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Small Business Server Gets First Exam

Microsoft will shortly be releasing the first exam for people who want to prove their expertise in Small Business Server 2003.

Exam 70-282, Designing, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for a Small- and Medium-Sized Business, is expected to go into beta testing between September 22 and September 28. The live exam will be released in December, according to David Lowe, Product Manager, Business and Product Strategy, Microsoft Learning.

The exam will be accepted as an elective for the Windows Server 2003 MCSE track. Microsoft official training will be offered in course 2395, Designing, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for a Small and Medium-Sized Business.

The objectives list for the exam, available here, encompasses a wide-ranging set of topics, including analysis of the existing environment; design of the solution; installation, configuration, support and maintenance of the SBS software; and migration of the system to the Windows Server 2003 platform.

According to Microsoft’s Web site, SBS 2003 will be available in 34 days, on October 9. A free preview kit, which includes the release candidate of the software, is available here.

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