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  • Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

    I am starting my self to get ready for the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification and would like to know what would be essential to setup a lab for this certification track?

    Thanks,

    -Ed

  • #2
    Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

    I assume you've already done Vista and so?

    What I've done for my upgrade;
    1 Full DC
    1 RODC
    1 Windows 2008 Core (DC or IIS or what ever)
    2 Vista clients
    1 Member server for other stuff like NAP and so on.

    My vmware box couldn't handle much more then that before blowing up
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
    http://www.phetios.com
    http://blog.nessus.nl

    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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    • #3
      Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

      Originally posted by Dumber View Post
      I assume you've already done Vista and so?

      What I've done for my upgrade;
      1 Full DC
      1 RODC
      1 Windows 2008 Core (DC or IIS or what ever)
      2 Vista clients
      1 Member server for other stuff like NAP and so on.

      My vmware box couldn't handle much more then that before blowing up
      Thanks for the info. My home lab will be good enough to handle that.

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      • #4
        Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

        Make sure you have some experience of HyperV, also if you can set up a terminal server, so much the better
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

          Hyper V too huh? I guess I can throw that on another box. I'll keep the TS in mind.

          Thanks,

          -Ed

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          • #6
            Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

            I couldn't run Hyper-V virtual
            However, because it's just for studying you might combine things like:

            1 Full DC & IIS
            1 Windows 2008 Core RODC
            1 Vista client
            2 Member server for other stuff like NAP, Hyper-V, Terminal Services and so on.

            The reason for the Core and RODC is that you might going to use that on branch offices.

            What is the hardware you currently have?
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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            • #7
              Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

              I went through all five exams and training kits for the EA so there was a lot of setting up and tearing down of networks. I did it all on a single ESXi host and don't think I ever needed more than six guests running on it for the labs.

              By the time I got to the 70-647 I didn't do any of the labs. I glanced over them and skipped them. I think 70-647applies more to folks upgrading from an MCSE because once you've taken 70-640/642/643 its just a repeat and very boring.

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              • #8
                Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

                ESXi 3.5 on 64mb USB Key
                Dell Precision 690 2 Quad Core e5345 processors
                16GB or Ram
                1 X Sata 250

                FreeNAS 0.686.4 Stable on 64mb USB Key
                Dell 370 3.0Ghz Processor
                2GB Ram
                4 x 250 SATA Drives
                2 x 1TB drives.

                I currently have a Gigabit Crossover Cable going to both boxes with both NIC's Gigabit and 2 more nics (one on each, (total of 4 for both machines) going back out to the network.

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                • #9
                  Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

                  well I did the upgrade and I can assure you that 70-649 and the 70-647 where both quite boring especially 70-647.
                  70-649 had some new things but mostly like AD and so on hasn't that much changed.

                  You have plenty of hardware.
                  I'd did it with a Dualcore E6700 and 4 GB of memory.
                  Os was ubuntu running on a 160GB 10.000 rpm disk and the data disk was a 750GB 7200 rpm disk.
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
                  http://www.phetios.com
                  http://blog.nessus.nl

                  MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                  "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

                    Sweet thanks. I deal with a lot of different technologies at work and it isn't a requirement, but want to start putting those titles behind me again lol.

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                    • #11
                      Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

                      Man! you have my dream box 16GB of RAM, thats what i want.

                      i did my upgrade with my home lab setup of 10 pc's two 1841 routers and 2 cisco 2690 24port 2gig port swicthes
                      • dual core 8GB ram vista x64 OS 250GB HDD,2x160GB HDD, rununing vmware workstation 6.5 "(3 x Server 2008 x64 worktations Sharepoint2k7 sql2005/2008 syscen2k7)... (1 xServer 2008 R2 x64)"
                      • dual core 4GB ram win2k7 x64 2x 250GB HDD rununing vmware workstation 6.5 "2 x Server 2008 x86 worktations DC's DNS"
                      • dual core 2GB ram win2k7 x64 500GB HDD, 250GB HDD rununing vmware workstation 6.5 "1 x Server 2008 x64 worktations Exchange2k7"
                      • dual core 2GB ram win2k7 x64 160GB HDD, 120GB HDD rununing vmware workstation 6.5 "Vista client/windows 7 client"
                      • p4 2.8GHZ HT 2GB ram win2k7 x86 rununing vmware workstation 6.5 "win2k3 x86 ISA Server 2006"
                      • p4 3.0GHZ HT 2GB ram win2k7 x86 rununing vmware workstation 6.5 "3 xp workstations"
                      A+,N+,MCP
                      MCSA2003:Messaging and Security MCSE2003:Messaging and Security
                      MCTS: Forefront 70-557
                      MCTS:vista 70-620
                      MCTS:vista 70-622
                      MCTS:MOSS 2007 70-630
                      MCTS:Windows server 2008 AD 70-640
                      MCTS:Windows server 2008 NI 70-642
                      MCTS:Windows server 2008 NI 70-643
                      MCTS:Exchange Server 2007:70-236
                      MCTS:SQL Server 2005:70-431
                      MCITP:Enterprice Messaging Administrator MCITP:Enterprice Administrator
                      MCITP:Enterprice Technician
                      MCITP:SQL2005 DBA
                      MCITP:SQL2008 DBA

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                      • #12
                        Re: Recommended Lab Setup for MCITP Enterprise

                        Hi, This is good for me. I am a Server Admin supporting Window2k3 and looking to start adding 2k8 soon. I also am responsible monitoring the servers. I currently do not have any certs. Looking forward to it.

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