Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the test 70-294?

A. The test is appropriate for you if you are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations. There are no specific prerequisites for this test, although it is recommended that you should have at least one year of experience in implementing and administering network operating systems in network environments.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
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Q. What is the prerequisite for taking the Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network (70-299) exam?

A. The 70-299 exam is appropriate for you if you are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations. There are no specific prerequisites for this exam, although it is recommended that you should have at least one year of experience in implementing and administering network operating systems in network environments.

Q. What certificate does it provide?

A. Microsoft’s 70-299 exam is designed to measure your ability to plan and maintain security in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. It tests your skills to manage and maintain a secure Windows Server 2003 environment. After passing this exam you will become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). Continue reading

Q. What is the prerequisite for taking the Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (70-291) exam?

A. The exam is appropriate for you if you are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations. There are no specific prerequisites for the exam, although it is recommended that you should have at least one year of experience in administering client and network operating systems in environments that have 250 to 5,000 or more users, three or more physical locations, and three or more domain controllers.

Q. What certificate does 70-291 exam provide?

A. Microsoft’s 70-291 exam is designed to measure your ability to measures your ability to implement, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure. After passing the exam you will become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

Q. Which certification does it cover?

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Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-443 exam?

A. Before appearing for the 70-443 exam, a candidate has to appear for 70-431 exam.

Q. I am new to SQL Server. How should I start preparing for the exam?

A. To start preparing for the exam, you need to have SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. You should have Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 and Internet Information Services.

Q. What are the objectives of the 70-443 exam?
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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the test Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (70-290)?

A. The test 70-290 is appropriate for you if you are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations. There are no specific prerequisites for this test, although it is recommended that you should have at least one year of experience in implementing and administering network operating systems in network environments.

Q. What certificate does test 70-290 provide?

A. Microsoft’s 70-290 test is designed to measure your ability to plan and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. It tests your skills to manage and maintain a Windows Server 2003 environment. Upon passing this test you will become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

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Microsoft’s MCSE 2003: Messaging certification is a specialized certification that validates your proficiency with Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server. The Microsoft MCSE 2003 certification has been designed for professionals who analyze the business requirements and design and implement the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 platform and Microsoft Windows Server System.

What are the job roles for MCSE 2003: Messaging certified professionals?

The job roles for MCSE 2003: Messaging certified professionals typically include systems engineers, technical support engineers, systems analysts, network analysts, and technical consultants.

What are the requirements for achieving the MCSE 2003: Messaging certification?

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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the test 70-270?

A. The test 70-270 is appropriate for you if you are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations. There are no specific prerequisites for this test, although it is recommended that you should have at least one year of experience in implementing and administering any desktop operating system in a network environment.

Q. What certificate does test 70-270 provide?

A. Microsoft’s 70-270 test is designed to measure your ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot Windows XP as a desktop operating system in any network environment, particularly, medium to very large computing environments. Upon passing this test you will become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

Q. Which certification does test 70-270 covers?

A. Passing the test 70-270 provides you credit towards achieving the MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003, MCSE 2000, and MCSA 2000 certifications.

Q. How many questions are asked in the 70-270 test?

A. You will be required to attempt approximately 50 questions.

Q. What is the duration of the 70-270 test?

A. Users are required to attempt all questions in 120 minutes.

Q. Which type of the exam is it? (Adaptive/Linear)

A. This test consists of Multiple Choice, Hot Area, Drag and Drop, Build list and reorder, and Build a Tree questions. The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked. There are no Case study type questions.

Q. What is the passing score?

A. To pass, you need a score of 700 out of 1000 to pass the exam.

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If you do not pass test 70-270 the first time, you may retake it at any time. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least 14 days to retake the test a third time. A 14-day waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam retakes. If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again.

Q. Where to take the test 70-270?

A.Microsoft exams may be taken at Prometric testing facilities.

Q. What is the test 70-270 fee?

A.The net price for taking test 70-270 is US$125. Net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions or membership discounts you may have. The exam is subsidized in India and China. The net price for taking test 70-270 in India and China is US$50.

Note: As of April 1, 2007, only citizens of India will be permitted to register for exams in India test centers, and only citizens of China will be permitted to register for exams in Mainland China test centers.

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Microsoft’s MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer): Security on Windows Server 2003 certification on Windows Server 2003 is a popular Microsoft certification today. The MCSE: Security on Windows Server 2003 certification has been designed for professionals who analyze the business requirements and design and implement security solutions on infrastructure for business based on the Microsoft Windows OS clients and Windows 2003 Server operating systems. Continue reading

Some of the Microsoft exams can contain adaptive tests, which are different from conventional tests you have experienced till now. The grading of these tests is done on a different scale than was done in the old format. These tests are tougher than conventional tests and hence very difficult for you to score 100%. In most cases, you will not be able to answer all the questions before moving on to the next topic. In this article, we will explain how these tests are different and how you should attempt them to get a good score.

Adaptive tests are different from conventional tests, as you cannot go back and change your answers. This makes these tests much more difficult than conventional tests. You cannot bookmark a question and attempt it afterwards, as you won’t get that question again. When you start taking an adaptive test, the first question presented has an average difficulty level. If your answer is correct, you will be presented with a higher difficulty level question. On the other hand, if your answer is incorrect, you will be presented with a lower difficulty level question. Each question is scored on the basis of its difficulty level. The adaptive test selects questions from a pool of questions. The computer calculates your score for each question as soon as you go to the next question. Continue reading

The MCSE certification consists of seven specialized exams that test your knowledge on Microsoft networking and Server technologies. If you are preparing for these exams, you should have a thorough understanding of installing, configuring, managing, maintaining and troubleshooting client and server operating systems. You also need to show your expertise on other Microsoft products such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, etc.

So much to learn in so little time? Of course you have to study hard, as there is no short cut to success, but if you prepare systematically, you can pass all these exams easily. Here are 10 tips that will help you pass these exams with flying colors: Continue reading