MS Press self-paced training 70-290

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Guest, Aug 26, 2007.

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    Guest Guest

    I'm a long-time IT professional, but with relatively little experience with
    Windows. I'm interested in studying for MCSE. I bought a copy of the MS
    Press self-paced training kit for 70-290. The first exercise was to install
    Windows Server 2003 SP1 with the evaluation copy that was provided. One of
    the steps was to obtain automatic updates over the Internet. When I did
    this, it installed SP2. When I proceeded to the configuration process, the
    screens looked considerably different than shown in the book. I tried to
    work my way through it anyway but was quite unsure if I was doing it right.

    In frustration, I returned the training kit to the seller. But I'm
    wondering if I'm missing something simple. I there an SP2 version availablr
    of this course? Or, can I bypass installing SP2 but still get other needed

    I would really appreciate any advice on this. The self-paced kits seem like
    a cost-effective way to learn the stuff, but I'm reluctant to spend too much
    time barking up the wrong tree.
    Guest, Aug 26, 2007
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    Syed Shah Guest

    the 70-290 doesnt test your skills on the r2 which is what i think your
    refering to.
    i think the major difference is remote deployment including imaging and
    stuff which has changed.

    i would just install the server 2003 that came with the cd without the major
    new service pack.
    Syed Shah, Aug 26, 2007
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  3. It looked "considerably different"??? Can you provide an example of what
    was so different?
    Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard, Inc.], Aug 26, 2007
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    Jeff Dempsey Guest

    You can not install SP2 by not using the express install and unchecking the
    "Windows Server SP2" box.

    (which is exactly what I do for my clients through WSUS, until I can be
    there to install it.)


    Jeff Dempsey, Aug 27, 2007
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