70-210 test used to be the easiest Microsoft Cert test
to pass. If one had poked around with Windows 2000 Professional
for a month or two, and they could learn some additional information (RAID
and remote installation
, for example), the test would be a breeze. Since passing this one test gave the successful tester a new certification
(Microsoft Certified Professional
, or MCP
), I used to recommend that my students take this test first. Being a certified Microsoft technician
looked good on a curriculum vitae, especially if the hands-on experience was lacking.
After the 70-270 test came out (Microsoft Windows XP Professional), the 70-210 test was re-written and made more difficult. This was Microsoft's way to goad a tester into the newer technologies. The 70-210 test is still valid and available, but will probably be retired after the release of Longhorn and a newer client operating system in 2006.