Microsoft 70-270 : Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional Exam
The Microsoft 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional exam is aimed towards IT professionals who operate in medium or large computing environments which use Windows XP Professional as one of their operating systems. Ideally, the exam participants should have at least a year of experience working in such an environment. Additionally, their work experience should involve networking.
Successfully passing the Microsoft 70-270 exam will fulfill the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam. The exam also counts as a necessary credit for the following additional certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Microsoft Windows 2000, and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Microsoft Windows 2000.
Participants taking the exam should possess expert knowledge in the field of troubleshooting. This includes, but is not limited to, troubleshooting network protocols and services, security, the desktop environment, and hardware. Installation of the XP Professional operating system, proper administration of resources, and optimization of system performance are all examples of additional tasks that the participant must be able to perform during the exam.
The Microsoft 70-270 exam is proctored and given in any of the following languages: English, German, French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. Microsoft recommends completing the four classroom courses offered as training before the exam. These courses last between two to five days. If an exam participant is looking for a shorter review, they can opt for Microsoft's e-learning course, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2.