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MCDST question

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by greenbrucelee, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    When I get onto the MCDST does either of the exams cover supporting XP or apps on a laptop?

    I was just wondering this as when I did the A+ there were questions on laptops like what Fn Key does what etc, I Was just wondering if it would be covered more in the MCDST as in regards to what key does what when using XP etc.
     
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    Don't believe there is anything to do with laptops in particular in the books, from what I can recall.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Cool, cheers.

    I Was just a bit worried since I don't have a laptop and those questions on the A+ threw me a bit as I had hardly ever used one and as the exams will be harder than the A+ I thought well if there are any laptop questions on the MCDST I might be screwed.
     
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    You don't need a laptop to learn MCDST; however, if you ever support them, then you need to be aware of stuff like Standby, Hibernate, ACPI for the day job. The way users work can be different on laptops, with offline folders. Software deployment may be set differently as well.

    What are you using to study MCDST? The Training Kit? Or just the Sybex book?
     
  5. greenbrucelee
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    I have the press books at the moment when I get on to it I will also get some others.
     
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    As Giddy made reference too, there will be questions on the various power saving modes available which directly affect laptops more than they do desktop PC's. There is nothing other than that, that I can think of that refers to laptops on the MCDST.
     
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    From memory, there was no mention on the 271 and 272 i sat of laptops - just XP, IE and Outlook.
     
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    Power saving modes I am ok with, I think :)
     
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    I think hardware profiles makes an apperence as well in the MCDST.
     
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    Yep, hardware profiles do make an appearence.
     
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    They do mention Dynamic Disks, which cant be done on a laptop but as far as everything else, I dont see any problems
     
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    Hi GBL, get the MS press book on the 70-271/72 and this should be sorted after a bit of hard digging:)
     
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  13. greenbrucelee
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    Already have them mate, I'm just trying to prepare for all eventuallities. I'd rather be well prepared than under-prepared.
     
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    Smart man, well done:)
     
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    The guys have mentioned most of the main issues with laptops. They are basicly the same as desktops. its the way they are configured more than anything else, offline files etc that is different. Not sure what is in the MCDST so will have to defer to the knowledge of the guys that have done that cert.
     
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    Cheers everyone :)
     
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    Hi There

    I dont know if this is in the MCDST at all, but just in case, remember that a for laptop configured as a Domain Computer, the user would need to log on once whilst connected to the network, so that the client can create or download the user profile, enabling the user to log on with cached credentials. This also gives the laptop a chance to synchronise files, if so configured. This may be phrased as "Mobile Users", rather than specifically referring to laptops.

    Hope this helps.


    Maria
     
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    Yep, cached credentials for users is a good point for laptops that are domain members.
     
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    Cheers Maria :)
     
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  20. MLP

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    No problem

    Glad to help
     
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