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Boosting your career and knowledge in Active Directory

Since a while I was thinking about helping others posting their TRUE knowledge and skills, I seen a lot of guys roaming around with no clues how to build true knowledge about IT infrastructure in general.

In this blog series, I will list recommended reading for several technologies and components and how you can build knowledge around that, of course; hand-on and time will give you the required experience, but these recommendations will help you to stop the no-clues auto-pilot mode.

I will start with AD, please note the following:

  • You might have different opinions about the readings, again these are my recommendations.
  • I read the below list so when I complied this list I wanted to cut it short for you instead of reading useless stuff.
  • You will still need to build hands-on experience.

so let us start with the Active Directory reading lists:

Active Directory branch office deployment guide for 2003 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5838
Windows Server 2003 Design kit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3299
Active Directory post graduate readings http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/07/27/post-graduate-ad-studies.aspx
I recommend reading replication topology, Kerberos, DFSR, DFS replication, logon and authentication technologies,
Active Directory Designing and deploying http://www.amazon.com/Active-Directory-Designing-Deploying-Running/dp/1449320023/
Active Directory cookbook http://www.amazon.com/Active-Directory-Cookbook-Laura-Hunter/dp/0596521103/
Active Directory field guide http://www.amazon.com/Active-Directory-Field-Guide-Hunter/dp/1590594924/
Active Directory MCM reading list http://www.dynamicevents.com/MCM/MCM_Windows2008-Directory_Pre-reading_v5.pdf
AD site coverage/DNS..etc http://etutorials.org/Server+Administration/Active+Directory.
SOME READS http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/sanderberkouwer/archive/





This list will be updated on regular basis to reflect the most recent interesting reads, I wish you all successful career in AD.

  1. melgendii@hotmail.com
    April 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Great Job, Thanks Mahmoud

    • April 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Hamada

  2. April 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks Mahmoud for your all posts, really you are always going hard to help others, so Allah making you perfect done 🙂

  3. Essam Fouad
    April 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Super as usual 🙂

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