More MCSE on Windows 2003 Core Betas on the Way

Microsoft plans to test two more exams for the MCSE on Windows 2003 track later this month.

Microsoft plans to test two more exams, 70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure and 70-294: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure, later this month, according to the exam objectives guides for these exams posted on Microsoft's MCP Web site.

Exam 70-293, which will be numbered 71-293 during the test period and exam 70-294 (71-294) will both be available from June 19 to June 29. VUE and Prometric testing centers will open up registration for these exams on June 18.

Passing both 70-293 and 70-294 exams satisfies two of the four required for the Core: Network Systems portion of the MCSE on Windows Server 2003.

To view exam objective guides and MCSE track requirements, go to:

Beta exams are free but are only offered to qualified subscribers of Microsoft's MCP Newsflash; to find out how to become a beta tester, go to

On a related note, another exam for MCSE on Windows 2003, 70-297: Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure, is slated for beta testing in August. Exam 70-298: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network, is still under development; Microsoft has no objective guide for this exam posted on its Web site as of this report.

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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