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Microsoft Internet Information Server Training Book (Academic Learning) [Paperback]

Microsoft Press , Microsoft Corporation , Microsoft
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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1 Mar 1998 1572317310 978-1572317314 Pap/Cdr
A self-paced training kit for IS support professionals and Webmasters who will plan, install, configure, and deploy Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0 and Proxy Server 2.0. Highlights include database connections (ODBC), Active Server Pages, virtual servers and directories, site and usage analysts, and Microsoft Transaction Server.

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  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press,U.S.; Pap/Cdr edition (1 Mar 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572317310
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572317314
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 18.8 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,149,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0 is a network file and application server for the Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 operating system. Read the first page
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2.0 out of 5 stars Content is dry and varies in subject coverage... 27 Nov 1998
By A Customer
This is one of the driest books I have ever read. The covering of IIS subject material is a real roller coaster ride. One chapter will go into fair detail about a particular aspect of IIS while other chapters barely even cover other key areas of IIS. I can't recommend using this kit alone in preparation for the IIS exam. Definitely purchase OTHER recommended books to supplement your reading. The main reasons to purchasing this kit is that you get a 120 day evaluation copy of NT Server 4.0 along with IIS 4.0, and Proxy Server 2.0. Also, this kit covers two tests (IIS and Proxy) instead of just one. The second reason to buy it is to give you that warm fuzzy feeling that you are reading "Official" Microsoft content. You could download IIS and Proxy from Microsoft but having the CD's handy might save you time and frustration. Summary: If you have the extra cash and don't have the needed software then it is definitely worth purchasing this kit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the exam, not so good as a reference. 25 May 1999
By A Customer
I have read a lot of negatives about these materials, but I can't agree with most of what has been said. (I have read the proxy component but not the IIS part.) This training kit is just that - a training kit. It is not a reference book, nor is it a "...for dummies" book either. I used the proxy server book with no practical experience at all and found that all the answers were right there between the pages, passing the exam no problem. (after many sleepless nights of hard study of course) This book will not make you a proxy expert, there are many holes and it is very dry - making reading tough at times. If all you are looking for is a book to pass the exams, this one will do it. All in all, a cheap alternative to instructor lead courses for those seeking MCSE status.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy unless you need the software. 22 Nov 1998
By A Customer
I bought this because of the negative reviews for almost all IIS 4 MCSE books. I found this kit lacking in detail, inaccurate on some basics, and not very exciting. I reviewed books not targeted for the MCSE exam and bought "Administering IIS 4 by Mitch Tulloch" Mr. Tulloch teaches IIS 4 in a clear manner and covers most of what I found to be on the exam. I also used "SAMS TYS IIS 4 in 14 days". SAMS is multi-authored and ranges from excellent to fair depending on who wrote the chapter. A good complementary book. IIS is very complex, read the on line Docs for indepth information. They are very good but overwhelming and will consume a SIGNIFICANT amount of paper if you try to print out just the basics.
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I bought this book (before i decided to go the MCSE track) to learn something about IIS 4. I had to administer IIS 4 in our company and therefore i needed some more information. This book covers nearly all of the daily operations done with IIS 4, but doesn't go beyond the surface. So don't expect too much. For the IIS exam, it's not enough. You can combine this book with a bunch of daily work experience, then you'll be able to handle the exam. And don't forget to read the online help, which covers most of the topics! For the MCSE track it's a good idea to buy this book at the beginning, because together with IIS 4 you also get an evaluation copy of NT 4 Server, SQL 6.5 and Proxy 2.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for part of your exam prep strategy 22 July 2000
By A Customer
As an IT newcomer I found this kit to be particularly useful to get familiar with the product, and in the exam there were more simulation exams I thought there would be, also you learn things with hands-on that can make all the difference. However, the IIS book is not enough to prepare you for the exam and you should support it with other books, I also used Dummies and Exam Cram which helped me pass with a good score.
I suggest use the training kit and go through the exercises a few times and play around with the product. Hence, you need this Kit if you don't have access to the real thing, the guided examples make all the difference...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mind numbingly dry 28 Sep 1999
This book should be prescribed by doctors as a cure for insomnia. Some chapters, particularly server monitoring go into to much detail. This book doesn't tell you how to perform a real world job and it doesn't give you enough on most subjects to pass the exam. I used this in conjuction with the exam cram series to help me pass the exam, but couldn't I don't think have used it on it's own. It therefore seems really pointless to buy it because it's not enough to pass the exam it doesn't teach you how to do the job in the real world. Avoid.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's very good, no doubt 22 April 1999
By A Customer
I don't know what people are talking about! Yes, it's a very good kit, well organized and covers the subject very well. I had sybex also but this Kit is much more helpful. I used it and passed IIS 4.0 recently with a good score from the 1st time. Of course you have to have practice and get some experience. Of course you'll find some questions in the exam not in the book. But what are you waiting for?! A book contains the 55 exam questions and answers?!!!! Go get it and don't believe every comment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars nine pages of errors that microsoft don't tell you about!
I had so much trouble with the exercises in this book I had to e-mail microsoft for help, as I thought my CDROM was faulty, but "no" they said, go to our site and get the... Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2000
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the book to use as a Study Guide
You can't get much worst than this. Very brief explainations on how stuff works and what it is. Mentions topics that it takes for granted that you already know about IIS4.0. Read more
Published on 7 Sep 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of Money.
This book is useless. A waste of money. I am giving it one star because the software is included. The online documentation is quite good if you can print the whole stuff. Read more
Published on 19 July 1999
3.0 out of 5 stars So Far So good
Well to be honest I didn't rely on just the Microsoft Press book to pass the IIS 4 test. You may want to read a study exam cram in addition to the IIS press book. Read more
Published on 27 Jun 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst Microsoft Training book set!
I got my MCSE thanks to a lot of good books from Microsoft Press. Therefore, when I decided to pursue MCSE+Internet I immediately bought this book. What a big mistake! Read more
Published on 27 Feb 1999
2.0 out of 5 stars You'll never pass the IIS 4 exam if you only depend on this
Easy to follow, but far from complete to pass the exam. I noticed the average reviews were much higher than mine. I can only guess that MS changed the structure of the exams. Read more
Published on 3 Feb 1999
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