Virtualization Exam Now in Beta Testing
Exam 70-652 offers MCPs a chance to prove expertise in setting up and configuring virtual machines.
Virtualization runs hot as a topic and Microsoft Learning hasn't ignored it as a certification. The group has been developing exams aimed at testing candidates' knowledge of the hot technology on Windows Server 2008 and last week introduced the first virtualization-based exam into beta testing. This, according to a blog post from Microsoft marketing team member Trika Harms zum Spreckel.
Exam 70-652 TS: Windows Server Virtualization-Configuring is now available in beta form, which means it's free, until June 23 worldwide -- except in India, Pakistan and China. (The exam number is prefaced with a 71 while under beta.)
Candidates who pass the exam will earn the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server Virtualization-Configuration certificate when the exam goes live some time later this year.
Exam 70-652 is intended for those who have extensive working knowledge of setting up and managing a virtual machine in a virtualized environment, with a good portion of the exam concentrating on managing or migrating some VMs to and from Hyper-V.
Beta exams are free to take at any Prometric testing center, but you must obtain a code or get an invitation to take one. Beta invites often go out to those who qualify and subscribe to Microsoft's MCP Flash newsletter; details for subscribing here.
Michael Domingo is Editor in Chief of Virtualization Review. He's been an IT writer and editor for so long that he remember typing out news items in WordStar.