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Upgrading from MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support

 
 
Kevin Stone
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      02-01-2008
Hi there,

I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since looked
on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option for those
with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional Microsoft
certifications:

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista - Configuration.

Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to acquire
the above certifications - 70-621.

My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking this
exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of questions,
required pass score, duration etc..

Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could find no
books covering ths particular exam.

Anyone help would be appreciated.

Kevin Stone
A+, Network+


 
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Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard, Inc.]
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      02-01-2008
"Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed):

> Hi there,
>
> I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since looked
> on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option for those
> with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional Microsoft
> certifications:
>
> Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
> Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista - Configuration.
>
> Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to acquire
> the above certifications - 70-621.
>
> My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking this
> exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of questions,
> required pass score, duration etc..
>
> Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
> prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could find no
> books covering ths particular exam.
>
> Anyone help would be appreciated.
>
> Kevin Stone
> A+, Network+


I had 51 question, 2 and a half hours to test and the passing score is
700. Currently your best source (forgoing experience) is the Vista
Resource Kit or Vista Inside Out.

Nothing in this post means anything however if you don't have Vista
experience.

--
Michael D. Alligood, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST
The I.T. Classroom - http://www.theitclassroom.com/
CertGuard, Inc. - http://www.certguard.com/
Microsoft Exam Security Newsgroup -
microsoft.public.certification.exam.security


 
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Kevin Stone
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      02-02-2008
I took your advice Michael....and took a trip to my local Barnes & Noble and
picked up the book you recommended (Vista Inside Out) for an absolute
bargain, 75% off after coupons. If this is the only resource I need to pass
exam 70-621 then this will be the best $20 ever spent.

Do you know if I can download an evaluation copy of Vista via the microsoft
site for the purpose of passing the exam? I have very little Vista
experience, but I do not want to purchase Vista until I replace my computer
in the next year.

Kevin Stone
A+, Network+

"Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard, Inc.]" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> "Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>
>> Hi there,
>>
>> I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since
>> looked
>> on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option for those
>> with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional Microsoft
>> certifications:
>>
>> Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
>> Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista - Configuration.
>>
>> Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to acquire
>> the above certifications - 70-621.
>>
>> My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking
>> this
>> exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of questions,
>> required pass score, duration etc..
>>
>> Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
>> prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could find
>> no
>> books covering ths particular exam.
>>
>> Anyone help would be appreciated.
>>
>> Kevin Stone
>> A+, Network+

>
> I had 51 question, 2 and a half hours to test and the passing score is
> 700. Currently your best source (forgoing experience) is the Vista
> Resource Kit or Vista Inside Out.
>
> Nothing in this post means anything however if you don't have Vista
> experience.
>
> --
> Michael D. Alligood, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST
> The I.T. Classroom - http://www.theitclassroom.com/
> CertGuard, Inc. - http://www.certguard.com/
> Microsoft Exam Security Newsgroup -
> microsoft.public.certification.exam.security
>
>



 
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Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard, Inc.]
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      02-02-2008
"Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:##(E-Mail Removed):

> I took your advice Michael....and took a trip to my local Barnes & Noble and
> picked up the book you recommended (Vista Inside Out) for an absolute
> bargain, 75% off after coupons. If this is the only resource I need to pass
> exam 70-621 then this will be the best $20 ever spent.
>
> Do you know if I can download an evaluation copy of Vista via the microsoft
> site for the purpose of passing the exam? I have very little Vista
> experience, but I do not want to purchase Vista until I replace my computer
> in the next year.
>
> Kevin Stone
> A+, Network+
>
> "Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard, Inc.]" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > "Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed):
> >
> >> Hi there,
> >>
> >> I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since
> >> looked
> >> on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option for those
> >> with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional Microsoft
> >> certifications:
> >>
> >> Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
> >> Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista - Configuration.
> >>
> >> Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to acquire
> >> the above certifications - 70-621.
> >>
> >> My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking
> >> this
> >> exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of questions,
> >> required pass score, duration etc..
> >>
> >> Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
> >> prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could find
> >> no
> >> books covering ths particular exam.
> >>
> >> Anyone help would be appreciated.
> >>
> >> Kevin Stone
> >> A+, Network+

