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Next Week: Another Beta Exam for Vista Consumer Support

Microsoft expected to put another Vista exam in front of beta testers next week.

Microsoft is expected to put another Windows Vista exam in front of beta testers next week. This time, it'll be 70-623 PRO: Microsoft Desktop Support-Consumer, which will be available in beta from Jan. 26 through Feb. 8. Registration at Pearson Vue and Prometric testing sites is currently open. While in beta, the exam will be numbered 71-623.

Exam 70-623 is aimed at IT technicians -- and, primarily those working in the retail environment -- who provide support for consumer versions of Windows Vista. According to details released by Microsoft late last year, candidates who pass this exam will earn an MCITP: Consumer Support certification. However, Microsoft hasn't revealed details of this exam (or an exam objective guide) or the new certification on its MCP Web site as of this posting. (See "Vista, Office, Exchange Certs on Track" in the News archive for other details.)

Beta exams are free and available by invitation only from Microsoft. To find out more about participating in beta tests, click here.

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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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