Below are all the Microsoft certification(s) I’ve earned thus far:
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!
In this page is a copy of my latest Curriculum Vitae. This is the most up-to-date information available.
I am currently employed as a Business Systems Analyst at Smurfit Kappa UK. I am currently the Project Manager overseeing Microsoft Dynamic NAV 2015 implementation in CRP. An exciting new project with promising potential to open the future, benefiting from combining CRP’s and Smurfit Kappa’s expertise and systems.
My current role is currently focussed on analysing and suggesting solution developments for all NAV using sites and writing and editing report solutions using SQL Reporting Services. I will be maintaining and enhancing current Management Information Systems in use at SK CRP and also to assist with the transfer of use of the current SK CRP MIS systems to MS Dynamics NAV and other agreed Central solutions.
I am a key team member in the implementation of MS Dynamics NAV 2015 into all SK sites currently using MS Dynamics NAV 5.01. I am also responsible in performing second line support for MS Dynamics NAV 2015, SQL Reporting Services, SK CRP MIS systems and any NAV related systems. Future progression will see me growing to be a part of the strategic group Navision Business Intelligence team.
My previous job was as a Systems Developer with CRP Print & Packaging Ltd, Corby. I was responsible for development the company’s Management Information Systems. I am highly skilled in creating and managing databases and also designing bespoke reporting systems and tools.
Please click below to download a copy of the CV :
If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me.
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:
- MCDST 70-271 : Supporting Users & Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System
- MCDST 70-272 : Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on Microsoft Windows XP
- MCTS 70-680: Configuring Windows 7
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:
I’ve just discovered this little gem by accident. I’ve always been looking for a simple way to compress my video files for uploading. This little gem is called the Microsoft Expression Encoder 3. This is free to download and use albeit with limited features. However, that is good enough to compress videos. There’s some noticeable loss of quality but not too severe.
However, even with the “free” version you get loads of features. The only thing I’ve noticed so far is you could only output as Windows Media format (WMV). The other options are locked.
What I love most about this is the Screen Capture option. It’s very user friendly and allow you to capture video of a pre-defined area on the screen. I feel that this is slightly better compared to the other popular screen capture program Fraps.
Below is a screenshot of the application (click for larger picture):