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  • Some pragmatic questions about the MCP

    I'm interested in doing a MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) examination, but I have some questions about it.

    1. Can I take a laptop to the exam?
    2. Can I have the access to the Internet?
    3. Is it an open-book exam?
    4. How long is th... 

    5. The road to writing security programs

      I'm going for my MCSE and would like to get into writing security programs. What other class do you recommend I take? 

    6. Are CCNA and MCSA good starter certs?

      I'm working in the engineering sector, but I'm thinking of jumpstarting a career in IT. I'm planning to take the CCNA and MCSA for a start. Are these good starter certs? How is the CCNA and MCSA job market? 

    7. What certs does Microsoft offer in VB.NET?

      I am a developer in VB.NET seeking for a Microsoft certification. I need information regarding how to go about this. I don't have any MS cert yet. 

    8. New certifications, same old doubts

      Microsoft unveils the first entries in its revamped credentials program today, with offerings based on SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006. The new program will certify technology specialists in specific product areas and awar... 

    9. A sudden upswing in Windows 2003 credentials

      Changes in Microsoft's certification process have caused an increased interest in Windows 2003-related exams. Certification expert Ed Tittel delves into the reasons for the recent trend. 

    10. 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. 

    11. INI

      INI is a file name extension used in Microsoft Windows. 

    12. 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. 

    13. 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.