The Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) certification is used by technicians to prove their Windows XP troubleshooting skills. It is used by many new technicians to break into the field and by some to improve their marketability as a Help Desk technician. The two exams used to get this certification (70-271 & 70-272) cover a wide set of objectives that can be difficult for even seasoned technicians to cover on their own. How do they ensure that they are ready for the tests? This book is designed to help testing candidates focus on their weak areas by presenting questions on each area covered by the tests. With this knowledge, candidates can use their time more efficiently in preparing for each exam.