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Free Upgrade to Server 2008 Certifications and Training Materials

Trika released some information on her blog regarding free beta exams that will provide you with a chance to upgrade your certifications for free! Hurry up though. This offer does not last forever. You have up to August 3rd to register and take your beta exam.

If you are an MCSA in Server 2003, you can take the 71-648 exam for a free chance to upgrade your MCSA to the following two certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

If you are an MCSE in Server 2003, you can take the 71-649 exam for a free chance to upgrade your MCSE to the following three certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server® 2008 Application Platform Configuration

Microsoft is currently providing a free Server 2008 e-book written by an MVP that will help you on your endeavor of obtaining your Server 2008 certifications. In addition to this Server 2008 e-book, there is also a Powershell Step-by-Step book. These e-books can be obtained by signing in with a Windows Live ID here and following the instructions till you are granted access.

Microsoft has also released some component posters, which some of you have seen in a recent Technet Magazine, of different Server 2008 architectural infrastructures. These posters include diagrams on how a Read-Only Domain Controller Functions, Active Directory Federation Services, and much more works. You can download these component posters here.

Keith Comb has been releasing some screencasts which provide good information on how to get running with different Server 2008 services. You can view these screencasts here.

Changes in functionality from Server 2003 with SP1 to Server 2008 can be found here.

Server 2008 Step-By-Step guides can be found here.

Step-By-Step guide on configuring Server Core can be found here.

A tour of Windows Server 2008 PKI enhancements can be found here.

My torn data pages blog has several informative blog entries regarding certification on Server 2008. You can find their blog here.

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One Response to “Free Upgrade to Server 2008 Certifications and Training Materials”

  1. on 21 Jul 2007 at 4:07 amMy torn data pages

    Preparing for 70-649, part 2 of many….

    Another day with some hours of preparation for the 70-649. Although I have enough resources to keep me company until August 3rd, I do still spend some time looking for real gems (and keeping a tap on the buzz for this wave of beta tests). It was thro…..

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