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Exam 70-299 Betas Nov. 26-Dec. 11

Newest security specialist exam to go under beta testing in late November.

While the objective guide for Exam 70-299, Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network (click here to view the guide), hints at an impending beta testing phase in November, testing centers Vue has opened registration for the exam in its beta form. Vue's online registration site indicates that the beta exams are available from November 26 to December 11. Microsoft Corp. doesn't typically comment on exams under development.

Exam 70-299, numbered 71-299 while in beta, is an administration-oriented exam that counts as core credit toward the prescribed exams under the MCSE: Security specialization. (For related information on the security specializations, see "Microsoft Announces New Version of Security Specialist Titles" in the News Archive, or click here.) It's also an elective for the MCSA and MCSE on Windows 2003 tracks.

The beta and live versions of the exam is US$125, but Microsoft offers the beta version to qualified candidates for free. To find out how to qualify, go to http://mcpmag.com/news/article.asp?EditorialsID=605.

Microsoft recommends the following training for 70-299:

  • 2823: Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network
  • MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-299): Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network
Both training resources are currently in development, with no announced release dates.

To read the MCSE requirements, click here.

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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