Customer Reviews


4 Reviews
5 star:    (0)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Home Study
They could have provided the software some of the chapters require, for instance WAIK - however the links they gave still worked, still studying - Will post more when I have finished
Published on 21 May 2009 by Oneteechi

versus
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mistakes and waffle.
I rushed out and bought these books as soon as they went on sale and then spent months pouring over the first book, becoming increasingly frustrated by the mistakes in it-- contradicting itself backwards and forwards sometimes-- and generally how much material I had to work through, some of which wasn't even in the final exam!

The extra material is great for...
Published on 9 Feb 2010 by Mr. E. Whiting


Most Helpful First | Newest First

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mistakes and waffle., 9 Feb 2010
By 
Mr. E. Whiting (London, England) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-646): Server Administrator Core Requirements (Paperback)
I rushed out and bought these books as soon as they went on sale and then spent months pouring over the first book, becoming increasingly frustrated by the mistakes in it-- contradicting itself backwards and forwards sometimes-- and generally how much material I had to work through, some of which wasn't even in the final exam!

The extra material is great for learning about Server 2008 and how it works, giving you a rounded knowledge of the subject, but you're not going to get tested on it. They would make good reference books too.

I finished the book and then went and bought the Exam Cram book and realised there were still huge holes in my knowledge that the book hadn't covered and, importantly, that were tested in the exam!

My impression is these books are good for learning about Server 2008, but there are far better books for exam prep.

That said, the included 60-day trial software (32-bit and 64-bit) in the training kit comes in handy and is almost worth the money in its own right if you don't have access to real, live servers or don't want to mess up your company's network while you are practicing.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1.0 out of 5 stars Poor and didn't help passing the exams, 29 Mar 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-646): Server Administrator Core Requirements (Paperback)
I found that the book was written for someone who is an expert already.
More than half of the questions weren't covered by the book, even if I had memorised the book word by word.
I also found difficut to follow the topics, as if the content was written for someone who already is an expert on these subjects.
I have been working for almost 10 years in IT and found incredibly difficult to follow the chapters.
There is no way of reading and understanding some of the concepts unless you find some other materials which actually explain what some features are used for, for example AD RMS and parts of the AD CS.
You are better off finding your own materials somewhere else.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


3.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft MCIP Server Admin Core Training Kit., 15 July 2009
This review is from: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-646): Server Administrator Core Requirements (Paperback)
The books were delivered very promptly and were all in excellent condition.
Although I always recommend and use the Microsoft Training Kits or an equivalent Microsoft product, I do this fully aware there will often be more errors within the books than there should be (in my opinion) and the 70-640 is no exception (I have yet to read the others in this set). Forgetting the errors, the books are well written, easy to follow and I have passed many MCP's using Microsoft publications. So if you are wondering what to purchase, you won't go far wrong with these.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Home Study, 21 May 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-646): Server Administrator Core Requirements (Paperback)
They could have provided the software some of the chapters require, for instance WAIK - however the links they gave still worked, still studying - Will post more when I have finished
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Only search this product's reviews