News

Beta Testing of Desktop OS Exam 70-271 Nov. 3

New exam for MCDST gets beta tested from Nov. 3 through Nov. 10.

Just announced weeks ago, Exam 70-271: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Windows XP Operating System, is expected to be beta tested from November 3 to November 10; Exam 70-272, Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Windows XP Operating System, will be beta tested from November 14 to November 20. Both exams are listed online on the VUE registration site.

Exam 70-271, numbered 71-271 while in beta, is aimed at those who offer on-site, phone, or remote support to users of Microsoft's Windows XP Home and Professional Editions. According to the exam objective guide, candidates should also have working knowledge of workgroup computing or Active Directory domains. The exam is one of two core offerings that must be passed to obtain the new Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician Certification, which Microsoft announced in mid-October. (To read the details about the new title, read "Desktop Tech Cert Sees Light of Day" in the News archive or click here.)

Microsoft has indicated that the exam will also be an elective option under the MCSA/MCSE on Windows 2003 tracks, but, as of this posting, the exam still hasn't been added to the requirements lists for those titles.

As a beta exam, 70-271 will be free to qualified candidates who are typically chosen among subscribers of Microsoft's MCP Newsflash. (Click here to read about the exam beta process or to find out how to subscribe to MCP Newsflash.)

Click here to read the Exam 70-271 objective guide; Click here for 70-271. Click here to view the MCDST requirements guide. Click here to go to the VUE test registration site.

About the Author

Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

Featured

  • Microsoft Drops 'Solorigate' for 'Nobelium' in Ongoing SolarWinds Attack Investigations

    Microsoft this week described "three new pieces" of malware that were used in the SolarWinds Orion espionage attacks dubbed "Solorigate," although Microsoft security researches are now calling it "Nobelium."

  • Microsoft Universal Print Service Commercially Released

    Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its Universal Print service is now commercially released at the "general availability" stage worldwide.

  • Restoring a Backup to Dissimilar Hardware: 3 Things To Watch Out For

    Getting a new desktop looking and feeling like the old one used to take a long time, but modern backup applications have greatly streamlined the process. Still, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid potential issues.

  • Black Box

    Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2022 Preview

    Microsoft announced during its Ignite event that Window Server 2022 is currently availability at the preview stage.

comments powered by Disqus