Mcp ??

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  1. I live in San Diego. I want to learn more about what makes a PC tick
    inside... XP -operating system. Where do I start. Attending a school is out
    both transportation wise and financialy. At home self learning is best for me
    anyway. Is MCP or MCDST the way to go? Any information will be appreciated
    =?Utf-8?B?c2Nvb3RlcmR1ZGU=?=, Feb 26, 2005
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  2. "scooterdude" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I live in San Diego. I want to learn more about what makes a PC tick
    > inside... XP -operating system. Where do I start. Attending a school is

    out
    > both transportation wise and financialy. At home self learning is best for

    me
    > anyway. Is MCP or MCDST the way to go? Any information will be appreciated


    MCP is a goal, not a way to learn -- you learn so that you can get the MCP.
    For XP, I would start with this book (XP Inside Out):

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...002-0829681-2816026?v=glance&s=books&n=507846


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    Adam Machanic, Feb 26, 2005
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  3. Thanks the input is appreciated. I realize MCP is the goal for certification.
    So I guess what I should have said is where do I Start to learn. Is MCP the
    first goal then with more experience and learning on to MCDST.
    Checked out the book , sounds good.
    Thanks again
    Scooterdude

    "Adam Machanic" wrote:

    > "scooterdude" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I live in San Diego. I want to learn more about what makes a PC tick
    > > inside... XP -operating system. Where do I start. Attending a school is

    > out
    > > both transportation wise and financialy. At home self learning is best for

    > me
    > > anyway. Is MCP or MCDST the way to go? Any information will be appreciated

    >
    > MCP is a goal, not a way to learn -- you learn so that you can get the MCP.
    > For XP, I would start with this book (XP Inside Out):
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...002-0829681-2816026?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
    >
    >
    > --
    > Adam Machanic
    > SQL Server MVP
    > http://www.sqljunkies.com/weblog/amachanic
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    =?Utf-8?B?c2Nvb3RlcmR1ZGU=?=, Feb 26, 2005
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  4. =?Utf-8?B?c2Nvb3RlcmR1ZGU=?=

    nguyenpv Guest

    Not sure what you're asking. If you want to know what makes the PC tick,
    try A+ certification, or book call Inside the PC or look for a good A+
    book. If you want to learn how XP works then go for MCP or and XP
    book.

    If you're having a hard time deciding, go on Amazon.com and read the
    book's reviews
    scooterdude wrote:
    > *I live in San Diego. I want to learn more about what makes a PC
    > tick
    > inside... XP -operating system. Where do I start. Attending a school
    > is out
    > both transportation wise and financialy. At home self learning is
    > best for me
    > anyway. Is MCP or MCDST the way to go? Any information will be
    > appreciated *




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    nguyenpv, Mar 4, 2005
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  5. Scooterdude,

    I agree with the other posts concerning A+. Start there. With your
    financial limitations not allowing you to go to school right now, working
    with the computer you have and following the A+ curriculum is a great place
    to start. The next step could be the Windows XP Inside Out book, but it's a
    lengthly read and goes into a great deal of detail that I think might lose
    you at first. I'm not saying don't get the book, it's awesome. Everything
    you need to know about XP is in there, and it's a great reference. To me,
    it's not a good learning tool, as it's just too much to try and swallow.

    I just passed the 70-271 MCP test, and I used the MS Press 70-271 book to do
    it. Granted, I have about 7 years experience working in a domain
    environment, but the MS Press book hits all of the exam objectives, is
    really well laid out, and doesn't overwhelm you with detail. It'll
    introduce you to domain concepts and how XP behaves in that environment.
    This book, the A+ book, and the XP Inside out book would be a great place
    for you to start, IMHO.




    "scooterdude" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I live in San Diego. I want to learn more about what makes a PC tick
    > inside... XP -operating system. Where do I start. Attending a school is
    > out
    > both transportation wise and financialy. At home self learning is best for
    > me
    > anyway. Is MCP or MCDST the way to go? Any information will be appreciated
    Rob Cimarolli, Mar 18, 2005
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