Jason's NT Workstation 4.0 Notes
As I expected, I got the 4 scenerio questions about installing 50 desktops and 20 laptops using automated unattended installs. None met ALL requirements. There were also about 4 or 5 other single questions regarding SYSDIFF. They try to get you with WINDIFF.
- A few questions on effective permissions.
- A few questions on policies and profiles (although I didn't get the questions about "the domain controllers are down and you are running mandatory profiles or roaming profiles, what will happen when you try to log in?" that everyone on the saluki list keeps talking about). I did have 2 questions on roaming profiles.
- 1 question on making a crashdump file for application failures. It had the crosshair with two different screens up (Dr. Watson screen and System|Startup/Shutdown screen) what box do you check?
- A few questions on Novell and client services for Netware (enough to hurt you) "What can you do if you have CSNW installed? Check all that apply. Examples included USE NETWARE PRINTERS, USE NETWARE SHARES, RUN SYSCON.EXE, BE A GATEWAY FOR OTHER NT WKS W/O CSNW, etc.
- 2 questions on RAS and using multilink with callback security
- You have a 95 machine with 3 user profiles on it. You want to upgrade to NT 4.0. Can the profiles and user settings be migrated when upgraded in NT 4.0? Ask yourself, is there an upgrade path from 95 to NT 4.0?
- Got the infamous question "You install a new video driver. Screen goes black. After rebooting, it comes up by default to the display properties screen. What's wrong?
- A few optimization questions for NT Workstation involving creating stripe sets and stuff like that. None mentioned with parity or mirror sets but if you get a question like that, don't let them trick you into thinking Workstation has fault tolerant disk set options. A few options for moving pagefiles around and adding RAM.
- Also got the infamous question "How do you print to a printer without installing the printer drivers permanently on your Workstation?" Options included NET PRINT COMMAND, DRAG AND DROP THE PRINT JOB ONTO A PRINTER, USE THE ADD PRINER WIZARD, etc. I looked at this one for a little while not really sure of it. My understanding is that on NT Workstation, the minidrivers are pulled down each time you print and they are never permanantly installed on the WKS that way the server always has the most up to date drivers to distribute to the WKS. 95 does not work like this.
- 2 questions on removing NT and installing just plain DOS
- A few questions on monitoring using SNMP the network monitor service (basically, those are the answers)
- A few questions on crash recovery and blue screen of death
- A few questions on name resolution using DNS
I was a little annoyed by this question. I left my first comment to Sylvan/Microsoft about it after the exam. I felt not enough information was provided. Maybe someone can shed some light on my logic.
You have 2 servers on your LAN. 1 NT Server and 1 Netware server.
You are on an NT Workstation. Which two of the following must you install to
connect to both of the servers?
D. CLIENT SERVICES FOR NETWARE
E. NWLINK FOR IPX/SPX
The Netware part is no problem. I would kind of like to know what protocol the NT Server is running so I can connect to it. NetBEUI or TCP/IP? Thinking that TCP/IP is installed by default on a NT server and Microsoft likes it so much, I chose TCP/IP for my 2nd answer. I had to base my answer on assumed facts.
I have yet to see the new Microsoft Non-Disclosure agreement you must agree to prior to taking the exam that everyone is talking about. Also, my test did not seem to be the new adaptive one.
This was the easiest one of them all hands down. 95 was in my opinion alot more difficult (and I spent the better part of 3 months studying for that exam and squeezed by with a 771).
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