As I continue on my way throught the Microsoft Exams, yesterday I sat the 70-642 “Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring” Exam and it was actually alot easier than I expected.
I was expecting alot of IP Address related questions, butr there was only a couple. I hate IP Address questions! trying to memorize the address table and converting slash notation to decimal notations to binary etc etc etc. Painful ! Anyway I spent quite a bit of time studying this and while it did get me through those questions very well, I probablt spent a little to much time on it considering there was only a couple of questions relating to this.
The BIG KEY to this exam if you are planning to sit this at some stage is to MAKE SURE you know your DNS and Network Access Protection (IPSec, PEAP etc etc) !!!! Spend time going over and over this stuff. A majority of the questions that I got were DNS and NAP related, there were a couple of questions about Securing VPN and Wireless Connections but hardly anything on NTFS and Share Permissions.
You will also need a good understanding of WSUS and how to configure upstream servers and also using NetMon.
Overall I thought the Exam was pretty straight forward if you know your stuff. Working with this day in day out makes life alot easier. If you don’t then set up some Virtual Machines and get cracking.
Next on my list is the 70-643 “Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring”
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