Wednesday 10 June 2009

70-284 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 by: Ian McLean

70-284 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Ian McLean

Microsoft Press
ISBN 9780735621367

My college program included 14 computer courses and the related certification exams. This is the second last for which I am preparing to write the certification exam. Prior to this, I have only really used the Exchange Server Active Directory Connector. Through this book and this course I have been able to learn the fundamentals of Exchange servers and Exchange organizations. The biggest surprise was the amount of networking involved. Prior to using this book, and taking this course, I assumed most of the exchange would just be the Windows Server 2003 Exchange environment. I was mistaken. SO much of the material needed to succeed in this course and this exam is networking. Ian McLean does an excellent job of teaching the material through this book. There was a kid in my program at school who was enthusiastic about computers but undisciplined in his work habits. He was able to pass this exam on his first attempt.

This book covers a lot of material over many disciplines. The exam itself is one of the hardest I have written. This book is a great tool to help you prepare, either for working directly with exchange server or to prepare for the exam.

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