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Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Exam 70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure by Craig Zacker

Exam 70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
Craig Zacker
Microsoft Press
ISBN 0735620296


Craig Zacker is a fantastic technical writer. He presents his materials in a clear, concise and straightforward manner. He wrote two different text books for this course, this one and also the Self-Paced Training Kit. I actually used both to prepare for this exam. I left my program at school early to take a job. This is the second course that I have completed in self-study. Zacker's books were a great asset.


This book is designed to be used in a Microsoft Approved Academy and is an official MOAC textbook. It is designed for use in a classroom setting. The program I did at school was modular and basically was a chapter a day, with review and exam at the end of the course. This book with its shorter chapters and being direct to the point is great for that environment. On its own it needed a little beefing up and I turned to his other text for extra exercises. The student CD includes a lot of resources to help you prepare for the exam, practice test software, and a pdf of the textbook. I find the pdf's a great resource because I can keep my whole IT library with me at all times for quick reference and when searching for something you remember, but do not recall the specifics.

Zacker's books are always a pleasure to read. His style is both engaging and challenging. This book was definitely an asset in my developing IT knowledge and in preparing for the exam.

Reviews of Other Zacker Books:
Windows Vista Configuaration MCTS Exam 70-620
Exam 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
Exam 70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Exam 70-293 - Self-Paced Training Kit


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