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Windows Mobile 5.0 Exams in Development

Scant details available for two new exams for mobile and embedded device developers.

If you check the Microsoft MCP site, there's no sign of two new exams for Windows Mobile 5.0 implementers and developers anywhere. The only information for them so far appears on the Pearson Vue testing site.

Dubbed 71-500 TS: Windows Mobile 5.0, Implementing, and Managing and 71-540 TS: Windows Mobile 5.0 - Application Development, the basic topics of these exams seem like no-brainers. But what's currently unknown, for the time being, is the breadth of topics and subject matter that these exams cover, as no exam objective guides exist for them as this news item was being posted.

Also unknown is whether these exams will be labeled with a 70- or 74- prefix. Exams with a 74- prefix have traditionally been used for exams aimed at Microsoft Certified Partner program competencies.

Both exams have been listed on the Pearson Vue testing site as of August 1. Microsoft has been asked to provide details on these exams.

Windows Mobile 5.0, a version of the Windows operating system developed for smart phones, PDAs and mobile and embedded devices, was released in May last year.

This is a developing story, with updates to follow.

About the Author

Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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