Beta in May: Windows 7, Configuring Exam
Microsoft Learning to put Exam 70-680 through the proverbial wringer from May 5-18.
As Windows 7 gets nearer and nearer to a rumored release date this year, the Microsoft Learning Group will be close behind with an exam for the OS. Before that happens, the exam still must be put to the usual beta test cycle. The Born to Learn blog announced a few days ago that the Windows 7 beta test will take place from May 5 to 18, with registration opening up for the exam on April 27.
Microsoft Learning expects Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring (dubbed 71-680 while in beta and for registration purposes) to be a popular one, even though some surveys are indicating the OS won't be on many corporate upgrade schedules in the coming year.
Microsoft also has two other Windows 7 exams in development: 70-685, MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician, and 70-686, MCITP: Windows 7, Desktop Administrator. Guides for the Windows 7 exams have yet to be posted to the Microsoft Learning site as of this writing.
To find out more about related courseware for this exam, see our earlier news on the Windows 7 exams here.
As usual, this exam beta will be free; the code can be found here. Candidates who pass the beta will earn the MCTS: Windows 7, Configuring certification.
Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.