MCP

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  1. John

    John Guest

    Hi

    I have set myself a target to get my Windows XP MCP in 3 months but i'm not
    sure what is the best book to purchase that could help me pass the exam.

    I appreciate that i will need to study more than the book but what book
    helped you pass and what book contains the most helpful questions.

    Thanks

    John
    John, Mar 6, 2005
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  2. John

    catwalker63 Guest

    "John" <> prattled ceaslessly in
    news:HPJWd.632$:

    > Hi
    >
    > I have set myself a target to get my Windows XP MCP in 3 months but
    > i'm not sure what is the best book to purchase that could help me pass
    > the exam.
    >
    > I appreciate that i will need to study more than the book but what
    > book helped you pass and what book contains the most helpful
    > questions.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > John
    >
    >


    MS Press (2nd edition with 180day SP2 eval copy of XP) + Reskit published
    online at Microsoft.

    --
    Catwalker
    aka Pu$$y Feet
    BS, MCP
    MCNGP #43
    www.mcngp.com

    "Eat your cereal with a fork and do your homework in the dark."
    catwalker63, Mar 7, 2005
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  3. John

    Rowdy Yates Guest

    "John" <> wrote in
    news:HPJWd.632$:

    > Hi
    >
    > I have set myself a target to get my Windows XP MCP in 3 months but
    > i'm not sure what is the best book to purchase that could help me pass
    > the exam.
    >
    > I appreciate that i will need to study more than the book but what
    > book helped you pass and what book contains the most helpful
    > questions.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > John
    >
    >


    just jump right in and take the exam. who needs study anyway.

    --
    Rowdy Yates, MCNGP #39
    http://www.mcngp.com/
    http://profiles.yahoo.com/rowdy_yates_mcngp
    Rowdy Yates, Mar 7, 2005
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  4. If it's any help, the test emphasized the following when I took it -

    1) NTFS and Share permissions as they relate to users and groups and to
    each other. Study these as if you are writing a book on them. They were
    as prevalent on the 70-270 exam for me as they were on the 70-290.
    2) RIS installs (Risetup.exe, RIPrep.exe, Rbfg.exe), Sysprep, all CD
    based installs via command line switches (i.e. Winnt32 /unattend)
    3) Profiles (roaming, mandatory, local)
    4) Print servers - managing, configuring printer pools, troubleshooting
    queues and setting priority for jobs
    4) Any and all Remote Desktop / Remote Assistance scenarios you can
    think of.
    5) Files and Settings Tranfser wizard and USMT (scanstate, loadstate)
    6) Rolling back drivers, driver signing policy (warn, block, ignore)
    and booting under different hardware profiles
    7) IIS running in Windows XP. Configuration, troubleshooting,
    limitations.
    8) Dynamic disks in XP, when you can and can't defrag disks and how
    disk quotas work
    9) System Monitor-ing / counter logs / trace logs / alerts
    10) When to perform an ASR (hardly ever), log onto Recovery Console
    (occasionally), boot in Safe Mode (sometimes), roll back to a previous
    System Restore point (many times) or just simply boot with a Last Known
    Good Configuration (most of the time).

    Now, don't just study these things and ignore everything else... but if
    you study these items and have a solid grasp of XP installation,
    administration and support you should pass the test without any
    problems.
    blastingfonda, Mar 7, 2005
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  5. John

    Neil Guest

    did you hear "John" <> say in
    news:HPJWd.632$:

    > Hi
    >
    > I have set myself a target to get my Windows XP MCP in 3 months but
    > i'm not sure what is the best book to purchase that could help me pass
    > the exam.
    >


    >


    Books are not the answer. using the product is. if you insist on books,
    Catwalker's is a good suggestion but follow this link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-270.asp#SKILLS

    and do this stuff in a lab and you will learn far more than reading a
    book, IMHO.


    --
    Neil MCNGP#30

    - BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, it's cold in here...
    Neil, Mar 7, 2005
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  6. John

    catwalker63 Guest

    Neil <guess!!!@gmail.com> prattled ceaslessly in
    news:Xns9612704C36AA9neilmcsegmailcom@207.46.248.16:

    > did you hear "John" <> say in
    > news:HPJWd.632$:
    >
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> I have set myself a target to get my Windows XP MCP in 3 months but
    >> i'm not sure what is the best book to purchase that could help me pass
    >> the exam.
    >>

    >
    >>

    >
    > Books are not the answer. using the product is. if you insist on books,
    > Catwalker's is a good suggestion but follow this link:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-270.asp#SKILLS
    >
    > and do this stuff in a lab and you will learn far more than reading a
    > book, IMHO.
    >
    >


    OK, that's why I included the information about the evaluation version in
    my post. <g>

    --
    Catwalker
    aka Pu$$y Feet
    BS, MCP
    MCNGP #43
    www.mcngp.com
    faq.mcngp.com

    "Incredible! One of the worst performances of my career and they never
    doubted it for a second."
    catwalker63, Mar 7, 2005
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  7. I think the books are necessary though. There are so many things you
    would never bother messing with, not to mention so many ways to do
    various things (GUI, command line, scripts, GPO) that wouldn't ever
    occur to you if you hadn't consulted a book. Technet and the Windows
    Help and Support files are great sources of reference but they are just
    that - sources of reference and not what I would call enjoyable reading
    material. There are so many white papers, too, that one wouldn't know
    where to begin. Meanwhile many of the support bulletins are poorly
    worded, some are incomplete and a few even conflict with other things
    on Microsoft's site.

    Hands on experience is key, no doubt, but I don't think I ever would
    have passed the 70-290 piddling around in Windows 2k3 server without a
    decent book that summarizes and highlights key points.

    My suggest - Book(s) + Lab + decent test simulation software as test
    taking is a whole other skill to be learned altogether, especially if
    this is your first MCP test.
    blastingfonda, Mar 8, 2005
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