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MS Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | 2.5.3 Native boot

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Dec 6, 2012 4:22:00 PM

2.5.3 Native boot

By Val Bakh

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support a feature called native boot. Native boot refers to a situation where a physical computer boots from a physical disk into an operating system that is installed on a virtual hard disk (VHD). Let’s take a look at how a blank, or bare-metal, computer can be configured for a native boot.

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MS Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | 2.5.2 A Virtual Lab

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jul 18, 2012 4:24:00 PM

2.5.2 A Virtual Lab (part 2)

By Val Bakh

Previously, we introduced the concept of virtual hard disks (VHDs) and discussed their possible uses. We mentioned the idea of a virtual computer lab as an attractive alternative to a lab filled with “real,” physical computers. Now we’ll discuss how this new lab can be organized.

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MS Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | 2.5 Virtual Hard Disks

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jun 4, 2012 2:21:00 PM

2.5.1 A virtual lab (part 1)

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How Important is a Practice Exam Guarantee?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on May 24, 2012 9:26:00 AM

How much are you shelling out for your next certification exam? $200? $350? These Cisco certification exams and Microsoft certification exams aren’t cheap. The CISSP certification exam currently costs around $500; if you fail, you're out some serious cash. How much money are you willing to gamble with?

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Tags: Cisco certification, money back guarantee, certification practice exams, Microsoft certification, practice exams, Kelson Lawrence

The New MCSE: Same as the Old MCSE?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 26, 2012 8:58:00 AM

By Michael Aldridge

When I got my first "real" IT job back in 1998, I set my sights on the most prestigious certification that existed back then: the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification. Sure, the first step was to become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). But what did the MCP title really mean? After all, passing any Microsoft exam would enable you to become an MCP. So a developer, a database administrator, and a server administrator might all have the same generic MCP certification. This lack of specificity caused many techs – and many HR managers – to yawn at the MCP credential. Instead, techs set their sights on a certification that indicated to employers exactly what skills they possessed. For server administrators, the MCSE was that certification.

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Tags: MCSA, MCSE, new microsoft certifications, Michael Aldridge, Microsoft certification

MS Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | How to Load Drivers in WinPE

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 19, 2012 8:16:00 AM

By Val Bakh

2.4.3 How to Load Drivers in WinPE

One of the great enhancements that comes with Windows 7 is Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE). The first version of WinPE was released with Windows Vista; the version that comes with Windows 7 is version 3.0. WinPE is a small starter operating system that can be loaded from a removable medium or device, such as a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive (UFD), and can run entirely from RAM. This means you can breathe some vital signs into a blank computer or try to bring back to life a computer with a dysfunctional, corrupted installation of Windows.

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Tags: Val Bakh, Windows 7, tips and tricks, WinPE, load drivers

Microsoft Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | Drive Letters (Part 2)

Posted by Kelly Mansfield on Mar 6, 2012 7:00:00 AM

By Val Bakh

2.4.2 Drive Letters (part 2)

In the first part of this article, we discussed the drive letter assignment basics and the changes that Windows Vista and Windows 7 have brought in this area. Now let’s try a few tricks.

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Tags: Val Bakh, Windows 7, Microsoft, tips and tricks, Microsoft certification, driver letters

Boson Releases ExSim-Max for CISSP

Posted by Kelly Mansfield on Mar 5, 2012 4:25:00 PM


Nashville, Tenn. (February 28, 2012) – Boson Software, LLC, announces the release of ExSim-Max for CISSP. This practice exam software helps seasoned information security specialists obtain the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (2012) certification.

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Tags: James Hanback, exam simulation, cissp, CISSP practice exam, CISSP practice questions, (ISC)2 CISSP, (isc)2, CISSP certification

Boson Releases ExSim-Max for CompTIA Network+ N10-005

Posted by Kelly Mansfield on Mar 1, 2012 4:30:00 PM

Nashville, Tenn. (February 29, 2012) – Boson Software, LLC, has released ExSim-Max for CompTIA Network+ N10-005. With this offering, Boson adds to its growing line of quality CompTIA exam simulation products, which includes practice exams for CompTIA A+ Essentials, A+ Practical Application, Network+ N10-004 and Security+.

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Tags: Network+, Delana Kennedy, Network+ practice questions, comptia network+ practice tests, N10-005, comptia network+ practice exams

Boson Releases ExSim-Max for CEH 312-50

Posted by Kelly Mansfield on Feb 6, 2012 12:46:00 PM

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Tags: exam simulation, 312-50, CEH, EC-Council, certification exam, certification practice exams, ExSim-Max, 312-50 practice exam, CEH practice questions