Finally decided it was time to upgrade my certs since all my MS certs are for Server 2000 etc, so just bought an HP Z600 Workstation on eBay with 2 Xeons, and just bought 32 GB RAM for it. It's more than I'll need but the price was right.
Plan on setting up VMWare since I have no experience what so ever with it and when I interviewed years ago for a server job that was the first question they asked me.
Plan on setting up a little domain, maybe get SCCM working since I've never really played around with the back end on that except for injecting drivers into the image deployment shit, and maybe a couple other things.
Are there any good places to get labs and shit to do at home? Ideally I'd just like to get whatever the MCSE certification is called these days (MCITP or something?) since I was like 1 cert shy of that like 10 years ago, and maybe some entry level VMWare certs.
with 2012 they renamed it back to MCSE