Contest! Help Desk Technicians, Be Recognized
Online contest to honor the hard work of the desktop support person.
In honor of the February availability of the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support
Technician, Microsoft's newest title for desktop administrators and help desk
support pros, MCP Magazine
is running an essay contest. In 500 words
or less, tell us your stories of heroism or horror about your work as a desktop
administrator or help desk support person.
The most compelling story, as judged and verified by the editors, will be awarded
the Grand Prize—one copy of each of the following titles:
- Mark Minasi's Windows XP & Server 2003 Resource Kit
By Mark Minasi
- Mastering Windows XP Registry
By Peter Hipson
- Windows XP Home and Professional Editions Instant Reference
By Denise Tyler
- Inside Windows Server 2003
- The Ultimate Windows Server 2003 System Administrator's Guide
Robert Williams, Mark Walla
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Delta Guide
Don Jones, Mark Rouse
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed
Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, Omar Droubi, Kenton Gardinier
Grand Prize retail value is US$415. Five runner-up prizes will receive one
copy among the books listed above.
To enter the contest, send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
as a plain-text message. (Messages with attachments will be deleted!). The subject
line of your message should be "Help Desk Contest," and your story
must be between 200 and 500 words. Include your name, address, title, and
company you work for (for the purposes of this contest, the winner and runners-up
must allow their names and location to be published). Hurry! Submissions
should be mailed by February 6, 2004.
We'll announce and publish winner and runner-up stories online in mid-February.
(Special thanks to Addison-Wesley, Sams,
and Sybex for furnishing the prizes.)
Michael Domingo is Editor in Chief of Virtualization Review. He's been an IT writer and editor for so long that he remember typing out news items in WordStar.