After looking at the 70-271 books, im wondering if there is any point?
I would know XP menus and options pretty well. Not all of them but alot. I need to use RIS & a distribution store installation in the lab to get the commands into my head, cause I don't install it like that where I work. What version of Office does 70-272 use? As long as it's not 2007 I should be OK. I'm going to do the 2003 MOS exams in a few weeks once I get through the books, so maybe I could hit two birds with one stone.
What practice tests did you use win2k4? Are the questions you get in the back of the 70-270 MS Press book similar to what you get in the actual exam?
Thanks for your help & sorry for so many questions. Im new to these exams and this is my first MCP attempt!
the MCDST xp exams (271, 272) use Microsoft Office 2003. the MCDST upgrade exam for Vista (621) deals with Office 2007. I would look over those objectives for the 271 exam, can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-271.mspx#EOD
Also here is a great practice test website for 271 and 272 tests: http://www.certquest.net/testoptions.aspx?test=271
Also if you havent already looked at the technotes for 270 for the sections that are re-covered for 271 using the obejectives link to compare & the 270 practice test on this site is also really great and helped me a lot for 271.
And if you see your not scoring that well on these tests, I would recommend the MS Press 271&272 books for MCDST.
Hope this helps you some more,