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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Drutt, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Drutt

    Drutt New Member

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    This is my first post, so hello to all...

    I'm looking to take the MCAS certification in the near future & also invest in a new laptop (current machine groans when i try to open notepad & the power pack smells of burnt tyres!).

    I see that there is a module covering Vista in the new Microsoft exams and before rushing into the laptop purchase I wondered if it made any difference whether I picked up a machine with Vista Home / Business / Ultimate on it?

    Hope someone can advise....

    Cheers

    Drutt

     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome to CF

    I was discussing vista certs yesterday have a look http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/thread23159.html as for the the laptop and version of vista I am not sure, but I would say any version of vista that allows you to do full backups, encryption and networking so probably Business/Ultimate maybe home premium but definetly not home basic.

    Sounds like your powerpacks on its way out.
     
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  3. sunn

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    Welcome to the forums... :sunny
    I agree with GBL regarding the Vista choices and oreder of preference - but I'm no MS expert so it's just an opinion 8)
     
  4. Drutt

    Drutt New Member

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    Thanks to you both for the tip.
    Though as much, but was hoping I might get away without shelling out another chunk for the OS upgrade...
    Cheers again
    Drutt
     
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    If you're going to take the MCAS: Vista, then I would recommend nothing lower than Home Premium. If at some point in the future if you want to do the technical exams (MCTS/MCITP), then I would recommend that you go for the Ultimate edition - as that encompasses the home side and the business side of the OS.

    Good luck :)

    -Ken
     
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  6. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Good luck with the studies!

    NB
     
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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Welcome!

    If you decide to get Vista, I'd recommend Ultimate. If you've got access to Vista Business, it's probably not a "must do" sort of thing.
     
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  9. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  10. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF! 8)
     
  11. Drutt

    Drutt New Member

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    Thanks to everyone for their advice & the warm welcome...

    Cheers

    Drutt
     

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