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Very Good Professional Training Guide
on 15 October 2008
A well crafted book that has a logical flow. Interestingly it starts by considering DNS design, which shows just how important DNS is, before moving onto Forest and Domain design, Active directory and group Policy. Much will be familiar to those who work with Windows 2003.
As security is now a major Microsoft focus the exam- and therefore a reoccurring theme throughout the book- considers how to design in security through Network Access Policies, branch deployments, Public Key Infrastructures and data security. The section on security policies and how to set a security baseline is a real call to arms to actually implement rather than just learn to pass an exam.
The major enhancements in Windows 2008 - and obvious exam question choices- Read Only Domain Controllers Terminal Services and Virtualisation- are all well covered here.
All these areas are backed up with scenarios, lesson summaries and practise tests. There are labs to families yourself with the new Windows 2008 features using the accompanying CD.
This is the one book you will need to get you through the 70-647 exam. Enterprise Administration is at the top of the Microsoft tree, and in order to pass such an exam there is a lot of detail in here for the experienced professional that requires to be read thoroughly as a result.