> >
> > I had 51 question, 2 and a half hours to test and the passing score is
> > 700. Currently your best source (forgoing experience) is the Vista
> > Resource Kit or Vista Inside Out.
> >
> > Nothing in this post means anything however if you don't have Vista
> > experience.
> >
> > --
> > Michael D. Alligood, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST
> > The I.T. Classroom - http://www.theitclassroom.com/
> > CertGuard, Inc. - http://www.certguard.com/
> > Microsoft Exam Security Newsgroup -
> > microsoft.public.certification.exam.security
> >
> >


Not sure where to get an evaluation copy of Vista, but it's vital that
you have a good deal of hands-on experience with it. If your computer
cannot handle it, you might want to look into Virtual PC
(http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro.../default.mspx).
One way or another you will have to purchase the software.

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Michael D. Alligood, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST
The I.T. Classroom - http://www.theitclassroom.com/
CertGuard, Inc. - http://www.certguard.com/
Microsoft Exam Security Newsgroup -
microsoft.public.certification.exam.security


 
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Michael Gossett
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      02-03-2008
If he had a C2D I am sure he wouldn't need to virtualize it
"Rich G" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed). uk...
>
> "Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:%23%(E-Mail Removed)...
>>I took your advice Michael....and took a trip to my local Barnes & Noble
>>and picked up the book you recommended (Vista Inside Out) for an absolute
>>bargain, 75% off after coupons. If this is the only resource I need to
>>pass exam 70-621 then this will be the best $20 ever spent.
>>
>> Do you know if I can download an evaluation copy of Vista via the
>> microsoft site for the purpose of passing the exam? I have very little
>> Vista experience, but I do not want to purchase Vista until I replace my
>> computer in the next year.
>>
>> Kevin Stone
>> A+, Network+
>>
>> "Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard, Inc.]" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote
>> in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> "Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>>>
>>>> Hi there,
>>>>
>>>> I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since
>>>> looked
>>>> on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option for
>>>> those
>>>> with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional Microsoft
>>>> certifications:
>>>>
>>>> Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
>>>> Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista -
>>>> Configuration.
>>>>
>>>> Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to
>>>> acquire
>>>> the above certifications - 70-621.
>>>>
>>>> My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking
>>>> this
>>>> exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of questions,
>>>> required pass score, duration etc..
>>>>
>>>> Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
>>>> prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could
>>>> find no
>>>> books covering ths particular exam.
>>>>
>>>> Anyone help would be appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Kevin Stone
>>>> A+, Network+
>>>
>>> I had 51 question, 2 and a half hours to test and the passing score is
>>> 700. Currently your best source (forgoing experience) is the Vista
>>> Resource Kit or Vista Inside Out.
>>>
>>> Nothing in this post means anything however if you don't have Vista
>>> experience.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Michael D. Alligood, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST
>>> The I.T. Classroom - http://www.theitclassroom.com/
>>> CertGuard, Inc. - http://www.certguard.com/
>>> Microsoft Exam Security Newsgroup -
>>> microsoft.public.certification.exam.security
>>>
>>>

> Download a Vista VHD (Virtual PC image) from Microsoft. It works for 30
> days. You'll need a powerful machine to run it. My Code2Duo 2GB machine
> struggles with it !
>
> Richard
>


 
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Michael Gossett
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      02-03-2008
OP:

If you can get ahold of a CD you can install Vista using no key and it works
for 30 days.
"Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi there,
>
> I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since looked
> on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option for those
> with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional Microsoft
> certifications:
>
> Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
> Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista - Configuration.
>
> Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to acquire
> the above certifications - 70-621.
>
> My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking
> this exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of
> questions, required pass score, duration etc..
>
> Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
> prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could find
> no books covering ths particular exam.
>
> Anyone help would be appreciated.
>
> Kevin Stone
> A+, Network+
>


 
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.rev [askthemct.com]
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      02-04-2008
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
or
http://tinyurl.com/2dk6p9


Vista Enterprise with Office 2007 Installed in VHD format (30 Day Runtime)

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www.askthemct.com
..
"Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi there,
>
> I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since looked
> on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option for those
> with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional Microsoft
> certifications:
>
> Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
> Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista - Configuration.
>
> Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to acquire
> the above certifications - 70-621.
>
> My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking
> this exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of
> questions, required pass score, duration etc..
>
> Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
> prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could find
> no books covering ths particular exam.
>
> Anyone help would be appreciated.
>
> Kevin Stone
> A+, Network+
>


 
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Kevin Stone
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      02-04-2008
I think my machine is up to the task however will definitly benefit from
another 512mb of system memory as the lack of onboard video memory in my
emachine is making memory intenisve applications run really slow, which I
imagine Virtual PC to be.....

