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MCDST Supporting Users & Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Windows XP Operating System Training Kit (Pro - Certification) Hardcover – 1 Jun 2004
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Walter Glenn is a freelance consultant, writer, and editor in Huntsville, Alabama. He has been working in the computer industry for over a decade and provides solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses. Walter is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Trainer who specializes in Internet and networking technologies.
Tony Northrup, MVP, MCSE, MCTS, and CISSP, is a consultant and author. Tony started programming before Windows 1.0 was released, and has also focused on Windows administration and development. He has written about 25 books covering Windows and Web development, networking, and security. Among other titles, Tony is author of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft? .NET Framework?Application Development Foundation, Second Edition.
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Although (IMO) not the hardest of the Microsoft MCP qualifications, this book will provide the reader with just about everything that is covered in the exam.
Well sectioned up into relevant chapters and good multiple choice questions at the end of each one. Also an added bonus of a 15 percent discount for sitting the exam.
A definite 5 star book !
I would have preferred to have seen more computerised questions on the CD-ROM, most of the practice questions are in the text. The book is on the included CD-ROM as well, which means you can study it conventionally, or on your PC screen through Acrobat.
I passed the exam, so I suppose the book did its job!
Just in case you didn't know, the MCDST comprises two exams; 70-271 and 70-272. Pass one, and you're an MCP. Pass both, and you're an MCDST.
Don't assume just because Windows 7 is out, that the MCDST is a dead cert either; many large organisations still have and will continue to use XP for years to come and, unlike the newer M$ certificates, the MCDST will never expire (newer certs expire when support for the relevant OS expires).
The MS Press books are the de-facto texts for the MCDST exams. The book is well laid-out, clear, and has few errors. The end of chapter review questions are quite good, though the readiness questions on the accompanying CD leave a little to be desired; they are poorly worded and littered with grammatical and spelling errors. If you're after review questions only, I would look at an Exam Cram book; if it's a good overview of material you want, then get this book.
A much better book, and a much better read, is Mike Myers A+ tome that you can also buy on here. At least the guy has written it with humour, and in a interesting way. The same alas, cannot be said for this book.
To be fair, it does tell you how to do stuff, but it could have been done in a much more interesting way, and a few more pictures would help make things easier too!
So...if you're an insomniac wishing to find a cure, here it is. Dig in!!
MCDST is going to be phased out soon (End of June 2011) so, sayonara to it, and this book!!!
If you manage any size of computer network based upon Windows, then you really need to make sure that you have a copy of this. It's not just about how to do things, but contains some good advice on how to decide on the appropriate strategy for your organisation.
You can dip in and out, and probably will; I don't think that it is possible to read it start to finish!
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