Exchange 2003 Exam Tested This Week
Microsoft sends newest exam, 70-284, Implementing and and Managing Exchange Server 2003, to beta testing.
Microsoft today began beta tests of its new Exchange exam, 70-284, Implementing
and and Managing Exchange Server 2003; candidates can register for the exam
testing centers. The
testing phase ends Sept. 14. While under beta, the exam is numbered 71-284.
Exam 70-284 counts as an elective toward the Windows 2000 and Windows 2003
versions of the MCSA and MCSE titles, but it's a "prescribed" core
exam for all versions of the new messaging specialist titles, MCSA: Messaging
and MCSE: Messaging. Under the MCSE: Messaging for Windows 2000 title, the exam
counts toward the prescribed path only if taken with 70-285, Designing an Exchange
2003 Organization, an exam that's slated for release later this year.
Microsoft plans to release Exchange Server 2003 in October; the product has
been released to manufacturing. Trial versions of the software can be downloaded
from Microsoft's Exchange Web site (click
To view the exam objectives guide for 70-284, click
here. To view the requirements for the MCSA and MCSE titles, click
here and here.
Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.