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New Year, New Vista Exam Beta

Microsoft releases another exam for Vista-related MCTS title.

Microsoft has released 70-624 TS: Deploying and Maintaining Vista Client and Office System 2007 Desktops into beta testing. According to the exam objective guide, the exam actually was put into beta testing on Dec. 18, with testing to end Jan. 10.

Exam 70-624, which is labeled 71-624 while in beta, is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Deploying and Maintaining Vista Client and Office System 2007 Desktops. Unlike other Vista exams, though, this one covers a wide range of technologies that Microsoft expects candidates to be well prepared in implementing: Windows SharePoint Services, Web administration with IIS, ISA Server, SQL Server 2000/2005 administration, as well as others.

Registration for this exam is already open and is available through Vue and Prometric testing centers worldwide. Beta exams are free and are offered by Microsoft by invitation only. To find out more, go here.

Microsoft hasn't revealed details on the live release date for this exam and doesn't comment on exams that are in development.

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Reader Comments:

Fri, Jan 5, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

There are no SharePoint Services questions on the exam that I can remember.
The beta exam code to register is BTA624.

Fri, Jan 5, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

I think the information above about sharepoint is incorrect, I suspect this is a copy and paste error on Microsoft's part. Sharepoint is not listed as any of the knowledge areas required for this exam.

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