the very first step—passing the MCTS.
One example of this book is the one entitled “The Real MCTS/MCITP Exam 70-649 Prep Kit.” This book is made for those professionals already certified as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers. Since there is no other way to improve the MCSE skills but to take the MCTS, this book is very helpful in guiding those who aim for that. The book is already a complete and comprehensive approach to becoming an MCITP certified. With this, the former MCSE certified professional can enter to the new and higher level of Microsoft certifications, which is the professional level.
Some examinees may ask why this book is also offering topics for the MCTS. This is because taking MCTS is the first step in getting MCITP. All the MCITP exams have prerequisites of passing the MCTS counterpart. Therefore, there is no way for the MCSE professional to fast-track his career since he will still need to undergo MCTS before being allowed to take the MCITP.
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) are certifications that are difficult to achieve. However, professionals having these need not to stop just having these certifications. MCSE and MCSA professionals can take their IT career further by taking the MCITP certification. But some say this is a more difficult and complicated process. But with the help of reviewers like the book “The Real MCTS/MCITP Exam 70-649 Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008,” the process will surely be easier.
This book is designed to help those who want to get MCITP professional from being MCSE and MCSA professionals. According to the book’s author, it will help the examinees in studying about the Windows Server 2008, Application Platform, Network Infrastructure, and other needed skills. The Exam 70-649 is designed as a transition examination from MCSA and MCSE to MCITP. This exam will fulfill the needed skills for Windows Server 2003 so that the professional can validate his skills for the Windows Server 2008. Therefore, this book is intended for professionals of IT working in complicated computing environment of large and medium companies.
Other than discussions on MCTS, MCITP, and Exam 70-469, the book still has other features like exam tips, warnings, and techniques. This also have a comprehensive study guide that covers all the Microsoft objective exams. The book also comes with a CD for fast and better e-learning review. Aside from that, when the examinee buys this book, he will have free downloadable audio discussions about the topic. This way, the examinee can review through listening with his MP3 player. With this, learning will be fun and more effective.