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Program versions? 70-272

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by spoovy, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. spoovy

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    Just getting started on 70-272 after a couple of days off. I'm reading through the Microsoft 'skills measured' sheet and nowhere does it mention program version numbers.

    What are we being tested on? Internet Explorer 6? 7? 8? Office 2003? 2007? All of the above?

    Cheers

    spoov
     
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  2. soundian

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    IE6 and 2003.
    IE7 is in the Vista client exam, IE 8 in the Windows 7 client exam.
     
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  3. spoovy

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    IE6!? Crikey. Looks like i've got some work to do downgrading my IE somehow!

    2003 is cool though -the best MS office release imho.

    Cheers soundian.
     
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  4. ade1982

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    There is a program called IE Standalone that will allow you to run several versions of IE concurrently. Use it for when I am building websites.
     
  5. spoovy

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    Thanks ade i'm trying that out now. A bit sketchy so far but will probly do for my purposes.

    Cheers
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    why don't you download virtual pc install xp on to it from the ms press book and not update ie then it will be ie6 and you will have outlook 2003 on there too.

    the MCDST is all about anything that was out at the time of service pack 2 qnd it does mention what is covered in the press books.
     
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  7. spoovy

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    I already have the Sybex book and CBT Nuggets vids already so I won't be buying the MS Press book as well. I got away without it for the 70-271 so I should be OK again.

    I've acquired an XP Pro SP1 iso from elsewhere and installed it on a VMware guest. I updated it to SP2 but i'll leave it there, that should do fine as a testbed.
     
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  8. spoovy

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    Just an update as I have just sat this exam. Advice from Soundian above is that the exam covers MS Office 2003. In fact MS Office XP would have been a lot more accurate.

    I don't think there is much difference between the two suites as it happens, but I thought it best to clarify on here for people's future reference.

    Regards
     
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  9. thecresta

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    That's strange, the MS press books for 70-272 only cover Office 2003.

    But to be honest I can't remember what the questions said in the exam...
     
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  10. soundian

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    I did mention in another thread that I thought it was Office XP but got shot down in flames.
    Not a huge difference as you say certainly not a dealbreaker if you're well versed on 2003.
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    It wasn't me but as said there isn't much difference better office xp and office 2003 just a bit of functionality isn't in office xp like the auto recovery and such stuff.
     
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  12. thecresta

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    On the MS training catalog (here) it doesn't mention a specific version of any application. But the MS training guide I have specifically covers Office 2003 applications.

    It sounds like they updated the training material, but have left some old questions mentioning Office XP in the exams.
     
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  13. greenbrucelee
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    The may well have done but they could be un scored questions or questions where you are required to realise the slight differences in products king of like the differences between outlook 2003 and outlook express (they are only slight but they are different).
     
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  14. RichyV

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    For the record, I had about an equal number of question on both XP and 2003 BUT within the context of the quetions, it actually would have made no difference to the correct answer chosen.
     
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