Someone may have already ask this and maybe several times; but here goes.
I want to move to the server team at my work and/or or move to a job where I can be in the server team.
What is the best way for studying server everything? What should I be studying and where or how? Please be specific. Step-by-step.
Should I go to a college and take up some classes?
Should I study on my own (I can comfortably do this, as I understand some people prefer the college thing; but I am interested in learning in the fastest way possible)
Where can I find sample lab environments?
Can I setup a full lab with VMware or even VirtualBox?
How about Backup/Storage? Maybe NetApp?
Any online programs you know about?