Will definitley give it a try though as soon as I pass the other half of
MCDST and I am ready to tackle Vista...

"Michael Gossett" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> OP:
>
> If you can get ahold of a CD you can install Vista using no key and it
> works for 30 days.
> "Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Hi there,
>>
>> I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since
>> looked on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option
>> for those with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional
>> Microsoft certifications:
>>
>> Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
>> Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista - Configuration.
>>
>> Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to acquire
>> the above certifications - 70-621.
>>
>> My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking
>> this exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of
>> questions, required pass score, duration etc..
>>
>> Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
>> prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could find
>> no books covering ths particular exam.
>>
>> Anyone help would be appreciated.
>>
>> Kevin Stone
>> A+, Network+
>>

>



 
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Anthony Rosario
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      02-05-2008
Kevin,
How is the Vista Inside Out working for you, is it a good resource? Have you
tried the Vista Resource kit?

"Kevin Stone" wrote:

> I think my machine is up to the task however will definitly benefit from
> another 512mb of system memory as the lack of onboard video memory in my
> emachine is making memory intenisve applications run really slow, which I
> imagine Virtual PC to be.....
>
> Will definitley give it a try though as soon as I pass the other half of
> MCDST and I am ready to tackle Vista...
>
> "Michael Gossett" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > OP:
> >
> > If you can get ahold of a CD you can install Vista using no key and it
> > works for 30 days.
> > "Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> Hi there,
> >>
> >> I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since
> >> looked on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option
> >> for those with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional
> >> Microsoft certifications:
> >>
> >> Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
> >> Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista - Configuration.
> >>
> >> Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to acquire
> >> the above certifications - 70-621.
> >>
> >> My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking
> >> this exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of
> >> questions, required pass score, duration etc..
> >>
> >> Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
> >> prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could find
> >> no books covering ths particular exam.
> >>
> >> Anyone help would be appreciated.
> >>
> >> Kevin Stone
> >> A+, Network+
> >>

> >

>
>
>

 
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Kevin Stone
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      02-05-2008
Hey Anthony,

To be honest, I haven't opened the first page yet, as I am still studying
for MCDST. I did consider Vista Resource kit (as recommended to me by
Michael) but I chose Vista Inside Out because it was 40% off. Do you think
both books cover the same material, or will I benefit from reading the
Resource kit as well.

Kevin Stone

"Anthony Rosario" wrote

> Kevin,
> How is the Vista Inside Out working for you, is it a good resource? Have
> you
> tried the Vista Resource kit?
>
> "Kevin Stone" wrote:
>
>> I think my machine is up to the task however will definitly benefit from
>> another 512mb of system memory as the lack of onboard video memory in my
>> emachine is making memory intenisve applications run really slow, which I
>> imagine Virtual PC to be.....
>>
>> Will definitley give it a try though as soon as I pass the other half of
>> MCDST and I am ready to tackle Vista...
>>
>> "Michael Gossett" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > OP:
>> >
>> > If you can get ahold of a CD you can install Vista using no key and it
>> > works for 30 days.
>> > "Kevin Stone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >> Hi there,
>> >>
>> >> I am just one exam away from passing MCDST (70-272). I have since
>> >> looked on the Microsoft site and discovered there is an upgrade option
>> >> for those with MCDST that will give me the following 2 additional
>> >> Microsoft certifications:
>> >>
>> >> Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
>> >> Mcrosoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista -
>> >> Configuration.
>> >>
>> >> Those candidates with MCDST are just required to pass one exam to
>> >> acquire
>> >> the above certifications - 70-621.
>> >>
>> >> My question to the group is twofold. Has anyone had experience taking
>> >> this exam? If so, could you share this with the group, number of
>> >> questions, required pass score, duration etc..
>> >>
>> >> Second question is. Do you know where I can find training material to
>> >> prepare for exam 70-261? I have done a few quick searches and could
>> >> find
>> >> no books covering ths particular exam.
>> >>
>> >> Anyone help would be appreciated.
>> >>
>> >> Kevin Stone
>> >> A+, Network+
>> >>
>> >

>>
>>
>>



 
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