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November 14, 2008  3:57 PM

Exam 70-623 Pro: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Vista Client for Consumer Support Technicians



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, MCITP, MS Exam 70-620, MS Exam 70-622, MS Exam 70-623, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting

Another gargantuan title not only heads up this exam, but also helps to tell would-be candidates if this represents their particular cup or tea or not. Like 70-622, 70-623 features another old-fashioned exam page. Along with...

November 12, 2008  4:03 PM

Exam 70-622 Pro: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Windows Vista Client for Enterprise Support Technicians



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, MCITP, MCTS, MS Exam 70-620, MS Exam 70-622, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting

Wow! What an exam title, eh? Interestingly, 70-622 also still sports an old-fashioned exam page, too. Along with 70-622, this MCITP exam qualifies those who pass it to earn the MCITP Enterprise Support Technicican credential,...


November 10, 2008  6:20 PM

MS Exam 70-621 Pro: Upgrading Your MCDST to MCITP Enterprise Support



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, MCDST, MCITP, MCTS, MS Exam 70-621, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting

This exam applies only to those who've earned the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician, or MCDST, credential for Windows XP who wish to upgrade their coverage to include Windows Vista. As such, it is probably of little interest to anyone except the nearly 50,000 individuals who have...


November 7, 2008  8:55 PM

MS Exam 70-620 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, MCITP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, Microsoft e-courses, Microsoft e-Learning, MS Exam 70-620, Windows Vista

In digging up the info on this, the first in my series of four MCTS and MCITP Vista-related exams that I'll be covering over the next week or so, I discovered that Microsoft has finally changed the format for its exam pages. I've been tuning into these documents since the late 1990s and it's nice...


November 5, 2008  4:55 PM

Pre-Vista Certification Training Warm-up



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, Microsoft e-courses, Microsoft e-Learning, Sysinternals, Vista Application Compatibility Toolkit, Vista migration, Windows Vista troubleshooting

OK, OK. I know I promised to dig into the various Windows Vista certification exams in their MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist) and MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) programs as my next series of blogs. But hey! I found a resource that relates strongly to all of these...


November 3, 2008  7:06 PM

Microsoft’s Windows Vista Certification Exams



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, Microsoft Windows, Windows Vista

Despite all the recent news and hoopla about Windows Vista's failure in the enterprise marketplace, it's by no means the case that the response to Microsoft's Windows Vista related certification exams has been completely nugatory. As of 10/27/2008, in fact, the total number of individuals who've...


October 30, 2008  3:16 PM

More out-of-cycle Vista patches on Windows Update!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, KB953155, KB957200, Microsoft e-courses, Microsoft e-Learning, Patch Tuesday, Windows Update, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting

On Tuesday, October 28, as I was knocking off for the day, after 11 PM, I noticed that the autoupdate function in Windows Update had posted two more items to my primary production Vista PC. Both look interesting, but so far I've had some trouble trying to ferret out more details about one of these...


October 28, 2008  11:37 AM

Need Help or Insight into Vista GPOs? Try These Books…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Derek Melber, Desktops, GPOs, Group Policy, Group Policy Objects, Jeremy Moskowitz

It's difficult to make the most of a modern Windows desktop in an enterprise environment without dealing with Group Policy, and the many objects (usually called GPOs) used to implement and enforce Group Policy in the Windows environment. Group Policy has tons of functionality that is both very...


October 24, 2008  10:38 PM

Post SP1 Cleanup on Vista



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, vsp1cln.exe, Windows Update, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista troubleshooting

Whenever you install a service pack on a Windows machine, it’s not unusual for it to leave plenty of files strewn about the system disk in its wake. What’s unusual about Windows Vista SP1, however, is that it includes its own clean-up utility. If you run it after performing an SP1 install it...


October 24, 2008  10:29 PM

Out-of-schedule Security Patch Posts to Windows Update



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, KB958644, MS08-067, Patch Tuesday, Windows Server service, Windows Update, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting, Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Normally, Microsoft reserves its security patches, fixes, updates, and other software tweaks and maneuvers for the second Tuesday in each month, aka "Patch Tuesday." Yesterday afternoon I was somewhat surprised to see various sources trumpeting the release of an out-of-schedule security patch...


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