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By using FTP, you have an automatic backup - If you use FTP you will be editing your files locally on your own computer. As you make changes you will copyrepparttar files up to your host's computer. This means no matter what happens to your host, even if their computer is totally destroyed, you've got a copy of your site on your own disk. The reverse is also true - if your computer is trashed you can recover your site from your host's system.

FTP gives you control - You can choose whether to transfer in binary (executables and compressed files) or ASCII (text files) as needed. This is an advantage over FrontPage, which does not give yourepparttar 133595 choice. This means you cannot use FrontPage to upload your site if you use, for example, CGI routines.

Some good FTP projects includerepparttar 133596 following.

AceFTP - http://www.visicommedia.com/aceftp/

This FTP client hasrepparttar 133597 ability to do multiple tasks atrepparttar 133598 same time. This means you can start a long copy, look atrepparttar 133599 site and copy some smaller files all atrepparttar 133600 same time.

AutoFTPPro - http://www.primasoft.com/32org/32ftpro.htm

Hasrepparttar 133601 ability to schedule transfers for selected times. The template feature allows you to create a pattern which can make future transfers much easier.

CuteFTP - http://www.internet-tips.net/Products/cuteftp.html

This isrepparttar 133602 product that I like to use. It is very easy to use, with a simple interface that allows drag and drop.

KnoWare, Inc - http://www.knowareinc.com/

Several different FTP clients. FtpNetdrive maps an FTP site as a drive letter, which integrates it directly into your desktop. Internet Neighborhood addsrepparttar 133603 FTP site directly to your network neighborhood. These are both very nice products.

WebDrive - http://www.riverfrontsoftware.com/

WebDrive is a Windows 95/98/NT FTP software client that allows you to map an Internet FTP site to a local drive utilizingrepparttar 133604 standard FTP protocol. This enables you to connect to an FTP site and perform familiar file operations like copy, xcopy, and directory functions withrepparttar 133605 Windows explorer, a DOS box, or any other application like Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. WebDrive instantly FTP enables any application that reads or writes files by allowingrepparttar 133606 application to read files from or write files to repparttar 133607 FTP site.

WS_FTPPro - http://www.ipswitch.com/Products/WS_FTP/index.html

Another very nice FTP client with scheduling, speed and integration intorepparttar 133608 browser. This allows you to enter ftp:// in repparttar 133609 address bar ofrepparttar 133610 browser to call uprepparttar 133611 program.

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The MCSA certification requires three core exams and one elective. The certification is actually very well designed, and should serve as a useful guide for employers.

Whyrepparttar change? Well, I think there are a number of reasons. The biggest reason? The terrorist attack and it's effect onrepparttar 133594 economy. My peers and I have seen, in just a month, our budgets disappear, especially for things like upgrades and certifications. My boss put it very well to me last week, "if you haverepparttar 133595 choice between upgrading and laying people off, what are you going to do?" The answer is obvious. At my company, we have postponed upgrading until next year at least, which means we do not need to get certified.

Another big reason is that MCSE's have jobs, and I don't know about you, but I have trouble finding time to takerepparttar 133596 classes and tests to continue certification. It's hard enough just to keeprepparttar 133597 wife happy, write some articles, and maintainrepparttar 133598 job. Sorepparttar 133599 certification, testing and learning will wait.

On top of that, Microsoft has been very unsuccessful in trying to forcerepparttar 133600 computer industry to upgrade to Windows 2000 and beyond. Yes, my company did install Windows 2000 on all of our laptops, but we've found Windows NT 4.0 works very well on our other servers and workstations. We have no intention or need to upgrade our hundreds of systems forrepparttar 133601 next several years, unless their is a valid business reason.

Even more importantly, even though we may upgrade our systems to Windows 2000, we have no intention of installing Active Directory anytime soon. Why not? This is a huge change and we simply don't want to support it at this time.

Finally,repparttar 133602 industry backlash on Microsoft has been huge, andrepparttar 133603 power of 400,000+ MCSE's and their supervisors should not be underestimated.

Personally, I am happy that Microsoft has made this change. Now I can concentrate on important issues like polishing our disaster site, upgrading our security measures, ensuring our backups work properly and making our systems work better for our users.

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