The CompTIA test N10-003 is intended to certify networking technicians with eighteen to twenty-four months of experience. Attaining Network+ certification indicates that you know how to configure and install a TCP/IP client on the network. The CompTIA test N10-003 covers a range of networking technologies. Before taking the N10-003 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Identify networking media and connectors.
  2. Identify and work on different networking components.
  3. Create a network of two computers.
  4. Know various ports.
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Design tests are always tricky and require some experience. There is not a whole lot you can do to prepare for this test other than have the experience with SQL Server 2000. So, in order to practice, you should think up an application requirement, design a database, and play with it using Enterprise Manager and Transact-SQL. And, you must not forget to check out the new features of SQL Server 2000. You can also do the following to practice the 70-229 test:

  1. Install and uninstall SQL Server 2000.
  2. Create a database, tables, primary keys, foreign keys, indexes, views, triggers, stored procedures, and functions.
  3. Insert, update, and delete data using Transact-SQL statements
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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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Q. What is the prerequisite for taking the Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network (70-299) 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 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).
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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.
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Q: What are the prerequisites for taking the exam 70-315?

A: Before taking the exam, candidates should have at least one year of experience in developing Web-based applications. They should also have a working knowledge of Microsoft C# .NET.

Q: What credit does it provide?

A: After passing the exam, you will achieve the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You will also be eligible for the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Microsoft .NET, the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) for Microsoft .NET, and the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 certifications.

Q: Which certification does it cover?

A: The exam is a core requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Microsoft .NET certification. It is also a core exam for the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) for Microsoft .NET certification if you have focused on the Web Application Development stream. It is an elective exam for MCAD .NET certification if you have focused on the Windows Application Development stream and for the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 certification.
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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.
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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.
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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the CompTIA A+ Essential (220-601) test?

A. There is no prerequisite for taking the 220-601 test. Passing the CompTIA A+ Essential (220-601) and CompTIA A+ 220-602 test is required to achieve the A+ 2006 certification as a Certified IT Technician.

Q. What certificate does it provide?

A. The 220-601 test is one of two tests required to achieve the A+ 2006 certification as an Certified IT Technician.
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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.
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