70-620 Passed, Quick Tips Here !!



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    A_AA_A Member Posts: 36 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Good info about exam But this is one of the easy exam i ever took and I beleive if you know vista basic and read book you will pass that exam easy, all i can say...
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    pllegendspllegends Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    When you first install Windows, you drive(s) is usually configured as a "basic disk". These basic disks can be split into multiple partitions, each having their own icon and drive letter. These are called volumes.
    With Vista, we can do the reverse also. If you have installed more than one drive, you can actually have them treated as one volume. In other words, you can combine their storage space into a unit, with its own drive letter. You can convert the basic disk into a dynamic disk without losing any data, but you will not be able to go back to basic unless you erase all the data.
    A drawback thou is that if you have a critical problem on one of the drives, you will lose all the data on both (since technically they are "one" drive), so backups are crucial. Also you cannot use the dynamic disks for dual booting, you are only allowed one operating system.
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    pllegendspllegends Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Windows Mobility Center is a single location where administrators can adjust mobile PC settings. To access the Windows Mobility Center, click Start> All Programs> Accessories> Windows Mobility Center. The Windows Mobility Center window can adjust:
    Battery Status— View how much charge remains or select a power plan. Double-click the Battery icon to adjust power settings.
    Brightness— Move the slider to temporarily adjust the brightness of your display. To adjust the display brightness settings, click the icon on the tile to open Power Options. Double-click the Display icon to adjust display settings.
    External Display— You can connect an additional monitor to the mobile PC or customize the display settings. Double-click the Display icon to adjust display settings.
    Presentation Settings— Adjust computer settings, such as volume and the desktop background image, when giving a presentation. Double-click the Projector icon to adjust presentation settings
    Screen Rotation— Change the orientation of the Tablet PC screen. Double-click the Primary Landscape icon to adjust display orientation settings.
    Sync Center— View the status of in-progress file syncs, start a new sync or set up a sync partnership, and adjust your settings in Sync Center. Double-click the Sync icon to adjust sync settings.
    Volume— Move the slider to adjust the speaker volume of the mobile PC or select the Mute check box. Double-click the Speaker icon to adjust volume settings.
    Wireless Network— View the status of the wireless network connection or turn the wireless adapter on or off. Double-click the Wireless icon to adjust wireless network connection settings
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    MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Bumping this and requesting this as a sticky.

    Also want to add this below. I think this is a very good point that we all need to remember.

    A video clip in a presentation plays for a few seconds, stops, and then restarts Network projectors are designed to transmit and display still images, such as photographs and Microsoft PowerPoint slides, not high-bandwidth transmissions such as video streams. The projector can transmit video, but the playback quality is sometimes poor. You might need to upgrade your equipment or use a data projector or plasma TV screen that is directly connected to your computer.
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    You may learn something!
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    hettyhetty Member Posts: 394
    Mishra wrote:
    Bumping this and requesting this as a sticky.
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    chinadachinada Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I will take this exam after I pass all MCSE 2003 tests. Thanks.
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    goforthbmerrygoforthbmerry Member Posts: 244
    Sticky **bump**

    This looks like great information
    Going for MCSE:security, Intermediate ITIL, PMP
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    dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Sticky **bump**

    This looks like great information

    I guess I'd be +3 at this point. This is a great thread; thanks for your hard work :D
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    sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Okay, I guess 3-4 requests is enough to make this a sticky. icon_cool.gif
    All things are possible, only believe.
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    dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    sprkymrk wrote:
    Okay, I guess 3-4 requests is enough to make this a sticky. icon_cool.gif

