Windows .NET Server Exams Slated for Spring 2003

Exam item writers to be given time to test Windows.NET Server in real-world, says Microsoft.

The Windows.NET exams for the MCSA and MCSE titles are slated to be released sometime next spring, 2003. This, according to Judith Morel, Strategic Certifications Programs, Training and Certification group at Microsoft, in an exclusive interview with Editor Becky Nagel at CompTIA's Strategies 2002 Conference in Chicago.

"We absolutely rely on real-world experience for our [exam question] item writers," says Morel. "It's critical that they have their hands on a released version of the product."

Unlike typical exam launches of years past, which typically followed a software's release by about 45 days, the delay could be more than two months. The latest estimated release date for Windows.NET Server is fourth quarter 2002 (see "Windows .NET Server Delays Complicate Longhorn Schedule," by Scott Bekker (,

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Becky Nagel is the executive editor of the 1105 Redmond Media Group's Web sites, including,, and, among others.

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Reader Comments:

Tue, Jun 11, 2002 Solo Raider

Damn, will we have a little time not to give MS our greens!?!?!?!?
NT4.0 -> 2k -> .NET
Give us a coluple of years to earn some stuff MS promised us after it's exams campletion!!!!!!!
Boooo :(((

Fri, Jun 7, 2002 Muhammad Saleem (Rawalpindi)Pakistan

Its 2 good news for Professionals.
we need practical exam.

Wed, May 29, 2002 vamsi Banglore, India

Its great to hear that news, but think that they are too far, ok lets start from today

Tue, May 28, 2002 Jack Anonymous

what about mcsd! i know they are going beta in july what about final version of the test? anyone?

Mon, May 27, 2002 adi amman-jordan

we need a relax .. good news

Fri, May 10, 2002 Rodrigo Fonseca Guatemala, Central America

Excelent.. i think is perfect, let's enjoy our MCSE on win 2k for a little bit more

Thu, May 9, 2002 shahrukh Pakistan

Its good 4 the new .NET

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