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Netware users

Resources for NT,
Netware users

If you are making the move from NetWare to NT, read “Windows NT Server 4.0 for NetWare Administrators,” by Robert Bruce Thompson. This unique guide will help you leverage your NetWare knowledge to more efficiently ease into NT.
There are many ways to learn about Microsoft Corp.’s products and prepare for the MCSE program. Depending on your learning style and budget, you will find books, tapes, computer-based training, Internet/online-based training, group training and personalized training for small groups.
A number of Web sites offer tips and tricks to pass the exams, and many offer online communities to encourage prospective MCSEs. To sample one of these communities, visit the archives of an MCSE mailing list on the Web at www.saluki.com:8181/2.
Microsoft Press also offers a wide variety of excellent training materials. Their Self-Paced Training manuals include detailed, easy-to-read books and companion CD-ROMs with multimedia training and trial versions of the necessary software. We reviewed “Networking Essentials,” “Microsoft Windows NT Technical Support Training,” “Microsoft SQL Server Training” and “Microsoft TCP/IP Training.”
Microsoft Press also offers a wide variety of practical books covering the company’s products, including “Introducing Windows 98,” by Russell Borland, an official first look at the next version of Microsoft Windows. (Chapter 23, on built-in television support, discusses but one example of the subtle differences between Windows 95 and 98.)
New Riders Publishing also offers a complete set of approved study guides for the Microsoft Certified Professional program. Many MCSEs we heard from indicated that using more than one series of books helped them gain a more thorough understanding of the topics.
These guides came with special test-preparation software designed to help readers study and familiarize themselves with the automated testing methods. We reviewed “MCSE Training Guide: Essentials,” by Joe Casad and Dan Newland, and “MCSE Training Guide: Windows 95,” by Michael Wolfe and Rob Tidrow.
Forget the principles. Just want help prepping for the exam? The MCSE TestPrep series from Que Education & Training cuts it down to practice questions. We reviewed “MCSE TestPrep: Windows NT Server 4.” This book will help you gain just that much more confidence before sitting for the exam.


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