James Watt's 1765 steam engine didn't change your life unless you were
pumping water out of coal mines. A steam-powered factory could have produced
enough goods to supply an entire nation, but since there was no way to
distribute that output there wasn't much point in building such a factory.
With the railroad came the ability to serve a national market with one
factory. Factories grew enormous and pulled people out of the countryside
to work inside the Satanic Mills. It was the mounting of the steam engine
on rails and the spreading of railroads across nations that transformed
society, not the steam engine per se. The computer is the steam engine
of our times; the network is the railroad.
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For experienced NT professionals:
Mandatory Reading List:
Yourself Windows NT 4 Visually Read entire book
Read by Session 4:
Core Exams in a Nutshell. Chapters 1 and 2.
Tutorial 1: How do Computers Store Information?
Read by Session 8:
Core Exams in a Nutshell. Chapters 3 and 4.
Read by Session 12:
Electives in a Nutshell. TCP-IP and IIS Chapters.
Additional Reading List:
Highly Recommended for Beginners, optional
for experienced students:
MCSE Study Guide Series (Choose one):
Windows NT System Administration
NT Resource Kit
Satterlee's Guide to the Class Checklist
Tutorial 1: How do Computers Store Information?
Binary Counters: #1
- #2 - #3 -
#4 - #5
Base X Counter
HTML By Example
Perl On NT
Microsoft's IT Intro Page
Network-Info MCSE Resource Page
Good test summary information.
Ring Link page.
tips and other useful information.
MCP Magazine A
great, searchable resource for the tests and the real world.
Microsoft MCP Site Information
from Microsoft about all of the Microsoft certifications.
More pages for NT Professionals:
NT Utilities and General Resources
Beyond the MCSE tests - other useful skills for
Windows NT System Administration. Frisch (O'Reilly) $34.95 Excellent
overall guide, including guide to add-ons.
NT TCP-IP Hunt, Thompson (O'Reilly) See above
NT In a Nutshell. Pearce (O'Reilly) $19.95 Quick
reference for experienced administrators.
NT Shell Scripting. Hill (MacMillan) Everything
you need to know about Shell Scripting. But don't read the whole book
- it shows you how to more than you should do with the Shell. Before getting
too deeply into scripting you should just start learning Perl. For more
about Perl, see Beyond the MCSE Tests.
NT Resource Kit (server and workstation). Microsoft (Comes with Technet,
free for one year with new MCSE). Read this before
getting more books - lots of in depth treatment of TCP-IP, DNS etc. etc.
The book version of the NT Server Resource kit costs about $150, but if
you get the CD supplement (previous link is to the supplement on the Amazon.com
site) it includes the entire text of the book, for only about $40.
NT Resource Kit updated utilities
For further study:
Networks. Tanenbaum. (Prentice-Hall) For
understanding all the details and background of networking. One of the
best computer books ever written, but read the O'Reilly TCP-IP book first
O'Reilly Books The
World's Greatest Computer Book Press. Orginally focused on Unix and Perl,
they are starting to publish excellent NT books. Check with their website
periodically to see new releases. These are the books that professionals
and Win95 basics, MS Office, General Computing:
Yourself Windows 98 Visually. maranGraphics (IDG)
Yourself Windows NT 4 Visually. maranGraphics (IDG)
Yourself Networking Visually maranGraphics(IDG)
Office 97 Visually. maranGraphics (IDG)
and Repair Simplified maranGraphics (IDG)
Simplified maranGraphics (IDG) The maranGraphics
books are by far the best for beginners.
All about Computer Hardware:
The PC Guide
Free Books Online:
Macmillan Computer Press
Job Fairs List
Adam's Resume (Word
Joe's Resume (HTML
page and Word Document)
Job Listings and Employment Websites:
Warning: agencies usually can't place beginners. It is much better
for beginners to send their resumes directly to companies, or to attend
a computer job fair. Also, for getting experience, consider interning
and/or making a project on your own, for example, a web site. Also see
the Discussion Board for tips
from other students.
MCSE Help Wanted Listings in the New York Times
NT Help Wanted Listings in the New York Times
The Monster Board
JobCircle (NY area only)
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