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1. Instructor-led classes,
2. Online instruction, similar to distant
3. Self-learning through books, web resources
such as exam guides and practice exams.
Note that the three are not mutually exclusive, rather complement
one another. However, based on the previous experience and the
present job responsibilities, one need to choose one or more of
these learning methods. We suggest, that:
If you are new to the stream of certifications, and
seriously looking forward to changing the field of work, Instructor
-led training is for you. However, if you want to pursue
certification at your own pace, and still want the convenience of
being guided through the certification program, Online instruction
method is better suited. The choice of most aspirants of
certification is self-learning. There are several websites, and
study guides that help guide you successfully through the process of
getting certified in one or more disciplines such as MCSE, CCNA, or
A+ etc. Note that the choice depends on your back ground and future
planning. Help of a counselor would be useful, if you are not really
sure which certification path is right for you. Coming back to self
learning tools, the following need to be considered:
1. Study guides,
2. Practice exams.
There are several publishers that publish study guides among which
Sybex is most popular. Respective exam vendors, such as Cisco,
CheckPoint, and Microsoft have their own study guides which may be
considered. The importance of hands-on practice is very vital for
any serious preparation. Make sure that your have proper access to
labs (some online labs are also available for Cisco) or you have a
copy of software installed on your computer. If you are preparing
for MCSE exams, experimenting on at least two computers is highly
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Window NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 Server|
Ensure that there are two domain controllers, one PDC and one
2. Take the BDC off-line after forced synchronization with the
3. Upgrade the PDC to Windows 2000 Domain Controller.
4. Make sure that the network is working properly, and all
users are able log-in and access network resources.
5. Connect the BDC back, and install WIndows 2000 Server, so
it becomes another Domain Controller.
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