Designing Security Exam Now Available
MCSE: Security specialization exam 70-298 to be released December 15.
Microsoft Learning has released Exam 70-298, Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network, on Monday, December 15. The exam counts as a core exam toward the MCSE on Windows 2003 track and is a prescribed exam for the MCSE: Security on Windows 2003 specialization. (See "Microsoft Announces New Version of Security Specialist Titles
"in the News archive for more information.)
Exam 70-298 is a high-level, design-oriented exam that Microsoft recommends only for candidates who have extensive experience with the conceptual design of a security infrastructure for a complex, enterprise-class network. Instructor-led training is available for this exam. Microsoft recommends Course 2830, Designing Security for Microsoft Networks (click here), which is being delivered at CTECs worldwide. Microsoft Press expects to publish a self-study title, MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-298): Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network (Roberta Bragg, ISBN 0735619697, US $59.99), in February 2004.
To view the exam objectives, go to http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/exams/70-298.asp. To see how the exam fits into the tracks, see the MCSE on Windows 2003 (click here) and MCSE: Security on Windows 2003 (click here) requirements.
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