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  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)

    An MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) is someone who has passed exams that test their ability to design and develop custom business applications with Microsoft development tools, technologies, and platform. 

  • Windows CE

    Windows CE is based on the Microsoft Windows operating system but is designed for including or embedding in mobile and other space-constrained devices. 

  • Windows Me (Millenium Edition)

    Windows Me (Millenium Edition) is an operating system from Microsoft released commercially September 14, 2000. Windows Me was developed specifically for the home user, whereas Windows 2000 was developed specifically for business use. 

  • RIBLOE (Remote Insight Board -- Lights Out Edition)

    The Remote Insight Board -- Lights Out Edition (RIBLOE) is a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) card intended for the remote management of Compaq servers. 

  • INI

    INI is a file name extension used in Microsoft Windows. 

  • carbon copy (cc)

    In e-mail, a carbon copy (abbreviated "cc," and sometimes "fcc" for "first carbon copy") is a copy of a note sent to an addressee other than the main addressee. 

  • Winsock 2

    Like Winsock, Winsock 2 is a programming interface and the supporting program that handles input/output requests for Internet applications in a Windows operating system. 

  • driver development kit (DDK)

    A driver development kit (DDK) is a set of programs and related files that are used to develop a new software or hardware driver or to update an existing legacy application driver for an operating system. 

  • enterprise

    In the computer industry, an enterprise is an organization that uses computers. 

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

    An MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) is someone who has passed exams about the Microsoft Windows NT operating system, related desktop systems, networking, and Microsoft's BackOffice server products. 

About Microsoft Certifications

Can Windows certifications such as such as Microsoft's Most Valued Professional (MVP), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification improve your salary and position within your enterprise? Which Windows skills do companies most value? How do emerging technology trends affect IT administrators' skill sets and need for certification?

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