    Thanks for caving into peer pressure Mark icon_thumright.gif
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    pllegendspllegends Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks Mishra,Hetty,Goforthbmerry,Dynamik for your "sticky" bumpup and of course Sprkymrk for making it happen. I have been away for quite a while (the reality of worklife) but I think its time for me to return to the forum and my fellow techies. I hope to review and possibly add to this and maybe startup a Server 2008 thread (my next mountain to climb) soon.
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    pllegendspllegends Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) registry file replaces the Boot.ini files, which described the available boot options, used in previous versions of Windows.
    The BCD registry file can contain:
    - Entries that describe Windows Boot Manager settings (\Bootmgr)
    - Entries to start the Windows Boot Loader, -load Windows Vista (\Windows\System32\WinLoad.exe)
    - Entries to start Windows Resume Application -restore Windows Vista from hibernation (\Windwos\System32\WinResume.exe)
    - Entries to start Windows Memory Diagnostic (\Boot\MemTest.exe)
    - Entries to start NTLDR -load previous versions of Windows
    - Entries to load and execute a Volume Boot Record, -starts a non-Microsoft boot loader

    You can modify the BCD registry file in several different ways:
    - With the Startup And Recovery dialog box (Advanced tab of the System Properties dialog box), you can select the default operating system to start if you have multiple operating systems installed. You can also change the time-out value.
    - Msconfig.exe -used to configure startup options. The Boot tab in Windows Vista provides similar functionality to the Boot.ini tab in Windows XP, such as starting in safe mode, enabling a boot log, disabling the graphical user interface,etc.
    - The BCD Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider can be used to script utilities that modify BCD. This interface is available for BCD to directly access the BCD registry file.
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    salimninasalimnina Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    pllegends wrote:
    Passed the MCTS-Vista Configuration !!! 976/1000

    There is much study material geared towards certification study. Remember you need to learn what a admin or specialist needs to know, not necessarily how to use it (as a user). Also you should have a copy of Vista to get familiar with it.

    I would recommend these books (buy or find someone to share with you):
    Microsoft Windows Vista Client Configuration Study Guide -Sybex Publishing ***
    Microsoft Windows Vista Unveiled- by Sams Publishing
    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (exam 70-620):Configuring Windows Vista Client-MS Press
    Vista Inside/Out - Microsoft ***
    Windows Vista The Missing Manual- O'reilly
    Microsoft Vista Resource Kit - Microsoft ***

    For those who don't currently have Vista, you can get familiar with the screens with these two books:
    Microsoft Windows Vista Visual Quickstart Guide- Peachpit Press
    Windows Vista Plain and Simple- MS Press

    Make use of the Virtual Labs that Microsoft provides, as well as the free Webcasts. Practice test material is just for that... PRACTICE. It may help you pass the test but believe me you will only last one day in a job if you don't know what you are doing, so if you use practice material, read the question and if you don't know the answer, research it and learn it, don't just memorize the answer....I will tell you right now that their answers are not always right.


    do you recommend buying all those books?
    do you also recommend lab ( buying some e-learning from microsoft) ?
    how much did you spend ?

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    pllegendspllegends Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I only own one or two of these books. I usually get together with other students and we each get different books and then we share them or make notes from the chapters and share them so we save money. Be like a computer user club. I sometimes take advantage of the large bookstores in my city that have coffee shops in them. I get a book from the shelf, go to the coffee shop part of the store and sit down with the book and make notes as I drink a tea or coffee. I study for a few hours and it just cost me the price of coffee and a piece of pie.
    My biggest advice is use the internet. Microsoft has information on every server, it has technet, and free labs. Download and use the evalution copies Microsoft offers, nothing is better than practicing on the real thing. I use the internet to find information on every piece of information that I don't understand. Use forums like TechExams.Net I go to 3,4, 5 or more websites to get the same information until I fully understand it. I am lucky to have some certifications already so I can take a little more time to learn. Use practice exam but don't just memorize answers. When you work, you need to know what you are doing, you need to know how to think , you need to fiqure out your options. I recommend if you can take a seminar or course if needed because the advantage you have here is that you can ask questions and discuss things, something you cannot do with books. Get together with other students, even if they are on the internet, every one has something to contribute. I used to work in banking for over 15 years, then decided to change careers and now I have a new career working in IT for the last four years. Nothing is hard if you want it bad enough. I know I talk too much but it is because I want you to succeed.
    Best Wishes
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    jamesp1983jamesp1983 Member Posts: 2,475 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I wonder if I could pass this with a little bit of research and a vm.
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
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    jamesp1983jamesp1983 Member Posts: 2,475 ■■■■□□□□□□
    This is a great resource!! Good work!
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
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    taco_thundertaco_thunder Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Anyone looking for a cert, just to get one, I'd recommend this one. I picked up a study guide, took a week, and passed almost flawlessly.
    • Configuring Window Vista Client - 815/900
    • A+ - In Progress
    • Network+ - In Progress
    • Security+ - In Progress
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    CS.StudentCS.Student Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    LukeQuake wrote: »
    Thanks for the write up and tips! :)

