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  • Book Review: Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide

    Posted on August 20th, 2012 Andy Parkes No comments

    The very nice people at Packt asked me to take a look at this book Co-authored by Drew Hills who is an active contributor to the SMB IT Professional community in Australia and Robert Crane of the excellent CIAOPS blog and “Need to Know Podcast”.

    (MCTS): Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide

    Having read the book I think it’s a title that’s worth grabbing a copy of if you work with SBS 2011, regardless of any plans you may have of actually taking the exam.

    There are six main chapters covering everything from setup and migration, server management to working with the premium add-on and each chapter has bite sized descriptions of all the tasks involved with some test questions to make sure you’ve taken it all in.

    It doesn’t go into massive amounts of technical detail, it is supposed to be a study guide after all but this is what makes it a great quick reference guide! That said the amount of areas it covers are numerous so it’s very comprehensive and from a study guide perspective it provides everything you’d need to pass the exam.

    It’s easy to follow, makes good use of screenshots and the bite sized nature of each task description makes it really easy to dip in and out of.

    The book is available directly from Packt in ebook and print format and there is also a discounted bundle if you wanted both.

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    Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. He is also Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013 and coordinates AMITPRO which is a peer group for IT Professionals in the Midlands area. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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