QUOTE(abc2005 @ Oct 31 2018, 12:21 AM)
Just a tip for you. It seems like you have a disconnect between what you have and know and what the current job market demands.
Based on your certifications, you are more of an OS guy. Given this advantage, have you wondered about anything you can offer to the prospective companies based on the current trend?
1) most of the companies have AD domain between clients and servers in a network - can you handle that domain?
2) a lot of companies are looking at cloud/virtual solutions (including MS Azure) for current server architectures - any advice to offer?
3) What's the difference between Wins Server 2003 vs Wins Server 2016. If upgrade is needed to latest version, how?
4) If I have a Windows Server 2008 and would like to connect to Redhat Server, what's the best solution?
5) If a specific server is set-up, what is the best bet for high data availability and redundancy?
I believe you get the drill. During the interview, try to focus on the company's pain point and sell your solution. You will sure nail it. You see, it's not about the certifications. It's what you know that counts.
1) AD can perform a lot of activities, your questions seems like too general. From basic authentication to security policy and many more.
2) It depends on their requirements. cloud is always more expensive and not necessarily fit for purpose but the advantage is no up front costs. Chances they currently have their own infra ie Data Center and for current hardware spec, likely they can replace many physical server into few physical hosting virtual server taking into consideration win 2003 that is more than 10 years old.
3) Windows 2003 is EOL and EOS thus, the security is a big question if it is not behind firewall.
Consideration on application compatibility on win 2016 and upgrade ability, license coverage and migration possibility considering the app would have several major version upgrade since last 10 year if they haven't close shop.
4) Nothing special, just ensure their network can talk to each others
5) This is a million dollar question but i love most. Depends on what is the application, what's the expected load like and how much $ do you have to spend.
Assuming just a basic file server, just setup DFS at least 2 different site and sufficient bandwidth between the 2 sites. I would recommend to use NAS as their storage although is not necessary. And you still need a backup policy although is not part of your requirement.
If I answer above, can I pass your requirements?
BTW, I don't have any certification and I don't do technical job