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MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator [Paperback]

Craig Zacker , Orin Thomas

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Oct. 11 2010 0735627177 978-0735627178 1

Announcing an all-new SELF-PACED TRAINING KIT designed to help maximize your performance on 70-686, the required exam for the MCITP: Windows 7, Desktop Administrator certification. This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft® study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most-including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and labs to build the skills and expertise you can use on the job. Topics include planning and managing a client life-cycle strategy, designing a standard image and client configurations, planning Windows 7 client deployment, managing application compatibility, and identifying and resolving issues with deployment and configuration. Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises. Then assess yourself using the 200 practice questions on CD, featuring multiple customizable testing options to meet your specific needs. Choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on discrete objectives. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers-including pointers back to the book for further study. -making this kit an exceptional value and a great career investment.

A Note Regarding Practice Tests

Assess your skills with practice tests. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.


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Craig Zacker is a writer, editor, and network administrator who has written or contributed to dozens of books on operating systems, networking, and PC hardware, along with several college texts and online training courses.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WIndows 7 Desktop Administrator June 26 2011
By Mark R. James - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have been using Windows 7 since the Beta release, and actively working with this OS since the RTM. I certified a long time ago, and I can tell you that after reading well over 3500 pages of technical reference material in relation to this operating system, this book has allowed me to learn about parts and features of this version of Windows that none of the others have (Yes, including the Resource kit). As technical reference books go, it written extremely well, and provides for a comfortable read. The eBook provided with the traditional hard-copy format is a welcome searchable addition to an indexed reference 'library'. Well worth the investment in time and expense.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for test prep March 19 2011
By Eric Ruthenberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read this book cover to cover in preparation for the test. While the actual 70-686 test I took had more difficult questions (50 multiple choice), I did feel prepared, and I passed on the first try. As with all exam prep material, you never know if they've changed the test since the book was published, so it's always best to supplement with other test prep materials. That having been said, the book and practice tests were more than adequate to earn me a passing score (in March '11).
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Covers all the important topics April 11 2011
By Kevin C - Published on Amazon.com
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What's priceless is the exam topic map. It lists each category that's covered on the exam, then tells you exactly which part of the book to find information on that category. You can study one category then take a practice test on only that information. I would've paid $45 for that alone!

This is my first certification I'm going after and this book is getting me prepared really well.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In depth coverage of exam 70-686 Dec 1 2011
By B. P. ODwyer - Published on Amazon.com
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I read the book before taking the exam and it covered the material well. I did not have difficulty with the exam and found the content of the book covered the exam except for a few areas that were left to Technet articles. You should have knowledge of other MS technologies that are mentioned in the text. I have used numerous MS Press books and find them to be very useful outside of just studying for the exams. The SQL 2005 series was excellent in breadth and depth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I've read a lot of certification books..... Sept. 16 2011
By Joli Ballew - Published on Amazon.com
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I've read a lot of certification books and done a lot of studing in my time. I hold lots of certifications. I'm currently working on various MCITP tests. One of those tests is test 70-686, to become an MCITP for Windows 7 Desktop Administrator.

Since I've already passed 70-680, I understand how the certification program works, what objectives are, and how authors "map" those objectives to chapters and labs when they write these books. Craig Zacker does a fine job of this mapping. If you're still a bit in the dark about how the objectives for this test line up, or if you know you need to focus on only two or three, you'll find this mapping helpful.

Beyond that, there are lots of carefully explained concepts, lots, of hands-on exercises, and lots of review and study materials. It's a great starting point for study, and I say "starting point" because I always suggest any student read two or three books for a well rounded experience.

I highly recommend this book. It's well written, has been carefully edited, and offers lots of text, labs, and review materials for study.

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