Official Microsoft Certification

Below are all the Microsoft certification(s) I’ve earned thus far:

70-271 : Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Windows XP Operating System Certificate

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MCDST 70-271 exam

Well I just finished my first Microsoft certified exam at the Prometric centre down in Edinburgh today. I managed to finish the whole exam in around an hour plus all the checking and last minute changes.

Everything was pretty straightforward and easy. I would recommend you to try the Tutorial first if this is your first time as well like me. It really helps you familiarise with the various different methods used in the exam.

Questions were pretty varied although I must say the hardest bit for me was the networking and sharing part. Some questions were rather tricky. I would recommend marking those questions those to be reviewed later. Surprisingly enough I didn’t get the question where you have to pick the correct steps from the list on the right and arrange them in order in the left. Something like this :

(This screenshot is taken from the CD provided by the training kit available to buy here : MCDST Self-Paced Training Kit: Supporting Users & Troubleshooting a Windows XP Operating System 2nd Edition: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting … XP Operating System (Pro-Certification))

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I’ve found those questions to be the trickiest when I was attempting the “Practise questions” in the Microsoft Press Readiness review suite.

I would really recommend the following book if you are thinking of attempting this examination. I’ve only spent circa one week with this baby and it really helped!

MCDST Self-Paced Training Kit: Supporting Users & Troubleshooting a Windows XP Operating System 2nd Edition: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting … XP Operating System (Pro-Certification)

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Call me weird but I have decided to try and get a job in the I.T sector. Right now I am targetting mostly Tier 1/entry level roles around the United Kingdom so hopefully I would have some luck in this. I feel that I should fit right in (after I gain MS qualifications) and I have engineering and also (games programming focussed) computer background.

The first three Microsoft Certified examinations that I am attempting are:

I am really keen to start my career in the IT industry as I finally realised that is where my interests lie in. I have also bought the following books to aid my examinations:

MCDST Self-Paced Training Kit: Supporting Users & Troubleshooting a Windows XP Operating System 2nd Edition: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting … XP Operating System (Pro-Certification)

MCDST Self Paced Training Kit: Supporting Users & Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on Windows Book/CD 2nd Edition: Supporting Users and … on Microsoft Windows XP (Pro-Certification)

MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7 Book/CD Package

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