    I plan on taking this exam in a few months, I'll get hold of a copy of this: MCTS: Microsoft Windows Vista Client Configuration Study Guide Exam 70-620: Michael Aldridge: Amazon.co.uk: Josh Evitt, Lisa Donald, James Chellis: Books

    Already read the following:-

    Microsoft Windows Vista Unveiled- by Sams Publishing
    Introducing Microsoft Vista-MS Press
    Vista for Dummies

    i got this book.

    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit Exam 70-620 : Configuring Windows Vista Client Self Paced Training Kit 70-620: Amazon.co.uk: Ian McLean and Orin Thomas: Books
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    mcitp_gurumcitp_guru Member Posts: 26 ■□□□□□□□□□
    When i studied for this exam i used the MCTS Self-Paced Training book and TestOut Training Suite. I acheived an almost effortless pass.

    Definately recommend Testout to anyone sitting this exam.
    Check out my blog for information on the MCITP Certification.
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    corsacorsa Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hi Guys,

    Not sure if this thread is still active.

    I'm studying for the MCTS:Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client

    And have brought the following book MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-620.

    I've been an IT Technician for 3 Years now so i am quite confident about the test.

    Hopefully all going well will be taking next month!

    Also been reading the "Tips" within this thread which are also a great help.

    I'll keep you updated!

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    mrgetdown88mrgetdown88 Member Posts: 43 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think you will find this exam rather easy compared to other MS exams. Someone gave me a free voucher with a month left on the deadline. I read half of the MS press book in about 2 weeks and Mike Meyers' Vista Configuration book (which is only 7 chapters long) passed with 760. Not a great score, but that was on two weeks of study. So with a solid month, you should be prepared especially if you own and use Vista already. Good luck with your studies :)
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    TravR1TravR1 Member Posts: 332
    Yeah I'm giving myself 1 month also, with the MS 620 book and the Mike Meyers book. I try to add Mike Meyers as much as possible... his passport books are a good review.
    Austin Community College, certificate of completion: C++ Programming.
    Sophomore - Computer Science, Mathematics
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    ipconfig.allipconfig.all Banned Posts: 428
    Try the cbt nugget videos for 70-620 they will surely help.
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    yapchapcoyapchapco Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    i'm planning to take 70-620 this august 7. and this tips really helped me a lot.

    hope i'll pass.

    i'll keep you guys updated.

    and i would like to thank all the members here. all of you guys are real great help.
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    anthony_vananthony_van Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the advice . I will take the test within a month time frame.

    Thanks for the perspective ,

    Anthony :study:
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    BulletzBulletz Member Posts: 159
    Thanks a lot for the tips mate, they are really helpful i will be going for my 620 exam next week, one more Question since this will be my first mcts is this exam adaptive?
    Show me the way to go
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    InRootInRoot Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for all the info. It will come handy.icon_thumright.gif
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    arbo0704arbo0704 Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the tips.
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    sundareshsundaresh Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Good write up regarding MCTS Configuration. I gain knowledge about microsft vista resource kit. thanks for sharing 
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