New Electives Announced for MCSE
Microsoft recently published information about two new exams that will serve as electives for the MCSE certification.
Designing and Implementing Solutions
with BizTalk Server 2000, Enterprise Edition,
exam 70-230, is expected in beta release in July.
It will serve as an elective for both the MCSE
and MCSD titles.
Candidates are expected to have a
year’s experience designing and developing distributed
applications using Microsoft technologies as well
as expertise with XML and Extensible Stylesheet
Language Transformations (XSLT). If you’re going
to tackle this one, make sure you know COM+, Visual
Basic and Microsoft Visual C++, IIS, ASP, and
SQL Server Enterprise Edition.
Exam 70-232, Implementing and Maintaining
Highly Available Web Solutions with Windows 2000
Server Technologies and Application Center 2000,
is expected to beta in September. Application
Center 2000 is Microsoft’s new deployment and
management tool for Web applications built on
the Win2K platform. The test checks experience
with environments that have two or more Web servers,
n-tier application architecture, Internet security,
and server technologies such as network load balancing.