The Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) certification authenticates a candidate’s skills to successfully support end-users in Windows environment. It also proves that the candidate is capable of successfully troubleshoot desktop environments.

How many exams should I need to pass for getting MCDST certificate?

Candidates are required to pass the following two core exams-

  • Exam 70-271: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System
  • Exam 70-272: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System

There is no elective exam for MCDST certification.

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Microsoft’s MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) certification on Windows Server 2003 is one of the most popular Microsoft certifications today. The MCSE 2003 certification has been designed for professionals who analyze the business requirements and design and implement the infrastructure solutions for businesses based on the Microsoft Windows OS clients and Windows 2003 Server operating systems.

What are the job roles for MCSE certified professionals?

The job roles for those pursuing the MCSE certification typically include systems engineers, technical support engineers, systems analysts, network analysts, and technical consultants.

What are the prerequisites for becoming an MCSE?

There are no prerequisites for the MCSE 2003 certification, and you can go for it if you have experience working in complex computing environments of medium to large organizations.
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Installation

  • Fiber-optic cables use optical fibers to carry digital data signals in the form of modulated pulses of light.
  • Enhanced Capabilities Port (ECP) is a high-speed parallel port developed by Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft in 1992. It offers improved performance for the parallel port and requires special hardware logic. ECP ports support high throughput communications.
  • It is recommended to verify the hardware on the Linux hardware compatibility list before installing the operating system on a computer.
  • The BNC connectors are required to join the network interface card in the computer with the coaxial network cable.
  • Before installing Linux on a new computer, it is recommended to verify that each device is listed in the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).
  • An Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory module detects and corrects single-bit errors in memory.
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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the test Cisco 640-822?

A. The ICND1 (640-822) exam is the only requirement for achieving the latest entry-level CCENT certification from Cisco. It is also one of the two exams for achieving the CCNA certification. You now have to pass exams 640-822 and 640-816 if you opt for the two exams for your CCNA certification. The exam tests your ability to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. There are no specific prerequisites for the ICND1 (640-822) test, and it is appropriate for you if you have knowledge in networking fundamentals, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, the TCP/IP and OSI models, IP addressing, WAN technologies, implementing NAT and DHCP, configuring simple networks, etc. This test is suitable for you if you want to work as a Network administrator, System Analyst or Network Support Professional.

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Describe how a network works

  • A successful PINGing of a host exhibits the connectivity through layers 1, 2, and 3 of an OSI network model.
  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Telnet are application layer protocols of the Internet protocol (IP) suite.
  • Cable modem is used to connect a CATV cable to a computer/router through an Ethernet interface.
  • A Wireless Access Point (WAP) is used to connect wireless hosts to a wired LAN.
  • The Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-LX) standard supports a maximum cable length of 5000 meters.
  • The 1000Base-LX/SX Ethernet types use fiber cables.
  • The Session layer of the OSI model manages communication between communication entities in a network.
  • The Session layer of the OSI model provides dialog management and assists the upper layers in connecting to services on the network.
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The CompTIA A+ is being updated and from September 2006 candidates will have to take the CompTIA A+ Essential exam along with the CompTIA A+ 220-602 exam to gain CompTIA A+ credentials for A+ certified IT Technician. The CompTIA A+ 220-602 exam will focus on how to apply technology skills in specific job environments, such as IT Technician, IT Administrator, Service Technician, Field PC Technician, or Computer Technician. With the introduction of the 2006 A+, candidates will have to lay emphasis on Windows 2000, XP, and 2003 versions. The new pattern of CompTIA A+ IT Technician has specified more than twenty objectives, which are grouped under eight topics. Following are some important areas in which an individual should possess good knowledge before taking the 220-602 IT Technician test:

  1. Adding, removing, and configuring personal computer components.
  2. Performing preventive maintenance of personal computer components.
  3. Identifying appropriate applications for laptop-specific communication connections such as Bluetooth, infrared, cellular WAN, and Ethernet.
  4. Identifying appropriate laptop-specific power and electrical input devices and determining how amperage and voltage can affect performance.
  5. Using command-line functions and utilities, including proper syntaxes and switches, to manage operating systems.
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Personal Computer Components

  • If two drives are attached to one controller in a computer, one drive should be set as Master and the other as Slave.
  • If you are unable to open the CD-ROM drive tray by pushing the Eject button on the front panel, open it by inserting a pin into the eject hole on the CD-ROM drive.
  • Secure Digital (SD) card is a non-volatile memory card format used in portable devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and handheld computers.
  • CD-ROM, SD card, USB Pen drive, floppy disk, etc., are removable storage media.
  • The serial port comes with two types of connectors, 9-pin and 25-pin. It sends data one bit at a time, over a single wire.
  • A standard IDE/EIDE drive cable has 40 wires.
  • Direct Memory Access (DMA) optimizes the I/O transfer speed in a computer.
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    Fundamental Object-Oriented Concepts

  • In Java, a narrowing conversion is also known as an explicit type conversion or casting.
  • A byte can represent values between -128 to 127.
  • An array, in Java, is an ordered collection of primitives, object references, or other arrays. All the elements of an array must be of the same type, except in case of polymorphism.
  • Array elements are initialized to default values, wherever they are created.
  • The increment operator can be used in either of the two forms given below:
    1. Prefix form: In the prefix form, it appears before the operand. For example, ++a;
    2. Postfix form: In the postfix form, it appears after the operand. For example, a ++;
  • Numeric promotions are used to convert the operands in a numeric expression to a common type before an operation is performed between the operands.
  • In Java, there are two kinds of numeric promotions as follows:
    1. Unary numeric promotion
    2. Binary numeric promotion
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    uCertify, (May 16, 2009) uCertify has released its exam preparation kit/exam simulation software for the Network+ (2009) certification, which is among the top certifications today.

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    Lawrence E Smithmier is a certified IT professional. He is an MCP, MCAD, MCDBA, and MSCD.NET. He works on applications like MS Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Windows Embedded Studio, VMWare, Virtual PC 2004/2007, Virtual Server 2005, VMWare Workstation, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, POV-Ray, Maya, 3DS Max, and other office productivity tools.

    Lawrence presently works as a Software Architect and Development Lead for ImageDirect, a global product (10 languages) with components ranging from a customer facing web UI through to the factory processes. Created functional specifications, technical specifications, work breakdown structure, and risk assessment. Managing convergence with other projects to allow for a single code base. Managing on site and off shore development resources. Doing technical discovery and system redesign to meet changing requirements. Working with business partners to provide a clear vision and a step by step method for achieving it. Serving as coordinating architect for three global initiatives using the SCRUM agile method.

    Prior to this, Lawrence has worked as a SQL Developer Support Engineer for Microsoft, Charlotte NC where he worked as a SQL Developer Support Engineer focusing on SQL Server Reporting Services 2000 and 2005. Provided solutions for installation problems, report formatting, database connectivity issues, server down situations, etc. to customers using LiveMeeting, Knowledge Base Articles, custom example code, etc. Wrote several solution objects (published internally) illustrating novel concepts and solutions for known product limitations.

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