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    mathew-shaw

    I notice, after my last post, that the Q&A forums are now showing the full name I signed up with.
    Previously I created a handle and that was shown. I don't recall any warning that the forum was going to start using first and last name publicly.
    It's not a huge deal, but I personally would rather use a handle - is this still possible? And some warning would have been nice...

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    mathew-shaw

    Sorry if someone has brought this up already, but I notice in the new layout that the specific objectives that the video relates to ('official' title and number) are no longer shown. i.e. Episode #00000010 of 70-411 would show Objectives: (70-411) 1.1.3 and 1.1.4
    This was handy to be able to track progress and also to cross reference with other materials that cover the same course.
    Any chance this can make a reappearance somewhere on the page?

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    mathew-shaw

    Hi there,
    At the end of the 70-411 episode "Windows Deployment Services Pt. 2", Nate uses the DISM command:
    dism /Image:c:\mount /Get-FeatureInfo /FeatureName:TelnetClient
    and then says "Now that feature will be turned on in this wim file" before unmounting the image. All this does is show info about the selected feature.
    The command to enable the feature, which is never actually shown in the episode, is:
    dism /Image:c:\mount /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient /All
    Might be worth adding to the show notes, was a little confusing!
    (Also, the text in the command window was very hard to read in this episode).
    Cheers.

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    mathew-shaw

    I have just finished working through all the episodes for the 70-410 exam. My plan was always to take each of the three exams as I finished the course material for each.

    My question is two-fold. First, what would you suggest is the best way to go about preparing for the exam now that I have finished the video course? I have no idea what to expect from this exam at all, how it is structured etc. When studying with the videos, I used a spare PC running Server 2012 trial and both Server 2012 and Windows 8 VM's to work through each procedure taught. I also took detailed notes and sought extra info where necessary.

    I have the book "Exam 70-410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012" by Craig Zacker as a reference and supplement to the ITPro.tv course. Does reading through this and using the practice questions sound like it should be sufficient preparation for the exam?

    Second, I recently read a suggestion here that it may be better to study for all three exams before taking any of the tests, as skills gained in the later courses helps with the earlier ones. Can anyone weigh in with an opinion on this? Take the first exam before beginning 70-411, or study for all three of them first?

    Thanks!

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    mathew-shaw

    I notice you now have approximate ETA's shown for upcoming certifications (such as 70-412, for example).
    This is great, except for one thing - those of us in other parts of the world have seasons that don't match up with those in the US, so "Summer '14" or "Fall '14" don't mean a whole lot to us!
    Perhaps specifying a month or months might be more international user friendly?

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    mathew-shaw

    Hi,
    First, I want to say that overall I like the new layout. I especially like being able to track what I have already watched.
    I think the new URL naming scheme & course organisation are better, though I would like to be able to see the objective numbers next to each topic and video in the "Current Course" list.
    One thing I don't like so much is the new smaller fixed size of the video on the page.
    I have large monitors and so like to snap the browser window with the video in it to half the screen so I can use the rest of the screen space for other things. The old layout used to size the video to fit the width of the browser window, which was perfect.
    Now I have just two options: tiny fixed size (in-between the new left and right columns), or full screen. (I can also use the browser page zoom function, but this changes the layout drastically due to the responsive site code, and in Chrome, this resizes every tab I have open to the new zoom level, so is not ideal.)
    So, a way to resize the video or fit it to the browser window would be nice!
    Cheers.

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    mathew-shaw

    Hi,
    This question comes after watching Episode 101 of CCENT "Introduction to Routing", but is a general IPv6 question so hopefully it was OK to put it here in the general discussion section.
    I ask this not to correct what was said in the episode, but to make sure I understand this properly...
    When discussing the IANA IPv6 ranges, specifically the 2000::/3, Don says "This covers anything starting with 20". But, being a /3 range, doesn't that mean this covers anything starting with 2 or 3?
    First four bits in binary represent the first hexadecimal digit:
    0010 = 2
    If the mask is /3, only the first three binary bits are "fixed", therefore the first hexadecimal digit could also be:
    0011 = 3
    This would also mean that only the first hexadecimal digit is restricted to 2 or 3, the remaining 31 hexadecimal digits (124 bits) could be anything 0 - F, so a network in this range could start 21, 22 ... 3e, 3f, right?
    Is this correct, or am I missing something?

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    mathew-shaw

    HI there,

    In episode #00010111 of MCSA Windows Server 2012, you mention links to a couple of Microsoft resources - step by step guides for configuring ISATAP and Teredo that you covered in the show. These don't show up in the notes under the episode - any chance you could add them? Thanks!

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    mathew-shaw

    Hi Don & team,

    Mostly just wanted to say thanks for episode #00010010 of 70-410. Over the years I've thought "I should try to understand what this subnet thing really means" and have looked into it briefly at various times, but I think I finally 'get it' after your excellent explanation.

    Also, just wanted to confirm something to make sure I'm clear about it...

    In the show you say "Windows will support all those subnet masks in-between the default classful subnets." If I'm understanding it correctly though, there are only 9 possible valid values for a subnet mask octet:

    11111111 - 255
    11111110 - 254
    11111100 - 252
    11111000 - 248
    11110000 - 240
    11100000 - 224
    11000000 - 192
    10000000 - 128
    00000000 - 0

    as something like:

    236 - 11101100

    for example, wouldn't make any sense as a subnet mask. Is this correct, or am I missing something?

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    mathew-shaw

    Thanks Ronnie for your reply - very helpful.
    Still not sure whether to move on to studying 70-411 and come back to this or take the 70-410 exam now. I will try a practice exam and see how that goes. How closely do these match the real exams?
    Anyone else willing to weigh-in with their thoughts on study/exam taking methods or tips?

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