The Microsoft exam 70-299 measures an individual’s ability to implement and administer security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network. Before taking the 70-299 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Plan security templates based on computer roles.
  2. Configure registry and file system permissions, account policies, .pol files, audit policies, user rights assignment, security options, system services, restricted groups, and event logs.
  3. Deploy security templates by using Active Directory-based Group Policy objects (GPOs) and by using command-line tools and scripting.
  4. Troubleshoot security template problems in a mixed operating system environment.
  5. Troubleshoot security policy inheritance and removal of security template settings.
  6. Plan and configure security settings and software restriction policies.
  7. Plan network zones for computer roles and security for infrastructure services including DHCP and DNS.
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The 70-315 test measures an individual’s ability to develop and implement Web applications using Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. Before taking the 70-315 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Create an ASP.NET page and set control properties.
  2. Create a simple Web service, set a Web reference to it in an ASP.NET application, and return a simple value.
  3. Use ADO.NET objects in an ASP.NET page to retrieve data into a DataSet.
  4. Retrieve data from a SQL Server database with a FOR XML statement.
  5. Continue reading

Microsoft test 70-228 focuses on your ability to set up and manage SQL Server 2000 solutions at a system level. To successfully pass the 70-228 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Install and uninstall SQL Server 2000.
  2. Install and upgrade earlier versions of SQL Server.
  3. Import and export data using the Bulk Insert task, the bulk copy program, and Data Transformation Services (DTS).
  4. Create a link server and run ad hoc queries using the OPENQUERY function.
  5. Set up and configure a replication server.
  6. Set up IIS virtual directories to support XML.
  7. Continue reading

The CompTIA test 220-601 (A+ Essentials) is meant for entry-level computer technicians. This test measures an individual’s ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware on a stand-alone computer as well as on a computer in a network. Before taking the 220-601 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Identify the name of different parts in a computer and their functions and characteristics.
  2. Install the motherboard in the computer case.
  3. Identify the components on the motherboard, such as hard disk controller, floppy disk controller, CMOS chip, expansion slots, etc.
  4. Install and remove memory modules on the motherboard.
  5. Continue reading

The CIW test 1D0-510 is intended to certify users who have prior experience using the Internet on a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows or UNIX/Linux operating systems. The CIW test 1D0-510 covers a range of Internet technologies. Before taking the 1D0-510 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Install hardware and software component on a computer to connect to the Internet.
  2. Install and configure Internet communication protocols on a comuputer.
  3. Use e-mail clients to send simple messages and files to other Internet users.
  4. Use additional networking and Internet services.
  5. Configure user customization features in Web browsers, including: preferences, caching, cookies.
  6. Use different types of Web search engines.
  7. Transfer text and binary files using popular Internet services.
  8. Recognize essential database concepts.
  9. Identify steps in the Web site planning and development process.
  10. Create a Web page and add images in the Web page.
  11. Continue reading

The 70-316 test measures an individual’s ability to develop and implement Windows-based applications using Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. Before taking the 70-316 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Create forms and set control properties using the Windows Forms Designer.
  2. Connect to a database using intrinsic DataGrid control. Perform sorting and filtering on the data.
  3. Step through different sections of code using Visual Studio .NET debugger.
  4. Use ADO.NET objects.
  5. Continue reading

The CompTIA test 220-602 is meant for entry-level computer technicians. In order to achieve CompTIA A+ certification, a candidate must register for and pass the CompTIA A+ Essentials and any of the elective exams. However, those who have already achieved A+ certification can upgrade by taking only the core exam or any of the elective exams. The CompTIA test 220-602 measures an individual’s ability to manage an operating system on a stand-alone computer as well as on a client computer in a network.

Before taking the CompTIA test 220-602 IT Technician, a candidate should practice the following:

  1. Add, remove, and configure computer components.
  2. Identify the names, purposes, features, and use of different hardware tools.
  3. Identify and apply the common preventive maintenance for computer components.
  4. Identify appropriate applications for laptop-specific communications.
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The Microsoft test 70-270 measures an individual’s ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot Windows XP Professional as a desktop operating system in any network environment, particularly medium to very large computing environments. Before taking the 70-270 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Create partitions in a hard disk using the FDISK command and format partitions in FAT, FAT32, and NTFS file systems.
  2. Install Windows XP Professional on a computer. Installation includes:

Cisco’s 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is the composite exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. This exam is a single exam option for becoming a CCNA. A candidate can also opt for the ICND1 (640-822) and ICND2 (640-816) exams to be certified as a CCNA.

This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. Before taking the 640-802 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Create a network of two computers through cross-over cables.
  2. Create a bus network.
  3. Create a star network.
  4. Create a mesh network.
  5. Configure hub, switch, and router.
  6. Configure DHCP on the network.
  7. Continue reading

The 70-528 test measures an individual’s ability to develop and implement Web applications using Web forms, ASP.NET, and the .NET Framework 2.0. Before taking the 70-528 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Create a new Web application and add Web Forms pages to the application.
  2. Add Web server controls to a Web Form and configure their properties programmatically.
  3. Create event handlers for a page or control at design time.
  4. Manage state of an application by using client-based and server-based state management options.
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